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IT Architect, Restaurant Systems

Company: Denny's Restaurant
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryActs as the architect within IT, focused onrestaurant facingtechnologiesto enable Denny's current and future business and guest needs. Strategic liaison with IT's business relationship functional teams and IT technical teams, working to ensure alignment of the planning,delivery,and support plansfor restaurant systemsin line with the stated IT strategies and intents. Primary area of responsibility is concentrated on restaurantfacingtechnologies.Exhibit a deep understanding of the technology products and services being leveraged andneeded tosupport and improve IT-enabled capabilities within restaurant functional areas. Communicate and gain consensus at the leadership level regarding IT plans, priorities and strategies.Act asafunctional expert in restaurant technologies within acrossfunctional team of IT Architects to influence strategic innovation across all IT service groups as well as to ensure the support and service needs of the stakeholder groups are being met.Essential Functions (Key Responsibilities)Lead the development of and introduction ofrestaurant facingtechnology grounded in business purpose, especially in the areas of restaurant operationsand guest services.Develop, in partnership with other IT leaders, the technology strategy for restaurant systems that is centered on standard, secure,scalable,and sustainable solutionsWork with IT Business Relationship team to Communicate and collaborate on the current IT plan to support business functional needs, especially on the next-generation solutionsWork with IT Business Relationship team to understand and deliver upon the needs of functional areas in the IT strategy, planning and delivery stages; represent IT strategic intent to the business functional areasKeep current with emerging technology trends as they relate to restaurant operations and guest experience needsCollaborate with IT Infrastructure (Technology Systems) and Technical Services to identify IT process and infrastructure improvementsKeep current with best practices in introduction of holistic and strategic technologies, while protecting operational controls and processesMaximize vendor relationships and IT investment to support current business needs as well as to scale to enable new capabilitiesWork to build and maintain a technology roadmap that will establish a technical foundation for innovation within restaurant operations toenable consumerengagement.Other duties as assigned.Education and Experience RequirementsEducation:Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or business discipline; Advanced degree or relevant experience.Experience:10+ years of leadership within IT, where experience was gained with large-scale technology implementations and / or large-scale change enabled by technology. Direct experience with emerging technologies, strategic innovation, and IT architecture.Required Knowledge and SkillsProven track record in delivery of large, complex initiatives where technology is the driver / enabler.Understanding of and experience in defining and managing a portfolio of products and / or services that enable new capabilities for an organization.Multiple years of leadership experience within restaurant, retail, or food & beverage industries preferred.Experience and knowledge of software / technologies along with best practices of leveraging technology to drive competitive advantage in operations or guest experience.Proven ability to collaborate, negotiate, and influence senior leaders, focused on business process improvements, technology strategy; prioritization and phasing of key initiatives.Denny's, Inc.is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity,disability,genetic information,military or veteran's status, criminal background, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local law.Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process shouldcontact 864-###-####. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THIS NUMBER TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION. Associated topics: back end, day shift manager, deli manager, director, gm, grocery store manager, manager, restaurant leader, shift manager, store manager

Keywords: Denny's Restaurant, Spartanburg , IT Architect, Restaurant Systems, Hospitality & Tourism , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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