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Senior Global Architect

Digital and Technology
19036633 Requisition #


CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services, has been ranked the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 15 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the sector four years in a row. Through our values of respect, integrity, service and excellence, we maintain a relentless focus on creating winning outcomes for our clients, employees and shareholders.

The real estate market is undergoing a significant and exciting change – driven by data and technology. Digital and Technology powered products play a vital role in CBRE’s mission to create unmatched value for our clients.


Responsible for providing Global Architecture support for a Digital & Technology Tower.

Responsible for consulting and aligning business & IT stakeholders to build the overall
organizational Digital & Technology Tower strategy, processes, and information technology assets.
Determines and develops architectural approaches and solutions, conducts business reviews, documents current systems, and develops recommendations of how to proceed with the applications.

Documents and communicates the strategy using multiple architectural models or views that show how the current and future needs of the organization will be met in an efficient, sustainable, and adaptable manner.

Builds a technology vision and strategy for a service line or technical discipline.

Using a holistic approach, conducts enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation for the successful development and execution of strategy.

Acts as SPOC and champion for enterprise-wide IT initiatives that impact the service line.

Is considered to be the top-level contributor/specialist for multiple applications or technologies.

Weighs alternatives and considers service and business implications of decisions related to applications, vendors, and outside consultants.

Implements policies and defines approach to strategy achievement for the service line or technical discipline.

Provides authoritative advice to top leadership based on deep subject matter expertise.

Participate in Vendor reviews

Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field of work or equivalent work experience. Requires technical and business knowledge in multiple disciplines/processes. Typically has 12+ years of relevant work experience.

Technical certifications (e.g. AWS) desirable or equivalent work experience.

Established leadership experience in large organizations comparable to CBRE

Proven ability to effect organizational change

Possesses expertise across multiple architecture domains, forward- thinking, and well-versed in emerging technologies and trends

Have a strong, pragmatic approach to leading architecture and development solutions, with a proven record in technology planning and delivery

Ability to prioritize and co-ordinate tasks efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met

Excellent interpersonal skills across all levels of the organization

12 + years of broad experience in the information technology to include business architecture, information architecture & strategy, IT strategic planning in a large global corporation.

At least 5 years in an architectural or design capacity for 'large scale' enterprise systems.

Must possess strong organizational, facilitation and critical thinking abilities, to assess complex

problems, analyze options, navigate diverse perspectives and objectives and develop acceptable
Enterprise application and governance solutions.

Strong business acumen and successful track record in aligning diverse groups and opinions.

Experience managing a business application portfolio and aligning it with business needs

Experience contributing to product roadmaps


Extensive experience in architecting enterprise products

Experience with cloud development and migration

Hands-on experience in C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python
or Go Lang

Working experience with web technologies

Strong expertise in design, development, and maintenance of distributed applications & systems
Experience working in agile development environment

Experience with an enterprise architecture framework such as TOGAF

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in writing

US Company Profile

About CBRE (NYSE: CBRE): At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands. Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale. Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE.

CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 90,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in over approximately 480 offices worldwide.  When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere. We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity. Visit cbre.us.

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