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IT Practices Architect

Acushnet Company

Acushnet Company

Last Updated: 03/9/22

Job Description

Acushnet Company is the global leader in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of performance-driven golf products. Today, we are the steward of two of the most revered brands in golf – Titleist, one of golf’s leading performance equipment brands, and FootJoy, one of golf’s leading performance wear brands.

We believe we are the most authentic and enduring company in the golf industry. Our mission – to be the performance and quality leader in every golf product category in which we compete!

Summary: In the capacity of IT Practices Architect, the incumbent will serve as the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) enterprise architect and will be responsible for setting and leading the strategy for modernizing the tools and processes that IT uses to design, develop and support applications across the Acushnet enterprise. You will bring your knowledge of modern practices across the full SDLC to identify the most urgent and impactful areas to focus the organization's energy on and you will partner with technologists to fully understand current state and to create a detailed plan to get to a projected target state. You will provide hands-on expertise when necessary to assist the organization in adopting new SDLC tools and practices.


  • Identify needs and create artifacts to standardize the IT ecosystem through published standards, policies, and best practices.
  • Assess current state of IT ecosystems and partner with IT and the business to define a desired target state.
  • Assist in the implementation of new and innovative tools and processes while teaching teams be self-sufficient.
  • Coach/Mentor less experienced associates on technologies and practices that are determined to be our desired target states.
  • Participate in governance-related processes to help guide the organization towards defined target states (e.g. ARB reviews).
  • Partner with the business and IT associates to identify innovative solutions. Assist with POC/pilot implementations to help determine efficacy.
  • Communicate the vision for the future though formal and informal presentations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related degree.
  • 12+ years as an architect or technical domain specialist.
  • Expertise in development tools used throughout the entire SDLC process, including concerns such as application design, DevOps, CI/CD, Test automation, observability, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Excellent communicator, written and verbal ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms effectively communicate with IT resources as well as with business partners.
  • Must be able to present to senior management as well as to the many technologists.
  • Effective coach and mentor to assist teams with their efforts to design and modernize their SDLC processes. Strong influence skills and Organizational leadership.

Company Details

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
About Acushnet Company Acushnet Company was founded in 1910 as a partnership named Peabody, Young & Weeks, but quickly changed its name to the Acushnet Process Company after the town of Acushnet, MA and the process of designating the Guayule shrub’s sap to make rubber. The company was originally in the business of processing rubber for sale to various businesses, including the ti...