Group IT Enterprise Architect - (EE) - Cape Town


in South Africa, Western Cape
created 4 weeks ago
Expires 14 Dec
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Salary: negotiable
Responsibilities Defining the group-wide target enterprise architecture by following a process of facilitation and collaboration with a variety of Group and Business role players.
This architecture will .
align with relevant industry frameworks.
cater for client experience management.
exploit digital moments and information.
be founded on a sound digital ecosystem design.
in its essence be aligned with capability and service oriented thinking.
Identifying and promoting the need for, and value of, standardization and unification/consolidation of capabilities.
Tailoring architecture methodology to ensure just enough architecting is done in a pragmatic way.
Debating and influencing business investment decisions to align with the group architecture.
Translating and/or aligning group strategy into and with the architecture.
Alignment of the domain architectures (inc.
security and integration architecture).
Defining, articulating, defending and overseeing implementation of the Group’s architecture principles.
The custodianship of the Group-wide Applications portfolio, the applications architecture principles and the Group applications strategy.
Custodianship of the technology reference architecture.
Participation in gated reviews on business projects to ensure architectural alignment and to stay in touch with reality.
Architect and design the shared capabilities that will enable the group’s strategy.
Successful collaboration with other architects and analysts.
Create the agile enterprise by overseeing implementation of shared applications.
Developing and owning the Group’s Enterprise Architecting methodology.
Providing overall direction, guidance and definition of the IT Ecosystem required to effectively support the corporate business strategy.
Agreed target Enterprise Architecture at Group level Principles, capabilities-based reference architecture and high level solutions architecture.
Relevant Business, Information/Data, Technology, Security and Integration architecture artefacts.
Assessing digital progress in the Businesses from a group architecture perspective.
Identification, articulation and assessment of strategic architecture-related risks.
Monitoring of group-wide Applications, Technology and integration architecture.
Reviewing Group and group-wide Applications strategy.
High level business cases for consolidation and standardization Business case development support.
Group Enterprise Architecting methodology.
The successful candidate must be able to: Translate enterprise architecture to something that Business executives would understand and value.
Do enough architecting (i.e.
know how to avoid creating grand architecture plans).
Visualize capabilities, i.e.
the ability to communicate concepts using diagrams.
Know when to use and how to use various modelling approaches and techniques.
Proficiently apply technology architecture concepts.
Use the concept of viewpoints to architect.
Value orientation, i.e.
support the building of Business Cases.
Do transition planning to achieve target architecture.
Understand and design Governance.
Must also understand and design Governance and must be well versed in the Financial Services Frameworks and able to use these (e.g.
Requirements Qualifications Masters degree in relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience Experience At least 3 years experience in translating business strategy into capabilities, principles and technology requirements.
At least 3 years Enterprise Architecting in Life Insurance and Investment Management or not less than 5 years Enterprise Architecting across several industries is preferred.
Alternatively , more than 7 years experience across multiple architecture domains (these being business, information/data, application, technology, security and integration architecture domains).
3 years architecting client experience will be an advantage.
3 years Leading the thought process and delivery of Architects.
3 years developing Governance artefacts could be an advantage (frameworks, policies, decision-making structures, etc.).
Developing an enterprise information architecture would be an advantage.
Solid experience in requirements definition and Business case development.
Typical modelling experience: Process and Functional Analysis and Design using various notations.
Sound programme management experience will also be an advantage.
Knowledge Insurance and Investment management processes and applications.
IT strategising techniques, Migration and Conversion planning and execution.
Enterpriseand Applications architecture concepts, including architecture development frameworks.
Financial Services and information frameworks, e.g.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Microservices and API Management concepts.
Application integration techniques.
Identity and Access Management concepts.
Master Data Management.
Value chain concepts.
Business Case and Benefit realization concepts.
Business Process Management.
Transformation (change) Management.
Business Intelligence and advanced analytics concepts.
Governance concepts.
Client Experience Management and Client Centricity concepts.
Regulatory system and major regulations applicable to the enterprise. Read More...
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