An Enterprise Architect sets the direction, establishes the approach of Information technology operations to improve the different IT platforms, and optimizes technology operations.
The Enterprise Architect is responsible for creating an overview of the IT platforms, processes, business strategies and other internal functions to establish and implement changes that will increase operations sustainability and prepare for future expansion.
The Enterprise architect needs to work with the different functions within the organization to make sure business strategy uses the proper technology systems architecture to achieve business goals.
Enterprise Architect should display a high degree of adaptability in order to learn new technologies as needed and successfully manage the daily challenges of a technical environment.
Enterprise architects ensure that business and technology are in alignment by linking the business mission, strategy, and processes of an organization to its technology strategy, and by documenting this using multiple architectural models or views
Create architecture model that reflect IT and business strategies
Evaluate platforms engineering, talent recruiting and competencies and chargeback models for discrepancies or vulnerability
Architecture and design reviews of the different platforms and develop architectural best practices and standards
Researches overall trending solutions on the market for particular technical requirements and business needs
Advises and recommends enterprise architecture strategies, processes and methodologies
Shares best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and upcoming vendor products and solutions
Participates in and manages Architecture Working Groups for the development and maintenance of the EA
Collaborates with all relevant parties in order to review the objectives and constraints of each solution and determine conformance with the EA.
Recommends the most suitable technical architecture and defines the solution at a high level
Refine overall vision and roadmap of platform based on organization KPI
Define and drive business transformation and operational Excellency initiatives for business growth and cost efficiency of platforms
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or related field
Certification and in depth knowledge in COBIT & ITIL
Master in business administration MBA or equivalent preferred not mandatory
Extensive experience and knowledge of Microsoft Azure
Certified PMP, Scrum Master or equivalent
Certified CISSP or equivalent
10+ years’ experience as Technology Lead
5+ years’ experience in EA and Governance
3+ years’ experience of IT / Technology Service Operations will be an added advantage
3+ years in management position or leadership position will be an added advantage
Solid understanding of Systems Architecture
Solid understanding of Enterprise architecture frameworks
Experience of architecting digital services
Experience in enterprise business continuity
Experience in reviewing and selecting Technical and Applications Architectures solutions
Passion and the ability to learn new things
Disciplined, dynamic and flexible to manage multiple projects and tasks, work effectively in a rapidly changing environment and meet ongoing and overlapping deadlines
Outstanding analytical skills
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Exceptional strategic planning and problem solving skills