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ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT REF: EA/ZR - 369516
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT REF: EA/ZR
Information Technology / Web Development / Telecommunications
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Cape Town, Western Cape
Enterprise Architect Ref: EA/ZR
An opportunity exists for an Enterprise Architect with a broad background in many different analysis, design and development technologies. The Enterprise Architect must have a thorough understanding of the financial industry as it relates to information technology.
This is a Cape Town based contract
Strategically support the CEO in driving and implementing the “insurance platform” vision for Africa
Definition, implementation, and execution of the processes for the definition, maintenance, and conformance management of the Enterprise Architecture.
Update and maintenance of the key Enterprise Architecture deliverables.
Establishment and maintenance of contacts within business units and information system programs to understand business activities and business drivers, business requirements, solutions strategies and alternatives, etc., being considered and/or implemented.
Architectural leadership in the resolutions of inter-program and inter-project issues.
Ongoing publicity and communication of the Enterprise Architecture both within the information community, and the business units.
Ongoing research and assessment of new analysis approaches for potential use within the Enterprise.
Work closely with and direct the other architects.
Work closely with the Business to: roll out new products and roll out the business in more (African) countries.
Ensure that the overall system architecture is well organised and follows a clear vision that is understood by the other architects.
Ensure that services integrate well with those of the main sales channel.
Improve existing processes to achieve greater business efficiency. Create new processes where necessary to exploit new opportunities (such as in new geographies).
Ensure that a security focus is implemented.
Understand and leverage the capabilities of the underlying Policy Administration system.
Research emerging trends and new technologies and how they can add value to the business.
Giving business the ability to prioritize investments.
Evaluate existing architecture against long-term goals.
To describe the Baseline Architecture, to develop a Target Architecture and to analyse the gaps between the Baseline and Target Architectures.
Developing the Enterprise Architecture
Coordinating all Enterprise Architecture activities locally and globally
Developing and coordinating Architecture Plans
Assisting in aligning business and enterprise initiatives with the Enterprise Architecture
Auditing compliance within the Enterprise Architecture standards
Serving as advisor to senior business management on business and information integration strategies.
Provide authoritative, expertise and advice to all stakeholders
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Deliver on agreements made with stakeholders in order to ensure that expectations are managed
Make recommendations to improve stakeholder engagement
Identify solutions to enhance cost effectiveness and increase operational efficiency
Manage financial and other company resources under your control with due respect
Provide input into the risk identification processes and communicate recommendations in the appropriate forum.
Qualification and Experience
A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology
Any TOGAF, Cloud Solution Architect or other relevant certifications will be an advantage.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in application/solution architecture.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in platform architecture.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in enterprise architecture.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in cloud computing.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in networks.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in integration architecture.
Excellent technical, analytical, and project management skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Good leadership and motivational skills.
Experience in modelling and graphic representations.
Broad exposure to financial vertical advantageous.
Broad exposure to the Telecom vertical advantageous