Enterprise Architect

Architect

  • AvailabilityFreelance
  • Experience6+ Years
  • SalaryR700,000.00 - R1,000,000.00
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Enterprise Architect

ArchitectGauteng

A leader in the digital innovation space is looking for an Enterprise Architect to assist them on a contractual basis, this role allows for remote work in South Africa. The incumbent will provide technical leadership in the definition, communication, and governance of IT architecture and strategy. Working closely with the business, you will define future states and architectures, and design roadmaps to achieve defined goals.

You will be accountable for:

  • Understanding business processes, requirements, and drivers
  • Translating business processes and requirements into current and future capabilities
  • Identifying capability gaps and strengths in solution architectures
  • Integrating individual project and program strategies across multiple programs and projects
  • Providing architecture leadership for the resolution of inter-program and inter-project issues
  • Driving alignment of program and project solutions to approved architectures and strategies
  • Defining and maintaining architecture work including enterprise and reference architectures, standards and strategies
  • Providing technical and architecture guidance in Request For Proposal (RFP) activities
  • Partnering with IT teams in the architecture and design of key or high-impact solutions
  • Driving consistency and alignment of IT architecture, design, and technical standards across the organization
  • Supporting architecture review, governance, and enforcement of IT solutions across the enterprise
  • Promoting the use and value of architecture within the organization
  • Developing, maintaining, and communicating overall enterprise architecture and strategy
  • Advising senior IT and business management
  • Maintaining currency in technology, vendor, and industry trends and strategies

Qualifications:
This position requires a proven understanding and skills in the following areas:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or in a related technical field (e.g., Engineering or Science)
  • 5+ years’ experience working with information technology
  • 5+ years’ hands-on experience in an architecture role
  • Broad knowledge of IT solutions, including applications, infrastructure, and cloud architecture
  • Knowledge of IT security architectures and patterns
  • Analysis and design of complex IT solutions
  • Superb communication, leadership and teamwork skills
  • Able to influence others without direct control
  • Ability to lead multiple project priorities and results-oriented demands
  • Forward-thinking – ability to see possible future states
  • Hands-on definition of key architectures or strategies
  • Ability to learn new technologies and ongoing research into industry trends
  • Experience championing innovative approaches or strategies across an enterprise
  • Experience with the architecture and design of cloud-native solutions; AWS experience beneficial
  • Experience with API and microservices strategies and solutions
  • Experience with Hexagon Smart applications and OpenText a strong plus
Skills
  • Architecture
  • AWS
  • open-text
  • cloud native
  • Application Architecture
  • Infrastructure architecture
  • MicroServices
Requirements
  • Education Tertiary Degree
  • Experience 6+ Years

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