3 October 2021
Senior IT Architect - Digital Egypt Company for Investment
Job Purpose
  • The IT architect will assist to put their stamp on a domain or segment architecture while providing direction, guidance and governance on structure, design, business, technology applications, data and infrastructure. All this feeds into the focus on developing, customizing, and integrating systems. The candidate will be able to demonstrate how their valuable knowledge and guidance can strengthen technology team and business area understanding of architectural options and technology choices.
Job Accountabilities
  • • Lead design and development of an architecture framework to govern how solutions will be produced and implemented, including technology domain architecture strategy, policies, guiding principles and standards.
    • Oversee and define development specifications, technical requirements, system performance objectives, identify necessary system modifications.
    • Review project blueprints and advise on best design solutions.
    • Research and analyze business requirements to recommend optimal architecture solutions.
    • Contribute to project plan development, offer input, manage projects and initiatives, direct assigned resources, communicate project status and ensure timely issue escalation.
    • Participate as a top expert and consultant on the most high-risk and complex projects.
    • Provide insight and recommendations to develop and implement system architecture with business units and technology departments while creating awareness of total ownership costs.
    • Impart subject matter expertise to influence vendors on product design, develop and contribute to third-party contract negotiations where applicable.
    • Build consensus, facilitate collaboration and decision-making within and across business units so IT strategy application aligns with architecture framework.
    • Ensure projects comply with technology domain architecture, design, and operate processes to help review ongoing activity against technology architecture and development standards.
    • Identify, recommend, source, negotiate, implement emerging IT trends, developments and improvements and solutions (buy, build, reuse).
    • Apply industry and technical knowledge to provide solutions that increase business results and minimize risk.
    • Conduct pre- and post-implementation reviews.
    • Lead in knowledge transfer meetings with senior management, team, other technical areas, and business units.
  • • Bachelor’s degree in a technical area of study (computer science, Engineering) is a must.
    • Master’s degree in a technical area of study (computer science, Engineering) is a preferred.
Required Experience
  • • 10+ years’ experience in IT architecture
    • Knowledge of different architecture/design techniques (i.e., Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Design Patterns, Design Thinking, Component Based Design).
    • Architecture modeling tools and technologies (ARIS, SPARX, iServer, …).
    • Proven experience at leading architecture of a large program from initiation to implementation Enterprise Architecture frameworks and tools (i.e; TOGAF, Zachman, UML, RUP etc.).
    • Ability to serve as the top technical individual expert who can impart knowledge of architecture related to specific domains or broad range of architecture frameworks, technologies, tools, processes, procedures and broader technologies and relevant issues.
    • Advanced and highly specialized knowledge of government applications, programming languages, industry best practices, the business and associated standards, infrastructure and architectural design and solutions and governance.
    • Interest and proven ability to work autonomously as an architectural specialist on high profile, complex and high-risk technology projects with significant organizational impact.
    • Demonstrated experience in providing technical leadership, consulting, and direction to a larger team on all aspects of architecture to ensure advanced learning occurs.
    • Strength in influencing product direction and integrating technology from an architectural perspective within the business environment and can fulfill an IT Architecture governance role.
    • Proactive thinking when it comes to providing recommendations on value-added architectural improvements and enhancements.
    • Capacity to take on one or more areas of focus (e.g., enterprise, data, application and technology architecture domains).
Required Skills
  • • Excellent bilingual Arabic / English technical and analytical skills.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong leadership and motivational skills.
    • Architecture certifications (Open Group, TOGAF, NGOSS, …)
    • Business Analysis Certifications
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