Chief Enterprise Architect

  • 12-20 yrs
  • Not Disclosed

Job Description

Educational Qualification, Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; Master's degree preferred with specialisation in Enterprise ArchitectExperience, Minimum overall IT experience of 15 , 18 years and preferable to have 8,10 years of experience in a similar function, with around 5 years of experience as COE, function lead, Expertise in design and management of Service,Oriented Architecture, Web Services, Database technologies,Integration strategies and enterprise best practices, Experience with providing technology direction and architectural guidance for enterprise,wide solutions Technical management for a large,mid,sized organization with overseas operations, Proven record of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations, Robust understanding of application life cycle management , change control & problem management processes, Exposure to IT research & technologies tools and techniques and knowledge sharing, Must have exposure of managing large scale transformation projects and seasoned understanding of change management, Experience of managing complex stakeholder interactions and leading discussions with top management 15, Experience of managing technical teams and working in cross functional set up; Possesses ability to coach and guide teamsJob Objective :, Responsible for crafting an accessible, resilient and secure Information technology blueprint with the objective of instituting a robust Enterprise Architecture which meets the business requirements and is aligned with Organization IT Strategy., Create the rules and regulations to guide and govern the Enterprise Architecture and act as the clearing house for all the IT research and innovation that takes place within the organization.Strategic Roles and Responsibilities :, Contribute to overall IT strategy and roadmap formulation by evaluating ideas and providing inputs from enterprise architecture and overall information technology blueprint perspective, Understand the group's long,term business strategies and goals, and formulate IT architectural strategy and function roadmap in alignment with the IT strategy, Drive and monitor strategic IT architectural projects and initiatives across all businesses in alignment with the IT RoadmapEA Framework Design and Sustenance :, Lead the development of a single holistic enterprise architecture model for the whole of the organisation, from IT architecture perspectives, Develop and establish the current and future enterprise architecture definition and framework at the group and business levels, Ensure the Enterprise Architecture (EA) is closely aligned to the business strategy, business operating model and IT strategy, Establish the approach for the EA maintenance, Assess the inter business IT architecture, including information, services, components and infrastructure architecture and ensure their continued relevance, Define the EA operating model and policies; Ensure that the model is consistent with shifts within the organizational framework and pertinent to the organization's overarching strategy and IT philosophy, Support CISO in developing enterprise Information Security architecture in the capacity of IT architecture SME, Responsible for governance of IT architecture; Create and establish the rules, regulations, policies, and standards that will govern the individual components of the IT architecture, as well as the IT architecture in its entirety, Manage and maintain EA,specific application inventory in accordance with APM policies; Perform analysis of application inventory & drive inventory optimizationArchitecture Review Board :, Roles and Responsibilities of Committee, Lead the Architecture review board (ARB) under the guidance of the Chairperson (GCIO) and guide ARB in order to drive teams to deliver comprehensive solutions in support of the business needs and in alignment current and desired IT ecosystem, Evaluate the business case shared by the business CIOs and recommend suitable solutions on need basis, Investigate and make recommendations on IT architecture decisions concerning architecture requirements raised by stakeholders, Review how existing IT applications and systems work together to meet the new and emerging enterprise IT requirements; Evaluate and synergize with existing IT solutions if any, Technically evaluate fitment of partner IT offerings and solutions vis, vis business requirements and rank partners basis evaluation criterion; Revaluate and make recommendations based on the technical and functional scores, Provide final sign off on solution architecture for group and business level projects after careful evaluation of all pre requisite factors, EA Support for Projects, Advise and assist concerned project management team on latest IT services and solutions to fulfil business requirements; Act as a SME from an EA standpoint and provide valuable insights at business and group level projects, Support multiple concurrent projects and maintain IT architecture oversight for solution development, system integration, enterprise toolset, research and development of technologies and partner offerings, Review projects as per established milestones to ensure compliance to specifications from IT architecture perspectiveEnterprise Architecture Projects and Initiatives :, Sponsor and drive special EA initiatives and projects to boost the function efficiency and effectiveness; Lead IT projects specific to the EA function and support the end to end project management life cycle, Monitor deployment of new EA related technology and ensure its timely and accurate completion in alignment with the project expectationsPartner Management :, Continually scan the changing landscape and identify potential partners to collaborate with, keeping in mind current,future requirements of the organization; Collaborate with BUs or respective COEs and identify prospective partners for project delivery, Track partner performance on EA projects to ensure project delivery basis expected quality, timelines and budgetary considerations; Monitor adherence to, EA frameworks on other projects across group and business and address relate instances of non,performances and partner escalations, Cultivate strategic relationships with partners and effectively leverage them forvalue additions to group, Design procurement plan for the EA function and facilitate raising of PRs for group,level EA related assets, applicationsIT Research and Innovation :, Create a centralized support structure that gathers, administers, and dispenses information relevant to new developments within IT research and innovation, Continually scan the changing IT landscape, tap trends and identify potentially viable IT solutions for the group; Upgrade and transform technologies that serve as the basis for the IT services and solutions, Establish the IT function as the centre through which all the information about the IT research and innovation can be collected, stored, and distributed, Recognize and collaborate with new upcoming partners (channels) and identify prospects to leverage their IT solutions to the group's advantage, Facilitate organization of capability road shows and steer POCs in association with partners for technology adoption of rapidly evolving, relatively mature IT solutions, Maintain point,of,view on new IT technologies for the group and act as a clearinghouse for IT research and innovation People Management :, Develop employee capability and build functional excellence through various learning and development interventions and mentoring initiatives, Drive a performance driven culture , Set goals, review performance and provide feedback so as to ensure a motivated and committed team, Foster an environment of learning, excellence and innovation within the team and across teams