A leading retail concern seeks the expertise of an IT Enterprise Solutions Architect to develop, implement and govern Enterprise Solutions Architecture in accordance with the EA strategy and roadmap. This is a 6-month contract.
Contribute to the development of IT Enterprise Architecture frameworks and methodologies.
Provide input to the IT Enterprise Architecture roadmap based on business strategy and retail industry trends.
Contribute to, develop and maintain components of the IT Enterprise Architecture functions of Architecture Governance, IT Portfolio Planning, Business Enablement and Functional Management.
Collaborate with IT counterparts from Project Management, Technical Management and IT Leadership stakeholder groups to deliver solutions architecture for strategic projects and operating plan initiatives.
Lead and mentor project solution architects, technical specialists and business process analysts, as required by projects and operating plan initiatives.
Proactively identify business risks and mitigations based on the IT Enterprise Architecture roadmap to influence the EA strategy and roadmap planning.
Proactively identify business opportunities and benefits based on the IT Enterprise Architecture roadmap to influence the EA strategy and roadmap planning.
Proactively identify, mobilise and deliver IT opportunities for continuous improvements, as input to the IT Operating Plan.
Actively participate in and promote a working group culture within the IT Enterprise Architecture function.
Relevant 3-year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification
Relevant architecture certification
Up to 8 years’ experience in an IT architecture capacity
At least 3 years’ experience in a solutions architecture capacity
Relevant IT experience
Relevant retail industry experience
Deep understanding of enterprise architecture domains of process, application and data
Knowledge of enterprise architecture domains of technology and security
Deep understanding of IT
Ability to integrate IT Enterprise Solutions Architecture within a complex business environment
Create structure from complexity
Understanding of project management methodologies
Strong facilitation and communication skills at all organisational levels (written, verbal, presentation)
Strong leadership ability
Strong collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
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