Eskom Pension & Provident Fund Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa
May 15, 2020Contract
Introduction To build a holistic view of the Fund's technology solutions, processes, information and information technology assets, and mapping the business requirements to systems/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plan. Specification 1.TECHNICAL STRATEGY AND PLANNING Assess systems architecture in place (as-is) and work with technical staff to recommend solutions to improve it and build target models (to-be) for various domains (business, data, application and technology) with roadmaps to create an overall solution architecture and roadmap. Ensure alignment between the enterprise architecture, solution architecture, architecture principles and technology standards to ensure standardisation and reduce risk. Take accountability for the end-to end delivery of EPPF technology solutions for the business and ensure that solutions implemented match architectural designs. Advise on the right architecture (software and hardware), tools, frameworks to optimally achieve the business objectives. Recommend and participant in the analysis, evaluation and development of enterprise long-term strategic and operating plans to ensure that the technology architecture objectives are consistent with the enterprise's long-term business objectives. Develop and manage digital technology architecture and standards for the Fund that support the implementation of the digital technology strategy. Assist the project manager and other project owners with project oversight the progress of development, testing and implementation tasks. 2.ARCHITECTURE COMPATIBILITY, ROADMAPS AND OVERSIGHT Define Reference Architecture in accordance with Architectural Policies, Standards, guidelines including the Architectural library. Translate business practices and processes into architectures to enable delivery of appropriate solutions. Identifies and implements risks and analyses potential impact on the enterprise and on the achievement of scheduled objectives. Collaborates with all relevant parties in order to review the objectives and constraints of each solution. Control the management of Digital Technology architecture. Manage, use and maintain digital technology architecture models. Recommend and participate in activities related to design, development and maintenance of the Enterprise Architecture. Identify and when necessary, propose variances to the architecture to accommodate project needs. Perform ongoing architecture quality review activities relative to specific portfolio(s). 3.CONTINUOUS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT Maintain currency with industry best practice to ensure digital solutions are fit for purpose. Undertakes high level research, horizon scanning and analysis to identify future digital technology trends and assess applicability to support Fund objectives. Balance current and new architecture and resources in the context of competing business demands. Identifies and recommends areas appropriate for further study and participates in any Proof of Concept projects required to thoroughly investigate architectural possibilities and strengthen arguments for their adoption. Shares best practices, lessons and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and upcoming vendor products and solutions. Sell and improve the architecture process, its outcomes and ongoing results. Assist in post implementation efforts to enhance performance and provide increased functionality. 4.GOVERNANCE Lead and facilitate the creation of governing principles to guide architectural decision making. Lead the architectural ecosystem-wide governance processes. Manage exceptions to architectural standards at an enterprise level. Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related discipline. MCSE - SharePoint or MCTS - SharePoint (Desirable). PRINCE2 certified (Desirable). CISSP (Desirable). 7 years relevant experience in the ICT field, preferably in the Financial Sector. Experience as a technical lead for a major technology implementation. •Extensive practical Enterprise Architecture experience, certified with a recognised EA framework, e.g. TOGAF. •Experience within Solution Design and Architecture. •IT Quality Assurance Processes. •Robust knowledge within Security Architecture. •Business Analysis. •Project Management. •System Architecture. •Systems Design. •Technology Infrastructure Design and Planning. •Software Development. •Database Management. •IT Security Management. •Service provider assessment and evaluation. •Display resilience and courage. •Strategic thinking. •Influence and negotiate. •Plan and prioritise. •Think and solve problems. •Technology savvy. •Business enterprise knowledge. •Change advocate. •Decisiveness. •Initiative. •Innovation.