Company UBA PLC
Reference # LAG004
Contract Type Permanent
The Head Enterprise Architecture’s role is to ensure the streamlined Strategy and Governance of IT Services is in alignment with the business objectives of the organization. This individual will plan, coordinate, direct, and design IT-related activities of the organization, as well as provide administrative direction and support for IT Services. The Head Enterprise Architecture will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. This person will also govern the approved enterprise architecture of UBA Group
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Banking / Finance & Investment
1. Strategy & Planning
•Lead in strategic planning, including fostering innovation, compliance, risk and project governance and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
•Provides overall direction, guidance, and definition of IT architecture to effectively support the corporate business strategy.
•Lead strategic security planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing defense initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future security technologies using a risk-based assessment methodology.
•Manage UBA’s Enterprise Architecture (EA) Repository.
•Maintain and administer the EA Library.
•Administer the EA Software Platform.
•Analyze and extract EA data to create visual presentations (reports, graphs, charts, models) for the different EA focus areas (Business, Information Systems, Information Technology) as needed.
•Assist Architects in projects requiring Information System and Information Technology reviews.
•Continuously improve the processes to evergreen the EA data to ensure high quality and minimal manual effort.
•Continuously improve the presentation and visualization of information in the EA repository for various audiences within UBA.
•Primary contact with the Corporate Services Business Facing group which supports the EA Repository software through enhancements and upgrades.
2. Acquisition & Deployment
•Benchmark, analyze and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems.
•Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
•Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
•Negotiate and administer vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
3. IT Management
•Direct research on potential technology solutions in support of procurement & innovation efforts.
•Keep current with the latest technologies.
•Practice asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment.
•Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities
•Minimum educational level – First degree in Computing Science, Engineering, Operational sciences or (any other discipline with strong Information Systems component and/or relevant IT Service Management certification).
•Post graduate qualification in Information Technology or related certifications
•Certifications in TOGAF
•Minimum of 7 years professional ICT experience with a minimum of 5 years Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Strategy experience, in-depth knowledge of the business environment and Digital Banking products
•Knowledge of IT Service Management methodologies, principles, concepts, practices and processes
•Proven experience in IT infrastructure planning and development.
•Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
•Information systems coordination (ISCO L7)
•Information assurance (INAS L6)
•Enterprise architecture & business dev (STPL L7)
•Sustainability strategy(SUST L5)
•Data management (DATM L5)
•Benefits management (BENM L5)
•Learning & development mgmt (ETMG L6)
•Procurement (PROC L5)
Job Closing Date 09/11/2018
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