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Senior Application Architect

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/10/2020
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
Position Senior Applications Architect
Direct Reporting Relationship Chief Architect
Supervises Applications Architect
Division Information Technology
Department Enterprise Architecture
General Management IT Governance
Job Family IT
Role Purpose
The Senior Applications Architect assumes the applications architecture leadership, and performs architectural analysis tasks related to the development of enterprise applications architecture at client, research and implement applications reference architecture and ensure the provision of timely and authoritative advice and support to the various EAO stakeholders.

Key Accountability Areas
Key Activities
* Understand, advocate and support client business and IT strategies and ensure business IT alignment from an applications architecture perspective.
* Lead the development of client applications architecture viewpoints and deliverables (As-Is Applications Architecture, Target Applications Architectures, and gap analysis) and recommend applications roadmap supporting the business needs of client.
* Participate in conducting architecture compliance reviews for implementation projects and provide recommendations as needed.
* Recommend enhancements to Enterprise Architecture governance to the Enterprise Architect.

Enterprise Architecture Development and Management
* Consult with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture to accommodate project needs from an application / solution point of view.
* Participate in evaluating change requests and conducting impact analysis.
* Research and analyze contemporary and emerging technological trends and provide recommendations.
* Contribute to the development of new RFPs for the IT initiatives and evaluate the responses from applications point of view.
* Contribute to providing consultations and awareness services to EAO and the wider client stakeholders on subject related to applications and their trends (such as service orientation, solution design patterns, mobile technologies, and others).
* Ensure all applications architecture artifacts are properly managed within the EA Repository (ARIS).
* Participate in developing and refreshing client IT strategic plans.

Administrative and People Management
* Play an active role in supervising the Application architects for delivering on their corresponding tasks.
* Attend meetings with the business and IT stakeholders for requirements gathering and decision making.
* Actively participate in the creation or evolution of the enterprise architecture function/program.
* Work closely with the research companies and technology vendors to analyse specific technical challenges, tools and trends.
* Report to the chief architect on the overall performance of the applications architecture activities and the EA engagements.
* Promote the EA process, outcomes and results to the organization, including the enterprise's IT and business leaders.

Policies, Processes and Procedures
* Follow all relevant policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
* Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, and practices taking into account leading practices, improvement of Applications, cost reduction and productivity improvement.
* Promote the implementation and adherence to policies, processes and operating procedures to others within client.
* Support the team in daily activities and aims to transfer his knowledge to less experienced colleagues and to orient them on applied policies and procedures.

* All Departments

* External service providers
* Governmental entities

Knowledge and Experience
* 6+ years of experience in Information Technology.
* At least 2 years of working in Applications Architecture including assessing current state and designing target applications architecture models.
* Excellent understanding of EA and SOA concepts and frameworks including SOAP, REST APIS, Micro Services, ESB, etc.
* Proven experience in designing complex integration IT solutions.
* Understanding of the emerging technology stack (Cloud, Mobility, Big Data, and Analytics) and their value from applications architecture point of view.
* Previous experience in social insurance setting is a highly preferable.
* Good management and leadership skills.
* Understanding of the software development lifecycle.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
* Experience in using ARIS platform is highly preferred.
* Understanding of applications reference architecture and patterns (such as mobile application reference model, cloud-based architecture reference model, etc.)
Education and Certifications
* A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
* Certification in TOGAF 9.1 is required.
* Certification in Service Oriented Architecture is highly preferred.

Job Related Skills
Please refer to the Senior Applications Architect skills defined in the Appendix "Skills Matrix for EAO Staff" in the document (EA Organization and Governance Model)

Behavioral Competencies
Core Level
· Personal Accountability and Ownership
· Teamwork and Effective Communication
· Striving for Excellence
· Customer Focus · Level 2
· Level 2
· Level 1
· Level 2

Leadership Level
· Strategic Thinking
· Drives performance through Change Leadership
· Delegating and developing Others
· Decision Making · Level 2
· Level 2
· Level 2
· Level 2

Technical Competencies
Software Engineering Business Requirements Analysis Level 2
Software Configuration and Development Level 3
Software Design & Integration Level 3

Level 2
Data Analysis Level 2
User Experience Level 1
Business Process Management level 1
System Engineering Enterprise Architecture Level 3
System Strategy & Planning Level 2

System Design & Development
Level 2
System Trends & Development Level 2
Business Requirements Analysis Level 2
System Operations Configuration & Transition
System Administration

Systems installation & integration
System Support
System Monitoring and Analysis
System Optimization
Service Management Service Strategy Level 3
Service Design Level 3

Service Transition
Level 2
Service Operation Level 2
Continual Service Improvement Level 2
IT Security Management
IT security strategy
IT security policies, standards & guidelines
IT security incident handling & analysis

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
Comply with IT security international standards
Service Support Data Quality
Infrastructure Support
Network Support
Service Desk Support
Policies and Procedures Development and Enhancement Level 3

Standards, laws, and regulations
Compliance & Internal control
Continuous Improvement
Business Partnering Relationship Building Level 3
Negotiation & Influencing
Reporting and Advising
Business Intelligence/Acumen
Project Management Define Responsibilities Level 1
Manage Resources
Contingency Planning
Manage Budget & Timeline
Tools & Solutions
Quality Control & Assurance Sets Quality Standards Level 2
Ensures Quality Compliance
Conducts Quality Assurance
Ensures Quality in Delivery
Conducts Quality Review
Data Gathering & Assessment Identifies Data Level 2
Analyzes Data
Extracts Results
Benchmarks Data
Presents Findings

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