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IT Architect - Infrastructure Services Office

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/10/2015
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The Company:
Our client is a Multinational Chemical company which will construct, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia. Once completed, the complex will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. Our client will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

The Role:
Job Purpose:
• Provide high level technical and professional expertise to the IT department and other Sadara functions for delivering the necessary technology services to the business. As needed, recommend, develop and improve Sadara’s computing and communication infrastructure to reflect the current and long-range trends in technology.

Functional Duties:

1. Develop project/service rationale and perform scoping assessments to determine feasibility; provide guidance and advice regarding vendor selection and implementation process.
2. Highlight/identify gaps in existing functionality and review requirements with stakeholders.
3. Develop comprehensive requirement specifications that will determine the estimate of cost, time and resources to deploy solutions.
4. Research and recommend high level functional and/or technical solutions.
5. Review and evaluate proposals for new systems, infrastructure or cross-company applications and provide guidance and advice regarding vendor selection and implementation process.
6. Develop project estimates & complete financial model (costs, savings, revenue opportunities, investment horizon, etc.).
7. Ensure that relevant stakeholders are involved in specification of new services and/or major upgrades to existing services.
8. Modify existing applications or direct programmers and analysts to make changes; test programs or applications, correct errors and make necessary modifications.
9. Handle complex projects and assignments, such as recurring application, service, or operational problems, and use expertise to recommend solutions to management.
10. Oversee the implementation of new systems and installation on major equipment to ensure efficient installation and minimize downtime.
11. Train and direct IT staff by sharing expertise and experience and developing the knowledge of the IT staff.
12. Keep abreast of trends and developments throughout the computer industry to recommend new IT solutions that would improve the performance of certain functions or the company as a whole.
13. Perform any job-related activities as requested by the immediate supervisor/manager.

Managerial Duties:
• Manage and oversee the day-to-day work performed by staff as assigned
• Ensure all tasks and activities are performed in accordance with Sadara’s policies and procedures.
• Motivate, coach, develop and support employees.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), Engineering or any related field.
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