Head of Enterprise Architecture ( IT / Insurance / Financial Services / Technology) - CBD, Johannesburg

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 09-10-2017
Reference Number: DAG00
 
Job Description:
A leading local short-term insurance and financial services organization is seeking a Head of Enterprise Architecture to translate all business and technical requirements in line with group’s strategic business focus.

Responsibilities: 
  • Alignment of IT strategy and planning with company's business goals.
  • Optimization of information management through an understanding of evolving business needs and technology capabilities
  • Strategic responsibility for the company's IT systems.
  • Promotion of shared infrastructure and applications to reduce costs and improve information flow.
  • Ensure that projects do not duplicate functionality or diverge from each other and business and IT strategies.
  • Work with solutions architect(s) to provide a consensus based enterprise solution that is scalable, adaptable and in synchronization with ever-changing business needs.
  • Risk Management of information and IT assets through appropriate standards and security policies.
  • Direct or indirect involvement in the development of policies, standards and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation and use of Information Technology within the enterprise.
  • Build employee knowledge and skills in specific areas of expertise
  • Develops and implements user-training programmes.
 
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • A bachelor's degree in the preferred field of study in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or other IT-related area, Finance, Accounting, Business or related.
  • 10+ years of Enterprise Architecture experience or key leadership roles with in IT.
  • 5+ years of experience as a technical leader of large IT programs, solutions architecture, or enterprise architecture.
  • Experience designing or executing architecture governance, designing large scale distributed systems, developing technology roadmaps, and performing current state architecture assessments.
  • Experience in developing and rolling out enterprise architecture standards.
  • Experience in establishing IT standards based on industry best practices and implementing them across the enterprise.
  • Basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting with the ability to estimate the financial impact of information system.
  • An understanding of the Short Term Insurance or Financial Services Industry (Advantage).
  • Hands-on experience with design and implementation of Solutions.
  • Understanding of the advantages, pitfalls and costs of applications and technologies as well as integration of various technical platforms.
 

 

 
If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Darrin Grey: darrin@caglobalint.com.

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Darrin Grey
Executive Headhunter and Senior Finance and Banking Recruiter
The CA Global Group
 
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