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Enterprise Architect at Interswitch Group

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Enterprise Architect at Interswitch Group

Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. We started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing. We have progressively evolved into an integrated payment services company, building and managing payment infrastructure and delivering innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent. At Interswitch, we offer unique career opportunities for individuals capable of playing key roles and adding value in an innovative and fun environment.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Enterprise Architect

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Permanent
Department: Group Shared Technology

Job Description

  • The Enterprise Architect sets the direction and establishes the approach of an organization’s operations, improves the IT infrastructure, and optimizes their business operations.
  • The Enterprise Architect works to align and integrate the organization’s strategy and programs with associated technology components.

Responsibilities

  • Strategy & Planning
  • Evaluating internal functions, business development strategies, and IT processes and suggesting improvements
  • Creating business architecture models to reflect the organization’s strategies and goals and creating and implementing business visions and goals
  • Suggesting ideas to reduce costs in IT and business leadership
  • Providing business architecture and systems processing guidance
  • Ensuring the efficiency, security, and support of the organization’s goals
  • Creating methods for compliance architecture, such as data storage, metadata management, and change control
  • Determining and implementing build versus buy strategies, mentor personnel, and views of the overall business strategy
  • Supports all architectural disciplines and champions’ architectural initiatives
  • Reviews existing business processes and establish metrics to improve business processes, as well as the support of all architectural disciplines under their direction
  • Works on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architecture domains
  • Aligns architecture strategy with business goals
  • Defines, explains, and advocates technology strategy
  • Develops and communicates architectural policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures
  • Designs and implements short- and long-term strategic plans to ensure Interswitch’s infrastructure capacity meets existing and future requirements with regards to employee usage and application hosting
  • Operational Management
  • Ensures the conceptual completeness of the technical solutions
  • Leads teams in developing technology plans
  • Provides strategic consultation to business and IT leaders
  • Lead adoption of the enterprise architecture framework adoption
  • Works with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy
  • Consults with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture
  • Develops a communication plan for architecture at the enterprise level
  • Directs the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry, and market trends
  • Ensures recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing, and deployment
  • Approves the tools and components used within the enterprise
  • Collaborates with project management and IT leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements
  • Drive architectural changes through incident management by proposing relevant changes while collaborating with the respective teams for deployment
  • Leads the change management team towards continuous improvement of the change management process and ensuring the deployed changes are in line with business needs
  • Developing standards and frameworks towards aligning with business
  • Provide artefacts (information assets, application, and IT services) to be stored within EA for reuse
  • Review the enterprise alongside other architects to streamline processes and reuse resources.

Requirements

  • University Degree in the field of Computer Science or “STEM” major (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of IT and business/industry work experience including architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management, and infrastructure planning and operations
  • Experience in working with multiple, large, cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders
  • Requires exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture, business re-engineering principles and processes, and basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting
  • Experience with cloud and container technology.

Application Closing Date
18th November 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Justin Okere
Justin Okere
Dr. Justin Kelechi Okere has a Ph.D (Distinction) in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (Impact Assessment and Remediation) from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria; Certified by Ivy universities including Harvard, Stanford and MIT. He is also certified by NEBOSH, UK. Dr Okere is an Environmental Consultant and presently the Head, Department of Chemical Sciences, Hezekiah University, Imo State and Adjunct Lecturer at University of Port Harcourt. Due to the high unemployment rate and degradation of the environment, he has decided to use this Globupdate platform to enhance humanity as regards the mentioned issues and more.

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