Assupol Life Current Employment Opportunity

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5 May, 2020

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Management Jobs in South Africa

Responsible for leading enterprise technology responding to disruptive forces by identifying and analyzing the execution of change toward decided business vision and outcomes.


Job Title: Unit Leader
Location: Menlyn, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference: # SMEA
Contract Type: Permanent

1.Enterprise Architecture
•Develops the overall architecture vision and roadmap
•Develops Enterprise Architecture framework including the identification of technology trends, innovation, governance, strategy, complexities
and required competencies to implement the framework
•Acts across business functions and product lines leading architecture in matters concerning business architecture, application architecture,
and technology architecture
•Incorporates new models and approaches to support organizations’ digital business efforts.
•Formulates the Enterprise Architecture Blueprint to aid key strategic business initiatives
•Standardize Enterprise Data Model and Master Data, and Data Quality
•Develops SOA/ Integration Architecture
•Providing technology guidance through technology architecture helping resolve issues such as reducing complexity, simplifying the underlying
technologies and guiding development decisions.
•Develops and drives an enterprise architecture governance framework bringing to drive business outcomes by involving stakeholders from
across the organization
•Design major and minor enhancements to the architecture within the existing framework of enterprise-wide or domain-specific applications
•Establish and manage architecture governance through Architecture Review Boards, Design authorities and associated architecture
governance processes for EA in IT and business to achieve strategy
•Translate and develop business and functional requirements into a multi-tier based tailored solution that includes the user interface, business
logic, system-to-system interfaces
•Identifies synergies throughout to ensure that there is no duplication
•Designs and develops the IT framework for the digital transformation aligning it to the Business and Customer requirements in conjunction
with the relevant Domain Architects
•Defining and managing the capability for digital transformation
•Ensure solutions that support Mobility & Innovation
•Defines cloud/ on premise strategy.
•Define a discipline and approach for information assets.
•Ensure the effective translation of the security architecture is implemented into the solutions.
•Ensure Compliance to approved policies, processes, procedures and Standards

2.Legacy application rationalisation and consolidation
•Drive optimization of legacy applications for increased efficiency and reduced costs
•Reduce IT environment complexity and cost through consolidation and rationalization
•Mitigate Risk by leveraging global Legacy transformation
•Consider re-using of existing asset and cost saving in all roadmaps and designs (Driving cost down) to support the IT Departmental objectives

3.Stakeholder Management
•Manage external vendor relations for initial contract
•Perform functional bridge amongst external vendors as well as internal stakeholders.
•Perform due diligence on potential suppliers and ensure for purpose vendor landscape
•Prepare processes for as well as manage analysis, selection and transition
•Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the architecture is aligned with the business requirements
•Develop relationship with lines of Business units to derive business benefits
•Ensures the communication and understanding of the framework by the relevant stakeholders and users

4.Managing people
•Develop the necessary plans to ensure Architects develop and design applications and technology to meet business requirements
•Evaluation of staff, identify strengths and deficiencies and arrange for necessary action
•Meet and motivate the team, agree on goals and objectives, identify key performance areas and action plan
Formal Education
•IT related degree/diploma

Technical/Legal Certification
•Microsoft certification
•The Open Group TOGAF 9 Certification
•The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA)
•Cloud architect training and certification
•Systems Security Architecture training

•7 years’ experience in IT Development
•8 years’ experience in IT systems architect
•3 years’ experience in Enterprise architecture
•5 years’ experience in project management
•5 years’ experience in long term insurance industry
•5 – 7 years management experience

• Technology: Understanding of IT Systems and Various technologies including Microsoft Framework (SQL, .Net, C#, WCF, WPF, etc)
• Development: Scripting, Programming, Interfacing
• Infrastructure:Network, Server, Workstation, Peripherals, Security
• Frameworks: TOGAF, Zachman, ACORD or related
• Financial Management: Plans and manages the organisations financial resources in line with sound financial principles and regulations
• Business Knowledge and Contribution:Understands the broader business environment in which they work from an industry, organisation,
Business Unit and role perspective.

• Operational Awareness: Managing knowledge areas Incident, problem, change & release management
• Interpersonal
• Financial Management: Financial implications, investments and running costs
• Communication: Verbal, written communication and Presentation
• Operational awareness: Designing Modular Architectures
• Digital: Understanding digital and emerging technologies

• Analytical
• Conceptual thinker: Develop opportunities & answer future challenges
• Time management: Develop & deliver solutions within the time frame
• Team player: Build a climate of empowerment & responsibility
• Stress Management: Handle high stress & adhere to deadlines
• Attention to Detail
• Proactive: Strives to stay ahead by anticipating rather than reacting; ensures that their actions are always carefully considered
• Problem SolverIdentifies clarifies/defines and works through challenges towards a defined outcome
• Intellectual Integrity: Presents unbiased architectural opinions and recommendations demonstrating an independent and objective approach
to the issues.

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Application Deadline:  12/05/2020

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