Deloitte Jobs in South Africa: Chief Technology Architect

Posted on :

7 Sep, 2010

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Accounting Jobs in South Africa, Technical Jobs in South Africa

Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients. Deloitte South Africa recruits Chief Technology Architect

Job Description

Deloitte’s professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They enjoy an environment of continuous learning, challenging experiences, and enriching career opportunities. Deloitte’s professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities.


The Chief Technology Architect serves as a technology expert to develop and maintain high level technology strategies, architectures, business solutions, standards, policies and guidelines. The individual is further a technical advisor in GIS for incidents and to assist with root cause solutions. Critical to the above mentioned is to maintain the technology roadmap for ZA as well as liaise with Deloitte Global on these topics, to assure alignment. Provides input to the EAS team members regarding the aforementioned.

Key Performance Areas
People Management and Management Style / Transformation
Knowledge of Deloitte Policies, Procedures and Standards
Motivate staff members
Deloitte Way nominations
Staff management
Financial Management
Ensuring funding and correct cost analysis in business cases, strategies, architectures and documents that require costing
Firm and internal GIS cost saving initiatives
High Quality Deliverables, Governance, and Risk
Quality of documentation and solutions
Accuracy of architecture documentation
Quality of Audits, ensure recommendations are implemented
Supporting Management Decisions in achieving IT Objectives
Responding to threads by reducing complexity
Increase objectivity and identifying important decision factors
Ensure compliance with external requirements (meeting legal, regulatory and contractual obligations)
Business Cases (Scope, Requirement, Business Case Delivery)
Through BT strategy, architectures, tactical plans, policies, standards and procedures deliverables, meet business objectives and strategies
Ensure all solutions are aligned to Business Objectives and strategies
Business Solutions (business cases, architectures) are aligned to Firm’s IT standards
Develop new or update technology roadmap that is aligned to Deloitte global CTO’s plans
Solutions development (Business cases and relevant deliverables)
Guidance to GIS staff i.t.o Products, architectures and standards, policies and guidelines.
LAB preparation and deliverables
Deloitte ZA audits (for example configurations, housekeeping)
Thought Leadership
Research (monitor future trends and regulations)
Leads through business interviews, proposals and business cases
Relevant bachelor degree with at least 4 relevant IT Certifications.
8 years Technical architecture development in a Microsoft, HP, Lenovo/Dell, Checkpoint, Citrix, Backup Exec, HP Data protector, Cisco or Nortel (MPLS) environment.
4 years IT Strategic planning, Aligning IT to business.
10 year practical IT System Administration in the above mentioned environments.
4 years Business analysis.
As a technical team lead or implementation team member as part of large project implementations.
Experience on other technologies would be beneficial (Open Source solutions, web based solution, SAP Infrastructure).
4 years management of people.
Ability to engage with senior Deloitte staff.

Technical Experience
Understanding of IT Architectures, Integration Systems.
Strategic thinker.
Business Process Knowledge .
Business Case – Technical.
In depth Technology Experience.
Technical design and documentation.
Functional Specifications.
Business Requirements Specifications.

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