IT Enterprise Architecture Manager

Full time @Black Pearl posted 8 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a large and well-known entity based in Dubai, is currently looking for an IT Enterprise Architecture Manager who will lead and drive proactively and holistically leading enterprise responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analyzing the execution of change toward the desired business vision and targeted outcomes.

You will establish and manage the enterprise architecture practice including framework, standards and guidelines and ensure that the respective business, application, data and technology elements are interlinked, and all aligned with organization strategy objectives and corporate governance principles. Furthermore, you will lead enterprise architects and technology SME’s to create, manage and maintain IT architecture models to attain to the organization’s strategic objectives and goals and manage the transition of the strategic architecture capabilities in a systematic, efficient, sustainable, and an agile manner using international best practices.

Other responsibilities will include:

Establish and manage the enterprise architecture practice including framework, standards and guidelines encompassing:

Application architecture

Content and data architecture

Infrastructure architecture

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Information Security Architecture

Architectural governance

Develop and maintain the enterprise blueprint including business, applications, infrastructure, data and security

Ensure technology governance as per the Enterprise Architecture standards by leading the development, review and enforcement of enterprise architecture policies, standards and procedures in coordination with other functions and business units.

Manage and maintain the development of the Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) – reference architecture for all related services and integration standards, models and principles.

Promote the use of shared architecture components and systems to reduce costs, reduce implementation time and improve information flow between various systems.

Lead the efforts of researching, studying, evaluating, and contributing to RFI/RFP/RFQ content and technical requirements.

Manage the transformation and change management planning for all architecture vision components and target state architecture.

Participates and effectively contributes to the IT portfolio management practice including framework, policies, procedures and processes.

Prepare and endorse the IT strategy budget.

Manage and report on IT strategy financial spending

Prepare and endorse the IT strategy budget.

Manage and report on IT strategy financial spending


To be considered for this role, you need to meet the following criteria:


Bachelor’s Degree in information technology, computer science, computer engineering from a recognized university.

Master’s Degree is preferable.

Professional Architect Certificate, such as: TOGAFPreferred professional certifications: (e.g. PMP, COBIT, ITIL).Experience
13+ years of Information Technology experience.
5+ years of relevant working experience.

Working experience in multiple industries (e.g. Oil & Gas, Energy, Utilities, Retail, Government) is preferable.

Working experience in enterprise architecture management: business, application, data, infrastructure, security and SOAWorking experience in developing technology strategies and roadmaps.

Working experience in digital transformation and change management.

Working experience in new technology trends investigation, study, proposal and implementation (e.g. IoT, Blockchain, Big Data, AI)Excellent knowledge of system development lifecycle methods and standards with hands on experience in various methods: (e.g. waterfall, iterative, agile, V Model)Excellent knowledge in project management methodology

Excellent knowledge in portfolio management practice.

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