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Introduction

Applications are invited for the position of Enterprise Architect (Grade 7) based at Bruma. The successful applicants will be reporting to the Senior Manager: IT Planning and Governance.

Job description

Major Activities

  • Develop and manage the creation or evolution of the EA (Business, Data, Applications, Technology) program / function
  • Promote the business value of the EA program/function and its process, and the results of the EA programme to business and IT management/executives.
  • Develop the implementation plan for the EA based on business strategy and requirements.
  • Seek opportunities to highlight how digital business initiatives will potentially impact enterprises’ economic architecture and metrics.
  • Communicate and drive the adoption of the resource management strategies, principles, and agreed resource plan and EA strategies.
  • Manage EA requirements and support business and IT with advice and expertise on architectural principles, models and building blocks.
  •  Define EA strategy and roadmap.
  • Ensure business value of EA as an enabler of EA strategy formulation, execution, and as support for technology innovation, which drives the organisation’s targeted IT and business outcomes.
  • Establish a common architecture consisting of business process, information, data, application and technology architecture layers.
  • Scan the external environment for major disruptive technology and nontechnology trends (trendspotting) that affect IT and the business.
  •  Improve alignment, increase agility, improve quality of information and generate potential cost savings through architecture initiatives
  • Provide practical advice and best practices to overcome Business challenges and successfully deliver the expected business outcomes.
  • Contextualize the technology trends based on PESTEL analysis and other nontechnology trends.
  •  Determine the potential impact on the enterprise’s business architecture and direction.
  • Construct technology-enabled operating models and provide viable options and visibility into execution issues.
  • Manage portfolio of EA services and ensure alignment with strategic objectives and solution development.
  • Develop the resource plan and EA strategies for delivering value and mitigating risk.
  • Monitor IT related sourcing strategies, EA strategies, and IT-related capabilities and resources to ensure that current and future needs and objectives of the enterprise can be met.
  • Advise, guide and support the IT and business on EA matters.
  • Identify required actions for solution acquisition or development based on the EA, taking into account scope and/or time and/or budget limitations.
  • Review of technical specification to ensure compliance EA standards. 
  • Manage the IT’s economic and financial levers that are susceptible to digital transformation, to effectively support and guide technology investment decisions.
  • Create key models and practices that describe the baseline and target architectures, in line with the enterprise and IT strategy.
  • Define requirements for taxonomy, standards, guidelines, procedures, templates and tools, and provide a linkage for these components.
  • Define principles for the management and control of the EA.
  • Define current and future state business models to practically apply new and emerging technologies.
  • Identify gaps between current and target state and describe the high-level changes in the EA (business, information, data, applications and technology domains).
  • Ensure risk, costs, benefits and technical conformance EA standards
  • Detail potential competitive threats from digital enterprises that are generally considered outside of your traditional realm of competition.
  • Guide and advise stakeholders about disruptive technologies and trends.
  • Determine the relationship between people, processes, information, and technology, and to the external environment.
  • Work with business peers to develop the present business capability models and roadmaps to facilitate discussion and decision making with stakeholders across the enterprise on EA matters.
  • Define the business’ future and current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement and driving the business forward.
  • Provide an expert opinion and advise on EA-related matters and decisions.
  • Align the IT-related models with EA models.

Minimum requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent
  • TOGAF Certification or related Enterprise Architecture Certification


  • Minimum Experience

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in any of the following disciplines: enterprise, solution, technical, information or integration architecture
  • Five (5) or more years of business experience in strategic and operations planning and/or business analysis.

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