Chief Enterprise Architect

Location: CapeTown, South Africa
Salary: Market related rate per hour
Recruiter: DLK
Job Ref: CEA_SD
Summary: We are looking for a Chief Enterprise Architect to work in Cape Town.



Job Description

The role of a Chief Enterprise Architect encompasses many activities including (but not Enterprise limited to):

-  Develop a coherent enterprise view across all the architecture domains and how the

   different enterprise architect domains impact each other.

-  Develop or amend the Client’s Enterprise Architecture vision / strategy in alignment with the business imperatives of the province.

-  Develop / facilitate architecture design authority across all the architecture


-  Work closely with the various architecture domain owners in crafting, designing, and evaluating solutions designs.

-  The Chief Enterprise Architect is responsible for understanding the organisations strategy and shaping the enterprise architecture to support the strategy, aligning the various domain architectures to achieve the strategic intent.

-  Provide neutral and independent solutions when dealing with technology, vendors, and senior management on technology.

-  Direct solutions to support the overall strategy of the organisation.

-  Serve as a group member on the internal enterprise architecture governance boards.

-  The Chief Enterprise Architect’s role in the various enterprise architecture operating

   boards and daily tasks must support a strong technical and detail understating of proposed solutions, products and technology, their impact on the various architecture domains, business, cost of ownership and operational impact for maintenance and support.

-  The Chief Enterprise Architect is responsible for the overall architecture sign off, across all domain architectures with regard to the detail design and/or solution architectures.

-  Consultative input into - principles, standards, models, procedures, innovation, Total cost of ownership, Architecture governance, proof of concepts, special projects, due diligence on projects technology and vendors.

-  Quality control work / solutions.

-  Accountable for all domain architectures and their alignment to vision and strategy to achieve maximum benefit from investments in technology, people and processes.

-  Identify implementation risks and analyse potential impact on the Enterprise (i.e., the organisation as a whole) and on the achievement of scheduled objectives.

-  Conduct and/or actively participates in meetings related to the designated project/s.

-  Provide input into the client’s ICT and implementation Plans.

-  Provide input to client’s ICT Medium Term Expenditure Committee to assist it with preparing a budget for the following 3-year period.

-  Analyse and ensure alignment to national ICT governance frameworks and



Mandatory Requirements:

- Minimum of 5 years'''''''''''''''' experience as an Enterprise Architect or equivalent role.

-  Minimum of 2 years'''''''''''''''' experience as a Solutions Architect or equivalent role. 

-  Experience working in large organisations.

-  Experience with Oracle and / or Microsoft solutions and custom development.

-  Experience with cloud solutions, cloud services and cloud development.

-  Architecture modelling skills.

-  Have excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.

-  Presentation and facilitation skills.

-  Sound organizing and planning skills and Consulting experience in large enterprises.


Qualifications and Experience:

-  Degree (or equivalent 3 year+ Tertiary qualification) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent.

-  Must have and IT architecture certification. TOGAF certification is advantageous.


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