Our client is a successful global consulting organization leading in technology advisory across all industry sectors and expanding rapidly across the region. They currently require a Senior Enterprise Architect.

Role description

This is a long-term position, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Definition of the enterprise architecture baseline
  • Definition of the target enterprise architecture (Business, IT, including infrastructure)
  • Definition of the implementation roadmap
  • Steering of the implementation
  • Create architectures, guidelines, policies, standards, principles, and roadmaps
  • Contribute to, and where required lead Enterprise architecture initiatives
  • Contribute to creation and review of information systems strategies which meets the requirements of the client
  • Maintain an awareness of current and emerging information and communications technologies and support the identification of technology exploitation opportunities
  • Develop and manage one or more defined communication channels and/or stakeholder groups, proactively seeking to identify potential benefits, and assisting in the creation of the business case
  • Contribute to creation and review of information systems strategies which meets the requirements of the client, preparing background documents and describing the effectiveness of existing policies, strategies and standards

Essential skills

  • MSc in computer science, information technology, business administration or equivalent
  • TOGAF 9 certification
  • 15+ years of experience in enterprise architecture, leading transformation projects and architecture transformation initiatives
  • Consulting background
  • Strong understanding of the enterprise architecture frameworks
  • Strategic way of thinking
  • Understand internal structures including key actors, decision- influencers and use this knowledge when formal structures do not work.
  • Recognize what is possible and not possible at certain times or in certain situations.
  • Identify and maintains regular contacts with main customers. Answer customers’ queries promptly and follow up on them until satisfied.
  • Provide input to cost benefit analyses, risk analyses and development plans to take account of design decisions.
  • Analyze relationships amongst several parts of a problem or situation. Identify alternative solutions and think through consequences of actions.
  • Meet deadlines, delivers work on time without sacrificing quality by setting realistic but challenging timeframes and deadlines
  • Take action before being asked or being forced to by circumstance and consider and try out ‘different’ ways of tackling things.
  • Create opportunities or minimize potential problems by taking a unique extra effort (within one to three month time frame).

Desired skills

  • ITIL / COBIT / Scrum, SAFe or other agile certifications

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