9 days old

Architect

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
  • Job Code
    256579BR
  • Jobs Rated
    185th
Introduction
IBM is one of the worlds largest providers of information technology solutions and business consultancy. Our vision is to bring a new level of smart to how the world works. A place where people, businesses, governments and systems are interconnected and work together. A place where billions of people will live and work better.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Global Business Services (GBS)
We are the world's largest consulting services organization. GBS provides clients with business transformation and industry expertise, and the ability to translate that expertise into integrated, responsive, and innovative business solutions. We offer consulting services across multiple industries and cover the whole process chain from strategy consulting through to the construction, implementation and operation of technical and commercial solutions.




Key Tasks

Tactical Strategic Input

Provide feedback and input to client Architecture teams on strategies, frameworks, principles, standards and policies across all Enterprise Architecture domains (business, application, data, integration, security, infrastructure, etc), in order to improve the quality and completeness of the Enterprise Architecture practice

Understand how business and IT requirements can be met using the correct blend of existing and new IT technologies, as well as the correct blend of out-of-the-box commercially available software and bespoke systems development per project.

Provide input to infrastructure and application development areas on application roadmaps to fit in with business and IS strategies, Enterprise Architecture and industry trends.

Provide input to technological roadmaps from an architectural perspective

Solution Design

Perform all the analysis, design, modelling and documentation tasks necessary to create solution architectures for complex (multi-application) business and technical projects. Lead projects (from a design perspective) through the systems development life cycle, including the successful adherence to all relevant client IS governance.

Ensure alignment of solution architectures to client Enterprise Architecture strategies, frameworks, principles, standards and policies across all Enterprise Architecture domains (business, application, data, integration, security, infrastructure, etc).

Focus solution designs on simplifying the IT architecture, reducing costs, improving effectiveness and efficiencies of the IT environment.

Ensure that technical designs for systems & applications are integrated end-to-end; are consistently applying client Enterprise Architecture standards; are technically sound and sustainable; are aligned to IT best practises; are suitable within the client context.

Design IT solutions that meets business and IT requirements, and includes functionality, processes, data, products to be used, application interfaces internal and external to client

Efficiency and Documentation

Update the Enterprise Repository and other architecture artefacts.

Assist with administrative requirements and compliance to policies, guidelines, processes and other governance.

Liaise with other departments to ensure efficient processes, quality and integrity of information and the flow thereof.

Ensure reasonable and practical adherence to all industry standards and best practices client IS subscribes to (like TM Forum Frameworx, TOGAF, etc).

Maintain appropriate end-to-end enterprise solution architecture models by appropriately aggregating project and initiative solution architectures into an enterprise architecture repository.

Ensures the strategic alignment of IT architecture with agreed business outcomes within the portfolio, relevant IT Architecture Enterprise principles, key approved decisions and enterprise wide programmes

Relationship Management

Maintain close contact with business operations, strategies, information requirements, and priorities in order to align with IS architecture.

Build and group relationships with client architecture, applications and operations teams to keep up with strategic direction, future direction and technology plans.

Consult with IS advisory bodies (Gartner, Tele Management Forum, etc) and vendors, as well as media scanning.

Ensure that project architectural risks are properly identified, assessed and handled/mitigated, and highlight/resolve inter-project technical dependencies.

Continuously review, improve and integrate processes and systems, in order to overcome fragmentation.

Mentoring and Coaching

Provide consultancy to process analysts, business analysts and other business stakeholders at a project level on application, data, security, infrastructure, testing and operational designs through interactions with other client architects, applications and operations subject matter experts.

Mentor and coach juniors and graduates







Required Professional and Technical Expertise
None


Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

Knowledge of all components of the enterprise architecture

Basic knowledge of business process, planning and organizational skills

Knowledge of IT and IT technical roadmaps including commercial off the shelf vendor products in CRM, ERP, Billing systems, middleware integration technologies (SOA, BPM, BPEL, EAI), data warehousing and MIS, portal technologies

Knowledge of data analysis concepts aligned to data mining and data analysis

In depth knowledge of analysis and design concepts

In depth knowledge of IT systems modelling

Awareness of IT and telecommunication industry key trends

Broad knowledge of implementation platforms

Knowledge of IT industry standards and frameworks



About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM
A place where people, businesses, governments and systems are interconnected and work together. A place where billions of people will live and work better.

About IBM
A place where people, businesses, governments and systems are interconnected and work together. A place where billions of people will live and work better.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.

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Posted: 2019-09-06 Expires: 2019-10-06

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