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organization and how it relates to other functions or jobs in the IB.
The overall task of the Solutions Architecture Manager is to integrate and leverage disparate
information systems. This includes defining the conceptual and logical architecture
specifications (such as data architecture, application architecture and technical architectural),
recommend various solutions options from both technical and functional perspectives.
The post holder should have a in-depth programming experience in system interfaces
components/patterns using various technologies. The Solutions Architecture Manager should
have experience with enterprise architecture framework, with the ability to communicate ideas
and concepts and articulate where decision might lead as well as sound understanding of
project management methodologies, standards and techniques.
ACCOUNTABILITIES KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
A list of statements identifying the principal outputs The outputs that this job must achieve,
required of the job, which integrate to achieve the that correlate with the accountabilities
purpose of the job.
To contribute towards developing strategy and Review the application technologies and
framework to integrate and leverage disparate develop an enterprise architecture
information systems. artefacts ensuring alignment with
Review and revamp legacy systems
Ensure flexibility applications
capabilities and development is in line
with enterprise architecture framework
To contribute towards the ongoing development of Regular attendance and contribution to
technology strategies and ensure that appropriate Global Technology meetings
consideration is given to technological changes on
Review application technologies and
organizational plan for change/growth.
problems in order to find/develop
technologies that best fit, functionalities
and value for money
Develop and review appropriate plans
that clearly consolidate information
Lead in the introduction and adoption of
technologies and solutions to increase
system interoperability to yield new
capabilities and reduce cost
To collaborate with business users and technology Define the conceptual and logical
leaders to define and implement the enterprise architecture specification (such as: data
technology roadmap and proactive technology architecture, application architecture,
refreshment plan to modernize the ICT technical architecture) for the
Develop enterprise architecture artifacts
including current state architecture,
target state architecture, architecture
roadmaps, referential architecture
patterns, and technology standards
Lead in architecture analysis, modeling
and design of enterprise architecture
framework, including the ownership of
the systems architecture, controlling the
architectural integrity and managing
Proactively research and prototype
specific application integration
techniques and available technologies
and recommend alternate integration
technologies, processes and
architectures to reduce the integration
development costs and time
To provide impact analysis on architecture Assess and recommend various solution
recommendations for simplifying and integrating options from both technical and
business processes to rapidly respond to business functional perspectives and provide
change and work with business users, business suggestions
analysts and developing team to develop the
Contribute to application development
overall solution architecture.
project by defining work breakdown
structure and estimation of technical
tasks with delivery teams.
Identify technology and delivery risks
associate with proposed solutions.
Architect an application-enabling
infrastructure that provides integration
services to simplify and automate
Work in collaboration with teams to
implement centralized enterprise data
maps and schema to enable cross-
Develop integration standards and carry
out architecture review of new and
existing ICT systems to ensure the use
of appropriate integration architecture
design, standards; methods and tools
and their effective application, the
development of integrated systems.
A summary description of the 3–4 main decisions that the jobholder will have to make in
carrying out the accountabilities of this job.
Decide on the appropriate enterprise architecture framework suitable for the IB to fulfil its
Decide on the appropriate tools to be used to deliver application solution.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
What skills, qualifications and experience are necessary for full and effective performance?
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering.
Postgraduate qualification in a technical field will be an advantage.
• A deep, broad technical background in application development and a sound knowledge of
web technologies, enterprise architecture frameworks and delivering technical strategy
• A proven track record in the management of multiple, cross-functional teams and projects,
and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders whilst meeting time and
• In-depth programming experience in system interface component and patterns using
• Familiar with multiple platform and products, including IT infrastructure technologies,
clusters, virtualization, LAN/WAN protocols and authentication
• Ability to effectively communicate highly technical aspects of architecture and integration
to management and stakeholders
• Experience with enterprise architecture framework, enterprise information model, and IT
• Sound understanding of project management methodologies, standards and techniques
• Written and executed RFI/RFP processes in order to correctly evaluate and recommend
the correct technology, application, or product
DATE OF SIGNING:
VERSION DATE: 22 Sept 2009