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  1. 1. Print this document | Close this window (or select text, copy text and paste special into Word) TRUenergy Role Description General Details Position Title: Information Architect Position ID: Reports To: IS Technology Planning and Controls Manager Department: IS Technology Planning and Controls Role Purpose Data management is a critical function in a competitive energy business (retailing, trading and generation). Converting data into information can add considerable value to an energy business. The role of the Information Architect is to develop and maintain TRUenergy’s information architecture. The Information Architecture enables IS to be agile in responding to requirements, to provide reliable and consistent information and to seamlessly integrate applications into business processes. In particular focusing on establishment of an enterprise data model that incorporates a data classification scheme to ensure integrity and consistency of all data. This is achieved by : • Assuring the accuracy of the information architecture and data model • Assigning data ownership • Classifying information using an agreed classification scheme The Information architect will also work to align the Data Architecture with Enterprise IT Strategy and IT Policies & Standards. Internal Relationships IS Technology, Planning and Controls Manager Information Architect PMO Manager Risk & Compliance Manager Key Accountabilities
  2. 2. Accountabilities Performance Measures Developing and maintaining an enterprise Information architecture which comprises: • Enterprise Information Model • Corporate Data dictionaries • Maintain data classification scheme • Provide data owners with procedures and tools for classifying information systems • Utilise information model, data dictionary and classification scheme to plan optimised business systems Ensuring that the enterprise Information architecture is clearly understood by key technical and non-technical stakeholders across the organisation and at different levels of management Ensuring that key stakeholders can see the alignment of the information architecture with: • the business strategy • group and company guidelines • best practice methodology and tools Ensuring that Information solutions across all departments are consistent with the agreed enterprise architecture Strategic architecture development and assessments of applications, integration and infrastructure from a Information architecture perspective Development and communication of a roadmap to transition to the future state Information architecture Developing and maintaining enterprise Information architecture principles, policies, processes and procedures Identifying, evaluating and applying innovative, value added ideas to enterprise Information architecture Core Competencies
  3. 3. Competency Breadth of Vision - L2 Customer Focus – L2 Initiative – L2 Teamwork – L2 Business Acumen – L2 Role Competencies Competency Performance Criteria 1. Technical Architecture Knowledge L1 2. Technical Communication L1 3. Critical Thinking/Decision Making L1 4. Planning and Accountability L1 5. Technology Trends and Innovation L1 Mandatory Requirements Education/Qualifications/Licences Tertiary qualification in computer science or a related field Desirable Requirements Indicative Knowledge, Skills & Experience Experience with a Tier 1 business consultancy or SI would be an advantage Experience with Six Sigma would be an advantage Experience with an accredited Architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman. Knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and COBIT. Experience in developing and maintaining an Enterprise Information Model as Information Architect for a Corporate Excellent presentation and written and oral communication skills Utility or telecommunications Industry knowledge Preferred Delegations & Authorities
  4. 4. Operating Expenditure Capital Expenditure Other Authorities Role Dimensions Operating Budget Staff Numbers Geographic Span Other Special Requirements Any other information of importance (eg. Involves Travel, Shift Work etc) Version 0 10/24/2005 TRUenergy Procedure Draft 180203 UNCONTROLLED WHEN PRINTED