Senior Specialist: OSS Architect
Provide the architecture definition, integration and direction with regards to Back Office Support SystemsResponsible for leading enterprise technology responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analysing the execution of change toward desired business vision and outcomes. Develop and design the IT applications and technology roadmap to meet current and future business requirements for Business Support domains according to industry best practices Domain ArchitectureEnterprise Architecture Planning and GovernanceDelivering of long term Strategic definition and road map annually, and reviews. Participate in Technology Strategy including the identification of technology trends, ensure technology innovationIdentifying opportunities for application improvementTechnical resource throughout entire application development lifecycleDelivering Enterprise Architecture artefacts and blueprints including application models. Enterprise Architecture design framework, innovation, governance, strategy, complexities and required competencies to implement the frameworkProviding technology guidance through technology architecture helping resolve issues such as reducing complexity, simplifying the underlying technologies and guiding development decisionsPerforming design and code reviews. Assisting with the development of application coding standards tailored to maintain system integrity within the constraints and design of the existing operating environmentDelivering major and minor enhancements to the architecture within the existing framework of enterprise-wide or domain-specific applicationsDesign Solutions architecturally Participate overall/conceptual system designs and implementation strategies to use for more detailed design and evaluating long term implications of design choicesInterpreting and develop business and functional requirements into a multi-tier based tailored solution that includes the user interface, business logic, system-to-system interfaces and integrated commercial off-the-shelf productsDelivering of Information / Data Architecture as part of blueprintsDevelops solutions that support Mobility & InnovationDelivering Business Process ArchitectureDevelops Application and Infrastructure Architecture to support the businessDesign the capability for digital transformationPrepare processes for as well as manage analysis, selection and transition of vendors and OEMProject DeliveryAssist with root cause analysis of technical problems in the development, QA, or production environments and deliver permanent solutionsAct as a technical resource throughout entire system development lifecycle (Assisted with analysis phase, design phase, development, testing,implementation and operations)Assisting QA team with planning for performance and load testingProviding Technical review of all Change RequestsInfrastructure (Server, Storage/SAN, Backup and Infrastructure Software for all architecture Domains)Delivering long-term Strategic definition and road map. Delivering Domain Architecture artefacts and blueprints Delivering major and minor enhancements to the architecture within the existing framework of enterprise-wide or domain-specific applicationsDefine Infrastructure technology solutions and ensure that these are designed and constructed to meet current and anticipated future Infrastructure and technology requirementsStandards, Guidelines and PracticesProvide guidance on industry best practices, and technical trends (Applied knowledge of NGOSS, eTOM, ITIL, Regulations, TOGAF, BSS COTS, SOA in all designs)Assist with the development of application design standards (Enforcement of design principles and standards and improvement of standards with best practices. )Develop and/or maintain application architecture artifacts including application models (Maintenance of architecture principles and documented architecture artefacts)Governance and SecurityCompliance to approved policies, processes, procedures and Standards including POPI and GDPR regulations in all Designs. Implement governance controls within sphere of influence in accordance with established governance structuresIdentification and implement mitigation or corrective actions to internal controlParticipate in improvement of governance controlsDefine the alignment of security governance with EA governanceStakeholder ManagementDevelop relationships with business units, contribute to business case documentation, project scope and project charter documentsCollaborate with stakeholders to ensure the architecture is aligned with the business requirements. Contribute to business case documentation, project scope and project charter documents
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