Dentons Interim Global Finance Transformation 3E Delivery Solution Architect Jobs in South Africa

Dentons Interim Global Finance Transformation 3E Delivery Solution Architect Jobs in South Africa


  • Dentons is currently recruiting an interim Global Finance Transformation 3E Delivery Solution Architect to support the implementation of Thomson Reuters Elite 3E Practice Management System, which is part of the Firm’s global Finance transformation program. The GFT 3E Delivery Solution Architect will be responsible for the 3E solution architectural design and adoption across the various phases of the program. This is a key role in the strategic delivery of the 3E solution. The role will work closely with GFT suppliers, other program leads, Business Technology members, Business Process leads and Finance teams (regional and global). This role reports into the Global Finance Transformation 3E Service Lead role.

  • The 3E Delivery Solution Architect will work closely with peer roles in the business and technology areas of Design, Reporting, Data Conversion, Integrations, Environments and Testing to ensure integrated processes and common standards are being adhered to. This will include close collaboration with regional counterparts who will be coordinating similar activities to support regional adoption of Elite 3E.

  • As a polycentric and global Firm, the 3E Delivery Solution Architect will bring experience working in large complex teams and environments and will bring techniques to ensure teams work effectively and efficiently.

    Key Areas of Focus

  • Define 3E solution architecture for the project and Firm, including key reasoning and decisions made to develop that architecture. This also includes TRE’s ancillary products and services that supplement the 3E solution.

  • Ensuring the 3E solution architecture meets business’ requirements, aligns to Dentons technical principles and supports GFT plans.

  • Alignment of 3E solution across GFT teams; accomplished by working with peer lead roles.

  • Understand approaches proposed by the Systems Implementer for 3E development, challenge any that deviate from core Dentons principles and identify any efficiency improvements in development approaches.

  • Continual monitoring of tools and approaches to ensure alignment with Dentons standards and best practices.

  • Evaluate new versions of 3E released by TRE and assess impact, benefit and cost of implementation in the GFT program (both globally and regionally), providing recommendations for adoption of new versions.

  • Develop User Provisioning architecture and solution to streamline data feeds from up-stream systems of user data.

  • Ongoing strategic direction to regional development teams to ensure we deliver solutions aligned with regional software solutions.

  • Working with GFT Environments Lead ensure environments support timelines and requirements of deployment schedule and sequencing.

  • Working with GFT Services and Delivery Leads, to establish, communicate and ensure the development supports technical and business outcomes.

  • Effective and timely communication with vendors, GFT team and internal stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure 3E solution being developed aligns with the chosen architecture for the Firm, including TRE ancillary products.

  • Ensure 3E architecture adhered to during development and release
    to global and regions.

  • Ensure adequate reviews and QA processes established to ensure architecture requirements are being met

  • Ensure Systems Implementer adheres to Dentons standards and 3E solution architecture.

  • Ensure documented standards are identified and maintained, including expectations from vendors.

  • Ongoing evaluation of new TRE versions that affect the 3E solution.

  • Advanced understanding and involvement in DevOps framework and alignment of Delivery team’s activities.

  • Design of User Provision solution for 3E.

  • Ensure agreed upon build and release process support the 3E architecture and delivery activities.

  • Proactively liaise with Systems Implementer, TRE, Business Process leads and Business Solution Architect to resolve requirements queries.

  • Actively manage architectural risks to delivery and downstream activities.

  • Effective and timely status reports to Business, Technology and transformation team leadership.

    About You

  • Business international level of English – both written and oral;

  • Highly collaborative and able to work in a global environment, accommodating the different time zones. Only team players will be considered;

  • Particularly strong written communication skills;

  • Particularly strong organizational skills;

  • Strong knowledge and experience in IT/Finance practices;

  • Experience of multinational IT and Finance operations;

  • Experience working as part of global business and/or technology transformation programs;

  • Significant experience and a proven track record in/as:

  • Experience of working within a fast-paced agile / DevOps project and/or operational environment.

  • Ability to clarify complex problems and communicate these issues towards both DevOps and business teams;

  • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities with experience in balancing technical trade-offs;

  • Be a team player, able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus;

  • Drive out decisions and recommendations;

  • Independent, pro-active way of working.

  • Knowledge of development strategies, approaches and tools.

  • Ability to drive a development project from start to finish whilst delivering on time.

  • Strong technical team leadership and supplier management is essential.

  • Experience of legal finance and practice management systems (especially 3E) and supporting solutions and technologies (time & billing) will be highly desirable.

    You will possess:

  • Post-secondary education with a specialization in Information Technology.

  • Minimum of 8 years progressive experience with legal platforms across a broad spectrum of technologies.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Dentons Interim Global Finance Transformation 3E Delivery Solution Architect Jobs in South Africa

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