Kenya Airways Head - Enterprise Architecture - Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Airways Head - Enterprise Architecture - Jobs in Kenya

The Role

The successful jobholder will be expected to

  • Direct the creation and evolution of the enterprise architecture function, including coordination of an appropriately balanced pursuit of enterprise business, information, technical, and solution architecture viewpoints.
  • Lead the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive enterprise business, information, technical, and solution architecture requirements.
  • Ensure that individual solution architecture design and analysis work (particularly as specific solutions are created or upgraded in projects by project architects or solution architects) is documented in a structured fashion matching the EA framework and is stored in a common place.
  • Partner with the Business Leads in activities that shall analyze, recommend and formulate design plans, development of architecture blueprints for related systems that shall transit into workable solutions that factors technology investments and risks while providing value to the company.
  • Oversee the process for choosing to buy or build technology solutions review vendor proposals and identify which promises the most value and the best return on investment for the Business.
  • Leads the development and execution of a communications and education plan and leverages metrics to assess achievement and impact.
  • Fosters a culture of engagement, holds self and others accountable through trust and authentic relationships.
  • Promotes a high performance culture by cultivating and motivating direct/indirect reports through coaching, mentoring, and by providing regular and meaningful feedback.
  • Define key solution portfolios and ensure they are managed - either by heading that activity directly or by establishing and then supporting portfolio management disciplines.
  • Understand and advocate the principles of business and IT strategies, as well as of EA development and service delivery.
  • Be prepared to "sell" the EA process (overall), its outcome and ongoing results, and to lead the communication, marketing or educational activities needed to ensure success and use.
  • Collaborate with all relevant parties in order to review the objectives and constraints of each solution and determine conformance with the business needs by conducting post-execution reviews of installed applications to ensure effectiveness.
  • Provided guidance to team members (Project managers, Architects, and other IT Specialists, among others) in area of new and complex implementation and/or management tools and techniques.
  • Communicating design overviews to be executed and instructing organizational stakeholders on potential threats in order to gain support for information technology strategies
  • Guaranteeing application designs support the overall technological strategy by implementing training needs and provide reference manuals to make sure the solutions are supported and maintained appropriately after implementation is complete.
  • Ensure that the overall ICT architecture is maintained in a coherent manner and that appropriate considerations are made for its security and quality.
  • Utilize high level analytical ability and creativity to analyze complex/new situations, anticipate potential problems and future trends, assess opportunities, impacts and risks while developing and implementing plans and solution deliverables to Business needs
  • Ensure architectural design documentation relating to current implementations, prototyping, performance testing and providing growth and scalability plans for the system, provide production Support as well as design and deployment of advanced collaboration platforms within an Enterprise soft skill.
  • Ensure knowledge management, this will involve participating in, and/or being responsible for the creation, harvesting, protection, and reuse Kenya Airways’ intellectual capital.
  • This will also include actively participating in knowledge sharing activities like communities
    of practice, forums, conferences and/or other knowledge exchanges.
  • Develop and execute road maps describing the evolution of assigned enterprise solution portfolios from current state to future state.
  • Understand and advocate the principles of business and IT strategies, as well as of EA development and service delivery.
  • Analyze enterprise business context (trends and business strategy), as well as change requirements in other EA viewpoints, to derive the enterprise architecture change requirements to guide solution decisions for the enterprise.
  • Consult with solution development projects to harmonize systems and/or infrastructure with the EA.
  • Guide solution decisions for the enterprise by analyzing technology and business trends and strategy.
  • Ensure that solution delivery life cycle efforts leverage all aspects of enterprise architecture (EA).

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in IT, ICT, Computer Science, Electrical/ Electronic Engineering or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in IT with at least 8 years in Enterprise Architecture and Solution Design.
  • Experience using architectural design tools and frameworks e.g. (Java, .net, php, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Query).
  • Experience in the following technical disciplines; Application development, Network design, Servers and storage, Database management and Operations
  • Knowledge of all components of a holistic enterprise architecture
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with diverse corporate IT operations, major IT programs, systems integration and technical architecture at Enterprise and inter-enterprise levels.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks, e.g. TOGAF, Zachman
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior leadership (including Business Executives, CIO and GMD &CEO) and be respected as a leader in advancing strategies across all of IT.
  • Experience in developing and implementing IT architecture plans, Enterprise Information Architecture standard and guidelines, software development methodologies and strategic plans.
  • Track record for remaining unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor and for being more interested in results than personal preferences.
  • Track record for thinking about more than technology issues, and for integrating the technical with the business and information aspects for complete solutions.
  • Strong leadership skills to indirectly manage across functional teams toward common solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to explain and document the
  • Enterprise Information Architecture to diverse audiences (technical, business, etc)
  • Expert knowledge across multiple Platforms, Processes and IT Architecture.
  • Agile and innovative mindset to drive business outcomes enabled by technology.
  • Ability to translate business needs into enterprise architecture requirements.
  • Strong background in understanding organizational resources, priorities, needs and policies, and use of the same in developing IT strategies and solutions
  • Analytical with good project management and team leadership skills
  • Excellent Presentation, communication, planning, organizational and negotiation skills
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse business and technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments.
  • TOGAF certification will be an added advantage

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Airways Head - Enterprise Architecture - Jobs in Kenya

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