Company: Sasfin Bank Ltd
Division: Information Technology
Job Title: Digital Architect
Manager: Enterprise Architect
Location: Waverley, Johannesburg
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Digital Architect is a transformative role. The Digital Architect is accountable for ensuring that the business strategy, required to get transformative effects from current and emerging digital realities, is optimal. The Digital Architect is responsible for the adoption of digital technologies and digital experiences across all business touch points.
The Digital Architect champions the use of information and technology in business model design, and all aspects of the business, to create business success in the areas of customer experience and operations. The Digital Architect will be primarily focused on the to - be architecture and will be required to document and publish across all IT disciplines. This role covers all domains of enterprise architecture, business, data, and infrastructure. This position consists of three main roles:Architect, Designer and Specialist.
Architects are responsible for:
Specialists are responsible for:
Designers are responsible for:
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1. Digital strategy
a. Together with CIO and EA, work with executives to rollout and update the digital vision for business units, and identify the opportunities for differentiating and enhancing digital capabilities and solutions.
b. Together with CIO and EA, lead the development of the digital business strategy and road map, and ensure its integration with the enterprise strategic planning process, and the resulting business strategy and plans. Provide a single point of coordination and executive oversight for all digital initiatives and transformation projects.
a. Assess external digital opportunities and threats as key inputs to making the best decisions on business strategy given digital realities.
b. Lead the process of identifying and evaluating internal digital asset capabilities and strengths.
3. Installation and configuration (Maintenance and New Requirements)
a. Partner with the IT team to develop and use new digital business solutions to create a competitive edge for the enterprise. May also own and lead development teams and projects directly.
b. Plan and implement future IT developments and undertake project work while maintaining balance between innovation and pragmatism when determining the practical application of new ideas.
c. Ensure that the development of digital assets and capabilities that business will need to survive and thrive in the midterm and long-term.
4. Change Management
a. Act as a champion and change agent in leading the organisational changes required to create and sustain enterprise digital capabilities.
b. Act as a thought leader on emerging digital business models and technologies, articulating the digital future and the enterprise's role in it internally and externally.
c. Define and report on metrics that represent progress against digital goals.
d. Build and maintain external relationships in academia, as well as with industry bodies, vendors and technology analysts to learn and influence.
e. Utilise IT expert areas i.e. analysts, researchers, technologists and champions to execute digital initiative.
f. Define a group-wide innovation culture in partnership with HR and Divisional experts.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS
1. Enhance Digital Architect role
a. Use understanding of digital technologies to develop new ideas and insights. Understand the abilities of digital technologies and translate them into new ideas and strategies for the organisation.
b. Rollout and enhance the digital business strategy and road map together with CIO and Enterprise Architect.
c. Rollout and enhance the digital innovation programme.
d. Present designs and solutions to various stakeholders to obtain buy-in based on the defined strategy.
a. Keep the digital vision for the enterprise updated and current, and identify the opportunities for differentiating digital capabilities and solutions.
b. Keep the digital roadmap updated to deliver on the vision taking into account the as-is architecture and ensure it is communicated to business and IT stakeholders.
c. Define and deliver reports and metrics that represent progress against digital goals.
3. Feedback and activity updates to:
a. Project Office: Project updates.
b. Enterprise Architecture: This role provides management reporting input.
c. Applications and Infrastructure: Progress and change feedback.
d. CIO Office: Provide strategic input and required updates to governance and finance.
4. Project work
a. Accountable for all digital design delivered as part of projects.
b. Accountable for digital strategic imperatives outlined for projects.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
1. Business / Industry Experience
a. Seven or more year’s experience, ideally in business management, IT management or marketing.
b. Two or more year’s experience in information intensive industries or digitally advanced enterprises.
c. Business or entrepreneurial experiences demonstrating strong business acumen.
d. Experience in banking, stockbroking, and transactional finance.
e. Experience in web and mobile initiatives to improve business process and client interaction.
a. Matric plus appropriate tertiary qualification - B.Sc (Computer Science) or B.Sc (Information Systems), B.Com, etc.
b. Further training/requirements: Additional education in marketing as well as information and technology disciplines is desirable as well as an approved Project Management qualification.
a. Two or more years progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organisation and within complex contexts.
b. Proven experience in innovating business models and developing new channels, business models or business transformation.
c. Appropriate experience that demonstrates understanding of the evolving digital world on both the demand side (how people/companies are using technology) and the supply side (emerging technologies).
d. Knowledge of digital marketing, analytics, process management and CRM.
e. Proven ability to effectively drive people, process and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment through successful delivery of multiple complex and integrated projects.
a. Expert level of knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies.
b. Understanding of Microsoft technologies, tools and environment.
c. Understanding of limits and opportunities of mobile devices and the benefits they pose to financial mobile applications.
d. Understanding of web-based technologies to provide business and client benefits.
a. Deep knowledge of e-commerce, consumer behaviour and social media.
b. Change management / advocacy techniques and approaches.
c. Innovation – must have the ability to employ sound judgment in determining how innovations will be deployed to produce ROI.
Total Cost to Company, market related depending on qualification and experience.
Interested applicants can forward their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than: 08 December 2016.
*Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not received a response within 2 weeks of submission.
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