Enterprise Architect at Interswitch Group

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Lagos, Lagos
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
23 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Enterprise Architect

Job Type: Permanent
Department: Group Shared Technology

Job Description

  • The Enterprise Architect sets the direction and establishes the approach of an organization's operations, improves the IT infrastructure, and optimizes their business operations.
  • The Enterprise Architect works to align and integrate the organization's strategy and programs with associated technology components.

Strategy & Planning:

  • Evaluating internal functions, business development strategies, and IT processes and suggesting improvements
  • Creating business architecture models to reflect the organization's strategies and goals and creating and implementing business visions and goals
  • Suggesting ideas to reduce costs in IT and business leadership
  • Providing business architecture and systems processing guidance
  • Works on highly complex projects that require in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architecture domains
  • Aligns architecture strategy with business goals
  • Defines, explains, and advocates technology strategy
  • Develops and communicates architectural policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures
  • Designs and implements short- and long-term strategic plans to ensure Interswitch’s infrastructure capacity meets existing and future requirements with regards to employee usage and application hosting
  • Ensuring the efficiency, security, and support of the organization's goals
  • Creating methods for compliance architecture, such as data storage, metadata management, and change control
  • Determining and implementing build versus buy strategies, mentor personnel, and views of the overall business strategy
  • Supports all architectural disciplines and champions’ architectural initiatives
  • Reviews existing business processes and establishes metrics to improve business processes, as well as support of all architectural disciplines under their direction

Operational Management:

  • Ensures the conceptual completeness of the technical solutions
  • Leads teams in developing technology plans
  • Provides strategic consultation to business and IT leaders
  • Lead adoption of the enterprise architecture framework adoption
  • Works with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy
  • Drive architectural changes through incident management by proposing relevant changes while collaborating with the respective teams for deployment
  • Leads the change manager team towards continuous improvement of the change management process and ensuring the deployed changes are in line with business needs
  • Developing standards and frameworks towards aligning with business
  • Provide artifacts (information assets, application, and IT services) to be stored within EA for reuse
  • Review the enterprise alongside other architects to streamline processes and reuse resources
  • Consults with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture
  • Develops a communication plan for architecture at the enterprise level
  • Directs the research and evaluation of emerging technology, industry, and market trends
  • Ensures recommendations are based on business relevance, appropriate timing, and deployment
  • Approves the tools and components used within the enterprise
  • Collaborates with project management and IT leaders to ensure progress towards architectural alignment with project goals and requirements


  • University Degree in the field of Computer Science or "STEM" major (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or related field
  • Requires exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture, business re-engineering principles and processes, and basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting
  • Experience with cloud and container technology.
  • Minimum of 8 years of IT and business/industry work experience including architecture design and deployment, systems lifecycle management, and infrastructure planning and operations
  • Experience in working with multiple, large, cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 29th April, 2021.


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