Company: Petro Staff International
Skills: IT - Analysis & Management
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Doha, Doha, Qatar
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Part A:  Job Specification

Job Purpose

Assists in the implementation of enterprise-wide architecture and processes that ensures the strategic application of change is embedded in the management of the organization, ensuring the buy-in of all stakeholders.  Supports in analysis of compliance between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities and technology directions, setting strategies, policies, standards, practices and KPI activities.

 

 

 

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Key Job Accountabilities 

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Create, manage and maintain a business operating model that includes information, organizational, process, performance, people skills, economic and systems architecture.

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Develop models and plans for the implementation of the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities to improve business performance. Models may cover data, process, invocation, and stipulation of infrastructure capabilities to meet those models.

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Develop enterprise architecture in relevance to business, infrastructure and functional areas. Ensure that appropriate tools and methods are available, understood and employed in architecture development.

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Evaluate technologies, ways of working and patterns and processes, as directed, to establish their relevance and feasibility for inclusion in the strategy. Identify and evaluate alternative architectures and the trade-offs in cost, performance and scalability.

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Maintain an awareness of current and emerging information and communications technologies and identify possible opportunities for the business to be positively impacted by adopting such.

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Develop product short-lists and evaluation criteria then uses them in product selection, in accordance with policy and strategy for the selection of solution architecture components. Translate component specifications into detailed designs for implementation using selected products.

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Produce specifications of cloud-based or on-premises components, tiers and interfaces, for translation into detailed designs using selected services and products.

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Support a change program or project through the preparation of technical plans and application of design principles that comply with enterprise and enterprise architecture standards (including security).

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Provide advice on enterprise architecture, including solution development methods and tools, the operational and maintenance aspects of solutions under development, and non-functional aspects of design. Assist in the development of service level agreements and any associated service guarantees. Ensure that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices (including security) are applied.

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Advise on the impact of technical exceptions (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.), and ensure that there is proper technical assessment of all exceptions. Inform project management of major technical issues and makes recommendations on their resolution.

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Advise on appropriate technical assurance criteria, and the conduct of quality reviews of technical products. Ensure the adequacy and effective use of quality control procedures in relation to enterprise architecture components.

 

Part B:  Person Specification - Minimum Requirements

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor degree level or holds a relevant professional qualification or relevant experience (typically at least 8 years) in a techno management IT and / or business architecture role with a widespread knowledge of IT.
  • May have a postgraduate qualification such as an MSc, MBA, or other appropriate business, engineering, scientific or industry qualification.
  • Architecture qualification like TOGAF/ Zachman is mandatory.
  • Qualification on project management methodologies like PMP from PMI, Prince2 from BCS is desirable.

 

Knowledge and/or Experience

 

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in communicating with stakeholders at all levels, singly and in groups.
  • Experience with the systems development lifecycle and typical problems associated with the implementation and operation of information systems, and has an appreciation of both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Is aware of the IT infrastructure and software development and maintenance methods, tools and techniques.
  • Is familiar with the IT strategy, policies and standards, and any industry regulations/constraints.
  • Is aware of risk management, change management, configuration management, reliability and safety methods and the use of metrics.
  • Experience in applying specific quality standards to all tasks undertaken to ensure that deliverables are accurate and complete.
  • Demonstrates high standards of professional behavior in dealings with clients, colleagues and staff.
  • Has in depth knowledge of at least one specific area and a broad understanding across a wide field along with a record of applying such knowledge successfully in a variety of situations. Possesses strong inter-personal skills, especially in handling contacts of all types and at all levels.

 

Technical and Business Skills

  • Good working experience in Finance and Supply tools like SAP and in Project Management tools like EPM, MS Projects etc.
  • Communicates well, both orally and in writing, and has the skill to influence through persuasion in a formal context. Has a good overall knowledge of wide areas of information systems practice and applications.
  • Applying standards, practices, codes, and assessment and certification programs relevant to the IT industry and the specific organization or business domain
  • Management or professional responsibility and has received training in data and business analysis methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrates high standards of professional behavior in dealings with clients, colleagues and staff
  • Has achieved proficiency in systems Development, User Experience or Business analysis OR has gained substantial practical experience in programming, creating graphic layouts and designs and using different methods to articulate data and insight.
  • Management or professional responsibility and has received training in data and business analysis methods and techniques.
  • Can facilitate the analysis and re-design of business processes, and articulate potential changes to business processes clearly, both orally and in writing. Can evaluate new ideas and opportunities objectively.

Knowledge

Knowledge Depth

Description

Application Systems

Familiar with

Applying automated systems to support specific business functions or processes and operational support systems. A DevOps approach may be taken where development and operational staff work together. Examples, but not limited to: enterprise resource planning and email services.

Database Software

Aware of

Software which enables the user to capture, create, populate and manipulate data structures and where appropriate unstructured data. Examples, but not limited to: MongoDB and NoSQL.

Infrastructure Architecture

Familiar with

The frameworks and principles on which networks, systems, equipment and resources are based both on premises and cloud based. Examples, but not limited to: AWS and VMWare. Conceptual models/standards Examples, but not limited to: SOA and ISO standards.

National/International Standards

Familiar with

Current and emerging standards associated with IT practice nationally and internationally, published by authorities such as IEEE, IEC, BSI, ISO. Examples such as, but not limited to: IEEE 802 (local area networks and metropolitan area networks) and ISO20000 (service management).

Operational/Service Architecture

Familiar with

Knowledge of the IT/IS infrastructure (examples, but not limited to: databases and LANs) and the IT applications and service processes used within own organization, including those associated with sustainability and efficiency (examples, but not limited to: virtualization and on demand services).

Business Environment

Proficient in

The business environment relating to own sphere of work (own organization and/or closely associated organizations, such as customers, suppliers, partners and competitors), in particular those aspects of the business that the specialism is to support (i.e. localized organizational awareness from a technical perspective).

Product Evaluation and Selection

Aware of

The analytical comparison of IT products against specified criteria (including costs) to determine the solution which best meets the business need.

Middleware

Aware of

Software which forms part of the operating platform infrastructure. Examples, but not limited to: transaction processing monitors such as CICS and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs).

Cloud/ Virtualization

Aware of

The principles and application of cloud/ virtualization (including ownership, responsibilities and security implications). Use of tools and systems to manage virtualized environments. Examples, but not limited to: Server/desktop virtualization and SDDC (Software Defined Data Centre).

Design Principles

Familiar with

Principles and practice of good sustainable, secure, maintainable and efficient system design. Examples, but not limited to, pattern recognition and closed loop strategies. Together with standard industry design approaches. Examples, but not limited to: loose-coupling and good interfaces/APIs. Understanding the importance of adhering to design principles during infrastructure development, taking into account all relevant non-functional requirements in order to assure smooth running of the service in live operation.

Proof of Concept and Prototyping

Aware of

Performing a proof of concept or prototyping exercise to demonstrate or evaluate the feasibility and potential benefits of applying a particular technological business change in order to meet a business need.

Experimental Work

Aware of

Techniques for the systematic design, running, analysis and reporting of results of experiments to discover a new understanding of some aspect of IT.