Tech Architect Lead at Bank of Kigali

Job Summary

Tech Architect Lead is a newly created role in Bank of Kigali under the Transformation Program. This is an opportunity for a highly capable and experienced leader to help elevate and transform our capacity for managing T24, ERP and other banking application. The Tech Architect Lead will be given the opportunity to lead us through an implementation of Enterprise IT Architecture, migration of data, cutover and integration of T24 Transact CBS application across the business.

This position offers the right candidate a visible role in a long-established and highly respected Bank in Rwanda. The role will own and facilitate architecture development; defines future state architecture and roadmap; provides feedback on application designs; provides input on company-wide initiatives; drives innovation; leads technologist through major refactoring initiatives; embeds with engineering teams to jump-start complex projects; drives the technical roadmap of enterprise platforms and helps raise the talent bar by recruiting and hiring top engineering talent. This role also requires significant interaction with business, technical stakeholders and external partners

Key Accountabilities

Align technology architecture with technology and business strategy and goals. This includes research, recommend, and introduce new technologies consistent with the objectives of the company
Set and drive execution on an inspiring technology roadmap
Lead creation of architectural and technology roadmaps that result in stronger business/IT alignment and that drive adoption and value.
Provide innovative enterprise solutions, builds consensus and provides architectural oversight for technology initiatives
Demonstrate breakthrough thinking in defining and prototyping the use of leading-edge technologies and capabilities
Architect simple yet innovative solutions that successfully translate business requirements into enterprise technology solutions
Lead conceptual / planning level of the application architecture in collaboration with functional team, development, Integrations, information security, and IT teams.
Provides key architecture vision, roadmap, integration and problem-solving at an enterprise level.
Established and maintain next-generation architecture/standards for the Transformation Program.
Creation of solutions that account for all key technical aspects such as software, hardware, and networking components. Architects scalable, high performing, and highly available solutions that are commercially viable from a cost perspective.
Collaborates with all necessary functional areas (as needed) to vet solutions. This includes Project Management, IT security, software engineering, product management, operations, finance, etc.

Experience

At least 10 years of experience in IT, Business Architecture or Software Engineering
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a solutions architect role
3-5 years of people management experience.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience evaluating business requirements and designing complete technical or business solutions in complex environments
Temenos T24 implementation experience in a banking environment is a big plus
Experience with micro-services architecture, cloud-native architecture and 12-factor application architecture principles and implementation
Experience with modern data and analytical platform architectures and use of AI and Machine Learning
Significant experience with AWS technologies including infrastructure, server less and CI/CD
Experience in agile development practices & methodologies such as Scrum or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE)
Experience in implementing resilient cloud applications and platform services on AZURE/AWS.
Experience in documenting and developing an enterprise architecture for portfolio and project views, including current state architecture, future state architecture; dependencies between applications, solutions, technology capabilities, business capabilities etc.
Designed and documented conceptual, logical and physical hardware, software and application architecture for enterprise applications.
Previous development experience (Java or C#, JavaScript, HTML, XML, AJAX, or relevant open source platforms)
Highly professional and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related discipline.
AZURE/AWS Certified Solution Architect, TOGAF or Zachman certifications a big plus.

Knowledge

Understanding of RDBMS; knowledge of MSSQL, DB2 and Oracle RDMS is a big plus
Solid working knowledge of at an enterprise architecture framework such as TOGAF
Strong good understanding of the architectural principals of cloud-based platforms including SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure and application servers.
Understanding of enterprise application integration, including SOA, ESB, EAI, ETL environments and an understanding of integration considerations such as process orchestration, customer data integration, analytics, and master data management.
A good understanding of security processes and standards.
Knowledge and experience developing inventories of business capabilities, business process, use cases, platforms, technical capabilities and assembling those into meaningful and understandable models
Knowledge and experience in the design and delivery of enterprise architecture outputs and artifacts including EA assessments and application architecture resource models

Expression of Interest: Submit your CV to digitalrecruiting@bk.rw by 9th August 2019

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