Solution Architect

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed term
CLOSING DATE: 12 months

PURPOSE:

To develop Architecture Strategy for Core environment as input to ICT Strategy To develop and maintain a long-term view on Core ICT architecture with the goal of ensuring fulfilment of business requirements to develop, maintain and communicate conceptual enterprise, solution, technical and information architecture (frameworks, guidelines and principles).

JOB OUTPUTS:

ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORK:

  • Develop, maintain and communicate conceptual architecture frameworks.
  • Inform and advise IM on technology, product and vendor trends to ensure that IM is abreast with technology trends to optimise ICT architecture and solutions.
  • Approve solution design within Architecture framework.
  • Optimisation and Life cycle planning for Core systems assets.
  • Facilitate collaboration across areas to exploit ICT synergies and avoid duplication.
  • Quality assurance of IT infrastructure and systems implementation during project execution.
  • Support IM Project Management team during project execution.

BEST PRACTICE AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT:

  • Identify and implement CI initiatives to improve systems and processes.
  • Educate and ensure compliance in line with Architecture framework, principles and standards with Solution Architects.
  • Conduct benchmarks and best practice investigation of architecture framework and principles
  • Develop, maintain and communicate conceptual architecture frameworks.
  • Share business information and knowledge across Exxaro IM stakeholders.

BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AND OPERATIONS:

  • Analyze Core business context to derive technical architecture.
  • Analyze current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Lead implementation of Core Technical Architecture (CTA) based on business requirements and IT strategies.
  • Oversee technical architecture implementation and modification activities.
  • Facilitate evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards for Core environment.

COMPLIANCE, GOVERNANCE AND ASSURANCE:

  • Ensure compliance with appropriate IM governance and compliance, statutory and/or legal requirements.

CORE SOLUTION ARCHITECTURE:

  • Develop and maintain a long term view on ICT architecture with goal of ensuring fulfilment of business requirements.
  • Analyse emerging technology and trends and assess business fit and viability of technology trends• Inform and advise IM on technology, product and vendor trends.
  • Develop Proof-of-concepts for each technological innovation in order to qualify opportunities
  • Facilitate collaboration across areas to exploit ICT synergies and avoid duplication.

CUSTOMER AND CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT:

  • Build an effective network across IM Services Operating Model to deliver seamless services across Group.
  • Develop and build strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and service providers to deliver business value across Exxaro Group.

INFORMATION AND INTEGRATION ARCHITECTURE:

  • Facilitate mapping and auditability of information ensuring optimal transparency, quality, consistency, integrity and controlled redundancy within Core.
  • Facilitate consistent data access analysis and design, archiving and recovery strategies and security.

SAFE AND HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Maintain and ensure a healthy environment, safe operations and practices, ensuring compliance with all applicable SHE policies and procedures in line with set standards
  • Encourage a culture that focuses on safety in all operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Essential/Minimum) or other relevant degree.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Information management industry with strong technical knowledge; ~ 3-5 years ~ Essential/Minimum
  • Operational experience in building architecture frameworks and Infrastructure ~ 3-5 years ~ Essential/Minimum
  • Operational formation and Integrations, applications ~ 3-5 years ~ Essential/Minimum
  • Wonderware/Siemens/Rockwell software and/or manufacturing industry or mining experience.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Certificate of fitness (Essential/Minimum)

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