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ZAIN6243 - Technology Architecture Specialist

About Zain Sudan:

The country’s leading operator was established in 1997 and today serves 13.8 million customers as of 31 March 2018, reflecting a market share of 47%. Possessing the country’s most advanced voice and data network, the operator’s network extends to an impressive 90% of the population through a total number of 2,586 network sites. Through constant development of the telecommunications infrastructure and proactive marketing initiatives, Zain remains committed to offering customers in Sudan the most dynamic products and services. The foundation of Zain Sudan’s achievements lies in the company’s ability to inspire its employees to deliver the best and most imaginative services at every level. With an energetic and inspired predominantly Sudan workforce, the company is committed to employing high caliber people as well as nurturing the finest Sudan talent. With a strong human resources and training program that develops and nurtures leaders in the workplace, the company has consistently opened new doors for its dedicated staff. For more on Zain Sudan please visit www.sd.zain.com

What

Reporting to Technology Architecture Team Leader, you as a Technology Architecture Specialist will generally be responsible for supporting Technology Department enabling Digital Transformation via developing Business, Data and Technology Architectures that will support governing all Technology Functions in-alignment with Technology and Corporate Strategy. Candidate will also act as the Technology SPOC for collecting Business/Technology-generated demands and assessing their impact on Architecture in coordination with other Technology related functions.

How

You will be required to have:

  • Develop Business, Data and Technology Architectures that founds the Technology groundwork for enabling corporate digital transformation strategy.
  • Defining the   current Systems & Applications landscape "as-is Architecture" including Applications Components, Interfaces, underpinning Business Processes,  Data Model, along with its ownership costs (e.g. Support, licenses, training, …) in accordance with leading industry frameworks (e.g. COBIT, TAM, SID, SOA ….)
  • Model the future Systems & Applications Landscape "to-be Architecture" and assess the gaps between the as-is and to-be architectures and define transition strategies for addressing those gaps in alignment with Technology Transformation Strategy and to meet business demands and growth.
  • Contribute to RFP development and assessment of proposals in coordination with functional owners and procurement for new applications.
  • Act as the Technology SPOC for collecting Business/Technology-generated demands and align them with Technology Strategic portfolio Segments in order to properly balance our strategic planning towards attaining organizational goals maximums.
  • Assess impact of demands on Technology developed Architecture.
  • Assure interoperability, manageability and adaptability of Technology Applications and Systems by auditing them against developed Strategic Road Map, Architecture and Blueprint.
  • Business Unit and Technology on-cycle, off cycle Demands are being assessed, validated, logged and served.
  • Technology Blueprints are developed and used as reference for any new technology or business demand impact assessment.
  • Technology Architecture Roadmaps are being developed/governed in response to Business needs and Technology strategy and business plan (short and long term).
  • Gap analysis between "as is" and "to be" technology architectures are developed and prepared as an input to developing technology Blueprints.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable policies & regulatory requirements on Information Security.

 

 

What do i need

You will be required to have :

  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering/Telecommunications, Computer Science or IT.
  • Background in IT/BSS systems architecture.
  • Business Analysis capabilities.
  • Industry certifications (e.g. COBIT, TOGAF, ITIL, TMForum Frameworx “TAM, SID, e-TOM”) preferable
  • Experience in Software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, DevOps)
  • Experience in designing and developing integration solutions (ESB/Middleware and Web Services)
  • Experience in tech. costing
  • Minimum 2 years of total experience in Telecom or relevant field.

 

Those soft skills

You are also required to have the following soft skills:

 

  • Ability to build relationships and dealing with people.
  • Strong Facilitation and Presentation Skills.
  • Highly developed documentation and reporting skills (verbal and written).
  • Conflict handling and resolution skills.
  • High Analytical and Problem Solving Skills.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Service oriented.
  • Professional and organized.

 

Operation

Zain Sudan

Job Group

IT and Technical

Location

Khartoum - Sudan

Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

26-Feb-2019

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