ENVIRONMENT:A renowned and innovative tertiary institution seeks the expertise and specialist technical skills of a Manager: Enterprise Architect to join its team. Your core role will be to establish and maintain appropriate EA Governance Framework & Processes, develop roadmaps and architecture components for various IT domains. You must possess a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent discipline, a recognized Enterprise Architecture Certification e.g. TOGAF 9, at least 5 years experience in a senior Technical/Lead Technical and/or Solution Architect role in an enterprise environment, experience developing architecture blueprints and designs incorporating all four perspectives of Enterprise Architecture, demonstrated experience in the design of both on-premise & cloud solutions & advanced proficiency in Visualization tools and MS [URL Removed] and maintain principles, decision rights, rules and methods to drive enterprise architecture development and alignment with the Universitys IOP and integrated IT Strategy.

  • Advise and recommend Enterprise Architecture (EA) strategies, processes and methodologies.
  • Participate in the development, analysis and evaluation of the Universitys IT strategy and ensure that the EA objectives are aligned with the Universitys business objectives.
  • Use enterprise architecture principles and blueprints/roadmaps to align business needs with IT capabilities, participate in defining the IT portfolio strategy and to provide guidance on the appropriate allocation of resources.
  • Define and maintain the vision and architecture blueprints/roadmaps for various IT domains by anticipating business needs and trends in the Higher Education sector and developing appropriate architecture components.
  • Manage expectation and communication with business and IT stakeholders.
  • Identify implementation risks and analyse potential impact on the Universitys overall business systems architecture and on the achievement of scheduled objectives.
  • Define, measure, evaluate and communicate appropriate Enterprise Architecture performance measures to relevant stakeholders.
  • REQUIREMENTS:Qualifications

    • A Bachelors Degree (NQF 7) in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent qualification.
    • Industry recognised Enterprise Architecture Certification e.g., TOGAF 9.


    • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a Senior Technical, Lead Technical and/or Solution Architect role in an enterprise IT environment.
    • Strong background of the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
    • Demonstrated experience in the design of both on-premise and cloud solutions.
    • Developing architecture blueprints and designs incorporating all four perspectives of Enterprise Architecture.
    • Advanced proficiency in Visualisation tools and MS Office.
    • Excellent English communication skills (Verbal & Written).
    • Excellent presentation skills and group facilitation skills.

    Preferred Qualifications, Skills & Experience

    • A recognised, post-grad qualification in Computer Science/Information Systems would be advantageous.
    • Understanding of IT requirements in the Higher Education sector.
    • Recognised Certifications in the following would be advantageous:
    • Business Analysis
    • Cloud Solutions Architecture
    • Information Systems Security (e.g., CISSP)
      • Data Science/Analytics.
      • Experience in the VMware virtualisation platform.
      • Experience working with leading ERP/Cloud Solutions/Development platforms.


    • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised toward tight deadlines and to delivery results.
    • Effective teamwork and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and customers (internal & external).
    • Good business acumen.
    • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent planning and time management skills.
    • Attention to quality and detail.
    • Customer service-centred approach.
    • Strong ability to establish focus with diverse stakeholder groups.
    • Highly developed emotional intelligence.
    • Adaptability and the ability to act as a positive change agent.

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