IT Specialist - Solutions Architect

Date: 4 Jul 2024

Location: KW

Company: Alghanim Industries

Job Summary

The Group Enterprise Architecture (EA) function within Alghanim Industries IT is responsible for providing architecture oversight and 
guidance across the entire application and technology landscape, aligned to the tactical and strategic business initiatives. 

Job Responsibilities

• Working with Head of Enterprise Architecture to define, mature and maintain the EA strategy and framework 
• Drive adherence to EA technical standards and leading practices (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman) 
• Provide architecture governance, guidance, policy, process, solutions and technology leadership business unit or technology domain
• Maintain and execute a sustainable and comprehensive roadmap for EA domains in alignment with business/ IT strategy 
• Establish and run EA governance & stakeholder management mechanisms, integral to overall IT demand management 
• Provide architecture guidance, governance and solutions to complex enterprise problems 
• Create high level solution blueprints for business initiatives leading into sound investment decisions and/or exploitation of existing 
IT assets 
• Provide EA services and an “Architecture Centre of Excellence” capability to progammes and projects 
• Deliver architecture governance and ensure projects’ adherence to EA by running domain specific Design Authorities 
• Collaborate with and guide IT change delivery, IT services, PMO, 3rd party SIs, software vendors and technology services to ensure 
architectural consistency, alignment and sustainability across the IT landscape 
• Interface with senior executives, business stakeholders and IT business partners to influence and guide strategy and to secure 
architectural ongoing principles 
• Perform IT landscape analysis and audit to identify risks and deficiencies and recommend solutions 
• Lead, develop, maintain and extend EA artifacts, presentations, system maps and reference documentation, including where 
required managing internal and/or third-party resources to execute 
• Provide domain specific business technology thought leadership, keep pace with change in new technologies, methods and products 

Candidate Requirements

Bachelor or Master degree in IT, MIS, IT Management or comparable technology / engineering discipline 
• 10+ years of industry experience having strong track record of delivering solution or technical architecture for large size 
programs/projects in heterogeneous environments 
• TOGAF or Zachman qualified, and exposure/ working familiarity with an EA tool(s) will be advantageous (e.g Orbus, Mega) 
• Packaged software implementation experience of at least one of the leading application vendors is a must 
• Retail, Automotive, Industrial, Engineering experience is desirable
• Client side lead consulting/advisory experience will be an advantage 
• Specialism in given business units / domains, but good understanding of other domains from a big picture standpoint 
• Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes 
• Familiarity with graphical modelling approaches, tools and model repositories 
• Experience and comfort in presenting and facilitating at senior management levels 
Necessary Skills 
• Customer focused having excellent communication (written and verbal), documentation and presentation skills 
• Excellent understanding of business and technology process, skills, organizations, stakeholder management, change management 
and critical success factors for large scale IT initiatives 
• Proven abilities to think in terms of end-to-end landscape design, consistency, automation, planning, risks, constraints with a 
passion to secure value from architecture 
• Experience and knowledge of cloud enabled services / applications
• Good knowledge and awareness on technology and IT vendor trends, directions and roadmaps
• Ability to problem solve, influence with excellent networking skills
• Well structured, delivery focused and driven