Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect

CGI Philippines Incorporated
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Position Description:

This role is for an embedded Enterprise Architect to work with our Client on the Odyssey Project. The role is to oversee the production of the AS/IS and Future Architecture. This will inform project approvals and a competition for the delivery of the capability.

The role will work as part of a wider team, and alongside the CGI Intelligent Customer Team, providing the link from the project to the wider business

Role of Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architects are leaders working across different levels within an organisation to translate the business strategy into business change and technical delivery. They are responsible for:
. identifying priorities for change to enable delivery at pace
. leading and influencing the delivery of cross-cutting capabilities that enable change
. ownership of enterprise architecture vision, strategy and roadmaps from a business, technology and data perspective, including as-is, to-be and transitional states. Consulting and facilitating collaboration across the business
. understanding the organisation's ecosystem and its inter-dependencies, including reference architectures
. taking a strategic view across all architectural domains, portfolios and programmes
. guiding the organisation to make the appropriate business, technology and data decisions, by promoting reuse, sustainability and scalability, to achieve value for money and reduce risk
. establishing architectural principles, policies and standards.
. collaborating and consulting with stakeholders to assure business, technology and data decisions are aligned with EA strategy
. developing the architecture community
. carrying out horizon scanning across industry, identifying emerging trends and their potential impact and opportunity for the organisation

Skills required to be an Enterprise Architect
You will need the following skills for this role, although the level of expertise for each will vary, depending on the role level.
. Bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical. You are able to communicate effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries. You know how to make complex and technical information and language simple and accessible for non-technical audiences. You collaborate effectively with others.
. Making and guiding decisions. You can make and guide effective decisions, explaining clearly how the decision has been reached. You must have the ability to understand and resolve technical disputes across varying levels of complexity and risk.
. Problem definition and shaping. You look beyond the immediate problem and identify the wider implications across the whole enterprise. You understand relevant historical context and future impact and can understand how current work fits in broader contexts and strategies. You are able to identify underlying problems and opportunities and carry out horizon scanning to identify future threats or opportunities.
. Enterprise and Business Architecture. You have a strong understanding of enterprise architecture and its sub-domains. You understand the organisational landscape and strategy of an organisation and are able to support the creation of future state architecture aligned to strategy. You can translate business drivers, goals and constraints into business objectives. You define required capabilities and support organisational changes to create operating models that meet business objectives. You are able to describe and influence relationships between organisational structures, processes, technology, people and skills within and outside of an enterprise, to achieve transition to the new state.
. Community Collaboration. You can contribute to the work of the community, building successful teams through understanding team styles and influencing as well as motivating team members. You know how to give and receive constructive feedback, facilitating the feedback loop. You can facilitate conflict resolution within teams, ensure the team is transparent and that the work is understood externally. You can help teams maintain a focus on delivery while being aware of the importance of professional development.
. Strategic design and business change. You have a strong understanding of business issues, events and activities and their short to long term impact. You are able to define principles, patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements. You focus on outcomes rather than solutions and activities and are able to develop, maintain or update strategy in response to feedback and findings.
. DDaT perspective. You can demonstrate an understanding of user-centred design, technology and data perspectives. You understand the range of available technology choices and can make informed decisions based on user need and value for money. You understand the variety and complexities of digital and data contexts and can design services to meet them. You have knowledge of the wider digital economy and advances in technology.
. Commercial perspective. You understand and contribute to commercial contracts, procurement, sourcing and exit strategies. You contribute to supplier selection and evaluation processes as well as use government procurement processes and Framework such as G-Cloud, Digital Services Framework and the Digital Marketplace. You can implement effective sourcing strategies that meet organisational needs.
. Governance. You can understand technical governance and participate in or deliver the assurance of a service. (This skill becomes increasingly critical at senior role levels).

Your future duties and responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:
. Act on a strategic level
. Lead the creation of Enterprise Architectures
. Ensure Alignment of IT strategy

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

Key Competences:
. MOD specific business knowledge
. Architecture Governance
. Archimate
. BizzDesign
. Enterprise Architecture Modelling
. Stakeholder Management
. Ability to set clear direction
. Knowledge of relevant MOD enterprise initiatives

Must be Solely UK National and must hold MOD HLC clearance. Willing to travel to Corsham/RAF Wyton

Unconditionally inclusive - we know diversity brings a great greater variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences to the workplace. We actively encourage diversity at CGI and inclusivity is one of our top priorities, with support networks for Parents, Women, LGBT+, BAME, Neurodiversity and Disability.


  • Client Management
  • Enterprise Architecture

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