Enterprise Architect – IT – UAE

Full Time Information Technology / Telecom / Technology
  • Full Time
  • Information Technology / Telecom / Technology
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary

Website Alshaya Group

Alshaya Group is a dynamic family-owned enterprise, first established in Kuwait in 1890. With a consistent record of growth and innovation, Alshaya Group is one of the world’s leading brand franchise operators, offering an unparalleled choice of well-loved international brands to customers.

Enterprise Architect – IT – UAE

Job no: 4038372
Location: UAE
Dubai Head Office


Alshaya IT is a diverse organisation supporting corporate, warehouse and retail specific IT infrastructure and systems. We have software teams creating and developing in-house applications and product teams optimising and integrating major third party solutions.  The rate of growth across divisions and geographies means we are constantly evaluating how we provide robust, scalable and business enabling infrastructure and systems in line with global benchmark standards.

About : With 75+ globally recognized brands, 50,000+ employees and 5,000+ stores spread across 15+ countries, Alshaya boasts of one of the largest International Franchise Retailers in the world. To continue their ambitious expansion, Alshaya are currently moving to the next generation applications and development of IT infrastructure with a multi-year business and IT transformation.

To support and achieve this aggressive growth, we are currently looking for an experienced “Enterprise Architect Support Functions” to join the Enterprise Architecture team within Alshaya IT division. This role reports to the Head of Enterprise Architecture and is based in Dubai. The Enterprise Architecture (EA) function is responsible for providing architecture oversight and guidance across the entire application and technology landscape, aligned to the tactical and strategic business initiatives.

Role 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, Lean IX…)
  • Packaged software implementation experience of at least one of the leading application vendors e.g. Oracle, SAP, IBM, JDA, Microsoft, Infor etc. is a must
  • Retail experience is desirable and client-side lead consulting/advisory experience will be an advantage
  • Specialism in given 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

  • Real passion for IT and curiosity for any new technologies
  • 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

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 for “Support Functions” domain covering the Finance, HR and Property domains.
  • Establish and run EA governance and related stakeholder management mechanisms in conjunction with overall IT demand management
  • 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 programs 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
About Us:Alshaya Group is a dynamic family-owned enterprise which was first established in Kuwait in 1890. With a consistent record of growth and innovation, Alshaya Group is one of the world’s leading brand franchise operators, offering customers an unparalleled choice of well-loved international brands, including: Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, Cos, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Vavavoom, Pottery Barn and KidZania.

Alshaya Group’s portfolio extends across MENA, Russia, Turkey, and Europe, with thousands of stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, as well as a growing online and digital business.

Operating in multiple sectors including Fashion, Food, Health & Beauty, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment, Alshaya Group colleagues are united by a commitment to delivering great customer service and brand experiences.

Fresh, modern, and relevant, Alshaya’s constantly evolving retail portfolio reflects the choices and lifestyle of its customers. From flagship stores and restaurants in prestige malls, to local coffee shops, drive-thrus and online, Alshaya Group brings customers the brands they love in the places they want to be.

Advertised: 10 Sep 2023 Arabian Standard Time
Application close: 09 Oct 2023 Arabian Standard Time

To apply for this job please visit jobsearch.alshaya.com.

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