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Lead Enterprise Architecture Office

As the Manager (Lead) of the Enterprise Architecture Office, you will be responsible for leading a team of architects and overseeing the strategic development, implementation, and maintenance of the enterprise architecture framework within the organization. Your role will be critical in aligning business objectives with technology capabilities, ensuring the support of the company's current and future needs. Additionally, you will collaborate closely with other departments and stakeholders to drive effective decision-making, optimize processes, and foster innovation.

The Enterprise Architecture Office Lead plays a crucial role in shaping the organization's IT landscape, driving innovation, and enabling the company to achieve its strategic goals efficiently. This position requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership capabilities, and strong business acumen.

What does a skeyes Lead Enterprise Architecture Office do?

Enterprise Architecture Strategy:

  • Develop and maintain the enterprise architecture strategy in alignment with the organization's business objectives and long-term vision.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance technology capabilities, promote innovation, and optimize IT processes.

Architecture Governance:

  • Establish and enforce governance processes to ensure that IT projects and initiatives adhere to the enterprise architecture principles and guidelines.
  • Review and approve architectural designs, ensuring they align with the overall enterprise architecture strategy.

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and mentor a team of architects, fostering a collaborative and high-performing culture.
  • Set clear goals, provide guidance, and evaluate team members' performance regularly.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with business leaders, stakeholders, and IT teams to understand business requirements and ensure the alignment of IT solutions with business needs.
  • Present complex technical concepts and architecture proposals to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and understandable manner.

Technology Evaluation and Selection:

  • Assess new and emerging technologies, evaluating their potential benefits and fit within the enterprise architecture.
  • Recommend technology solutions that drive business value and support the overall enterprise architecture strategy.

Standards and Best Practices:

  • Define and enforce architectural standards, best practices, and guidelines to ensure consistency and reusability across IT projects.

Architecture Roadmaps:

  • Develop and maintain architectural roadmaps that illustrate the evolution of the enterprise architecture and support the organization's growth.

Risk Management:

  • Identify potential risks and issues related to the enterprise architecture and develop mitigation strategies.

Budget Management:

  • Work with IT leadership to establish the budget for enterprise architecture initiatives and ensure cost-effective implementation.

Candidate profile

What makes you the perfect Lead Enterprise Architecture Office?

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in enterprise architecture, including the design and implementation of complex IT systems.
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of managing and developing high-performing teams.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities, with the capability to interact with both technical and non-technical stakeholders effectively.
  • In-depth knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman, or similar.
  • Familiarity with various IT technologies, platforms, and development methodologies.
  • Experience in strategic planning and business-IT alignment.
  • Ability to think critically and strategically, anticipating future IT needs and trends.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Relevant certifications in enterprise architecture (e.g., TOGAF certification) are a plus.
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