Technical Architect Job in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

Assess and communicate the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits, and opportunities of IT solutions. Understand the bigger picture and assess all smaller technical components and solutions as a coherent part of the whole infrastructure. 

Documentation of business requirements and processes for business initiatives and projects.

Build a holistic view of the Bank’s strategy, processes, information and IT assets and ensuring the business and IT requirements are aligned. 

Liaise with the Business subject matter expert in the development of business architectural framework developing a clear roadmap of Business solutions.

Designs complex systems in the Bank when required at the component level, makes strategic technology choices, and directly supervise the quality of designs and implementation inside and between components. 

Ability to balance the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications on individual components and projects. 

Develop and maintain the Bank’s technology service catalogue with continuous assessment of applications fitness to fulfill their purpose to the Enterprise

Lead in technology capacity management assessment and provide guidance on how best to close the identified gaps

Support in developing the framework for IT asset management while providing guidance on how best to close the identified gaps

Provide the leadership in breaking down, planning, and sequencing the business vision & strategy into technology deliverables and mapping to infrastructure needs. 

Lead in proactive management and reduction of technical debt (e.g. systems/components, tool proliferation, aging technologies) across all the technology domains.

 Stay up dated on the latest trends/ technologies for cloud enablement and Platform as a Service and evaluate the platform capabilities vis -à-vis the trends; plan the roadmaps to incorporate the required functionality into the Bank infrastructure. 

Provides knowledge leadership in relevant research areas, technology tools & standards and architectural governance. 

Provides guidance to project teams regarding guiding principles, system and application design, standards, best practices, and system performance and availability. 

Support / participate in acquisition of large projects by providing technical input and guidance on aspects of technology.

The Person

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or related field.

Professional Qualifications:

Certifications in TOGAF, MCSE, MCITP, CCNA, CISA, Cloud Architect, OCP, LINUX/UNIX, Databases.

Relevant Experience:

7 years of overall experience with specific experience in:

5 years in at least two IT disciplines: Technology architecture, application architecture, security architecture, Integration, microservices, and SOA.

3 years in multiple, diverse technologies, cloud computing, and containerization.

3 years in leading formal enterprise architecture frameworks.

4 years of experience and knowledge of Hardware systems.

4 years knowledge of WAN & LAN design, implementation, and monitoring.

4 years of experience in Customer Service.

3 years of experience and excellent understanding of software delivery processes (DevOps) and methodologies (i.e., waterfall, agile, hybrid).

3 years of experience and excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to break down complex items into actionable elements.

3 years of experience and knowledge of the application of the organization’s products, services, and policies.

3 years of experience and knowledge of the relevant industry.

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