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Title:  Enterprise Architect - Data

Job ID:  80362
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig City, 00, PH, 1630


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What is this role about?


As the Enterprise Data Architect, you will define solutions architecture for global, regional and local Digital & IT change initiatives where EA team is involved, providing specialised D&A knowledge and ensuring standards compliance with an emphasis on Data and Analytics. In collaboration with the JTI Data Strategy team, promote and socialise Digital & IT Data & analytics Strategy, supporting tools and patterns. You will enrich the data & analytics reference models with new technologies and approaches in response to new requirements and technology changes and liaise with JTI strategic vendors to understand and share relevant integration  technology opportunities. You are expected to support peer solution architects for domain specific data & analytics requirements and peer enterprise architects in defining the strategic positionning data & analytics tools & capabilities. Finally, you will act as part of the Enterprise Architect to undertake planning, governance, Impact analysis and other relevant activities to support strategic evolution of JTI Architecture


What will you do?


1) Strategic Architecture Planning for JTI Digital solutions 

  • You will develop and maintain JTI technology/solution architecture roadmap considering industry trends, business requirements, strategic portfolio of upcoming initiatves and technology roadmaps
  • Establish strong working relationship with IT Teams and whose technologies are used in JTI application landscape
  • Leverage the relationship to ensure strong support for JTI and influence the vendor's product development and direction
  • Ensure that primarily BI/Data solution architecture is aligned with the principles and directions established by the enterprise architecture

2) Provide solution architecture services for Digital Projects

  • Participate as advisor and support the projects to ensure that technology selection is aligned with the standards.
  • Provide a balanced architecture evaluation considering Project delivery constraints and the sustainibility of the solution for the business.
  • Sign-off non-standard or pilot technology use in specific projects.
  • Propose innovative solutions to address digital sales opportunities, leveraging existing or new solutions
  • Provide proactive feedback to BTS process team leads, project sponsors and top management.

3) Define and maintain architecture standards for Digital platforms

  • Etablish and maintain consistent Architecture standards for Digital solutions at JTI
  • Architecture standards should consider solution platform, integration, UX and BI requirements, security and data management 
  • Standards should be created in alignment with JTI IT standards, vendor and technology constraints, business requirements, development and operations processes
  • Promote, communicate the architecture standards on regular basis 
  • Work with BTS & GDC to ensure compliance to the standards
  • Propose potential optimizations to simplify the architecture 

4) Strengthen long term relationship with Strategic and Key vendors

  • Establish strong working relationship with vendor technical and product management teams as well other 3rd parties whose systems interface with digital solutions
  • Leverage the relationship to ensure strong support for JTI and obtain influence over future designs of new enhancements and functionalities

5) Innovation leadership

  • Stay up-to-date with the technolgy and industry trends
  • Leverage Proof Of Concepts to evaluate new technologies
  • Anticipate issues and drawbacks before starting a real implementation
  • Maintain a high level of expertise through learning, conferences, customer focus groups
  • Work closely with BTS leads to gather the business demand for new solutions, technologies
  • Manage the introduction of new technologies (in close cooperation with other solutions/application architects and other IT teams) and the transition of new selected technologies/solutions to the project or application delivery team

6) Enterprise Architcture Support

  • Support the definition and implementation of the EA frameworks
  • Promote the EA framework to the key IT and Business stakeholders


Who are we looking?


  • B.Sc. degree in IT or equivalent                                            
  • 5+ years of overall experience in the IT discipline in multi-national environment (administrative, development and business applications), as software and/or system engineer additionally at least one of the following: 
    • 2 + years project management and IT/Business process management experience
    • 2+ years experience in managing data & analytics development for enterprise level programs  
    • 2+ year experience in cloud and digital technologies
  • Experience in Solution Architecture tasks and methods, good understanding of enterprise and solution architecture concepts and standards, Archimate knowledge a nice plus   
  • Ability to work at the enterprise level, analysing from a conceptual and logical perspective and understanding the global end-to-end view
  • Demonstrates strong Digital solution knowledge and communication skills 
  • Takes ownership for understanding and aligning vendors' roadmaps and JTI business requirements
  • Possesses and leverages  planning skills, multi-task management and the ability to architecturally support concurrent Digital Systems projects
  • Utilizes verbal and written communication skills to work with all levels of the organization across JTI (IT Management, GTC, GDC, BTS and Business key users/power users, consultants and CRM vendor) to carry out timely review of the Project solution designs within  Digital initiatives
  • Posesses Digital ecosystem knowledge, strong expertise in one or more of the underlying technology trends like cloud, BI, mobility, integration, big data, security
  • Good understanding of enterprise and solution architecture concepts and standards, leverage knowledge within EA team to apply relevant concepts
  • Good inter-personal communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Good analytical skills, strong thought leadership, structured and results-driven way of working, and ability to get things done
  • Highly motivated, hardworking individual with desire to continually learn new skills and improve        
  • Fluent English 


What's in it for you?


  • Work in a brand-new office located in BGC McKinley West
  • Be covered with medical insurance upon hiring, with dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves


What are the next steps?


Thank you very much for applying!

We will make sure to provide feedback on your application within 2 weeks after the application deadline.


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