AF25628 - Enterprise Architect - Corporate and Financial Services | Enterprise IT

Department: Enterprise IT
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 28-Feb-2017

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Financial Services

Al-Futtaim is a trusted name in the financial services sector with over 30 years experience in the UAE.

Al-Futtaim’s financial services sector operations include 11 companies operate in 5 countries.

Enterprise IT

Al-Futtaim Enterprise IT provides support to the Al-Futtaim Group across all geographies. It manages the IT application and infrastructure across various lines of business including Automotive, Retail, Real Estate and Financial Services. The core components of EIT are Business Application Management, Infrastructure &Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Service Management, Information Security, IT Procurement and IT Governance.

About the Position:

As part of the Enterprise IT department your main role will be to contribute to the design and development of the Architecture Framework and Enterprise Target Architecture (ETA) in line with the Architecture Principles ensuring it supports Al-Futtaim Group’s EIT strategic direction. 
To assess, source and design enterprise grade solutions (new/existing) across corporate and Financial services domains and verticals within the defined Al-Futtaim’s Enterprise Target Architecture (ETA) and solutioning framework. 

Below is a detailed description of the job:

Contribute to the design and development of Enterprise Target Architecture (ETA) in the context of Business & IT strategy and recommend capability increments for EIT transformational plans.
Contribute to the development of Architecture Principles.
Identify, assess and recommend sourcing and solution of new product and technology in line with the Architecture Principles and Business Requirements. 
Create the design and development of high-complexity Solutions in the AFG IT Landscape in line with Enterprise Target Architecture (ETA) and Architecture Principles. 

Scoping, integration designs and workshops with the Business/IT stakeholders to support business strategies.
Undertake new technology/solutions introduction and related Proof of Concepts (POCs).

Recommend Business Applications for consolidation, retirement and timely upgrade leading to a cost optimal IT landscape. 
Contribute to Research, benchmark latest developments in enterprise architecture related to our business needs.
Recommend and enforce Technology Standards.
Prepare Roadmaps for Technology and Products supporting the strategic implementation plan.
Prepare Guidelines for enterprise wide complex technologies (e.g. Middleware, Mobility, IoT, ERP etc.).
Provide design direction and guidance to the development teams and leads in other teams.



About You:

Candidates should have the following skills and experience: 

Education: Degree in Computer Science/IT/similar with preferred education in Business Management (e.g. MBA)

Minimum Experience and Knowledge:  10 years Business/IT Solution Design and Development experience; 2 years Solution Architecture experience; 3-5 years Business (vertical) experience or equivalent Business process knowledge. 

Job-Specific Skills: At least two domain competency - SAP/IBM/Microsoft/Salesforce/Oracle; Business/IT services portfolio lifecycle optimization; Innovation aware (in areas IOT, Mobile, Cloud, Big data etc.); Agile methodology


Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.