Business Architect

Business Architect

Business Architect

Location: South Africa

Date Posted: Sept. 14, 2021

Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent


The Business Architect role based within Vodacom Business.The Business Architect provides thought leadership for client solutions within specified Industry Vertical/s. The Business Architect meets the need of ever increasing solution complexity in the Industry Vertical by having the ability to understand customer business and technology environment (at industry and corporate level) that influence strategic architecture and technology decisions. The Business Architect is a Business Solution Consultant in a complex customer solution environment who is an Innovator in solution designing.  An Expert Consultant with Big Picture thinking and possessing the breadth of knowledge within an Industry Vertical to engage multiple architecture functions within the Customer environment to jointly unpack challenges and provide and business solutions.   A Resource understanding the Industry Vertical and the emerging ICT technologies that address the Vertical. A Consultant who is a technically focussed individual who also understands the business planning cycles within the Industry Vertical.   Participates in the customer business strategy and planning sessions.  Actively provides input to and shapes the customer ICT strategies and roadmaps within the specific Industry Vertical. Ensures that that proposed solutions are aligned to the strategy. Assist clients to develop strategic ICT solutions and consider the impacts the solution could have to the organization's overall business processes and strategies. Possesses a sound understanding of the Industry Vertical in which the Customer operates technical environment end-to-end has an intimate knowledge of how changes in one architecture impact other architectures. The Business Architect is the bridge between IT and the Board room and is able to explain technical challenges in a business context and vice versa. Articulates how business requirements translate into design decisions and how design decisions enable and impact the business. Is the trusted Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Industry Solutions for identified key customers. Grade 12 (essential) 3 year Degree in IT or Engineering related field or Business (essential). Industry certifications,  CCDA, CISSP CCDE Certification and / or experience with enterprise architecture methodologies and frameworks, such as TOGAF, Zachman an added advantage.  IT Service management knowledge and certification an advantage: ITIL Foundations; Prince II   Business Management knowledge an advantage  Experience  A minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in Pre-Sales Business Solution Consulting across the Pillars of Convergence including  LAN / WAN, Unified Communications, Security, Cloud and Hosting, IoT and Enterprise Mobility. Specific Industry Vertical knowledge required.  Closing date for Applications: 15 September 2021  The base location for this role is, Midrand, Vodacom Campus The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.   

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