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Enterprise Applications Layer Architect x2 - Econet Wireless

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  1. Job Description
  2. Job Purpose
  3. The Enterprise Applications Layer Architect will define and align Enterprise transformational journeys by balancing the Strategic Enterprise objectives with operational constraints for the applications layer. This role designs, develops, coordinates, maintains, enforces and communicates the overall Econet Wireless scalable Enterprise applications architectures that enable the delivery of high-quality modern products and services and ensures alignment with business strategies and drivers.
  4. Key Responsibilities
  1. Collaboratively designs the Enterprise Applications Strategy and Enterprise Application Layer Architecture for Econet’s DSP Transformation journey, anticipating future technologies and portfolio.
  2. Decides on the final Enterprise application layer architecture for adoption.
  3. Clearly articulates the vision, baseline and target architectures, identifies gaps, develops and maintains the transitional architectures and roadmaps to deliver the enterprise transformation in the Application layer.
  4. Research and conduct analysis to identify trends in application architecture listing technology options, risks and impacts of various architectural options and apply them in architecture development.
  5. Design and oversee the integration of applications to the enterprise ecosystem and prescribe reusable artifacts and solution building blocks.
  6. Continuously evaluate and optimize the Enterprise Applications Layer to reduce cost, improve Customer Effort Score and ease of doing business for Econet and its partners.
  7. Define, document, and monitor application layering and component dependencies.
  8. Oversee the development, analysis, and revision of design procedures, program codes, test procedures, and quality standards.
  9. Participate in and/or lead the governance of Enterprise Design Architectures and evaluate the architectural changes as well as the impact of new applications and integrations to the enterprise’s ecosystem, prescribing appropriate mitigation to risks identified.
  10. Advise and collaborate with R&D architects, development specialists, and other enterprise and domain specific architectural specialists in the implementation of the enterprise application layer designs, architecture standards and frameworks.
  11. Collaborate and coordinate effectively across enterprise functions and management levels, Regulatory Authorities, Channel and Ecosystem Partners, Technology and Service Providers to influence and unlock enterprise application layer strategies.
  12. Design, select and recommend transferable Enterprise Applications Architecture Frameworks – capability, applications and technologies – that adhere to standards and security policies in liaison with Business Risk and Sustainable Development Goals as well as anticipate best in class, agile and flexible deployment of future product portfolios and technology.
  13. Decides on the platforms and tools for API integrations and API management.
  14. Reports regularly to the GM AI&DI on the architectural evolution and delivery approaches, the impact of new innovations on the applications layer, Governance issues needing support, recommendations on end to end strategic and ecosystem decisions in response to business issues.
  1. Qualification, Skills and Experience
  1. 6 O Levels Including Mathematics, Science and English.
  2. 2 A Level passes
  3. TOGAF / equivalent Enterprise Architecture certification is a MUST
  4. Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software/Computer/ Electronic  Engineering or any other technology related field equivalent
  5. Advanced competency in core programming languages
  6. A recognised Project Management Practitioner qualification, and/or a Master’s Degree, especially MBA, will be an added advantage
  7. 5+ years’ experience in software development
  8. 2+ years’ experience as a Software Architect
  9. 2+ years’ experience in Business Case Development and Strategic Storytelling is an advantage
  1. To Apply
  2. To apply for the above listed position, kindly follow the link below to register your candidate profile and apply directly on our recruitment portal: 
  3. Closing date for all applications is 23 February, 2022
  4. Please note only short listed applicants will be responded to
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