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Position Title: Head of Enterprise Architecture

Job Summary Statement/Purpose:
The Head of Enterprise Architecture will be a member of Sasria’s technology Senior Leadership Team and manage the Enterprise Architecture Office. The major focus for this position will be leading the development of Sasria’s Enterprise Architecture practice and deliver business value through the successful implementation of the roadmap.

Current Status: Closed

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: November 29, 2021

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Qualifying Criteria

1. Strategic Alignment
• This role will lay out the future state of business, logical and technical
architectures across the enterprise.
• Collaborate with senior technology and business leaders to develop a
rationalisation plan for the enterprise’s technical ecosystem.
• This role will also create an end-state architecture with a deep understanding of the business vision/drivers/objectives across business functions so that the over-arching enterprise strategy can be realised.

2. Technical/Operation requirements
• Drive alignment to a shared technical vision as well as roadmap through a smallteam of technical architects, partnering with the technology segments embedded with the businesses, technology teams, information security, and infrastructure leads to ensure success to achieving that end-state vision.

3. Business Partnering
• Independently interfaces with key senior leader level stakeholders from all business segments, delivery functional areas of technology and the business lines.
• This role has ultimate accountability for ensuring the vision for Sasria’s future state enterprise architecture is realised across the enterprise in order to achieve Sasria’s strategy.

• Bachelor’s degree in technology, business management, engineering, or related
• Honour’s degree preferred.
• 10+ years progressive Business and Information Technology experience.
• 5 or more years management and strategic experience.
• Experience with TOGAF or another EA Framework experience preferable.
• Insurance industry business knowledge preferable.

• Strong knowledge of Business/Application/Data/Technology architecture.
• Insurance industry business knowledge.

• Demonstrated continuous improvement and continuous learning mindset.
• Demonstrated capability as a lifecycle problem solver (idea to implementation).
• Cultivate a culture of openness, transparency and inclusion and build, maintain,
and grow high-performing team and drive innovation.

• Self-motivated.
• Results oriented.
• Proven ability to drive change and results.
• Ability to understand the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term perspectives of
• High proficiency with technology transformations.
• Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate standards to meet business
• Strong team player.
• Ability to engage in conversation with Executive level leaders in the organization.
• Strong customer service orientation and insurance business acumen with ability to
bring a customer-centric perspective to all situations.

  • A South African citizen of any gender, preference will be given to an EE candidate
  • The role will be in Illovo, Johannesburg