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    Manager, Solution Architecture at 9Mobile

    Mar 19, 2019

    9mobile, is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

    Manager, Solution Architecture


    Job Summary

    • Coordinate the planning,analysis and design of multi-domain Information Technology solutions toengender a world class and extensible architecture providing platforms forsustainable business capabilities in a fast-paced telecommunications environment.
    • Responsible for the translation of business requirements into setof technical specifications for the selection, design and implementation fitfor purpose IT Solutions

    Principal Functions

    • Coordinate the process fortranslating business requirement into technical specifications and ensuringalignment.
    • Coordinate the development andmaintenance of the roadmap of IT initiatives to deliver the target architecturefor the realization of extant business visions and strategies.
    • Responsible for the design offit-for-purpose solutions to solve business problems by facilitating designworkshops with key stakeholders with strong emphasis on business value, riskand on time to value.
    • Guide the evaluation ofsolution options, ensuring alignment with business objectives and establishedarchitecture principles & standards.
    • Support the establishment andenforcement of solution architecture principles and standards through theplatform of the Architecture Review Board and other architecture governanceprocesses.   Coordinate the activities ofthe Architecture Review Board.
    • Review and recommend ITsolution design proposals as prerequisite for solution build andimplementation.
    • Validate compliance toarchitecture principles at key development checkpoints for solutions indevelopment on the one hand and changes to those in production on the other
    • Responsible for businessprocess optimization and integration, covering enterprise applicationintegration and enterprise data integration (EAI & EDI) within bothinternal and external contexts
    • Enable enterprise agility i.e.facilitate quick response to market dynamics and adoption of new Develop andmaintain a roadmap of IT initiatives to deliver the target architecture for therealization of extant business visions and strategies.
    • Ensure all technical documentsrelated to a project are compiled in accordance with IT Architectural Policyand best practices.
    • Support the technologyplanning team in the definition of processes and frameworks for managingcapacity - infrastructure and application licenses.
    • Support the technologyplanning team in the production of capacity plans to proactively meet thedemand on the IT organization to ensure that the business is adequatelypositioned to respond to internal/external demand in a consistently efficientand effective manner.
    • Provide technical leadershipfor the implementation and integration of assigned IT projects.  Own assigned project technical deliverableand ensure delivery to acceptable quality standard
    • Facilitate and oversee thedefinition and testing of interfaces for systems integration within assignedproject.
    • Perform other duties asassigned by Head, IT Strategy Architecture & Enterprise SolutionDevelopment.

    Educational Requirements

    • First degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering or othernumerate science.
    • Postgraduate/professional qualifications inrelated fields will be an added advantage. 

    Experience,Skills & Competencies:

    • Six (6) to eight (8) work experience, with atleast 4 years' experience as a Solution Integrator or Architect.  Must also have at least 3years' experience in a supervisory role.
    • Knowledge of Architecture methodologies,standards, frameworks and tools (TOGAF, ZACHMAN, UML, etc.)
    • Experienced in working with diverse teams of 5 ormore people in dynamic and rapidly changing environments.
    • Experience in multiple, diverse technologyenvironments and domains including technical infrastructure, applicationdevelopment/management, middleware, database management, and operations.
    • Understanding of telecommunication business andtechnology model/architecture.
    • Understanding and experience across the solutionimplementation lifecycle.
    • Experience in planning, building andrunning telecom BSS/OSS and related platforms are an added advantage.
    • Very good conceptual and analyticalthinking.
    • ExcellentVerbal, Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

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