IT Director Enterprise Architecture: Brussels: English, Dutch & French Speaking
The IT Director Enterprise Architecture is responsible for the overall standards and direction of all IT enterprise architecture domains including business, application, data, technology, and operations, ensuring it supports the business's needs and performance goals.
The IT Director Enterprise Architecture is expected to enforce technology and governance strategies, policies and standards, and enterprise architecture planning processes in the solution development activities, particularly those involved in the design, development, enhancement and maintenance of IT systems.
The IT Director Enterprise Architecture is expected to ensure that the overall technology architecture is maintained in an integrated and consistent manner and that architectural considerations include security and quality.
The IT Director Enterprise Architecture:
Co-ordinates the development of architectural frameworks and leads the population of these frameworks with coherent and consistent architectural views. The Director is responsible for establishing the scope of the enterprise, setting down the architectural principles and vision, and for ensuring the rigour and integrity of the enterprise architecture, together with associated deliverables.
Ensures that the populated architecture framework is appropriate in the context of the company's business environment.
Leads indirectly a team of architects, located in the different IT delivery capability domains, within business, application/systems, data/information and technical architecture disciplines and must be able to explain clearly the benefits of an architectural approach.
Develops and enforces technology and governance strategies, policies and standards, and enterprise architecture planning processes in the solution development activities, particularly those involved in the design, development, enhancement and maintenance of IT systems.
Manages projects involving 3-5 team members in areas such as:
Defining an IT strategic roadmap
Designing and managing enterprise architecture transformation programs
Reengineering of IT processes
Building business cases to support investment decisions
Defining and leading organizational change within the IT organization
Watches new technologies and identifies potential business applications
Performs technology assessments for new technology
Prepares and manages the Enterprise Architecture budget
Ensures all people management aspects of the Enterprise Architecture team (and indirectly leads (content wise) the IT Solution Architects resident in the delivery capability domains (IT SAP Domain, IT DevOps, IT Collaboration, IT Packages, IT Integration & Service Management)
Knowledge & Background
Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture
Knowledge of business engineering principles and processes
The ideal candidate has a university degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience
10 or more years of experience in at least three disciplines, such as business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment
5 or more years of business experience in strategic and operations planning and/or business analysis
The ideal candidate has at least 10 years of relevant IT experience
Managing development of technological platforms
Experience as enterprise architect
IT experience in architecture in a Utility company is a plus
The ideal candidate is business proficient in Dutch, French and English
Strong business understanding to challenge business needs
Strong structuring, analytical and organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent communication skills:
Ability to speak language of both Business and IT,
Ability to synthesize complex technical issues into options for decision by senior management
Strong people management skills to lead a team of ~10 experts
Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments
translate business needs into EA requirements
estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives
apply multiple solutions to business problems
rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Influential in the organization and a team player
Effective at driving short-term actions that are consistent with long-term goals