KCB Bank Information Architect Job in Kenya

Job Title Information Architect
Location KENYA
Organization Name Enterprise Architecture
Department Description
Responsible for the Enterprise Architecture (IT technical, systems, business & information architecture) of IT systems used by or to be procured by the Bank. Ensure that all IT Systems are aligned to the Enterprise Architecture Framework, Bank policy, business strategy and best practices. Responsible for the secretariat of the IT Governance Council which reviews all IT systems used by or to be procured to ensure they are aligned to the Bank and IT strategy, plans, policies and standards.
Brief Description
Develops IT information models (message protocols, defined data structures, schemas, information types and workflows) and relating documentation for IT Systems in use by or to be procured by the Bank in line with Bank policy, Business Processes, Architecture and Best Practice, standards and methods
Detailed Description
Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate information flow through the enterprise, eliciting business requirements and generation / development of relevant business requirements documentation.
  • Translate user needs into functional requirements. Identify user requirements by researching and analyzing user needs, preferences, objectives, and working methods; studying how users consume content, including data categorization and labeling, meeting with focus groups.
  • Investigate the requirements of the customers for the content and structure of information deliverables.
  • Perform a content inventory showing all content elements, relationships and dependencies.
  • Validate information delivery by developing and completing usability test plans; evaluating traffic patterns and studying user feedback.
  • Communicate with clients to understand their business requirements. Ensure documented content meets audience and organization needs as well as analyzing users experience and their problems
  • Develop practical plans in order to support organizational development. Identify content that helps support user goals and business goals.
  • Keep up-to-date and knowledgeable about industry trends and emerging technologies associated with Enterprise Information Architecture.
  • Develop and build consensus for a strategic vision and roadmap for the organization to identify and prioritize information architecture projects and
    investments, consistent with the business strategies, which includes information governance policies and processes for the management and use of information.
  • Lead the identification and analysis of the Bank’s business drivers to derive Enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements.
  • Assess the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement in line with the Bank’s strategy and delivery priority of the IT programs.
  • Lead the development of an implementation plan for the Enterprise Architecture models based on business requirements and Information Technology strategies.
  • Market the Enterprise Architecture function, process and results, in particular to the business side of the Bank.
  • Establish standards, guidelines, checklists and processes for architectural development and compliance.
Job Requirements
Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology related field from a reputable and CHE recognized university
  • Professional Qualifications
    – ITIL Foundation
    – Prince 2 Practitioner
    – Business Analysis [e.g. CBAP]
  • Other relevant Technical Certifications [e.g. SQL & Data Modeling, Software Development]
Additional Details
The Person (Experience & Skills):

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar business analysis related role
  • Ability to perform impact analysis of new and proposed architectures in relation to the current landscape and available technologies utilized in the IT environment.
  • Ability to conceptualize, formulate, and present complex business demands / requirements via comprehensible models and templates.
  • Hands on experience with project methodologies i.e. SDLC processes & agile based development methodology.
  • Knowledge of SOA approach and its implementation, web-based systems architecture, enterprise application integration as well as experience managing expectations and priorities.
  • Knowledge of data representation in JSON, XML, XSLT mapping and usage of SOAP/HTTP, REST and JMS/MQ protocols.
  • Working experience in UML.
  • Good working experience with all the tiers of architecture – infrastructure, database, integration, application, UI, network and security.
  • Must have a strong and proven software development background.
  • Sound knowledge of various messaging architectures.
  • Participation in key/large projects as an architect.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; self-motivated, dynamic, team player, result driven, relationship builder, independent worker with excellent interpersonal relation building skills.
How To Apply
Inthe event that you are invited to interview for the position, we will requirethat you provide us with the following documents:

 

NationalI.D.

KRAPin Card

BirthCertificate of self

PassportPhoto (White Background)

NSSFCard

NHIFCard

PoliceClearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old)

Academicand Professional certificates, including official transcripts

Certificates of Service from previous employers asapplicable

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