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Head of Solutions Design & Architecture

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Information Tech

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Lead and set the direction of Architecture, Solutions Design, and Engineering.
Mature the architecture, design, and engineering practice. 
Build a community of architects, designers, and engineers to mature practice, processes, and adoption.
Provide governance on solution architecture and technology standards within shared services.
Develops and executes functional plan for the group to support country IT teams and service centre goals.
Provide leadership for teams to build applications architecture roadmaps to address obsolescence, compliance and adoption of new technologies for business use.
Develop, maintain and further relationships with regional and global IT teams and stakeholders.
Manage vendor relationship at appropriate levels to ensure appropriate solutions are delivered.
Develop metrics and provide ongoing status reports to senior management.
Influence senior executives and other architects on the adoption of technologies to achieve business objectives.
Keep abreast of latest trends in technology and insurance and introduce innovation into the enterprise by regularly surveying market landscape for solution insights, direction, vendors, and methods to assess their viability for use within the enterprise and implement them if deemed viable.
Act as a consultant and authority on matters of architecture, design, and engineering.
Acquire, develop, manage, and mentor resources within the team
Forecast resource demand and manage supply. Ensures productivity and utilization of staff and general performance
Develops and executes employee capability development plans and manage performance.

Minimum 15+ years IT experience, preferably 5+ years in a multi-national financial services company especially insurance.
Minimum 3+ years of experience acting in the capacity of Head of architecture, design, or engineering.
Minimum 5+ years of experience in architecture, design, and engineering.
Minimum Bachelor degree preferably with Master degree in Computer Science or Engineering discipline.
Architecture and business technology certifications (TOGAF, LOMA, JAVA, Mobile, etc.) are a plus.
Shared Services experience is a plus.


PHP 4M – 5.9M