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Enterprise Solutions Architect

Job title: Enterprise Solutions Architect


Job description: Prudential’s purpose is to be partners for every life and protectors for every future. Our purpose encourages everything we do by creating a culture in which diversity is celebrated and inclusion assured, for our people, customers, and partners. We provide a platform for our people to do their best work and make an impact to the business, and we support our people’s career ambitions. We pledge to make Prudential a place where you can Connect, Grow, and Succeed. In our transformation journey ahead as a group, we intend to build loosely coupled but tightly aligned components that are built expecting to be reused while anticipating change. We need to converge our varied workloads to common applications and solutions across the group. All applications need to adopt common services, platforms, architectural principles, and design patterns. We need to create framework for multi cloud adoption and migration. Build cloud suitability framework for workloads. Provide design for cloud implementation and automate software integration and deployment, provision infrastructure as a code. Engineering teams then design and build new capabilities & features, they need to begin with an end-state vision of how their applications and infrastructure will operate within this architecture and, then, engineer them accordingly. This sets a common set of parameters and tools for technology provides a consistent approach to security and reliability. In addition, Architectural agility has a causal relationship with potential strategic and operational benefits. The Enterprise Architecture team is responsible for enabling the above ambition and guiding the design and development of architecture framework and policies which guide our technology landscape for the group encompassing business, infrastructure, data, application and security architecture, that meet current and future enterprise business strategy. This role requires the candidate to have curate & apply depth of knowledge to help the Enterprise architecture team deliver the above. In addition, the role will focus deeply on Asia, Africa geographies to guide their future architecture roadmap. Multi-cloud infrastructure with regards to policy and design framework. Work closely with GBS Business Design Lead, Chief of GBS and Functional Leads to establish new standards and develop target architectures for GBS Conduct architecture assessments and define target state solutions Provide the technical scope, defining and driving the best solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs of Functional teams Support the technology solutioning and estimating in proposals, planning and pricing Develop long-term technology strategies centered on business objectives Identify services that will improve performance, enhance support, and increase capabilities Job Description Envision and develop the long-term architectural direction, with emphasis on platforms/ Product reusable components Formulate the Group Infrastructure policy and multi cloud framework and design, in conjunction with other domain architects representing Digital, Data, AI, Engineering, Security, operations and Local Business Units. Build future state architecture to encompass business strategy with design consideration of convergence, modernization, cost efficiency, business functionality, interpretability, cloud native design, resilience, security and future proofing. Build an ongoing view on emergent market landscape for technology insights, direction, vendors, and methods Identify and evaluate alternative design options and trade-offs to handle both functional and non-functional requirements; Recommend designs that consider current applications & architecture, operating models as well as end target state architecture Responsible for end to end architecture, high- & low-level designs of various systems and applications in line with Africa, India, UK & group strategy; Lead the preparation of detailed design specifications to form the basis for development & modification of applications; Define integration patterns Ensure adoption and implementation of defined solutions; Provide technical expertise to enable the application design & iteration; Collaborates with technical teams to develop and agree system integration plans and review progress for Africa, India and UK Lead one of the Enterprise Architecture cluster required to create harmony in application architectures Ensure that Extensions and additions to the defined architecture are undertaken frequently in line with every evolving business and technology landscape but go through rigorous vetting processes. Ensure that the collaborative nature of capabilities such as design and engineering is coupled with tight governance around non-negotiables like security, availability and performance. Who We Are Looking For Technical Skills & work experience: Proven experience as an Architecture leader with overall experience between 7 – 10 years Demonstrated ability to understand business strategy & processes & its successful translation into technology solutions Hands-on experience with cloud engineering, SRE (prefer Azure and GCP) Hands-on experience with software development and system administration Excellent knowledge of technical architecture and modern design patterns, including microservices, serverless functions etc. Deep End-to-End Architecture understanding, including Enterprise Java Stack, Front-End technologies, mobile applications (Android and iOS), Middleware, Databases (SQL & No SQL), Data Warehouses, iSeries & DB2 based systems, RESTful APIs Experienced in streaming technology or frameworks such as Kafka Deep understanding of Enterprise Integration and Messaging Patterns, SOA Governance practices. Familiar with one or more Architecture Frameworks (e.g. TOGAF etc.) Good understanding of DevOps Personal Traits First and foremost, you need to be an exceptional team player Highest standards of Collaboration & Teamwork are critical to this role Strong communication skills & ability to engagement senior management on strategic plans, leading project steering committees and status updates etc. Excellent problem analysis skills. Innovative and creative in developing solutions Ability and willingness to be hands-on; Strong attention to detail Ability to work independently and handle multiple concurrent initiatives Excellent organizational, vendor management, negotiation, and prioritization skills Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equality of opportunity of benefits for all who apply and who perform work for our organisation irrespective of sex, race, age, ethnic origin, educational, social and cultural background, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, disability or part-time / fixed-term work, or any other status protected by applicable law. We encourage the same standards from our recruitment and third-party suppliers taking into account the context of grade, job and location. We also allow for reasonable adjustments to support people with individual physical or mental health requirements.

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Location: Kuala Lumpur

Job posting date: Fri, 31 May 2024 22:21:56 GMT

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