FirstRand Vacancies 2023 For Information Architect Head

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    • About us, purpose, experience and qualifications

      about us

      RMB is a market leader in Corporate and Investment Banking where our people are our differentiator. They come from many different backgrounds, bringing unique perspectives to finding solutions and solving challenges for our clients. At RMB our thinking digs deeper and sees further. With a can-do mindset that is considered and innovative, curious and resilient we unlock unique opportunities for our clients and society. We seek people who create a culture of sharing and who champion honourable behaviour. Our people are smart, hard-working, self-motivated and have a passion for their work and the success of RMB. We offer a non-hierarchical, entrepreneurial environment where our people think and act like owners. We empower people, hold them accountable and reward exceptional performance. All appointments will be made in line with FirstRand Group’s Employment Equity plan. The Bank supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. In order for us to fulfill this purpose, candidates can disclose their disability information on a voluntary basis. The Bank will keep this information confidential unless we are required by law to disclose this information to other parties


      To define the Information Architecture blueprint and roadmap for area of responsibility, in alignment to the Group Information Architecture strategy and ensure implementation thereoff

      experience and qualifications

      • Experience – 6+ years experience in a similar environment, of which 2 to 3 years ideally at management level
      • Additional Knowledge – Detailed understanding of advanced analytics, techniques, technologies, standards, and best practices as it relates to Information Architecture
      • Understanding and experience in Master Data Management, Data Warehousing (different architectural approached) and BI
      • In depth understanding and experience in implementing data management domains and technologies (e.g., data security, data modelling, data integration, metadata management, data quality and profiling and records management)
      • Understanding of Agile and DevOps methodologies, frameworks, and practices
      • Experience implementing Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman, etc
  • additional requirements


    • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders across the Group to provide input and socialise information architecture principles to be adopted within the segment/pillar/domain/function
    • Ensure information and use cases are aligned to policies and frameworks and support business value creation
    • Ensure targets and solutions contribute towards achieving an integrated information architecture
    • Ensure adoption of approved architecture and decommission “non-compliant” environments/infrastructures in respect to the group architecture principles
    • Oversee interconnected problems, determine impact, patterns, trends; and identify best fit alternatives to design and implement best practice solutions
    • Oversee and provide guidance on build-out of data assets aligned to Information Architecture principles as part of roadmap for area
    • Ensure compliance of Enterprise Data Domains and alignment of data products in tenants with group architectural policies
    • Minimise duplication and streamline advanced analytical model deployment, ensuring accelerated deployment of models, leveraging aligned data pipelines, agile methodology and data platform constructs including feature store, etc
    • Participate in relevant committees within area of scope to define opportunities to improve/ enhance the Information Architecture
    • Promote adoption of new Information Architecture patterns at the Information Architecture committee (IAC)
    • Monitor operational issues and ensure high levels of data ethics is followed
    • Facilitate the conversion of knowledge and ideas into new or improved solutions (products, processes, and services)
    • Work closely with a cross-functional team to assess information architectural requirements for new and enhanced business operations
    • Drive Information Architecture awareness (and related risks) for area of responsibility in consultation with relevant stakeholders (e.g., CDAOs, Data Modelers, Data Engineers, etc)
    • Ensure relevant stakeholders are trained on information architecture framework, policies, standards, and principles
    • Manage team or teams in areas of responsibility in delivery against performance targets and achievement of wider human capital objective

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