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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Supervisor – Solutions Architecture

    Job Purpose

    The Supervisor Solutions Architecture is responsible for defining, maintaining and evolving the emerging solution architecture to enable actualization of business objectives, harmonized with KRA’s reference architecture and evolution of solutions for modern, efficient and optimal operations.

    This role is responsible for;

    1. Identifying, analyzing, and directing the execution of change towards the solution architecture vision and enterprise mission, by providing and prioritizing “technical epics”, through documenting of target architectures, roadmaps & supporting solution evolution/transformation.
    2. Working in collaboration with Software Developers to build solutions right, support in feature/ product roadmaps, champion and define architectural governance frameworks.
    3. Supporting the continuous assessing, valuing, and sizing of initiatives to inform the Portfolio Backlog and related decisions.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Define target and reference architecture and roadmap in alignment with the Enterprise architecture guidelines.
    2. Design, develop, and deploy the best solution architecture practices, standards, and patterns.
    3. Build modern solutions using new technologies while working with vendor roadmaps to define critical solutions evolution map.
    4. Provide thought leadership on foundational digital architecture best practices and disruptive technology trajectory and implications.

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or related fields from a recognized university.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    1. Enterprise Architecture certification is an added advantage
    2. COBIT
    3. ITIL
    4. PRINCE 2 or PMP
    5. ISACA and other ICT Professional Bodies

    Work experience required

    1. At least three (3) years of progressive work experience in the relevant field.
    2. Experience in IT strategic planning, organization design and development.
    3. Experience in business capability modelling and technical and solution architecture development.

    Functional and Technical Skills

    1. Definition of long-term business, data and IT architecture strategy and roadmap
    2. Solution Architecture planning and designing
    3. Definition of integration APIs and ecosystem strategy
    4. Technology Innovation: scouting, screening and evaluation
    5. Cost of ownership of technology, Application portfolio management
    6. Estimation techniques for scaled agile
    7. Web-scale cloud-native architectures including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
    8. Design of infrastructure strategy and roadmap
    9. Design of web-scale architectures and systems of innovation and engagement
    10. DevOps practices and automation tools
    11. Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning and Big data technologies and architectures

    Behaviours and Competencies

    1. Trusted and respected as a change agent who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders
    2. Excellent analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills, with high-levels of creativity and a practical approach that is principle-driven
    3. Ability to balance the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions and effective at driving short term actions that are consistent with long-term goals
    4. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, able to distil complex technical concepts into simple terms, with strong persuasion skills to gain support for and establish principles, standards, and change
    5. Excellent relationship building, teamwork, and collaboration skills that enables the provision of effective support and guidance across programs
    6. Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies, with natural intellectual curiosity and integrity
    7. Vendor and technology neutral –driven primarily by long-term business outcomes rather than personal preferences

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on www.kra.go.ke to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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