VP - Enterprise Architecture

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-5913

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As the VP of Enterprise Architecture, you will be a deep subject matter expert from a business, tech and business architecture perspective. You will be responsible for the IT Architecture models and use them to inform a wide range of business improvement activities. You will also provide executive level recommendation on architecture and impact assessment of change to the existing committees.

Client Details

A very successful, leading organisation in the UAE going through exciting developments and investing heavily in technology and talent to redesign their existing enterprise architecture.


* Provide technology guidelines, advice on infrastructure products and guidance on the selection of technology.
* Define the design principles for development of the enterprise architecture and establish overall architectural governance.
* Identify opportunities for consolidation of technology platforms and operations across the business to realize additional synergies and generate additional costs savings.
* Ensure alignment of the various architectures to leading standards and practices such as TOGAF.
* Define, develop and manage the platform architecture principles, blueprints and roadmaps, including architecture to ensure security of platforms.
* Manage the repository of architecture components which architects will then leverage on designs, including policies, patterns, and standards.
* Develop and maintain the design patterns for building reliable, scalable, secure solutions in the cloud.
* Oversee the governance framework, ensuring alignment with global and local governance standards and practices.
* Oversee the business process hierarchy and repository, processes, policies, and procedures whilst ensuring compliance to the followed standards and frameworks.
* Ensure that the adequate committees are formed and are being conducted as per the defined frequency

Job Offer

* Opportunity to lead an existing function with access to a large pool of resources to create something in your own vision.
* Very exciting leadership role for someone to lead a large-scale redesign of an EA.
* Opportunity to work for a leading, high-profile organisation.


* Overall a minimum of 10-12 years of overall architectural/advisory experience, with at least 2-3 years of Enterprise Architecture leadership experience within the Investment industry (Private equity, Investment bank/fund, etc.).
* Strong understanding of strategy development and management and the ability to develop IT policies and standard and set overall Governance.
* TOGAF or COBIT awareness/certification is expected along with experience with standards and frameworks related to the investment industry.
* Deep understanding of the investment business is essential as the journey of establishing the EA leans into the business aspect.
* Arabic speaking ability would be desirable

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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