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Shoprite – Solution Architect II – Data Warehousing

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Purpose of the Job
Become part of an innovative, forward-thinking and strategic IT architecture team.

Our mature architecture team is based in Brackenfell (strategically placed close to the sea and the Cape winelands) and includes experts in enterprise architecture, solution architecture and data architecture. We operate in an agile retail environment of Africa’s largest retailer that utilizes industry leading IT technologies which run on-premise and in multiple cloud platforms.

As a recognized authority in data warehouse solutions, covering staging area, data warehouse, data marts, and operational data stores, etc., the data warehouse solution architect strategically advises and shapes requirements for data warehousing solutions and creates high quality data, application and technology architectures in support of the business requirements and leads the realization of the design into the final solution implementation. Deep subject matter knowledge of data staging, data warehousing, data marts, operational data stores and reporting as applicable to the Retail business domain is essential.

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Job Objectives
Influencing and inspiring strategic stakeholders to champion technology investments in the Supply Chain Domain

Functioning as a Supply Chain (SC) Expert and SC technology strategist to demonstrate, share and realize technological innovation in the Supply Chain Domain.

Using both technology- and business-outcome to facilitate informed conversations with executives to influence priorities and promote investments in Supply Chain technology.

Leading and motivating the drive for SC Technology modernization and innovation to ensure we can support and grow in the SC domain.

Recommending and advising business leaders on the business opportunities and advantages presented by investments in key SC technologies.

Providing consultative advice and actionable recommendations to business executives who makes SC technology investment decisions.

Identifying strategic technology imperatives in support of responsible domains

Performing trendspotting on major disruptive technologies and identifying technology imperatives (technology modernization, technology standardization, cybersecurity, cloud, automation, IOT, process mining, DevSecOps, site reliability engineering, etc.) to make recommendations on technology initiatives (POCs, experimentation, technology incubation projects, etc.) that will enable Shoprite with a competitive technology advantage.

Identifying technology platforms and architectures required to enable digital business products and services.

Identifying key technology portfolios that support critical business processes and linking technologies to business outcomes.

Formulating cloud transition strategies considering possible deployment options and implementation challenges.

Formulating strategy, architectures, and implementation roadmaps

Contributing to the IT strategy content and developing an enterprise SC Architecture vision and strategy with an implementation roadmap (including Objectives and Key Results) and reference architecture definition that links the achievement of the SC Architecture strategy to the business outcomes they support.

Creating a ready set of SC reference architectures for easy reusability.

Presenting proposed SC technology investment roadmaps, in collaboration with the relevant domain architects, that reflect the status of the existing and required Technology Investment and its ability to contribute to future-state business capabilities around the SC Function.

Conducting assessments and reviews of Enterprise, Domain and Solution architectures as part of the Architecture Review Board, balancing immediate and strategic needs.

Championing the Enterprise Architecture Supply Chain Capability

Positioning the Enterprise Architecture practice at the intersection of Business and IT and promoting the business value of Enterprise Architecture as an enabler of strategy formulation.

Leading the creation and maturing of the Enterprise Architecture capability that is a trusted and respected advisory service selected by executives to consult on the development and execution of business and technology strategy.

Establishing adaptive Enterprise Architecture governance mechanisms that strike a balance between risk and agility.

Providing active guidance and mentorship to other architects and improving the Enterprise Architecture practice continuously with the wider architecture team.

Contributing to the development of the Enterprise Architecture Framework and Enterprise Architecture Capability, by detailing and sharing knowledge and standard methodologies with peer Architects.

Computer Science/Logistics/Architecture/Software degree or equivalent science degree – essential

Architecture consulting with CxO level executives for large enterprise programs

5 years

Shaping IT strategy and roadmaps and developing, managing, and implementing technology roadmaps and portfolios

10 years

Architecting large complex systems within the Supply Chain Domain

5 years

Participating in RFx technology acquisition processes

5 years

Contributing Architecture expertise to Supply Chain Programmes, Projects and Products from business analysis, architectures, system analysis and design through development, testing, implementation, and production

12 years

Successfully leading architects and technical teams to implement and integrate enterprise level solutions in a complex multi-cloud environment

10 years

Collaborating with program managers, project managers, and business stakeholders to delivery technologies

10 years

Managing and mentoring technology teams and talent in both business applications and operational areas

12 years

Retail industry experience with an understanding of retail business processes.

5+ years

IT industry

15 years

Knowledge and Skills
Formulating technology strategy, architectures, and implementation roadmaps

5 years

Creating Enterprise, Domain, and Solution level Architectures and Architecting and designing Technology Platforms, Storage Infrastructure, Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, and Cloud Native Solutions

10 years

Strategy frameworks and best practices such as TOGAF, ITIL, ISO 27001, CobiT, Balanced Scorecard, etc.

10 Years

Cloud Certifications (AWS, Azure, GCP)

5 years

Expert knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, PaaS, PaaS, SOA, APIs, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics

5 years

Demonstrated ability to influence and consult to Chief Supply Chain Officer level while providing thought leadership to sponsors/stakeholders in solving problems

Ability to influence and persuade others, as well as handle difficult negotiations requiring a well-developed sense of strategy

Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) with strong presentation and facilitation skills

Strong interpersonal skills, customer-centric attitude, ability to deal with cultural diversity

Leadership capacity to provide advice and guidance in a timely fashion to operationalize strategic plans, manage complex bids, and coach staff simultaneously

Leadership capabilities to facilitate teamwork to achieve business goals while promoting a culture of common purpose

Ability to work as a self-starter, take initiative, and execute tasks with minimal supervision

To apply for this job please visit shoprite.erecruit.co.

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