QNB2138 - Enterprise Applications Architect

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Country: Qatar
Closing Date: 25-Aug-2020
About QNB

QNB Group, the largest Financial Institution in the Middle East and Africa are looking to hire a Enterprise Applications Architect, to meet the expansion needs of our office in .

QNB has enjoyed continued success with Net Profits of QAR 10.8 billion (USD3 billion) in 2018 (up by 6%) and increased Total assets to QAR 853 billion (USD 234 billion). The Group now employs over 29,000 employees in 1,200 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,300 machines.

Role Summary: The incumbent is primarily responsible for managing and overseeing the IT enterprise Architecture both in development and production environments. Will be responsible of the re-engineering of existing and new IT systems and products to optimize performance; implement latest design standards and adopt latest technologies. The incumbent will also help select the best development platform and ensure that user requirements are provided for by the latest and most effective tools available in the IT market.
Role Description:

Provide the comprehensive and cost effective solutions to internal and external applications.

Coordinate with other heads on suggested changes that would impact their systems.

Meet with internal managers and project owners to understand and document their requirements prior to providing suitable solutions.

Build and maintain strong and effective relationship with all other related departments, units and vendors to achieve the Group’s goals/ objectives.

Provide timely and accurate information to the external and internal auditors and the Compliance function as and when required.

Develop and deliver against the organization’s strategy and successfully implement Enterprise Architecture through active engagement delivery and investment programs.

Use industry standard architecture methodologies such as TOGAF to successfully implement and grow the Enterprise Architecture of the bank.

Develop and maintain the logical Enterprise Information Architecture that enables seamless information interoperability of all banking systems from transaction systems, document management systems and information delivery systems.

Design and Build a Service Oriented Architecture Integration layer to ensure smooth and seamless propagation of data between systems and subsystems.

Cover all internal systems as well as their dependence on multiple vendor products and services.

Propose new enterprise standards based on business need, IT need and technology advances. Assist project teams to implement the standards into business applications.

Performs architecture reviews with application development teams and infrastructure, Internal Risk management (IRM) and audit teams to ensure adherence to standards, information risk management policies, re-use of components and reduced functional redundancy

Research, design, document, build, and pilot prioritized topics within the enterprise.

Lead key enterprise architectural design solutions/projects that are scalable, adaptable and in synchronization with changing business needs.

Participate in thought leadership initiatives and represent the Bank at industry events where required.

Identify gaps in the Corporate Information/Data Model and address them actively in collaboration with the business support teams.

Maintains a technology watch to identify emerging technologies that are relevant to the line of business. Builds awareness of key emerging technologies and promotes to the business in order to address their issues.

Ensure compliance and adherence to existing standards and policies in regards to IT security, internet and VPN security, and BCP and disaster recovery.

Carry out requirements as directly assigned by the Head of IT Strategy & Governance and in accordance with the overall business plan.

Understand user requirements and existing systems in order to provide the proper solutions by enhancing the existing systems or providing new systems.

Strong knowledge of systems architecture and limitations in deciding on methods of problem solving which may impact overall resource availability and time to deliver changes. Perform careful analysis to ensure changes are in congruence with the Group’s long term planning and approved strategy.



University graduate (Computer Science or related degree) with at least 4 years experience in financial services with a specialization in enterprise architecture, systems design and management.

Specific courses in IT security and Enterprise Architecture.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV