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Head - Enterprise Architecture

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Posted on May 15, 2018

10 - 15 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Science(Computers). Any Nationality

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To work in partnership with key internal stakeholders and external parties to define and design the IT landscape, in line with the business/IT strategy and design/implement a governance framework in order to ensure the Enterprise IT Architecture and solutions are fit for purpose, operationally resilient, scalable and adaptive to future changes/growth
Strategy and Plans
In conjunction with, and as required by the Chief Officer of the Group, contribute to the formulation, implementation and delivery of the Group s strategy in line with the ADCB s vision, mission, values and priorities
Translate the strategy into operational business plans for the short, medium and long term within the department(s) and ensure that performance is monitored, reported and delivered and necessary actions are taken to achieve the strategy and plans
Enterprise Architecture Management
Define the overall conceptual IT architecture and technology road map and create a blueprint for the IT Enterprise Architecture, in alignment with the IT and business strategy, to ensure system inter-operation, stability and sustainability
Coordinate with, and supervise, enterprise architects, systems architects, project and systems managers to manage the design of complex and interconnected system clusters and solutions including additions and changes to a multitude of systems by conducting assessments, impact analysis, research, benchmark and technology watches to ensure emerging technologies in architecture solutions are embedded appropriately and the IT landscape is stable/scalable to cater for future growth and changes
Provide expertise in cross layer architecture patterns, IT landscape design, business application, SOA, information/data modeling, software design, security and infrastructure to ensure fit for purpose
Advice and Guidance
Coordinate, collaborate and advise key stakeholders on new businesses and business initiatives in order to incorporate required system functionalities into existing landscape
Liaise with industry common interest groups/communities to obtain/provide input on design blueprints to ensure ADCB s systems and landscape works effectively with external interfaces
Engage and guide external vendors on ADCB application and infrastructure requirements to ensure proposed solutions are fit for purpose
Continuous Improvement
Keep abreast with latest technology trends in order to advise on internal adoption of latest and applicable technologies
Study and recommend opportunities for application and infrastructure consolidation in order to reduce cost, enable growth and/or increase efficiency
Governance, Risk and Control
Design and implement a governance framework for enterprise architecture, provide templates, documentation, business service catalogue and enforce application of design principles and standards to ensure these are not violated and the required standards are met
Ensure that the overall IT Architecture caters to protect the bank and its operations against IT risks, including unauthorized access to information, data integrity
problems, loss of processing capability and poor service levels and to achieve continuous improvement and competitive advantage by identifying security and stability needs
Manage employees and teams by overseeing their performance management, recruitment, learning and development to ensure high levels of engagement, and competence, a motivated work environment and to maximise employee contribution to business performance
Change Management
Drive the management of change in the business area through direct reports and teams by providing inputs for, and partaking in change initiatives, programmes and projects taking into account best practice and standards in the business environment

Banking / Financial Services / Broking

IT Software

Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum Experience
At least 15 years of experience in Information Technology in banks or Financial Services companies, out of which a minimum of 10 years in a managerial capacity with large responsibility to design, implement and ideally operate large systems and system clusters.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor s degree in IT/Computer Science or equivalent
Professional Qualifications
TOGAF Open Architecture Framework certification or equivalent
PMP/ Prince 2 certification or equivalent
ITIL certification or equivalent
Knowledge and Skills
Design and implementation experience for bank IT system landscapes, real-time 24x7 processing system landscapes and customer interface technologies.
Enterprise Architecture principles and trends
Conceptual architecture modelling
Application and information system structuring
Cross layer architecture patterns expertise
Enterprise architecture frameworks
Emerging technologies
Information management
Information security
Information technology strategy and change
Infrastructure stack and services
Software engineering and development methodologies
Project and programme management
Negotiating and mediating
Business process analysis and design
Cross domain functional background in banking industry


SOA Data modeling Information security PMP Service Information technology Change management Software design Recruitment Computer science


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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Founded in the year 1985, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is a full-service commercial bank that offers a comprehensive range of products and services including private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, cash management, investment banking, wealth management, corporate finance , foreign exchange, Islamic products, interest rate and currency derivatives, property management services and project finance. Today, ADCB has more than 50 branches and cash offices in the United Arab Emirates and 300 ATM's spread throughout the UAE. The bank has two branches in India as well.

The Emiratization strategy chalked by ADCB has been rewarded with Best Emiratization Awards four times. The bank’s success is backed by the Emarati Academy, which is working to provide necessary knowledge and training to ensure that the high school and university graduates graduating from their institution are fully prepared for branch or departmental roles.

ADCB’s aim is to become the most valuable bank in the UAE. Towards this end, the bank has grown and its presence and has gone from strength to strength with more than 5000 employees. The bank is committed to bringing out the very best from each and every employee. It believes in assessing not just the employee’s performance on the basis of the results achieved but also on the basis of how these results are achieved.
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