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Directs the activities of a staff integrating hardware and / or software framework, systems, and / or product design functions or designing the underlying architecture for use in one or more product offerings.
Evaluates final results of design assuring the accomplishment of technical objectives.
Prepares and presents reports outlining the outcome of projects and makes recommendations for actions necessary to achieve desired results.
Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Working at NTT
Technical Architecture Management jobs manage a team of Technical Architects who are responsible for specifying and designing solutions based on their technical expertise across one or more technology domains.
They provide guidance and assist their team of Technical Architects to ensure the successful overall technical design and build of the custom elements of the solution to meet a client’s business requirements.
Key roles and responsibilities :
Manage the team members of the Technical Architecture function effectively and within the required parameters set by Human Resources.
This includes hiring staff, setting team goals, and conducting performance reviews
Contribute to the vision, goals, and measures of success for the Technical Architecture team, recognizing the current team maturity and skills of the team members
Manage the assignment of resources to necessary priorities in order to meet client and business strategic needs
Coach / mentor and provide leadership to the team of Technical Architects and act as advisor and decision-maker in technical design and build situations
Guides on the appropriate selection and application of appropriate design standards, methods, and tools, consistent with the agreed enterprise and architectures and ensures that these are effectively applied and adopted
Guides the team in terms of successful implementation and execution of system solutions
Provides detailed and specific advice regarding the application of the team’s specialism(s) to the planning and operations processes
Contributes to the development of solution / technical architectures in a specific business, infrastructure, or functional areas
Provides necessary assistance / guidance regarding the scoping, requirements definition, and prioritization activities for small-scale changes and assists with more complex change initiatives
Provides necessary assistance / guidance regarding the pre-sales technical support and expertise in analyzing client requirements, in conjunction with the client’s current infrastructure, architecture, system capabilities, and business challenges
Provides the necessary assistance / guidance to lead the scope of work determination, product pricing, and RFP / RFI responses and assist with the decision to pursue or abort a deal
Knowledge, skills, and attributes
Ability to coach and mentor a highly technical and specialized team
Demonstrate broad product knowledge integrated with strong technology understanding
Good understanding of the vendor’s products, business, and technology positioning
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Ability to establish and create excellent client relationships with their technical expertise
Ability to develop and leverage their knowledge of reference architectures
Ability to maintain knowledge of trends and development in technology domains
Knowledgeable in core frameworks used
Strong knowledge of the problem domain that their systems are to provide solutions for
Ability to translate complex technical terminology, concepts, and issues in terms understandable to technical and non-technical management and staff
Academic qualifications and certifications :
Qualification in Information Technology, Computer Science or Information Systems
Certification and working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, SOA, ITIL, COBIT, etc.)
Relevant vendor and industry certifications, e.g. Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle,
Software and programming languages, e.g. C++
SAFe Scaled Agile certification advantageous
Experience required :
Proven track record managing a team of Technical Architects gained within an IT services environment
Proven client engagement and development consulting experience
Experience managing expectations when balancing alternatives against business and financial constraints
Proven experience in a variety of architectures for specific domain or specialization
Experienced designer and development know-how
Project management experience
Experience presenting technical solutions to non-technical audiences
Experience working in an agile development environment
What will make you a good fit for the role?