Job Description The Enterprise Architect is primarily responsible for ensuring the technology landscape is aligned with the strategic, operational and tactical goals of SPH. Advanced problem solving and transdisciplinary thinking skills are required to manage solutions and integrations across programmes. The enterprise architecture strategy is to be implemented in collaboration with extended domain teams; design of the architectures shall be delivered, leveraging on knowledge exchange. Cadence would also include architecture reviews with stakeholders.
Provide guidance in establishing architecture policies, standards, processes and platform to drive scalability, support strategic plans while contributing to overall IT strategies.
Ensure IT operations teams have appropriate architecture frameworks that govern project architecture and design while ensuring consistency in design, reducing risks and resolving design issues.
Execute the governance elements of architecture review, documents and decisions management.
Provide direction and advise on organization-wide technology change requests in addition to working closely with the local technology team on design approvals of solution, service and vendor selections.
Work with product and technology teams to ensure designs are in line with the EA frameworks, providing design authority and delivery.
Partner with business in the delivery of solutions and results through technology enhancements, development and implementation.
Understand the impact of technology and the technology landscape of SPH, adapt architectural models and frameworks to identify key relationships and gaps between business objectives, processes and systems.
Undertake research and analysis to capture current state architecture and identify future trends, thereafter develop recommendations for shared application and architecture to reduce costs and facilitate information flow.
Provide cross project architectural governance that includes identifying relevant strategies, policies and roadmaps
Manage risks related to Technology and information assets, removing (any) conflict of interest in decision making on projects
Guide Technology decisions toward consistency across SPH via the definition and development of technology roadmaps.
Initiate major technology enhancement programs to generate values and efficiency for services offered by the Technology Group.
A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent discipline. Familiar and trained in EA Framework (e.g. TOGAF), additional certifications for IT service management (e.g. ITIL) or business analysis (e.g. CBAP) desirable.
Eight or more years in the IT field with experience in managing projects through the full system development life cycle.
At least 3 years or more of proven business experience in consulting, strategy and advisory related functions from professional consulting or System Integrator companies
Candidates without the business experience but possess track record of delivering enterprise architecture via specialised tools (e.g. MEGA HOPEX, Avolution ABACUS, etc.) will be considered as well.
Candidates from functions delivering enterprise architecture, governance services and architecture strategy advisory will be advantageous. Other functional experience in IT infrastructure, licensing, IT support and development desirable.
Ability to develop future state models and plans, an independent natural who adapts models and articulates diagram linkages with documentation; those who can further support with transition architectures desirable.
Familiar in modern technology stack such as cloud, microservices, dockers, kubernetes, CI/CD, test automation etc.
Understanding of the EA management tools, methodologies and processes.
In-depth understanding of IT products and services market and its trends.
Strong negotiation skills for service level definition, organisational skills for a cross cultural environment.
Knows about and understands financial management, tender specifications and contracts.
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.
On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH REIT also holds 85% equity stake in Figtree Grove, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. SPH owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing a new commercial cum residential site, The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It also owns a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.
It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore's largest private nursing home operator.
SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.