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Technical Infrastructure Architect (x2) | Enterprise IT - Al Futtaim Group

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About the Business: Established in the 1930s as a trading business Al-Futtaim has grown to be one of the most progressive and prestigious business houses in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It's well established infrastructure, progressive focus, professional management and portfolio of multinational brands has established Al-Futtaim as a significant force in the countries it operates and is an acknowledged partner of choice for multinationals wishing to establish themselves in the Middle East market.The Al-Futtaim Group companies comprises more than 65 companies employing more than 20,000 staff with major activities in automotive, real estate and retail sectors amongst many more such as electronics, services, insurance and industrial companies. These companies dominate many market segments in the UAE and have also expanded to Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Syria and Egypt as well as Singapore and Malaysia with the acquisition of Robinson & Company Limited, one of Singapore's leading department store chains, which also includes branded outlets such as Marks & Spencer, Principles, Trucco, River Island and Fat Face.This portfolio integrates well with the established Al-Futtaim Group retail portfolio in the Middle East. Further expansion in automotive investments in Sri Lanka and continued investment in flagship real estate investments underpin Al-Futtaim's Group ambitious growth strategy. For further information on Al-Futtaim Group, please visit: www.al-futtaim.ae
Enterprise ITThe EIT is responsible for creating, implementing and sustaining a world-class service provision and agile development capability to facilitate the ambitious growth and business transformation agenda of the Al Futtaim Group across all geographies. This covers Business Application Management, Infrastructure & Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Service Management, Information Security, IT Procurement and IT Governance. EIT also manages and innovates the entire life-cycles of a SAP ERP system for amongst others Automotive, Retail, Real Estate and Financial Services including development, selective outsourcing and application management. The Group Infrastructure includes data centers hosting state of the art servers & storage, converged networks, workplace, services and security systems.About the Job:The successful candidates will be responsible for:
* Directing the evolution of Al-Futtaim Group's EIT vision for IT technologies and capabilities by positioning IT to respond in a rapidly changing business environment. Championing the implementation of Technology strategies and enterprise architecture-driven change with business and IT stakeholders
* Participating in delivery projects as the architecture vision holder to ensure alignment with stated enterprise level architectures, directions and goals (including governance accountabilities)
* Evolving AL-Futtaim's Technical Architecture competency as a practice leader with focus on governance, methodology/frameworks, standards, processes and tools
* Working with Enterprise Architect (EA) in defining the principles that guide technology decisions for the enterprise and develops and implements policies and standards related to technology architecture. Formulates strategies and plans for short-term and long-term technology architecture that support business needs.
* Overseeing the evaluation and selection of hardware and software product standards
* Identify and Map existing workflows around SAP
* Participating in the procurement of technology solutions through the RFI, RFQ, and/or RFP process including creating and evaluating the RFP for large enterprise-wide systems initiatives. Liaises with outside vendors, reviews bids and/or negotiates equipment and/or service contracts, and makes recommendations where necessary to the Enterprise Architect (EA). Monitors the level of support to ensure requirements and expectation


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