OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IT Manager (Enterprise Architecture) (PR0162/20-21)

This is a new position for Application and Integration Services Section in the Office of Information Technology. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Information Technology, the appointee will be an in-house expert in Enterprise Architecture formulating, managing and enforcing the enterprise architecture that govern the use of IT across different IT domains in line with strategic business priorities. The appointee should understand both the short-term and long-term strategies of the Office and the University so as to put forward recommendations on how to leverage and enable enterprise architecture from strategy to execution.

Responsibilities

  • Establish, maintain and enforce enterprise architecture framework, principles, best practices and policies that govern the use of IT across the University in different IT domains in line with strategic business priorities;
  • Apply architecture principles and governance mechanisms in Architecture review meetings with active contribution such as solutioning, technology adoption, data strategy, security and operation support;
  • Articulate the architecture vision and promote the adoption of IT strategic projects to senior stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the design of the Target State Architecture and the development of the Architectural Roadmap with the aim to optimise the application landscape and technology portfolio for an efficient IT operation;
  • Collaborate with business users, Infrastructure, ERP and Data Analytics teams to define and implement the enterprise technology roadmap and proactive technology refreshment plan to modernise the IT landscape in line with the defined EA roadmap and ensure the sustainability and security;
  • Lead the effort in new technology evaluation and onboarding, followed by establishing new standards, best practices and guidelines;
  • Lead the effort in strategic enterprise architecture planning and execution such as optimizing application portfolios, establishing technology reference models and mapping to capability models; and
  • Any other IT projects and assignments as directed.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related discipline;
  • At least 10 years’ work experience gained in the development of major systems and/or enterprise architecture;
  • At least 3 years of experience in information systems analysis/design and architecture development experience; consultancy experience in architecture engagements a distinct advantage;
  • Knowledge of the latest technologies and business processes, such as:
    a. Application Development Frameworks and Tools
    b. Integration and Messaging (e.g. API, Microservice architecture solutions)
    c. Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
    d. Data Management and Analytics
    e. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Professional credentials in TOGAF, ITIL, DevOps, Agile, CI/CD or relevant disciplines will be an advantage;
  • Sound knowledge of system architecture standards management;
  • Expertise in emerging technologies including cloud and on-premises computing, and system security;
  • Hands-on experience in designing application with high scalability, throughput, fault tolerance, recoverability, and maintainability;
  • Good analytical, presentation, documentation and report writing skills; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership skills and commitment. He/She must be a self-starter with strong decision-making skills and ability to work under pressure.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract up to 3 years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Those not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications is on-going and will continue until the position is filled.

 
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