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IT Lead Architect

Application Open Date: 
11/01/2019 - 01:00
Deadline Date: 
04/02/2019 - 11:00
Helsinki, Finland
Type of Contract: 
Temporary staff
JOB Description: 
The IT Lead Architect will work in the Information Systems Directorate of the Agency as part of the Enterprise Architecture team. The IT Lead Architect will work with Business (product management) and external consultants in accordance with the ECHA IT Governance framework and related Quality Management System procedures. The job includes the following tasks: IT Architecture • Define the end-to-end solution architecture for new and existing IT services, based on good understanding of the ECHA Business and taking into account all the viewpoints covered by the Enterprise Architecture function; • Focus on solutions that are designed to be user-centric while maximising the re-use of existing IT assets and common components (e.g. in the area of cloud services and platforms); • Communicate and advocate solution architecture proposals in a convincing and authoritative manner; • Assess project proposals and deliverables, to determine the impact on, and compliance with, the target enterprise architecture and current landscape; • Contribute to project definition and project deliverables regarding the end-to-end solution architecture, in particular working with ECHA’s IT contractors; • Document the solution architecture according to the established internal practices; • Contribute to the regular evolution of the target Enterprise Architecture, by providing proposals for change and innovation, elaborating on the agreed vision and applying the Enterprise Architecture principles; • Provide specific advice and guidance in IT projects by offering technical support and reviews. Project Coordination • Collaborating with the Product Management function to achieve a good product road mapping and product vision and to make sure that project scope is managed accordingly; • Defining, planning and coordinating the execution of IT projects applying the relevant IT project management procedures including budget management and monitoring of deliverables also in terms of quality assurance; • Contributing to procurements as part of the tender preparation, member of evaluation panels, contract preparation and negotiation of offers in line with the applicable practices; • Coordinating and managing external contractors; • Performing other tasks as required. For more details, please refer to the complete vacancy notice on ECHA's website.
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