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IT Strategy & Architecture Lead

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Work type: Continuing / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Information Technology

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At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

About the role

This position sits in the Strategy, Architecture and Customer Experience practice whose role is to build technology strategy and future state technology architecture and work with the Divisions and faculties to facilitate and develop the business technology strategy, architecture and technology roadmap, prioritising the key strategic initiatives and developing implementation plans to support the business to deliver these initiatives to uplift the technology capability of the division or faculty to support the drive of the 2025.
The Strategy, Architecture and Customer Experience practice is the connection point between the Division and the Faculty and the operational working of IT and supports both the strategic and operational IT deliverables for the Faculty.

The IT Strategy, Architecture Lead is a senior role responsible for the completion of the IT strategy, business capability mapping and technology architecture stack for the future of UNSW. The IT Strategy, Architecture Lead is responsible for the interpretation of business goals and technology requirements, translating the business strategy into technology strategy and assessing the current and future state required technology capabilities and designing a technology architecture for the future state and a clear decommissioning plan to get to the future state. It is also responsible for the creation, iteration, and maintenance of enterprise and business architectures embodying the key principles, methods and models that describe the organisation's future state and that enable its evolution. The role reports to the Director Strategy Architecture and Customer Experience and has two direct reports.

Responsibilities (snapshot)

  • Lead, coordinate and develop the IT Strategy, business capability maps and technology architecture both current state and future state.
  • Ensure that the IT technology strategy and the Faculty and Divisional Strategies are aligned and clearly communicated to all stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Director, Strategy, Customer Experience and team and be a significant contributor to and drive implementation of UNSW’s IT strategic plan
  • Lead the creation and review of a business capability maps to technology strategy that meets the requirements of both the business and IT.
  • Own the Strategic technology portfolio, prioritise the portfolio within IT and with the faculties and divisions and develop and own the portfolio high level budget for the strategic initiatives.
  • Work closely with PPMO to recommend strategic priority and approve ITPB projects for alignment to architectural standards.
  • Develop a UNSW future enterprise system architecture landscape view and identifying key decommissioning projects to move to the future state and identifying cost efficiencies and value creation.
  • Develop enterprise-wide architecture and processes that ensure that the strategic application of change is embedded in the management of the organisation, ensuring the buy-in of all stakeholders and drive the architecture community of practice across the University

About the successful applicant

  • Degree in a relevant discipline, together with 10+ years’ experience in information technology. Relevant experience would include software development management, systems design, solutions architecture Extensive experience in technology and business architecture development using TOGAF models and approaches or similar.
  • A deep understanding of architecture and strategy development approaches and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in IT strategy formulation and implementation. • Strength of character with confidence and credibility with ability to challenge issues and positively influence their resolution, irrespective of political sensitivities
  • Strong presentation skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to structure and articulate messages to different audiences at all levels.
  • Recognised as a subject matter expert, able to give specialist advice to others and with experience of driving technology change.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, ensuring that the underlying problem is understood and a robust approach / solution is developed
  • Experience of delivering consultancy type projects, whether within a consultancy or as an internal business team

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.
Download File Position Description - IT Strategy and Architecture Lead - Final.pdf


Ralph Hitti. Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: 0466 201 395

Applications close: 23rd January 2019

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UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity


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