[Vacancy]: Senior Architect – Billing, Charging and VAS Needed at MTN Nigeria

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March 18, 2024

Job Description

Mission:

  • Create an architecture vision and blueprint for Business Support Systems (BSS) and Value-Added Services (VAS) across the technology value chain and ensure alignment with MTN group standards and framework covering OSS and BSS system deployment and integration and associated applications and infrastructure across the value chain.
  • Responsible for the overall design of the application and mapping client business requirements to systems and technical requirements; ensuring sound architectural principles are consistently enforced; ensuring development standards are in place and adhered to; preparing architecture documents, artifacts, and presentations; and responsible for developing system architecture, roadmaps, scopes, and defining key capabilities and other non-functional requirements.

Description:

  • Evaluate developments in architecture in the local and international business environment and recommend value-adding improvements to MTNN’s VAS architecture roadmap.
  • Leads the improvement in the utilization of current Enterprise VAS “Portfolio” capabilities
  • Lead the coordination of the evolution of existing BSS and VAS platforms to support enterprise strategy, avoid platform/capabilities duplication, and ensure optimal asset utilization (hence, avoid asset wastage).
  • Provide strategic context for system evolution in response to the constantly changing business environment.
  • Develop a change strategy with respect to BSS and VAS systems.
  • Defines standards and guidelines for systems/solutions procurement or deployment for BSS and VAS/IN platforms.
  • Defines value chain, and enterprise capabilities as it relates to BSS and VAS/IN platforms/applications & services.
  • Determines overall modeling standards, guidelines, best practices, modeling techniques (TOGAF 9), and other industry frameworks.
  • Ensures architectural validity (completeness) and compliance with the MTN Group Enterprise Architecture Framework and Principles.
  • Develops and documents appropriate architecture activities, reports, etc. per functional area.
  • Define BSS and VAS/IN applications architecture and design.
  • Design the architectural landscape to accomplish cross-system objectives and advantageous trade-offs across the ecosystem.
  • Ensure the alignment of enterprise architecture with the business strategy throughout the cycle of innovation, planning, and delivery.
  • Develop the architecture (current state, transition state, and future state) considering the logical grouping of activities.
  • Document the concept models and describe the interfaces and functions of the architectural elements.
  • Develop solution sets and case studies as a body of knowledge and reference point for reuse and fast delivery.
  • Coach and train the team to ensure understanding of the objectives and goals of the department, awareness of set targets and requirements, and regular review of their training needs.
  • Review the performance of individual team members and complete appraisals in accordance with the employee performance appraisal procedures and time schedules.

Education:

  • First degree in computer science, engineering, or its equivalent
  • Possession of a postgraduate degree in related disciplines such as IT or engineering will be an advantage.
  • Fluent in English

Experience:

6–13 years experience, which includes:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in an area of specialization, with experience in supervising or managing others
  • Experience working in a medium- to large organization
  • Experience in Enterprise Architecture (Business, Applications, VAS/IN)
  • Experience in integrating applications and technology in a complex environment.
  • Practicable Telco 2.0 experience
  • Experience in Service Delivery Platforms, BSS, and VAS/IN Implementation and Solution Delivery
  • In-depth experience in architecture governance and standards, business capability and value chain analysis, and application portfolio management (APM)
  • Good experience in IT architecture and underlying frameworks such as TOGAF and SOA, including the development and ensuring adherence to architectural principles and standards
  • Possess the experience of translating business requirements into systems, scope, solutions, and architecture definitions.
  • Good working knowledge of eTOM, TOGAF, value-added services applications, prepaid management systems, Customer Management & Billing, Service Delivery platforms, and SOA.
  • Good working knowledge of NPV, IRR, ROI, and TCO
  • Deep knowledge of service delivery platforms or telco service development, particularly mobile data, and converged services
  • Deep knowledge of industry standards and trends related to service delivery platforms, value-added services, and intelligent network systems
  • Good knowledge of Agile delivery methodologies

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