URGENT !!! MTN Recruitment – Enterprise Architect, VAS/IN

MTN Group, formerly M-Cell, is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries.


Job Title: Enterprise Architect, VAS/IN
: Nationwide
Division: Information Systems

Core Purpose of the Job

  • Lead the architectural vision for VAS/IN architecture across the value chain and ensure alignment with MTN group standardization framework covering OSS and BSS (Enterprise application integration), Applications and Infrastructure across the value chain.

Job Summary:

  • Developing and implementing Marketing Processes that are aligned to achieving all elements on the business score card.
  • Participate in the review of Business Processes.
  • Assist IS and Business Units in planning and developing technology budgets for the upcoming financial years and develop detailed plans in support of approved ICT deployments.
  • Evaluate developments in architecture in the local and international business environment and recommend value adding improvements to MTNN’s VAS architecture roadmap.
  • Track Benefits realization, investments value ratio metrics.
  • Lead the improvement in the utilization of current Enterprise VAS “Portfolio” Capabilities.
  • Lead the coordination of the evolving of existing VAS platforms to support Enterprise strategy and avoid platform duplication and ensure optimal asset utilization (hence, avoid asset wastage.)
  • Provide strategic context for system evolution, in response to the constantly changing business environment.
  • Create & foster an environment where IT efficiency is balanced against business need, as it governs new VAS product introduction into existing business IT systems.
  • Determine overall modeling standards, guidelines, best practices modeling techniques(TOGAF 9) & approaches VAS/IN architecture
  • Define value chain, and enterprise capabilities as it relates to VAS/IN platforms/applications & services
  • Define continuous improvement strategy – VAS architecture roadmap to improve utilization without increasing capability and technical capacity
  • Ensure architectural validity (completeness) and compliance with MTN Group Enterprise Architecture Framework and Principles
  • Define and sets Performance Measures – dashboard to measure capability and outcome performance
  • Develop and document appropriate architecture documents, reports etc. per functional areas
  • Define VAS/IN applications architecture and design
  • Design scalable applications architecture based on trend analysis of current usage and forecast and benchmark application capabilities based on projected growth
  • Design the architectural landscape to accomplish cross system objectives and advantageous trade-offs across the ecosystem.
  • Serve the Division’s internal customers and provide solutions to improve the customer experience.
  • Strategic Partnerships with MTNN leadership team to drive awareness on expected behaviours and impact on non-compliance on bottom line results and company image/reputation.
  • Agree UAT criteria with the end customer and ensure all change requests are properly documented and signed off.
  • Collaborates with the other Architects and SMEs to ensure changes are properly coordinated
  • Network and build solid relationships with internal units and relevant third parties (e.g. strategic investors, technical and finance partners, business consultants etc.) and develop a close working relationship with relevant information sources to provide an integrated service.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external suppliers.
  • Coordinate, coach and influence external partners and essential support departments across MTNN’s business units to deliver a seamless pre-sales and post-sales service experience.
  • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape.


  • First Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or its equivalent.
  • Post graduate degree in related IT, Engineering will be an advantage

Minimum of 6 years work experience including:

  • 4 years’ Enterprise Architecture (Business, Applications, VAS/IN) experience
  • 4 years’ experience integrating applications and technology in a complex environment.
  • Knowledge of EA frameworks, NGOSS
  • Practicable  Telco 2.0 experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Service Delivery Platforms, VAS/IN implementation & solution delivery
  • In-depth experience in Architecture governance and standards, Business Capability & Value Chain Analysis and Application Portfolio Management (APM).
  • Good working knowledge of NPV, IRR, ROI, TCO


  • TOGAF certified
  • eTOM

Job Conditions:

  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours


Application Closing Date: 6th July, 2017.

Click HERE to apply online

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