Technical Architect - Oil and Gas - Australia
Technical Architect Visa(s) covered by the client. Primary Location: AUSTRALIA-WESTERN AUSTRALIA-PERTH Overall Role Purpose The Senior Technical Architect is a leading technology expert and consultant, who uses extensive experience and expertise to define technology strategy for us and our clients, and to create technology infrastructure designs where the customer and/or business problem is of a complexity requiring the highest level of expertise. The role has Technical Authority across our technology strategy and across solutions for multiple clients and services. The Senior Technical Architect will analyse requirements in generic and / or specific contexts and translate those requirements into effective and cost-effective, re-usable solutions. The role is crucially dependent on an ability to assess the readiness of developing technologies and their inherent risk, for exploitation by us and clients, selecting and integrating components of vastly differing maturity to create the solutions. Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Formulation and development of Client Technical Strategy: • definition of client, programme, project strategy; • awareness and assessment of developing technology within the IT marketplace. Completion of Programme, Project Technical Architecture and designs: • creation of technology designs starting from technology strategy moving through conceptual and logical to physical designs; • capture of industry generic and client specific technical requirements; • definition of technology solution and decision on components for procurement. Technical Design Authority internally for Clients, Programmes and projects responsible for: • conduct design reviews; • review and approve design deliverables; • Technical Authority and the associated standards of work. FINANCIAL / NON-FINANCIAL There is no inherent financial management relevant to this role, although the role demands a significant ability to analyse the cost-effectiveness of potential solutions, from the technology, operational and total-cost-of-ownership perspectives and to balance this against risk, especially when exploiting immature technology and strategies. The dimensions have a scope of several tens of millions of dollars. The role requires a significant ability to manage personal workloads in an efficient and organised manner, and to act as consultant and advisor to Project Managers, Account Directors and Service Delivery Directors on strategies, plans and budgets. COMMUNICATIONS Very significant interaction with Vendors, Service Providers and leading industry watchers. Significant Interaction with Customers / Clients, including at Executive level. Significant interaction, including at Executive level, within all groups in GIS, within Account Management, within Application Services, and with Project Managers and practitioners. Significant interaction with Consultants and New Business Personnel. STAFF MANAGEMENT The job-holder is expected to advise, guide and to an extent supervise all levels of Technical Architect but will have management responsibility for very few. GENERAL COMMENTS The Senior Technical Architect is expected to fulfil these accountabilities and responsibilities with little direct supervision, and a high level of autonomy. Typical Outputs and Deliverables The Outputs and deliverables listed below will range from high-level strategies through strategic solution delivery programmes to client solutions. Typical technical reports and deliverables are: • Technology Direction Model; • Conceptual Technology Model; • Logical Technology Model; • Physical Technology Model; • Technology Diagnostic Model • Technology Performance Model; • Technology Architecture Management (on-going processes such as internal Statement of Work). Internal outputs and deliverables include: • weekly status reports to Technical Architecture Director and Programme Directors; • leading Technical Architecture technology threads and focus groups as required; • design reviews.
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