Entreprise Architect

Location 92-HAUTS-DE-SEINE, France
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Information Technology
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The Senior Enterprise Architect will be member of the COO-CTO Global Infrastructure Architecture team within the COO-CTO organisation. Working as part of a small team of Group-wide Architecture team, the Senior Enterprise Architect is responsible for providing architecture, vision, problem anticipation, and problem solving for IT on an enterprise level (enterprise architecture spans Business Architecture, IS Architecture, Data Architecture, and Technical Architecture). The individual in this position understands the IS of the Group and anticipates future directions of the IT industry to relate them to future business needs and projects.
The Senior Enterprise Architect will produce key architecture deliverables, lead international workgroups and studies to establish IT directions for the Group, and may be called upon to provide any level of project management for single or multiple projects, and will work closely with his/her peers in the Regional Service Delivery organizations to ensure the mission and objectives of the AXA Tech organisation are accomplished.


  • Clients: AXA Group and AXA Technology Services CTO & Regional Service Delivery Organizations

  • Managed infrastructure: AXA Global Infrastructure and sub-components


Focus of the first 365 days

  • Responsible for the development of cloud solutions components, design and architecture catalogues
  • Support and Guide the Regional CTO Teams, and the corporate programs.
  • Participation in the Global Architecture Governance (Solutions Architecture Board and regional CTO executive meeting depending on the agenda)
  • Take a lead in the Global Architecture Projects Portfolio to help scope and plan global and regional projects
  • Active participation in cross organizational Architectural Consultation and Governance

  • Responsible for developing Global Enterprise Infrastructure Strategies and Vision
  • Develop Technical Architecture Standards & Solutions
  • Ensure consistent global delivery of solutions
  • Publication & distribution of architectural documents (whitepapers, reference architecture & strategy docs)
  • Ensure architecture and engineering solutions meet business requirements
  • Ensure architecture compliance to security standards
  • Proactively assisting in defining direction for future projects
  • Product evaluations & recommendations
  • With the help of ATS support functions (Finance, Procurement, …), assess financial and contractual impacts of proposed solutions
  • Participate in the AXA Tech Global Architecture Governance
Facilitate collaboration and best practices sharing between regional teams including organization of regular meetings


  • The senior enterprise architect is part of major IT programs teams, under responsibility of a stream leader / program director,
  • Define and/or validate high level design of infrastructure to be built,
  • Contribute to the decision-making process on architecture topics,
  • Pro-active risk assessment, problem solving,
  • Follow up of low level design and implementation performed by the delivery teams,
Evangelization and communication about key architecture concepts.

Participate in on-going cross-training exercises and sessions with team peers & regional architects to ensure consistent support for the Infrastructure ecosystem

  • Senior Enterprise Architect must exhibit Strategic Thinking, in addition to strong Business, Technical, and Financial acumen.
  • On Architecture skills Senior Enterprise Architect is expected to possess expertise in the areas of Analysis, Architecture Standards, Information Systems Knowledge, Innovation, Knowledge of Emerging Technology, Risk Management, Systems Thinking, Application Rationalization/TCO, IT Security, Technical Problem Solving and Solution Management.
  • Technical skills in:
    • Cloud solutions (AWS, Azure)
    • IT components: AD, DNS, NTP, …
    • Security & Identity management: IAM, PUAM, encryption, WAF, SIEM, …
    • Network, routing, firewalling
    • IT management: ITSM, configuration management, CMDB, …
    • DevOps & IT/IS project management, and dedicated tools: Forge, post-configuration tools, …
  • Evaluate emerging technologies which will achieve optimal benefit while mitigating technical and financial risk.
  • Provide consultancy, advice and assistance to the Regional Engineers.
  • Produce white papers, roadmaps and technical documents for global publication.
  • The TOGAF certification is a strong asset.
  • Strong leadership, self motivated, self starter and ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to collaborate with a Global team, share relevant information, seek to convince others, know how to listen effectively and promote a team spirit.
  • Collaborate with vendors and strategic partners and take responsibility for architecture, design and solutions development.
  • Critical Thinking and ability to take decisions.
  • Client focused and service minded.
  • Communication skills (both oral and written) to develop and deliver the key messages for our customer and internally within AXA Tech.
  • Ability to produce high quality documentation. 
  • Action / results oriented, energetic and positive to drive key activities and initiatives to completion that meet the joint goals of AXA Tech and its clients.
  • International profile, i.e. candidate must have a proven ability to work effectively in an international environment. 
Taking into account the multi cultural environment, a good english knowledge in speaking and writing is mandatory (level 3 / extensive).

§  Must have 10/15+ years experience of :

o    IT Strategy and/or Enterprise Architecture  or possibly in Solutions Architecture if within very large projects/environments

o    Strong Change Management skills with practical experience of transformation in an international context

    • Experience in the Insurance (or Financial Services Industry) a strong asset

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