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Head of Architecture & QA.

Job Description
  • Leading the creation or evolution of the EA function, including the coordination of an appropriately balanced pursuit of enterprise information systems, data, technical and solution architecture viewpoints.

  • Responsible for overall technology architecture activities; which will deliver future proof technology landscape and deliver business impact.

  • Understanding, advocating and supporting the enterprise's business and IT strategies.

  • Leading the identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers to derive enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements; analyzing industry, technology and market trends to determine their potential impacts on the enterprise.

  • Analyzing the current business and IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.

  • Leading and facilitating the creation of governing principles to guide solution decision making for the enterprise.

  • Ensuring that the optimal governance structure and compliance activities (such as handling waivers) are associated with EA compliance.

  • Leading the development of an implementation plan for the EA, based on business requirements and IT strategies; overseeing EA implementation, ongoing EA refinement activities, and the documentation of all EA design and analysis work.

  • Consulting with program/project teams to fit solutions to architecture across all viewpoints.

  • Defining organizational requirements for the resources, structures and cultural changes necessary to support the EA.

  • Promoting the EA process, outcomes and results to the organization, including the enterprise's IT and business leaders; this includes assessing (through appropriate metrics) and communicating the achievement and impact of the EA, as well as leading the development and execution of an EA communication and education plan.

  • Partner closely with technology team to ensure we deliver the right digital architectural strategies and outcomes that are strategically aligned across our business.

  • Design and prototype platform architectures to enable the digital adoption.

  • Work closely with the IT team, business teams, and supporting functions to create the next generation digital platforms to optimize efficiency and throughput for digital applications and will translate software development prototypes into product enabled components.

  • Open source champion for the organization.

  • Being the subject matter expert in all the relevant technologies like Cloud, Big Data, IOT, etc. Knowledge of frameworks like MEAN stack, javascript framework like Node, React, opensource tools like Pentaho, Knowage, Linux, etc. as well as end user computing.

  • Responsible for staying updated on technology trends and provide impact analysis on how it will impact the digital plans.

  • Prototyping, benchmarking and defined specifications of the digital platforms. Accordingly, analyse and communicate technical recommendations to stakeholders.

  • Support evaluation of vendor’s digital platform, architectures and propose the right solution that best fits customer’s business requirements.

  • Work closely with the business team to execute projects within timelines and budget.


To be successful in this role, it is recommended that you should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Energy, drive and passion to work, and operate in a digital world.

  • Ability to operate in a start-up mentality and unstructured environment.

  • 12+ years of experience working in enterprise architecture domain – specific focus on digital experience working on microservices, API, cloud native architecture, containers.

  • Strong knowledge and exposure in digital platforms supporting products in IOT, Mobile Apps, Big Data, Online, Social, Digital Analytics, Cloud Platforms and others.

  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

  • Outstanding collaboration, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills in English a must. Bahasa and Mandarin knowledge will be advantageous.

  • Experience in security by design of platforms preferred.

  • Knowledge of business re-engineering principles and processes.

  • Experience working in full stack JavaScript platforms.

  • Technically proficient in common cloud service-oriented platforms highly desirable.

  • Technical as well as business understanding in software architecture trade-offs.

  • Preferred TOGAF certification or knowledge for this role.

  • The candidate is required to do code review for AACP, FIOC and ASP/SOVD.

  • Process manufacturing technology & system exposure for Pulp and Paper Manufacturing, Palm Oil refining and Viscose Fibre Manufacturing will be a bonus

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Software engineering/computer science/ MIS/Engineering or related discipline


To ensure that you are qualified to be in this role, we will have a brief assignment for you to revert to us. This is crucial in order for you to be shortlisted to be part of our team.

  • The assignment will be given to you within eight (8) working hours upon form submission.

  • You will be given one week’s time from the date of submission.

  • Once you fulfill and revert the required assignment including its files, your application will be processed immediately and our representative will be contacting you soon.

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