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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Astron Energy is one of the leading suppliers of petroleum products in South Africa through its vast network of approximately 850 Caltex-branded service stations. Astron Energy will continue to manage the Caltex brand for a period of up to six years under licence from Chevron USA. Astron Energy owns and operates the countrys third-largest crude oil refine...
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    Refinery Domain Architect


    The Refinery Domain Architect is responsible for creating the technical domain architecture that describes how refinery IT components are combined to meet system requirements and capabilities. It is a multi-disciplinary role guiding business and IT teams to meet project objectives; executing on the IT and Enterprise Architecture (EA) strategy, taking a long term view that incorporates IT innovation and digital in the design approach. The main deliverable of the domain architect is to ensure selection and deployment of IT solutions that are fit for purpose; support business needs; are future proofed; cost efficient; flexible and sustainable.

    Responsibilities : -

    • Support the refinery BRM and the Enterprise Architect by enforcing adherence to IT standards, policies and governance frameworks; execute the long term IT and EA roadmap and strategy
    • Work alongside other architects to make long-term, strategic decisions to support the Astron Energy vision and mission
    • Support refinery business partners and project management teams to deliver projects on time and on budget and to specification (solution)
    • Provide consultancy services to assist business and IT teams during RFI, RFP, project scoping, project budgeting and high level conceptual design specifically: Contract & Project Management
    • Ensure compliance to Astron Energy Group IT standards, architecture principles and standards
    • Conduct feasibility assessments where requested for proposed application implementations or changes
    • Advise, manage and plan for all key technology decisions and changes required
    • Support development of solution delivery time, resource and cost estimates
    • Design solutions / provide impact assessments to meet project objectives; business requirements; business capabilities that adhere to best IT practices (fit for purpose; adaptable; future proof; cost efficient; secure; maintainable and supportable)
    • Participate in governance forums to assess that in house and 3rd party solutions meet IT standards, policies and frameworks that are aligned to the IT and EA roadmap and strategy
    • Review solutions after the development and testing phases to ensure that “As Designed” and “As Built” solutions are aligned; rectify design documentation if required
    • Identify out of compliance solutions and propose rectification actions
    • Scan marketplace for innovative and over-the-horizon energy, refinery and digital trends and technologies; convert these into business proposals
    • Participate in IT response teams during major IT incidents (system outage / cyber security)
    • Facilitate good corporate governance with specific focus on IT governance

    Professional Qualification and Certifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, or equivalent work experience.
    • TOGAF or similar architecture certification desirable

    Work Experience

    • 10 or more years IT experience in a refinery or chemical processing environment

    Knowledge and skills

    • Strong strategic planning capabilities – to effectively partner with the refinery leadership team, the refinery BRM and EA 
    • Deep understanding of the manufacturing technology stack to include OS, DB, middleware, application layer, OT, IoT, virtualisation, and cloud technologies
    • Ability to work under pressure in stressful situations to tight timelines on multiple initiatives simultaneously
    • Strategic insight and detailed orientated
    • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Background in architecture, application development and operations, business processes and technology 
    • Strong vendor and contract management skills
    • Thought-leader and change agent
    • A ‘can-do’ attitude

    Closing Date: 8th, July 2022

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd. on to apply

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