• Head at Commonwealth Bank

  • Posted on: 12 September, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Commonwealth Bank - Australia’s leading provider of financial services including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and sharebroking products and services. We are a business with more than 800,000 shareholders and over 52,000 employees. We offer a full range of financial services to help all Australians build and manage their finances.

    Head: Architecture


    Job description

    The Commonwealth Bank Group is executing a plan to enter and disrupt the South African banking market. This will be achieved through a combination of innovative technology platforms, simple transparent and relevant customer offers, unique and differentiated partnerships and a distinctive focus on digital banking. Our strategy is one of financial inclusion – we are looking to breaking down the barriers to participation in the formal financial system. We will do this through a combination of this ultra-low cost innovative digital banking proposition together with an emphasis on financial literacy where we will deliver the knowledge and understanding that is a prerequisite to trust and participation.

    The Purpose Of The Role

    You will create solutions that enable a new way of distributing our products and services across South Africa. Locally within South Africa, you will lead a team of architects to provide architectural principles, end-to-end solution design (at both the conceptual and detailed level), as well as architecture governance.

    You Will

    • Perform the following tasks in manner consistent with CBA's values of Integrity,Collaboration, Accountability, Excellence and Service. People Capabilities will be at the forefront of what you do including Customer Focus, Team & Culture, Continuous Improvement, Effective Communication, Judgement and Drive Results.
    • Lead the architecture community in South Africa
    • Develop and maintain current state architecture, define target architecture and develop plans for transition and roadmap from current to desired architecture;
    • Articulate and evaluate key options independent of technology for a given solution;
    • Provide architectural advice/approvals for new business cases and project / enhancement requests by examining against current and target architecture;
    • Provide an architectural governance function for the design and build deliverables to ensure traceability of the build solution to the architectural principles and business solutions.
    • Risk Management: Develop and apply knowledge of the Group's risk appetite, policies and processes, including key risks and controls
    • People Leadership:
    • Inspiring others and setting the tone for an inclusive and high performance team
    • Motivating and challenging your team to meet and exceed performance standards through continuous improvement and driving results
    • Role modelling company vision and values
    • Coaching, mentoring, managing performance, training and development of people
    • Budget management

    What will make you successful?

    • Significant experience (+- 10 years) in a role leading an architecture function; strong people leadership capabilities
    • Experience in Financial Services – this may be in banking or in another industry that is delivering financial services
    • Ability to work in an agile way within a fast-paced and dynamic work environment to tight deadlines
    • Ability to innovate to push the boundaries of what technology can provide and also to keep things simple and standard
    • IT qualification is desirable (not essential)

    Strong communication and influencing ability Strong communication and influencing skills We offer you the opportunity to expand your career surrounded by a skilled and successful group of individuals. Our remuneration packages are highly competitive and you will have access to a range of exclusive and exciting benefits.

    We are committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role, supporting diversity. All information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Commonwealth Bank career website on careers.pageuppeople.com to apply

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