Enterprise Architect at Mastercard Foundation


Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based across four hubs in Kigali, Rwanda, Nairobi, Kenya, Accra, Ghana and Toronto, Canada. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance education and learning in Africa, primarily for young people, and in Canada for Indigenous youth. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercard. Our policies, operations, and funding decisions are made by our President and Board of Directors.

The Foundation believes that youth employment is key to unlocking prosperity, both for youth and their societies. Enabling young women and men from disadvantaged communities to secure dignified and fulfilling work will ensure inclusive development and economic growth in Africa.

We are recriting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Enterprise Architect

Location: Nigeria

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to Head Technology Business Partnership, the Enterprise Architect will play a critical role as an IT resource responsible for conducting business application reviews and documenting current systems.
  • The role will address problems of systems integration, compatibility and multiple platforms, and is responsible for the technical correctness and completeness of the integrated systems design.
  • The Enterprise Architect will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of an organization’s IT networks and services. As an enterprise architect, you will be responsible for overseeing, improving and upgrading enterprise services, software and hardware.
  • The successful candidate will be based in any of our listed offices in Africa (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria).

Ways You Can Contribute  

  • Recommend new technologies and software applications to meet the company’s needs.
  • Recommend improvements to the organization’s existing software applications.
  • Continuous engagement and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to understand their needs.
  • Act as a technical resource during other projects as required.
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of solutions design and related documentation.
  • In collaboration with development employees, responsible for the creation and implementation of the Foundation’s applications’ standards, practices, and procedures.
  • Research, recommend, and help to implement new software applications.
  • Review and discuss all technical solution designs from external vendors to ensure the needs of the Foundation are met.
  • Responsible for documenting current systems and creating the view of the enterprises system landscape.
  • Consider risk factors such as cyber hacking, breaches and business continuity to minimize exposure to the solutions and technologies across the enterprise.
  • Applies job knowledge to make disciplined decisions in a timely fashion.
  • Focus on solutions that are aligned for efficiency and re-usability across the enterprise.
  • Ability to make recommendations and decisions even when all the information is not known.
  • Ability to recommend creative and innovative technical solutions with standard and non-standard approaches and technologies.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Engineering or related field is required.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in front end UI, backend DB, and both batch and real-time integration development technologies and practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of technologies to develop recommendations for updating, integrating and simplifying application solutions across the enterprise.
  • Advanced knowledge of Cloud-based architectures.
  • Advanced skill in creating and maintaining technical documentation.
  • Strong knowledge of market, industry and business fundamentals.
  • Assessing end-to-end business processes, procedures, and business rules in conjunction with business partners, designing new and mapping existing business processes through research, interviews, and facilitation sessions.
  • Experience driving adoption of new applications, processes, and revised functionality.
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex information and communicate key issues using presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint) and visual techniques into highly enjoyable and easy to consume formats.
  • Understanding of the different application architectures.
  • In-depth understanding of cloud-based technologies and applications.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills, including the ability to deal with situations where information is difficult to obtain, complex or ambiguous
  • Is known to” think outside the box” and generate original solutions that lead to creative and resourceful ways to deal with different business problems and opportunities.
  • Are results-driven and motivated by a sense of performance excellence and a sense of urgency; possess a proactive and ‘self-starter’ mentality.
  • Ability to operate autonomously and with limited supervision.
  • Contributes to the planning of the overall organizational Application strategy.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Application Closing Date
15th July, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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