Enterprise Architect / Solution Architect at a Top Tier (2) Commercial Bank – Growth in Value Alliance (GVA) Partners Limited


Growth in Value Alliance (GVA) Partners Limited – Our client, a top tier (2) Commercial Bank, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Enterprise Architect / Solution Architect

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • The successful candidate would be expected to catalogue, develop, coordinate, communicate, maintain and enforce the overall enterprise architectural models to adequately perform the organizations business.


  • Assess overall alignment between business and technology roadmaps
  • Evaluate solutions alignment with the end-user experience
  • Create, own and maintain the Technologies Architectural Artifacts (building blocks, models, governance, architecture and unified roadmaps, etc.).
  • Collaborate on the creation and maintenance of the enterprise business capability model.
  • Form cross-functional teams (Network, Operations, Development, Data Warehouse, Quality, etc.) to facilitate the creation of optimal architectures which align with the architecture plan
  • Provide technical leadership for various business units and technology groups
  • Apply analytical thought processes to quickly understand technical challenges discovered during the life-cycle of the initiative
  • Evaluate how security impacts the design & development process of various solutions
  • Communicate often with the business units and explain the value of technical architectures, solutions, and strategies
  • Lead the documentation and analysis of the current state of all of the IT environments and technology landscape
  • Collaborate on defining future state architectures and develop gap plans
  • Collaborate extensively with IT Leaders, Product Managers and technical delivery teams to ensure alignment of best practices and standards
  • Mentor and guide other Engineers (software, data, network, etc.)
  • Presenting architecture and strategy to all layers of the company from executives to individual contributors

Qualifications & Skills Required

  • First Degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred
  • At least 3 years experience in working as an enterprise or solution architect designing and implementing large-scale systems and databases
  • At least 5 years experience in creating clear, concise documentation for a multi-tier architectural model and discussing technical matters effectively with business end-users
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and business professionals
  • Teamwork & collaboration skills to work across organizations and lead cross-functional teams
  • Expert knowledge of enterprise application integration, including SOA, Microservices, ETL environments and an understanding of integration considerations such as process orchestration, custom data integration, and master data management
  • Thorough knowledge of the business function and in-depth knowledge of business operations, objectives, and strategies
  • Working knowledge of enterprise architecture frameworks (TOGAF, EACOE, etc.)
  • Previous development experience in multiple disciplines (Java, C#, JavaScript, Go, Java, HTML, AJAX, JSON, DDL, SQL, NoSQL, or relevant open-source platforms)
  • Deep understanding of design patterns, principles, and frameworks
  • Working knowledge of UI / UIX design principles
  • Strong understanding of network architecture, designs, and protocols
  • Extensive experience integration with 3rd party products (both business and technical)
  • Experience with mobile applications and how they interact with various back end architectures
  • A good understanding of the architectural principles of cloud-based platforms including SaaS, PaaS, multi-tenancy, multi-tiered infrastructure, and application servers
  • Strong knowledge of the security operations, standards & issues involved in multi-tier, multi-tenant web applications
  • Track record of being proactive, identifying gaps, making constructive suggestions and follow through to resolution
  • Proven ability to creatively problem-solve various types of issues in multiple disciplines
  • Experience presenting to senior leadership.
  • A highly skilled enterprise architect with Fin-Tech experience.

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV in Ms Word or PDF to: contact@gvapartners.com , busayoo@gvapartners.com and titilayoe@gvapartners.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


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