ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT – APA Insurance Ltd

About APA Insurance Limited:
APA Insurance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Investments Limited (Apollo Group), one of the leading financial groups in East Africa.
Since our founding in 1977, our mission has been to provide present and future peace of mind to the East African market and, in turn, enhance the quality of life for both our clients and their loved ones.

About the Enterprise Architect Position:
As an Enterprise Architect you will work with engineering, product management and senior leaders to introduce and embed a world-class product development and architecture in the organization

What Opportunities Exist at APA
Opportunity work in an innovative, dynamic environment with a focus on delivery
Opportunity to pioneer and drive the digital transformation in financial services in the region
A chance to work with highly motivated and skilled colleagues
Continuous learning and professional development opportunities with academic and professional sponsorship, mentoring opportunities to accelerate your career
A balanced career with a focus on wellness and sustainable lifestyle

Key Responsibilities
The specific responsibilities of the Enterprise Architect include:
Provide direct day-to-day architectural and technology problem-solving, coaching, direction and guidance to product teams in a start-up like environment under Agile guidelines
Promote and maintain engineering best practices such as test-driven development and continuous integration and delivery
Evaluate and identify appropriate technology stacks and platforms, including web application frameworks and cloud providers
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences, reading widely and being active in tech communities
Partner with wider organization to ensure compliance, regulatory and audit and architecture requirements are met
Coach technical leads and providing ad-hoc problem-solving support, including hands-on pairing when needed
Collaborate with and support technical leads to ensure high quality code across the teams
Facilitate and deliver training and knowledge sharing sessions for engineers
Work together with technical leads supporting the engineers for all people related matters

Qualifications
As the ideal candidate for this role you have:
8+ years of total experience including 5+ years in engineering and technology roles working with product development teams, delivering and building digital products
Wide experience and understanding of architecture in terms of solution, data and integration and experience in building technical architecture chapters
Experience working with teams using DevOps and continuous delivery with focus on delivering rapid customer value
Experience in product development for web and mobile with hands-on experience coding
Experience in Agile software development methodologies, processes, and tools
Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management practices
Knowledge of Agile software development practices
Knowledge of the insurance market, trends in digital and opportunities that can bring maximum business value
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus- with professional certifications

How to Apply
If interested, please send your CV and relevant documents to: digital@apainsurance.org with Enterprise Architect as the subject of the email before 15th August 2019.

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