Title:  Lead IT Systems Analyst ( Enterprise Architect )

Job Req ID:  13372

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Job Overview

We are seeking an Enterprise Architect to join the IT Strategy & Technology Planning Division.

The IT Strategy & Technology Planning Division is responsible for providing IT strategic directions, technology roadmaps, investment strategies, service models, and solutions architectures covering all Digital & IT disciplines such as Computing, Communication, Application, and Information Protection.

The Enterprise Architect primary role is to develop strategic Digital and IT roadmaps, define applications and technology architecture required to deliver and enable core business capabilities; optimizing short- and long-term architecture plans, identifying new IT capabilities that leverage the installed base technologies and solutions, and developing plans and programs to introduce new IT services ensuring alignment with business demands and company digital transformation initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

A. Work with Business and Leadership Stakeholders to Develop Strategy
B. Leads analysis of the business’ future-state capabilities and future (and current) Digital & IT environment to detect critical gaps and opportunities and recommend solutions for improvement to drive the business towards its targeted outcomes.
C. Leads analysis of the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
D. Leads the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on business requirements and the varying IT strategies for project-driven or product-driven delivery teams.
E. Facilitate alignment between business and Digital &I T and connecting strategy to execution
F. Tell stories to visualize the future state and trigger long-term planning
G. Defines Digital & IT’s technology architecture and develop Digital & IT roadmaps; 
H. identifies important Digital & IT technology trends and their impact on the Company business; 
I. defines the proper adoption plan for introducing a new technology or switching from one technology to another, and defines major milestones in this adoption journey; 
J. provides consultation to other Digital & IT entities or business units on complex Digital & IT related matters; 
K. Develops Technology Statements of Direction as applicable; 
L. Identifies new Digital & IT capabilities that leverage installed base of technologies and solutions; 
M. Ensures enabling technologies are in place to provide consistent Digital & IT architecture; 
N. Ensures Digital & IT master appropriations and capital projects scoping is aligned with technology roadmaps; 
O. Reviews compliance of Digital & IT Business/Operating plans against technology roadmaps; 
P. Participates in Technology obsolescence reviews; 
Q. Conducts technology updates on pertinent issues and/or new technology initiatives; 
R. Provides consultation relating to technologies and solution architectures; Participates in purchase agreement development; 
S. Coordinates external technology consultations; 
T. Coordinates technology refresh workshops and presentations; 
U. Conducts technology updates on pertinent issues and/or new technology initiatives
V. Originates ideas for enhancing Digital & IT solutions, operating efficiency, user service, cost effectiveness and project control procedures
W. Assures that all technical work meets accepted professional standards as well as the Company’s internal computing standards.
X. Drive the evolution of the EA team’s services and operating model
Y. Builds the EA value proposition, contributing to positioning the EA practice as an internal management consultancy, offering services and skills to support the development and execution of business strategy.
Z. Communicate the value of enterprise architecture, and its portfolio of services
AA. Coach and mentor other architects


Minimum Requirements

A. Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Finance, Business Administration.
B. At least 12 years industrial work experience in complex Digital & IT environment such as digital transformation, systems analysis, programming, computing hardware, software implementation, and mission critical facilities; Knowledge of industry standard Enterprise Architecture (EA) Frameworks and tools. Eight or more years of business experience in strategic and operations planning and/or business analysis or experience as an enterprise architecture consultant.
C. Excellent spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Ability to compose and edit concise, well organized reports and presentations for various levels of management is also essential. The Digital & IT Architect must also often interface with senior Management of various companies, including CIO's and CEO's.  He must therefore be highly articulate in English (and preferably in Arabic) and be able to discuss Digital & IT Architecture and technology directions appropriately.
D. Requires a very high level of professionalism, maturity, multi-discipline technical knowledge and interpersonal skills to manage highly professional and senior personnel; must possess business knowledge and acumen so that appropriate Digital & IT solutions and directions are selected; excellent negotiation and influencing skills and ability to moderate discussions


Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA