AXA Hong Kong, a member of the AXA Group, prides itself of serving over 1 million customers in Hong Kong and Macau. Besides being one of the largest health protection providers in Hong Kong, it is also the number 1 General Insurance provider1 and a market leader in motor insurance. AXA Hong Kong is committed...
AXA Hong Kong, a member of the AXA Group, prides itself of serving over 1 million customers in Hong Kong and Macau. Besides being one of the largest health protection providers in Hong Kong, it is also the number 1 General Insurance provider1 and a market leader in motor insurance.

AXA Hong Kong is committed to helping its customers achieve stability and prosperity through providing a comprehensive range of life, health, property and casualty protection, as well as wealth management and retirement solutions.
We believe it is our inherent responsibility to support the communities we operate in, hence creating a sustainable business via constant and considerable contribution in the dimensions of health, environment and the community.

AXA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promote Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) by creating a work environment where all employees are treated with dignity, respect, and where individual differences are valued. We welcome and treasure diverse profiles to join our big family, and to build an inclusive culture together which allows everyone to maximize their personal potential.


1Based on 2013 Office of the Commissioner of Insurance market share statistics

Head of Architecture

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Information Technology
Job function Information Technology > IT Management
Information Technology > Application Development
Information Technology > System Architect
Published On 18/09/2019
ref. 19000BXJ_30806

Strategy
-Lead activities of Strategic Planning
-Undertake strategy review of current state
-Actively participate in the strategic planning process defining the IT strategy and plan
-Actively participate in understanding, supporting, and providing input in order to ensure the enterprise's IT strategy development process is effective
-Contribute to strategy development by providing insights on standards and innovative solutions in the market ensuring the strategy is also market relevant

Enterprise Architecture
-Develop the strategic roadmap of enterprise architecture to ensure that solutions being implemented now and in the future are aligned
-Develop and align the enterprise architecture standard with the enterprise architecture framework standard and templates to ensure consistency in terminology and documentation
-Assess and evaluate the value of the enterprise architecture and ensure the value of the enterprise architecture is clearly and effectively communicated to stakeholders
-Undertake the analysis of the current IT environment to ensure critical deficiencies are detected and recommend solutions for improvement
-Attend the Regional Architecture Review Board.
-Establish and maintain the target architecture and actively monitor the evolution of the technology to ensure new innovative solutions are identified and proposed to the businesses
-Work closely with Regional Architecture to ensure that local architecture standards and guidelines are aligned.
-Govern the IT solutions with IT strategies and target architecture to ensure the alignment of solutions to the target enterprise architecture and standards, as well as identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture to accommodate project needs
-Establish and develop the integration architecture standard, data architecture standard, IT technology and solution standard catalogue to ensure consistent terminology and documentation
-Define and communicate target enterprise architecture to ensure that it meets business requirements and is aligned to IT strategies
-Study Market Benchmark information

Solution Architecture
-Deliver and design strategic project solutions and manage the solution architect team to ensure that solutions delivered are aligned to the customer strategy and meet their needs
-Manage key stakeholder expectations to ensure they are aligned with the Architecture Target and Roadmap
-Communicate solution design, options, risks and financial estimation to ensure all stakeholders are well-informed and up-to-date on all matters
-Consult with project teams to align solutions to target enterprise architecture and standards, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture to accommodate project needs. Deliver the solution architecture end-to-end including Application, Integration, Information and Infrastructure
-Research market trends and identify upcoming solutions, conduct POC testing and report POC results to ensure solutions remain competitive against the market trends
-Advise and provide guidance on implementation of new technology solutions to ensure an accurate implementation plan and estimation of financial costs is outlined
-Liaise and consult with vendors to ensure that management is informed of available technology updates and innovative solutions from vendors
-Exchange strategy and roadmaps with vendors to ensure that they can optimally support Krungthai-AXA initiatives

Security
-Collaborate with and support the Group Information Security Practice, Regional CISOs and other stakeholders as necessary to ensure that information security within the local entity is relevant, cost-effective and is delivered in accordance with the Group Information Security Strategy
-Serve as an expert advisor to senior management of the local entity in the implementation and maintenance of information security
-Implement information security strategy, policies, shared security services and action plans based on the Group Information Security Strategy
-Lead the development, implementation and successful execution of information security operations not offered by security shared services (including vulnerability management and identity and access management) at the local entity
-Identify and analyse risks, recommend appropriate mitigation options and document all components in clear, business-intelligible language
-Maintain an understanding of emerging technology, risks and industry trends. Assess the impact on the business environment and recommend appropriate mitigation actions or the prioritization of projects and investments
-Escalate the need to redirect investment or change practices to mitigate critical risks

Requirements:

-Tertiary qualification in an IT discipline or related field
-Minimum of 10 years of proven Strategy and Architecture experience, preferably in the financial services industry
-Have industry wide certification in one or more Enterprise Architecture Governance domains, such as TOGAF, DoDAF, MODAF, Zachman, FEAF, COSO or COBIT
-Ability to lead the work of others
-Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
-Strong presentation skills
-Demonstrated ability to create strong working relationships with others
-Ability to gather, synthesise and analyse data and draw logical conclusions
-Well organised and results-driven individual
-Ability to influence senior stakeholders
-Demonstrates big picture thinking as a behaviour