Architect, ICT & Digital Services

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June 29, 2017
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MTN Nigeria is recruiting for fulltime Architect, ICT & Digital Services.

Job Details

MTN is the largest provider of mobile network access and ICT solutions in Nigeria, connecting whole communities with each other and with the rest of the world.

In 2001, MTN Nigeria was one of the first telecom operators to receive a GSM licence from the Federal government. Since then, we have led the growth in the voice market and today, we offer an integrated suite of communications products/services, including mobile voice and data, digital and mobile financial services as well as enterprise services to SMEs, public sector and corporate clients.

At the heart of our company’s operations are a diverse group of committed men and women, who enjoy a work experience and culture that is challenging, dynamic and rewarding, guided by our core values of Leadership, Innovation, Integrity, Relationship and a Can-Do attitude.

We were the first Nigerian company to be certified as an Investors In People (IiP) Gold company, which speaks to the depth and impact of our people management practices. It is also a reflection of our commitment to making MTN a Great Place to Work for our employees.

With over 60 million customers, MTN is also the largest subsidiary of the MTN Group, a global brand spread across 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.



Information Systems 

Core purpose of the Job


  • Architectural lead for ICT & Digital Solutions & Platforms architecture across the value chain.
  • Drives the solutioning of blueprints and roadmaps for ICT & Digital based platforms e.g. Cloud, Video, IOT etc. 


    Job Summary

    • Carry out research to determine the structure (architecture) of proposed systems and provide insight into new and enhanced technologies to increase efficiency and reduce costs for MTNN.
    • Develop the long term ICT & Digital Solutions strategic plans and implement them.
    • Develop standards and guidelines for technical designing based on various business goals.
    • Undertake the development, maintenance, and governance of the ICT & Digital Solutions architecture.
    • Recommend necessary changes in the existing ICT & Digital application and work for its efficient functioning, revenue generation, and cost savings.
    • Ensure that ICT & Digital services implementations are completed according to the architecture roadmap.
    • Define enterprise level systems architecture and direct the design and approach to deployment.
    • Design scalable applications architecture based on trend analysis of current usage and forecast and benchmark application capabilities based on projected growth.
    • Create, maintain, disseminate & validate application development guidelines & standards for all artifacts will facilitate the oversight standardization and future direction of all application development.
    • Design the architectural landscape to accomplish cross system objectives and advantageous trade-offs across the ecosystem
    • Ensure the alignment of Enterprise Architecture with the business strategy throughout the cycle of innovation, planning and delivery for ICT & Digital Solutions
    • Chart roadmap of Technology Infrastructure, Evolution, Emerging Technologies & trends.
    • Evaluate developments in architecture in the local and international business environment and recommend value adding improvements to MTNN’s application architecture roadmaps.
    • Develop a high level view of current and future state business and solution architecture for ICT & Digital Systems that is well connected with business strategy.
    • Develop and demonstrate subject matter expertise in various areas such as ICT & Digital, Cloud Computing, and Systems Integration.
    • Actively engage Business to help guide development of ICT & Digital systems solutions that are strategically aligned to the overall architecture vision.
    • Engage with other functional units and actively participate in IS projects.
    • Work with other team members to develop a comprehensive view of all aspects of ICT & Digital system architecture.
    • Continuously seek self-professional development to sharpen skills and capabilities in a versatile and evolving digital landscape. 
    • Foster active collaboration and relationships with employees across all levels and divisions.


    Job Conditions

    • Normal MTNN working conditions
    • May be required to work extended hours 


    Note: Multiple applications are not allowed.

    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    6 year(s)

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Other Requirements:


    • A first degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems or related field from a reputable institution.
    • Master’s degree in related field will be an added advantage.
    • TOGAF certified for at least 12- 18 months



    Minimum of Six (6) years’ work experience of which:

    • 5years Enterprise Architecture (Business, Data, Applications, Technology) experience
    • 4 years’ experience integrating applications and technology in a complex environment.
    • Good working knowledge of EA frameworks, NGOSS
    • Practicable Telco 2.0 experience
    •  API & Digital platform experience.
    • Business Process re- engineering and management experience.
    •  In-depth proven experience in Architecture governance, Business Capability & Value Chain Analysis, Transition Architecture & Roadmaps
    • In depth proven experience in digital (IOT, CLOUD, SMAC) and how they drive the digital agenda.



    • Emerging Enterprise Architectures
    • Telco 2.0
    • Enterprise 2.0
    • NGOSS

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    About Mtn Nigeria

    • Type: Private
    • Headquarters: MTN Nigeria, Golden Plaza, Falomo Ikoyi, Lagos

    MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa's leading cellular telecommunications company. On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call following the globally lauded Nigerian ...Know More about Mtn Nigeria

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