Jobs at Majid Al Futtaim – Lead Enterprise Architect

Majid Al Futtaim

The EIT head of architecture/Lead will own MAFR IT architecture across all areas from infrastructure, security, operations, data, architecture, and PMO and applications which is the backbone of MAFR operations.

This role will lead the team of architects responsible to deliver resilient, agile IT to meet MAFR current and future business needs and ensure the correct strategic and architectural decisions are made to ensure build and maintain a flexible and extensible technology stack.

The head of architecture will be a key member of the MAFR EIT senior management team, an effective ambassador liaising with other parts of the business and will be managing the EIT architecture team working closely with EIT and business Heads to achieve:

  • IT Strategy within EIT and align to the business strategy / objectives
  • Investment, business case and initiative prioritisation in conjunction with the business
  • Enterprise, solution, infrastructure, security and data architecture

Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Role Summary

  • Provides support, governance, and leadership across the entire EIT landscape
  • Develop and enforce standard practices
  • Working with Key Technology Partners to ensure the implementation of the Roadmaps and Standards
  • Develop and oversee adherence to the architecture strategy, principles and framework
  • Ensure systems are architected to be secure and resilient through the effective application of security and business continuity standards
  • Strong communication, stakeholder management, and team leadership traits
  • Exposure to hybrid-multi cloud technologies (Architecture, Deployment and Migration)
  • Liaise with key EIT partners to quantify and communicate the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits and opportunities of IT solutions from technology and business perspective
  • Stay up to date of architecture, IT strategy and technology innovation best practices and trends

Human Capital Responsibilities

  • Ensure the implementation of the performance management process
  • Provide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key roles
  • Identify training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
  • Oversee the development and implementation of on the job-training
  • Ensure constant availability of the required competent staff to support the organization in meeting all its responsibilities, plans, and objectives
  • Provide inputs while developing MAF Retail’s corporate policies and relevant procedures, and monitor the implementation

Financial Responsibilities

  • Monitor allocated budget to ensure compliance and take corrective measures when necessary
  • Provide inputs on the development of annual budget
  • Develop necessary measures towards continuous reduction of the operational cost

Disclaimer: This role description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal responsibilities of the role identified and shall not be construed as an exhaustive description of all the work requirements inherent to success in the role.

Minimum Qualifications/education

  • Bachelor’s degree – B.E./ B.Tech / BCA
  • Master’s degree – M.Tech / MCA; highly preferred

Minimum experience

  • 15 – 20 years similar experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in Retail industry
  • 3-5 years of leading architecture organization
  • SAP S/4 Experience; preferred


  • Strong leadership, presentation, communication, and influencing skills
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with senior leadership on key business initiatives
  • Strong Quantitative and Analytical skills
  • Strong services and project delivery background
  • Should be able to independently lead simple to medium complexity engagements
  • Enterprise Architecture certification (ToGAF, Zachman, ESAAF, or similar)
  • Functional and technical proficiency
  • Result oriented and process improvement driven
  • English (Full professional proficiency – Required) Arabic (Professional efficiency – Advantage)

Job Details:

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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