Network Enterprise Architect (F/M)
AXA Bank
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Our mission at AXA is to empower people to live a better life. We have to move from a perceived payer of claims to a strong partner in life for our customers.

Thus, our role as Group Operations must be to support and to empower all AXA teams in the best way to achieve together this meaningful aspiration.

The most powerful levers to achieve this can be summarized as Innovation and Execution, and will drive all Operations teams :

  • Innovation : To create and provide the prerequisites and opportunities for all AXA teams to develop leading innovative solutions for the needs of our current and future customers
  • Execution : To create an environment which allows our teams all over the world to bring their ideas to reality and make our strong promise to the customers happen
  • Our concrete goals are :

  • Reinforce and realize our value creation for the global AXA organization;
  • Support and foster innovation across AXA in a close alignment and teaming with Group Innovation;
  • Embed simplicity and empowerment in our day to day working as well as ensure that we powerfully contribute to AXA’s mission and strategy.
  • Support the AXA strategy to globalize and standardize the technologies across the countries


    Working as part of the Group’s Technology Office, the Network Enterprise Architect is responsible for providing Network architecture, vision, governance, problem anticipation and solving for IT on an enterprise architectural level for the Network domain.

    The scope of enterprise architecture covers business, security, data, application and technology architecture.

    The Enterprise Architect’s role is to steer the Enterprise Architecture evolution across AXA to ensure the proper implementation of the IT Strategy and to be able to adopt new technologies and new market solutions in line with the business priorities, and with the aim for AXA to become a Tech Led Company.

    He proposes the future architectures or support the ones that needs to be further developed and implemented to the entities and to the Group main stakeholders.

    To achieve this objective, he relies on his experience and expertise, providing market insights, and bringing concrete justifications and values of his propositions.

    The Network Enterprise architect has interactions with all the levels of the company in the IT area, from the execution and support engineers to the C-levels.

    He adapts his speech to the audience to make his statements understood and adopted by all. He is the reference in his domain.


    Some key characteristics in the scope of the role of the Enterprise Architect are :

  • Network Team of 3 experts
  • The Group Technology Office central team comprised of 60 IS Architects;
  • Range of 200-300 architects and SMEs worldwide
  • IT Investments Plans : range of € 100M€ per year worldwide in the Network domain


    Common items for Enterprise Architecture team

    The objective of Network architecture is to ensure that we build sustainable, robust and secured Network artefacts at the right cost and that bring business value to support the corporate business and lines of business strategies.

    The Network Enterprise Architect main activity is on the Datacenter / Cloud and IP services area to craft the Network Strategy of the Group and act as a change agent to implement this IT Strategy through the Target Enterprise Architecture of the Group, and of individual countries within the Group.

    He may also be called upon to directly support PMs on some key projects.

    The core activities of the Enterprise Architect include the following for his own area of responsibility :

  • Define and manage the company Technology vision, strategies and plans with focus on domains related to his role
  • Build and maintain both worldwide Architecture Landscape and Architecture Maturity Model(s)
  • Contribute to Technology / Architecture CTO Community and Technology Governance of the Group covering global and local dimensions, which includes ensuring design and solution choices made in the entities are conform to Group Strategy in order to secure Group interests over the long-term
  • Participate to forums of leading companies (cross-industries) and vendors in order to use and / or influence technology evolutions
  • In particular, study industry trends and technologies in close collaboration with Group Data & Technology Innovation
  • Manage evaluation, development, and deployment of relevant technologies
  • Share technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide, and in particular interact with senior business and IT executives
  • Provide support to all Group IT supporting functions, in particular for Procurement and Finance for large negotiations or assets.
  • Qualifications


    Technical skills

  • Expert knowledge in enterprise architecture and IT strategy, especially on Datacenter & Cloud Network and on IP services (DNS, DHCP, IPAM)
  • Ability to execute evolution of the enterprise architecture through strategic thinking, in addition to possessing strong business, technical, and financial acumen.
  • Expertise in the areas of analysis, critical thinking and decision making, information systems knowledge, innovation, knowledge of emerging technology, planning, risk management, systems thinking, application rationalization / TCO, IT Security and technical problem solving.
  • Strong skills in influence, consultation, and negotiating ability
  • Excellent knowledge of Market solutions, and similar companies infrastructure models
  • Soft skills

  • Leadership Exhibits strong results orientation, change leadership, adaptability and the ability to drive collaborative behaviour.
  • Vision Enterprise Architect demonstrates architectural vision and beliefs and is able to express them clearly, champion them, and debate his point of view in on-line forums or in-person workshops.
  • Communication skills Exhibits strong skills in listening, spoken and written communication, collaboration and the ability to work in a global team.
  • Enterprise Architects are expected to have the ability to understand and discuss with both senior managers and IT, and explain in clear language complicated architectural concepts and strategies.

  • Openness and reaching out Strong human relationship skills, exhibit curiosity and can see opportunities in situations, not just problems.
  • International profile A proven ability to work effectively in an international environment. In addition, exhibits a strong proficiency in English.
  • Experience

  • Strong experience in IT Strategy, enterprise and solution architecture (8+ years), especially in the Network area
  • Experience on solutions architecture designs for very large projects / environments in particular in a specific specialist domain
  • Strong change management skills with practical experience of transformation in an international environment
  • Financials (principles, business cases, budgeting, business-planning, savings)
  • Strives for excellence with deliverables of high quality and ability to work in sometimes tight planning
  • Demonstrates to be a strong team member with a collaborative mind-set.
  • About AXA

    Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our mission of acting for human progress by protecting what matters?

    Here at AXA we strive to be a responsible employer, placing employee engagement at the heart of its business strategy. Achieving this means creating a workplace built on AXA's Values that foster diversity and equal opportunities for all, promotes employee participation, encourages professional development, and supports employee well-being.

    We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

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