Senior Architect, Architecte principal, Douala, MTN Cameroon

Senior Architect, Architecte principal, Douala, MTN Cameroon

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job:

Plan, design, deploy and ensure integrity and evolution of information technology systems architecture and capacity of MTN Cameroon according to industry standards and MTN Group IT framework.

Operational Delivery:

  • Plan and design information systems to be implemented according to the organization’s goals, needs and objectives.
  • Define the baseline and target architecture and perform gap analysis as well as migration plan of IT/ICT projects
  • Define roadmap components and resolve impacts across the architecture landscape
  • Create architecture definition documents in such that it can be easily used by every decision maker in the organization for every IT/ICT-related business decision
  • Maintain the IS application map portfolio lifecycle
  • Follow MTN Group architecture framework
  • Maintain the architecture continuum where all architecture deliverables are kept (architectural design documentation, including diagrams, inventories, etc.)
  • Lead the capacity planning of IT application and system portfolio
  • Propose changes in process, policy and standards as they relate to the architecture and design principles.
  • Ensure a technological awareness and lead the release of application map that fit with MTNC roadmap toward futures services and products.
  • Ensure information and technology solutions balancing cost, functionality and practicality
  • Collaborate with various businesses and IT stakeholders to define technical requirements and service levels, integration mechanisms, and solution architectures
  • Develop and document architecture patterns, stacks, models and/or technical specifications
  • Provide direction to internal and external resources during the selection and implementation of business systems
  • Contribute to success of business systems by providing technical leadership and direction
  • Research and maintain knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems
  • Assess business requirements/needs and generate technical requirements for procurement of new or enhanced IT solution
  • Lead the estimation, analysis, design and implementation of business solutions for small or large programs or a number of complex projects and programs
  • Fit architecture to purpose( ensure that all delivered features and solutions delivered address business needs …)
  • Define the interaction between application packages, databases, and middleware systems in terms of functional coverage
  • Lead teams in solving complex technical problems
  • Provide technical expertise and detailed solutions for the strategic business planning for products and features development.

Key Performance Indicators (e.g. Quality, Time, Cost, Value)

  • Develop and maintain IT/ICT systems architecture application map
  • Produce and maintain 24 months capacity forecast document
  • Develop flexible and secure architecture to improve IS department’s ability to respond quickly and efficiently to business demands
  • Lead innovation & research on latest technology trends to improve product & services time to market
  • Improvement in reduction of component duplication
  • Low % of service requests due to poor performance
  • Low % of CIs (configuration item) operating with capacity issue
  • Low % of unplanned purchases due to poor performance
  • Low % of applications not compliant with information architecture
  • Frequency of updates to the information architecture
  • % of redundant and/or duplicate data elements


  • Minimum of 3 years degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication, Information Technology/Systems or related field from a reputable institution.
  • Fluent in English and French preferable.


  • – Experience in the following domain, with experience in supervising/managing others;
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in multiple IT/ICT areas.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant architecture/solution design
  • Requires advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration.
  • Requires advanced to expert level knowledge of 2G/3G/4G/5G, Intelligent Network (IN), Billing Applications, Digital Applications, Enterprise Support Applications (CRM, ERP, etc.), Mobile Payment applications, SOA, ISP & ASP
  • Minimum of 1-2 years project management experience.
  • Requirements gathering and business analysis experience.
  • System development and design methodology experience.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating business processes and procedures related to document and record management
  • Experience working in a medium to large organization.


  • FLIGHT Program
  • Finance for Non-financial
  • Employee Effectiveness
  • ICT Basics
  • MTN Customer Experience (Basics/Advanced)
  • Business Risk/fraud
  • GSM / GPRS / HSPA / LTE/5G
  • Ericsson Intelligent Network

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