Design Authority Job Description

Design Authority Job Description

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Design authority provides data architecture, data modelling and database designing services for Canadian Banking and associated lines of business.

Design Authority Duties & Responsibilities

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Partner with the architecture organizations within Central Technology wider technology architecture team to ensure standard architectural principles are followed
Leading the technical architecture and design trade-offs for ATG terminal systems and the consistent flow down of requirements to the relevant system components
Delivery/oversight of solution design (operating model, IT architecture and controls framework) components of projects to successful outcomes
Helping define and drive deliveries towards the strategic direction for the area
Close engagement with architects and other Lead Design Authorities across other areas of Asset Management – collaborating to define consistent approaches and solutions
Deliver approach for “Kill The Tail” – approach for decommissioning of fringe applications
To ensure that the programmes and projects comply with the organisation’s strategy.The role must ensure that the components of the programmes and projects are consistent in accordance with standards and policies in force
Managing the Global Design Authority process
Building and maintaining relationships with Global, HR wide project managers to drive and support the HR portfolio and Design Authority process
Proactive stakeholder management at all levels across Global HR to capture change initiatives before they are initiated & then funnel via the Design Authority process

Design Authority Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Design Authority

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SDA, CCIE, AEM, PMI, CCVP, SAP

Education for Design Authority

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Employers hiring for the design authority job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Technical, Science, Physics, Education, Graduate, Business, MBA, Information Technology

Skills for Design Authority

Desired skills for design authority include:

Architecture
Design and business processes
SDLC
Data models
Data typing
Application
Data and infrastructure architecture disciplines
Spark
Big Data and related technologies like Hadoop
Data security and relationship database concepts

Desired experience for design authority includes:

Supporting Global HR Project Managers in the creation of pitch documents, ensuring the proposal aligns to Bank strategy & HR BU objectives
The role will also provide check and challenge for incoming change requests and involves interaction with solution design architects, Transformation Project Managers, the HR technology team and COSs, so will require an ability to consider requests as they sit against our infrastructure strategy
Manage the Design Authority meeting , ensuring pitch documents are received on time and are at the right level, the right people attend, minutes are captured accurately and all actions tracked
Active engagement with User Readiness stream, ensuring HR change delivery is incorporated into user readiness, change & comms plans
Bringing together the integrated plan for HR – giving visibility of all HR change across the function
Analysis of the integrated plan to highlight dependencies and impacts working with the affected projects to ensure these are accepted and mitigating actions put in place

Design Authority Examples

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Design Authority Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a design authority. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for design authority
  • Consults with project teams to fit projects to enterprise architecture, to identify when it is necessary to modify the enterprise architecture
  • Architecture / design ownership of identified common components, services etc
  • Partner with tower architecture to identifying and adopt best practice design approaches, includes mechanisms to effectively manage relevant documentation produced through multi-year program with effective change management
  • Provide full support to the HR portfolio lead in their absence attendance at various senior committees, supporting AVP stream aligned PMOs with PMO activity
  • Ability to work independently or in a team, set priorities and meet deadlines on multiple simultaneous projects and tasks
  • Working closely with the ATG project manager to successfully deliver ATG programmes to aggressive technical and schedule requirements
  • Developing and agreeing the technical requirements for ATG terminal systems, including technical negotiation with customers, partners and suppliers
  • Technical coordination of ATG product developments to ensure the requirement and architectural objects are met consistently and efficiently, including formalised system integration, verification and validation testing
  • Technical guidance of the through life product support, optimisation and evolution
  • Working with product line management to identify, develop and capture further market opportunities
Qualifications for design authority
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to influence and drive change in a collaborative way, including providing a challenge to programme and project managers with regard to programme / project costs, benefits, risks and scope creep
  • Support the generation of engineering recurring and non-recurring estimates for business gate reviews and strategic business planning
  • Support definition of engineering work packages, including active risk management
  • Working experience of system engineering, ideally in the communications domain, including all life cycle phases from requirements to integration, test and qualification
  • RF system components, including antennas, filters, amplifiers, frequency translation
  • Wide bandwidth and wide dynamic range ADC & DAC devices
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Design Authority Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a design authority. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for design authority
  • Responsible for analysis, solution design and quality assurance to support delivery quality and business benefit realisation
  • Responsible for ongoing assessment of requirements to ensure the delivered solution meets the stated requirements
  • Responsible for business analysis and acceptance testing as within defined Global Delivery Lifecycle
  • Support and help optimise use of defined Global Delivery Lifecycle
  • Responsible for communication of the status of deliverables, key issues, risks & dependencies
  • Responsible for escalation to the Project/Programme Manager/Design Authority Lead manager any issues that are causing significant risk to a successful project delivery
  • Manage relationships across all interested parties to ensure delivered solution satisfies the stated requirements
  • Partner with tower design authorities to interpret requirements, identify functionality to be delivered by each technology tower, identify common solutions / testing the designs
  • Implement a portfolio wide design council to ensure transparent architectural decision making and supporting a risk based approach to Portfolio delivery
  • Identify opportunities to drive forward the business agenda during these mandatory changes and, where that is not possible due to other restrictions, ensure transparency (via the design council)
Qualifications for design authority
  • Modern GPP and DSP processors, including multi-core devices
  • FPGAs and VHDL
  • Operating systems, BSPs, hypervisors
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in development of software/hardware based applications
  • Good marketing and presentation skills
  • In depth understanding of wider network and security vendors and technologies
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of design authority. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for design authority
  • Partner with the CIB Data Architects to ensure data and functional designs to meet requirements of the Regulatory Portfolio are consistent and complimentary
  • Organize mechanisms to effectively manage documentation produced through multi-year program with effective change management, maintain traceability of solutions to requirements
  • Operational systems)
  • Define and manage the specification of coherent transponders
  • Define and manage the specification of the next-gen small form factor narrow linewidth tunable laser products
  • Evaluate and undertake impact analysis on major design options
  • Input into timely project reports providing accurate information regarding project status, deviations from time, cost and quality constraints key risks and mitigation plans
  • Direct, motivate and develop the technical team
  • Input into skill requirements of the technical team in conjunction with Functional Manager
  • Support Functional Managers with any technical specific personnel measures
Qualifications for design authority
  • Acts as C&ID lead and key escalation point for PDD and customer for all technical issues relating to contract delivery
  • Ensures technical change within the contract is assessed and follows appropriate governance
  • Owns the technical and service design for the customer throughout the contract lifecycle, providing technical assurance and change control sign-off to any change to technical specification or scope
  • Provides technical input to the delivery schedule, working with the PDD (note that in WNB this is also supplied by the SOLA)
  • Accountable for the technical design element of contract delivery budget, validating the P&SD costs for design work and feeding into the overall budget controlled by the PDD
  • Able to influence stakeholders both internal external
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a design authority. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for design authority
  • Identify and document where JPM applications need to be integrated with User Defined Tools and external Financial Market Infrastructure, working with tower design authorities to define solutions as necessary
  • Work across technology groups to confirm where new hardware components will need to be deployed, or existing infrastructure upgraded
  • Identification and adoption of best practice design approaches, includes mechanisms to effectively manage relevant documentation with effective change management and traceability of requirements
  • Ensuring that there is transparent architectural decision making which embraces a risk based approach to delivery of the Regulatory Portfolio while supporting delivery of strategic initiatives across the CIB where possible
  • Detailed specification of the hardware baseline including networking, servers, thin clients
  • Specification of key supporting applications including backup system, SSO, deployment system
  • The PDA guarantees that the technical solution is feasible, competitive and meets customer expectations, in terms of cost, innovation, performance, schedule
  • Acts as the primary technical leader of the bid or project team
  • Identification of technical risks & mitigation
  • Possible on site network installation with travel required
Qualifications for design authority
  • Modern Internet Protocols routing & standards
  • This role is customer-focused and so is expected to be located close to the customer center of mass, allowing the LTDA to build a long-term customer relationship
  • 5+ years of experience in process design methods and tools with overall 10 - 12 years of work experience
  • Ability to challenge, drive and optimize processes
  • Project and change experience
  • Lean/ six sigma and knowledge of continuous improvement tools and techniques
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of design authority. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for design authority
  • Monitoring of emerging detailed design within various implementation teams including acoustic, hardware, mechanical, software etc…
  • Alignment of Product versus Project
  • Performing and analysing Risk and Cost analyses
  • Create and validate designs for maintenance / evolution purposes
  • Validate requirements compliancy
  • Perform regression analyses
  • Graphic design support for print and digital collateral (must have Graphic Design focus in major or some experience in this area), including flyers, posters, postcards, web graphics, handbills, print ads, e-mail graphics
  • Social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest)
  • Writing content for LDDA web site and updating site
  • Calendar event entries on LDDA web site and other sites
Qualifications for design authority
  • Broad business knowledge across business/ regions
  • Should also be from a sound IT background
  • University degree in a commercial/ business or technical subject
  • Excellent command of the English language, both orally and in writing
  • Should have OPEX or Sig sigma understanding in implementations
  • Fully competent in the use of MS Office applications and other project tools and methodologies

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