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With 1500 employees from more than 30 countries and cultures working at 14 sites, Skyguide provides air traffic control services for Switzerland and parts of neighbouring countries. In 2020, Skyguide safely and efficiently guided around 0.5 million (in previous years around 1.3 million) civil and military aircraft through the busiest airspace in Europe.
That’s why Skyguide needs you!

Head of Enterprise Architecture

Location:  Wangen b. Düb. &/or Geneva

Skyguide is looking for a Head of Enterprise Architecture who is responsible for aligning the business mission, strategy, and processes of skyguide with its IT strategy, and documenting this using architectural views that show how the current and future needs of the organization will be effectively met.


Your Task

  • Create & maintain the Enterprise Architecture capability: develop, communicate, deploy and manage Enterprise Architecture methodology, processes and governance
  • Architecture Governance: ensure the architecture is fit-for-purpose and common architecture decisions are implemented consistently across business and IT to support the business and IT strategies
  • Define the target and transition enterprise architectures to move from ‘as is’ to ‘to be’ across business, application, data, and technology domains
  • Lead development and maintenance of current and future state of business and technical architectural blueprints and ensure alignment
  • Together with portfolio management, ensure architectural impacts are considered in prioritization decisions to develop a realistic implementation roadmap for the architecture
  • Deliver requisite documentation to frame initiatives including program charters, architecture requirements and specifications, and guidance for implementation such as principles, standards and reference architectures
  • Oversee the design and implementation of enterprise models and data structures in an enterprise architecture repository
  • Provide architectural consulting and support to key business stakeholders and programs, projects, initiatives and product development to implement efficient and cost-effective architectures
  • Build and manage the Enterprise Architecture team of senior enterprise architects, providing architectural direction to Enterprise Architects and Solution Architects
  • Develop architectural metrics and reports for the executive team, business and IT management


Your Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Scientific or related disciplines / Master’s degree would be a strong asset
  • Professional credentials in one of NAF, TOGAF, Zachman framework
  • Professional credentials in Archimate, COBIT, ITIL, DevOps, Agile would be a strong asset
  • At least 7 years experience in an enterprise, business or IT architecture role in addition to at least 5 years experience in an engineering or technical project management role
  • Demonstrable expertise in at least one of Business, Application, Data or Technology Architecture, more would be a strong asset
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, abstraction and synthesis skills.
  • Sound understanding of project management
  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills, capable to adapt from C-level executive to senior engineering stakeholders
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups, with the ability to build consensus
  • English C1, fluency in either French or German depending on location


Location: Wangen b. Dübendorf / Geneva           When: asap           Working percentage: 100%