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Application Planning Expert

Duration: 12 months

Region: Riyadh

Mode: On-site

Daily rate: TBD

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Our client,  a global innovation and engineering consulting is looking for an Application Planning Expert for a long-term project at Riyadh.

Main responsibilities:

  • Report to Strategy and Financial Planning Director.
  • Define application strategy and road maps incorporating new technologies, validating these applications, determining the most optimal approach in deploying these applications.
  • Assessing applications, their benefits, challenges, mitigation as well as its implications within a network.
  • ·Driving the application eco-system in line with industry best practices and standardization blueprints.
  • Analyzing performance reports, applying business intelligence analytics and ensuring application pain points are identified and mitigated.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of financial planning/CAPEX of application enhancement and optimization initiatives.
  • Advice, support and provide an expert opinion on T&O including technology planning, financial planning, optimization and value-maximizing.
  • Interprets application requirements financial impact, propose application and cost-benefits analysis, guidance and support, necessary for continuous improvement.
  • Do scenario planning, build business cases and run simulations and sensitivity analysis to assess the value and profitability of technology investments as well as their impact on the applications.
  • Ensure providing support in the development of the financial overview, review budgets and financial statements.
  • Review and develop application eco-system plans to ensure consistency and avoiding overlaps and duplications.
  • Consolidate optimized application eco-system blueprints into T&O annual budget; build three years’ financial projections.
  • Ensure all proposed strategic initiatives are supported by a sound Business Case in collaboration with Business Architecture, Application and Finance.
  • Coordinate and laisse with all concerned stakeholders to ensure appropriate Applications are built including optimizing CAPEX requirements.
  • Support management in the right application architecture decision as well as appropriate migration strategies. 
  • Conduct variance analysis identify all deviations and root-causes and responsibilities.
  • Assessing the achievement of submitted business case post-implementation.
  • Ensures compliance with organizational policies, procedures and quality standards.

Professional background

Technical skills: 

  • 10+ Years of relevant experience
  • Understanding of application technologies across all telecom network landscape encompassing OSS/BSS as well as NFV/containers
  • Understanding of application standards and business models such as TMForum, TOGAF, ITIL, COBOLT etc.
  • Good understanding of application security principles and standards
  • Good understanding application programming languages such as Java, C, C++ etc.
  • Good understanding of scripting languages such as TCL, Python etc.
  • Good understanding of markup languages such as XML/WSDL, HTML etc.
  • Good understanding of application transport protocols such as HTTP, SOAP, IIOP etc.
  • Good understanding of management protocols, SSH, FTP, Netconf, SNMP etc.
  • Capable of building application roadmaps and strategies to enhance application eco-system and mitigate pain points
  • Capable of collaborating with multiple stakeholders to define and determine a cohesive, efficient and future proof application strategy
  • Scenario Planning
  • Requirement Engineering
  • Good understanding of FCAPS, reporting and analytics
  • Good understanding of the industry trends for future infrastructure blueprints
  • Good understanding of automation, API as well as aware of future trends such as AI, Intent based provisioning etc.
  • Ability to create compelling presentation slide package and deliver an engaging presentation to stakeholders and executives.
Educational Background:
  • Masters / MBA, PhD  in Software engineering /Computer Science
  • Bachelors in Software engineering/Computer Science
  • TOGAF, ITIL, CIW, Java EE, Java SE, RHSCA, Virtualization and SDN certificates such as from Redhat, Openstack, etc.

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