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Enterprise Architects - Expressions of Interest

Date: 22-May-2021

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

Woodside is the pioneer of the LNG industry in Australia, producing 6% of global LNG supply.

We have an outstanding base business of world-class assets and strong growth prospects – plus the experience, capability and vision to make things happen.

Our global headquarters is based in Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. Our state-of-the-art campus reflects the quality of life Perth is known for - with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how you work.

As Woodside forges ahead with industry-leading innovation, our Digital function continues to challenge traditional ways of working to transform our operations, targeting 30% efficiency improvement for operated assets over 3 years. By augmenting our workforce with fit-for-purpose technology solutions, Woodside’s operations are reaching new heights of safety, efficiency and productivity.

About the Role:

Our Digital Team is currently seeking a number of Enterprise Architects to join their ranks for Woodsides’ dynamic transformation journey. Working from our Perth-based, state-of-the-art office, you will contribute to the Woodsides ops transformation success.

As a successful Enterprise Architect, you will have a strong technical background and be customer-centric, strategic and outcome focused. You will have strong enterprise and business architecture development experience, experience in monitoring emerging technology, solution architecture, Stakeholder Relationship Management, Resourcing & Quality Management experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Work with Program and Project teams to deliver the necessary architecture to accelerate delivery and remove uncertainty.
•    Lead and Contribute to the maturation of the Practice of Architecture at Woodside.
•    Accelerate business transformation via the creation of a strong Digital Architecture Function – embedded in the organisation.
•    Support and influence Digital Strategy through a strong Architectural practice and alignment with business outcomes
•    Uplift Digital organisation – work with individual service lines to own, define and manage the architecture standards and patterns. Align this with the Digital Strategy, thereby uplifting Digital’s Technical baseline and value to the business
•    Think globally and broadly for the long-term success of Woodside. Build vision and strategy to drive forward the Architecture and outcomes.
•    Understanding global trends in the technology space and how best they can be leveraged. Understanding how these trends, with Woodside Partners and others, could be leveraged at Woodside to drive out the Digital Strategy.
•    Influence architectural outcomes across Strategic Business Initiatives.
•    Drive Architectural maturity through direct involvement in projects and via evangelising, upskilling of resources in conjunction with the DLT, Digital Academy and the hiring process.
•     Create and showcase roadmap for 1-3 years – establish achievable goals for the organisation based on Digital and Business priorities. Stay flexible and agile, evolving roadmap as necessary.
•    Encourage close and effective working relationships between teams and ensure proper regard for standardised processes.

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven skills and track record in one or more Architecture Disciplines (Business, Information/Data, Application, and Technology)
  •  Woodside Leadership Competency
  • Demonstrate strong analytics and critical thinking skills – question design choices with a key focus on security and sustainability
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills – demonstrate, evangelize and succeed in the merits of  collaborative delivery as part of a healthy ecosystem of Digital practice, instead of a siloed approach.
  •  Professional, organised approach clearly demonstrated in planning and running team.
  • Ability to author & design complex scopes of work of an Enterprise.
  • Understand and be accountable for impact of decisions made.
  •  Be engaged with global trends in the Technology/IT space and seek to leverage fit-for-purpose in Woodside.
  • Proven knowledge of contemporary enterprise architecture and technology frameworks and methodologies (e.g. TOGAF, ITIL, Prince2, Lean and Agile).
  • Extensive experience creating technical documentation including frameworks, models and technical drawings.
  • 10-15 years’ experience in Information Technology – designing & running large complex systems in a global context.
  • Experience with interacting with business stakeholders and driving outcomes.
  • Leadership, business relationship and influencing skills through effective communication.
  • Experience influencing senior technical teams.
  • Understanding of diverse Architectural impacts.
  • Understanding of Project Methodologies and application to running to application and infrastructure delivery – resourcing, budgets, time planning, etc.
  • Continuous Improvement competency through experience or training.
  • Experience with working with outsourced teams or geographically dispersed teams is desirable.
  • Qualifications (or equivalent) in Information Technology/Computer Science/computer engineering or related Degree at an Australian or Industry-recognised University

Recognition & Reward:

A career with Woodside is rewarding both personally and professionally.  

We offer:
•    Flexible work arrangements, including part time and job share opportunities 
•    Career development through professional development programs and by working
•    Possibility of educational assistance to support your career development
•    Opportunities to undertake interesting work on world-class projects
•    A values driven environment where working together is key
•    The opportunity to participate in voluntary initiatives in the community
•    Financial rewards that are linked to performance through an annual bonus and share plans for permanent employees.
•    Above industry superannuation contributions and generous health insurance allowance
•    Industry leading 16-weeks paid parental leave
•    Flexibility of leave provisions for events such as community service, cultural and volunteer activities (one day per annum)

For more informaion on careers at Woodside visit woodside.com.au/careers

Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce. We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education. Inclusion centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work. We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those seeking a more flexible working environment, including part-time opportunities.