IS&T Entreprise Architecture - Finance Architect

Date: 11-Aug-2019

Location: Saint-Ouen, France

Company: Alstom

Req ID:48323 


We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 34 500 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

The Lead Architect for Finance Solutions will report directly to the IS&T Entreprise Architect.

 He/She will be in charge of Entreprise Architecture on a scope embrassing all Alstom Finance processes (Finance, Accouting, Controlling, Treasury, Consolidation). This wide and business critical scope is representing one of the major backbones of Alstom's business solutions, and several 10s M€ of yearly total cost.

 Major missions of Entreprise Architecture are the following:

  • Define and maintain long-term Solutions roadmap and strategy (3+ years), aligning:
    • business strategic stakes, vision & value,
    • solutions architecture & urbanization,
    • digital transformation
    • vendor roadmaps,
    • global capabilities, capacities and budgets/inverstment priorities,
    • IS&T operating models (delivery & support),
    • obsolescence management of all IS&T layers,
    • compatibility with technical & security patterns, and continuous alignment with IS&T Infrastructure & Security roadmap
  • Proactively anticipate solutions evolutions to serve or even push Alstom business transformation, by continuous and regular internal & external benchmarks, and market watch
  • Enlight top management awareness on IS&T solutions risks & opportunities at company level, to orientate and anticipate tactical and strategic investments.
  • Decline 3+ years strategy & roadmap into 1 year rolling portfolio of project, working collaboratively with mutliple stakeholders: Business, IS&T Delivery teams, IS&T Infra & Secu architects, IS&T Finance Control, Sourcing, SAM and PMO,
  • Conduct pre-studies and deliver High Level Designs for projects when needed (new technologies, new usages, significant Core Model changes, significant TCO impacts...)
  • Permanently monitor, control, and optimize solutions portfolio Total Cost of Ownership (TCO: licences, hosting and support costs), and associated Business value, while ensuring in particular compliance on licence usage, obsolescence management, and respect of securtiy patterns.
  • Define and maintain Business Solutions Architecture patterns / Service offering catalog


Major Challenges for the next years, on this scope will be multiple, and structuring for Alstom:

- support digital transformation of Finance processes, and therefore enhance data culture & management

- optimize TCO, while ensuring compliance, and maximize business value

- define solutions & processes post Merger & Acquisitions integration,

- enable agility in Core Model, while ensuring robustness of the platforms and supported processes,

- SAP S4/Hana transformation,

- open platforms to extended entreprise, with security by design and default,

- bring adoption to next level by enhancing user responsiveness, mobility, ATAWAD



To be considered for this role, candidate need to demonstrate the following skills experience and attributes:

  • Graduated with an engineering or commercial degree, preferably in Financial information technology, you have more than 5 years of experience in IS&T application architecture, solutions design, including track record with SaaS solutions
  • Strong knowledge and significative experience on Finance business processes, particularly in Industry, Engineering to Order / Project organizations.
  • You demonstrate good communication, leadership and change management skills. You are result oriented and show intellectual curiosity and creativity.
  • Fluent in English, you are eager to work with autonomy in an international environment and to face the challenges of the new Alstom.


We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



Job Type:​Experienced​



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