Architecture Repository Manager (ARIS Administrator)

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Salary Market Related
Location Western Cape
Job Information

Job Spec:

Our Client in Cape Town requires an Architecture Repository Manager (ARIS Administrator)  for a permanent role. The successful candidate will manage the architecture standards, configure the Architecture Repository (ARIS) to reflect the architecture framework and meta – model, perform system administration of the repository, and provide end user support and modelling expertise to all users.


  • Diploma or Degree qualification in Information Systems


  • 3 yrs Business and Solution Architecture modelling methodologies
  • 3 yrs Installing and administering architecture repository tools
  • 3 yrs Software AG’s ARIS toolset (Business Architect, IT Architect, ARIS Connect, etc.)
  • 3 yrs Installing and configuring ARIS for a multi-user environment.
  • 1 yrs Administrating ARIS licenses, users and permissions
  • 3 yrs Administering ARIS databases and group/folders structures
  • 3 yrs Using ARIS Method and Filter to configure a given meta-model
  • 3 yrs Executing day to day ARIS administration housekeeping activities such as consolidating of objects, mass updating attributes, maintaining group structures, checking model structures and links
  • 1 yrs Testing and publishing ARIS scripts to a production environment
  • 5 yrs Working experience within the IT industry


Setup and maintain the ARIS Architecture Repository:

  • Perform technical installation and configuration/setup of the ARIS Platform
  • Perform technical configuration, administration and management of ARIS Architecture Repository to support a multi-user environment
  • Setup and configure the various ARIS clients (ARIS Business Architect, ARIS Designer)
  • Setup and management of the group structures in the ARIS databases
  • Understand, manage and implement service packs and upgrades
  • Ensure server and system maintenance tasks are successfully executed and monitored (memory, disk space, backups, etc.)
  • Recover databases in the event of data corruption or on request
  • Ensure ARIS support and maintenance for ARIS is timeously renewed and that the package vendor (Software AG) invoices are correct

Maintain and publish ARIS Architecture Repository content in line with standards:

  • Create ARIS Method Templates and Filters in support of the Architecture Framework standards
  • Manage and maintain ARIS databases and merge and consolidate databases where data needs to be exchanged between different databases
  • Ensure ARIS Architecture Repository integrity by identifying and resolving inappropriate object occurrences, unnecessary or duplicate models, redundancies, incorrectly implemented security and access restrictions
  • Execute semantic checks to ensure consistency and logical correctness of models and facilitate the resolution of issues arising when semantic checks report inconsistencies in the modelling
  • Perform ARIS Architecture Repository housekeeping activities such as consolidating of objects, mass updating attributes, maintaining group structures, checking model structures and links
  • Publish ARIS Architecture Repository content from the ARIS environment to the target website (ARIS Business Publisher)
  • Synchronize ARIS Architecture Repository content with SAP Solution Manager and resolve any synchronization issues and inconsistencies

Define, test and deploy ARIS Architecture Repository scripts:

  • Define scripting requirements
  • Liaise with script developers and ensure scripts are developed in line with requirements
  • Conduct testing of the ARIS scripts
  • Publish scripts to production environment

Facilitate the setting of Architecture Modelling Standards and accompanying Meta Model:

  • Define, maintain and refine the Architecture modelling standards
  • Ensure architecture standards are adhered to and manage the corporate enterprise meta-model
  • Facilitate and minute Architecture modelling standards meetings
  • Take minutes of Architecture review sessions
  • Monitor compliance of user modelling to modelling standards
  • Maintenance and update the Architecture Framework standards, tools and templates

Provide Architecture Repository Modelling Support and User Administration:

  • Manage allocation of ARIS licenses to users
  • Manage all user logins for databases with LDAP, implement security and access restrictions, and perform related user and access rights management
  • Generate and distribute ARIS Architecture Repository reports as required
  • Provide training and demonstration of the ARIS tool to users
  • Assistance with user modelling queries and fielding queries to Software AG helpdesk
  • Facilitate the resolution of issues arising when there are inconsistencies in the modelling
  • Liaising and working with IT Team when server, network or application issues arise

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Development of engaging presentation materials
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good facilitation skills
  • If you have not heard from us after 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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