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Head of Enterprise Architecture

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Job description

Corporate Center in Hydro is mainly located at Vækerø and has around 260 employees within the areas of Finance, People & Safety, Legal and Compliance, Communication & Public Affairs and Corporate Development.

Group Information & Technology (GRIT) is the corporate function in Hydro. Our purpose is to ensure a business-driven ownership and decision process and an aligned ambition level and strategy for Information & Technology (I&T) across Hydro.

Our responsibility is also to drive technology standardization and benefits of scale at Hydro level but allow for flexibility for the Business areas (BAs) to meet value chain specific challenges and opportunities. In addition, ensure compliance with contractual and legal requirements

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a business-outcome driven discipline. EA delivers guidance, standards and frameworks for operational, tactical and strategic development in I&T, and we are now hiring a new Head of Enterprise Architecture.

We offer an exciting opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Hydro, to get involved in key IT processes and strategic projects, and to contribute to the long-term development of the company. You will have a large degree of autonomy in the role. This position offers an attractive platform for personal and professional growth as well as excellent networking possibilities in the company. 

Area of responsibility

  • Be a driving force in keeping the I&T Strategy updated and relevant in alignment with key stakeholders within Hydro
  • Establish and lead a business-outcome-driven EA discipline, focusing on delivering business value through business and IT agility 
  • Translate Hydro’s business strategy into future-proof enterprise-wide digital architecture 
  • Proactively leading enterprise responses to technology disruptions. 
  • Identify technology-enabled business opportunities by using specific technology innovations, methods, tools and consultancies  
  • The Head of Enterprise Architecture responsibilities spans across Shaping, Safeguarding and Enabling as follows:
    • Shaping – provide assets and support for designing IT assets that enables Hydro’s future digitalization and business improvements
    • Safeguarding – provide governance, standards and audit to secure compliance and manage risks. 
    • Enabling – provide and drive the enterprise with reusable assets to enable further business standardization and process enhancements


We are looking for a resource with the following skills and capabilities:

  • University degree within Computer Science/Information Technology or other related degree  
  • Experience from Enterprise Architecture from larger international company
  • Experienced programme/project manager
  • Experienced leader and teamplayer with the ability to engage and encourage a wide range of opinions.
  • Commercial and strategic mindset
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Strong presentation skill, written and oral communication 
  • Technical understanding: enable the effective application of technology to meet business needs.

You have excellent interpersonal skills and able to interact, build and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You are enthusiastic, motivated, adaptable, and proactive with the ability to work flexibly in a changing environment; highly resilient and politically astute.

Additional information

The Head of Enterprise Architecture (HoEA) reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Norsk Hydro ASA and is a part of the management team in GRIT.

Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. 

As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check. 

Apply before: 07.06.2022

If you have any questions, please contact: 

  • Hiring manager
  • Recruiter


Birgitta Sanden
Telefonnummer: +47 970 31 556
Hans Petter Oeya
Hiring manager
Telefonnummer: +47 901 19 171

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