Charles Edwards

Riebeeck West, Western Cape, South Africa

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Charles Edwards

My passion is to do Enterprise Architecture using visual modeling in Archimate to tell the story as well as to build up a high level view of the enterprise.

Charles certified in TOGAF v8.1 in 2006, and again v9.1 in 2013. I am broadly an Enterprise Architect, with Architecture knowledge across all domains from Business to IT. My passion is in Business Architecture using Archimate modeling. For the 1st half of my career (first 14 years) my background was founding and running a successful software development consultancy. The 2nd half of my career was spent in London contracting in Software Development Processes (Process Engineering), Enterprise Architecture and IT Solution Architecture mainly within the Financial, Payments, Telco and Government sectors. I have strong knowledge and experience in Enterprise Architecture and provided leadership in process and methods being a keen advocate of the COBIT, PEAF, TOGAF, Agile, Lean, SAFe & ITIL methods. My passion and key strength is in Visual Modeling in multiple notations; Archimate, BPMN, UML, ERD and many others.
• Second Half of my Career (1998 – current) - contracted
-- Business Architect @ Plymouth City Council – Plymouth, UK
-- Business Architect, Enterprise Architect & Solution Architect @ Visa (Fundamo.com) - Cape Town, SA
-- Enterprise Architect, Data Architect & Solution Architect @ FSA (now FCA) London, UK
-- Enterprise Architect @ Catlin Underwriting in London, UK
-- Enterprise Architect @ Network Rail in London, UK
-- Enterprise Architect @ LCH.Clearnet in London, UK
-- Process Architect @ MTN (a Mobile Telco) in Johannesburg - South Africa
-- RUP Project Manager @ LCH.Clearnet in London, UK
-- Process Architect / Mentor @ BACS and Lloyds TSB in London, UK
-- Process Architect @ HSBC in London, UK
-- Development Manager & RUP Process Engineer roles @ Earthport.com in London, UK
-- Delphi OO Developer @ Nationwide
-- First Half of my Career (1984-1998) – founded and ran my own software development company
? CEO & founder of a Software Development & Consultancy company for 15 years in Durban South Africa

Work Terms

When I am not off contracting in various countries around the world, I like to work from home in the beautiful rural areas 80km north of Cape Town, South Africa. Our timezone is very compatible with Europe and Africa, and not too bad for the East Coast of the USA, but am happy to fit into working around times that will suit both of us. In terms of communications I am happy to make use of the usual Skype chat and video or webex and similar based products. It terms of the tools used to do modeling, I have open Source tools such as Archi and the like. Also MS Visio. Any proprietary tools we would have to negotiate use of your licenses. I am proficient in Casewise, iServer, Troux, SparxEA, Aris and have used various others as well over time.