AVP – Business Applications – GSTN, New Delhi

From 10 to 20 year(s) of experience
₹ Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

Role:AVP – Business Applications

Reporting to:SVP (Software Development)



Role Description

To articulate business requirements into functional requirements and collaborate with consultants/ vendors to create a design framework for application environment inside GST system & other applications.

The role holder would also be responsible for implementing the developed GST Application, Integration / Value Added Services / Other Applications, security aspects of applications & software components and maintain relationship with consultants/ vendors on an ongoing basis and capability to assist in defining application security architecture to ensure confidentiality and integrity of information.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy Design and Implementation

Provide inputs to the overall strategy pertinent to Application development / Integration / Value added Services / Other applications;

Converting functional objectives into Technology solutions

Ensure implementation of the IT strategy

Ensure adherence to the departmental budget

Technical Need Analysis

Collaborate with Head-Software Development for various new applications/enhancements related to GST application stack as well as other Value Added Services etc. To understand the business requirements from the Application Integration / Value Added/ Other Applications in detail; Provide inputs for creation of functional specification document pertinent to Application Integration/ Value Added Services/ Other Applications

Manage RFPs related to application developments/Enhancements for selection of consultants/ vendors for designing new Applications / Integration/ Value Added Services/ Other Applications architecture including inputs for design of RFPs, evaluation of vendors etc.

Provide inputs to R&D team on Best Practices, methods and emerging technologies in the related domain; Support in evaluating their applicability and feasibility for implementation at GSTN

Assist in identifying critical architectural & infrastructure gaps in the security of the Information Technology environment and support in recommending solutions to solve potential problems and security issues

Design of Application Architecture

Identify techniques and technologies that should be applied at the Application Integration/ Value Added/ Other Applications Level; define the system and operational requirements that the Technical infrastructure must support and collaborate with Head, Infrastructure to ensure the same

Collaborate with consultant/ vendor to detail the Application Architecture for Application Integration/ Value Added/ Other Applications as part of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Participate in Application/ Project design and ensure that the Application Integration/ Value Added/ Other Applications design is in conformance with the Enterprise Security and Infrastructure Architecture

Contribute towards development and maintenance of current state architecture, future state models, and transition steps for Applications and identify potential application reuse opportunities

Identify and ensure timely resolution of the potential implications and conflicts between the Application architecture, with any constraints imposed by the Application (logical/physical) design to the architecture; evaluate viable alternative approaches and recommendations in coordination with the consultant/ vendor

Identify and build improvements in the existing/future architecture based on changing needs of the organization, challenges faced in current implementation, technological changes at Providing Organization’s end or changing needs of the User Agencies (UAs)

Understand the user requirements from services team and provide inputs pertinent to architectural changes/ modifications required for various different applications/ functionalities within integrating application.

Assist in identifying critical architectural gaps in the security of the Information Technology environment and support in recommending solutions to solve potential problems and security issues

Application Development

Provide inputs for bid-process management for selection of vendors for implementation of products & services for the Application Integration/ Value Added/ Other Applications, including inputs for design of RFPs, evaluation of vendors etc

Communicate the Integration Applications / Value Added/ Other Applications blueprint to the finalized vendor in order to undertake development of Integration Application/ Value Added/ Other Applications configuration, in line with the envisaged plan

Monitor the activities of System Integrators (SIs) to ensure that implementation and working of Cafeteria/ Value Added/ Other Applications is as per the defined guidelines of cost, quality and time

Ensure testing & commissioning of Integrating Applications / Value Added/ Other Applications designed by SI (MSP/ vendor); Ensure compliance to desired specifications & requirements

Ensure all dependencies, priorities and risks are managed across the Integrating / Value Added/ Other Applications. Keep a track of the project budget and investigate reasons for deviations, if any

Provide inputs on the performance evaluation of contracted SIs/ Consultants

Ensure removal of bottlenecks and hurdles for the smooth advancement of activities

Provide technical guidance to the O&M team for upkeep & maintenance of the Integrating Applications/ Value Added/ Other Applications

Liaison with the Information Security function to identify and define the Information Security Policies, Processes and Guidelines for GSTN and support in ensuring adherence to the same

Support in designing the Enterprise Applications & Database Security Architecture for GSTN including design of the Integration & Deployment Architectures for Security in Applications and Systems & Service Management systems

People Development

Take an active role in recruitment of incumbents into own team

Conduct formal performance appraisal and provide developmental feedback for own team

Identify training needs of subordinates and provide functional training inputs through internal and external sources


Ensure timely preparation of MIS and Status Updates for circulation to the Top Management and other authorities as may be required

Provide technical support to the business/Vendor/ Consultant Teams etc. as & when required

Key Attributes & Skills:

B.Tech (IT)/ B.E. degree / MCA with min. 10-14 years of IT experience in software development and maintenance at functional cum technical levels

Expert knowledge and demonstrated experience in software development throughout the software development lifecycle

Experience in the areas of defining Application security and vulnerability assessment.

Experience in managing large & complex IT software project

Experience in using industry standards, technology standards and architecture frameworks in building the architecture blueprints and their implementation

Experience in adopting the structured implementation based on proven methodologies and models

Experience in tracking the project/program risk identification, mitigation in a structured way

Experience in implementing the portfolio or program management tools and adoption of the same

Experience in Vendor management, change management in designing the solution and/or executing those solutions in an organization.

Role:Technical Architect

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:IT Services & Consulting

Functional Area:Engineering - Software

Role Category:Software Development

Employment Type:Full Time, Temporary/Contractual


UG:B.Tech/B.E. in Any Specialization

PG:MCA in Any Specialization

Company Profile

NISG (National Institute for Smart Government)

Company Info
View Contact Details+

Contact Company:NISG (National Institute for Smart Government)