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Head of Architecture - Enterprise (Payments)

Remuneration:negotiable TCTC 
Location:Johannesburg, North
Education level:Matric
Job level:Management Snr
Company:ASC Group

Job description

The purpose of the role:

You will create solutions that enable a new way of distributing our products and services across South Africa. Locally within South Africa, you will lead a team of architects to provide architectural principles, end-to-end solution design (at both the conceptual and detailed level), as well as architecture governance.

Key Outputs:

Perform the following tasks in manner consistent with business's values of Integrity,Collaboration, Accountability, Excellence and Service. People Capabilities will be at the forefront of what you do including Customer Focus, Team & Culture, Continuous Improvement, Effective Communication, Judgement and Drive Results.
  • Lead the architecture community in South Africa
  • Develop and maintain current state architecture, define target architecture and develop plans for transition and roadmap from current to desired architecture;
  • Articulate and evaluate key options independent of technology for a given solution;
  • Provide architectural advice/approvals for new business cases and project / enhancement requests by examining against current and target architecture;
  • Provide an architectural governance function for the design and build deliverables to ensure traceability of the build solution to the architectural principles and business solutions.
  • Risk Management: Develop and apply knowledge of the Group's risk appetite, policies and processes, including key risks and controls
  • People Leadership:
    • Inspiring others and setting the tone for an inclusive and high performance team
    • Motivating and challenging your team to meet and exceed performance standards through continuous improvement and driving results
    • Role modelling company vision and values
    • Coaching, mentoring, managing performance, training and development of people
  • Budget management


  • Significant experience (+- 10 years) in a role leading an architecture function; strong people leadership capabilities
  • Experience in Financial Services – this may be in banking or in another industry that is delivering financial services
  • Ability to work in an agile way within a fast-paced and dynamic work environment to tight deadlines
  • Ability to innovate to push the boundaries of what technology can provide and also to keep things simple and standard
  • IT qualification is desirable (not essential)

Posted on 20 Sep 11:06

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