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Chief Architect

Remuneration:R2000000 - R2200000 per year Cost to company 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Reference:#GZ39516 -2018

Job description

A South African based global leader in designing, building and operating digital banking systems is on the lookout for a Chief Architect with payments and cloud knowledge. You will lead a team of 7 Architects to provide architectural principles, end-to-end solution design as well as architecture governance. The business offers exciting development opportunities through expanded lateral roles, stretch assignments or people leadership. You will also have the opportunity to be part of building a digital bank backed by the strength and security of group.


  • IT qualification is desirable but not necessary
  • Significant experience 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
  • Microservices and the Netflix Stack 
  • AWS Cloud 
  • Ability to innovate to push the boundaries of what technology can provide and also to keep things simple and standard
  • Strong communication and influencing ability
  • 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
Reference Number for this position is GZ39516 -2018 which is a permanent position based in Centurion offering a cost to company salary of up to R2.2m PA negotiable on experience.

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Posted on 27 Mar 14:32

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