A large corporation situated in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg is recruiting a Solution Architect to work on e-Commerce projects within a permanent capacity.
Role Purpose and Objectives:
Ownership of the end to end solution design for projects
The objectives of the role include:
Facilitating the design process to achieve a solution ratified by the architecture board
Responsible for developing end to end technical solutions to address business problem, new service offerings go to market strategy etc.
Using the standard architecture building blocks -document the end to end solution including the following:
Understand internal and external business requirements as it relates to the change initiative
Develops an application solution architecture that accurately translates business requirements to technology and ensures the design will meet business requirements throughout the lifecycle of a change.
Collaborate with the Domain Architects on the solution design to ensure it conforms to enterprise architectural standards and future roadmaps.
Liaise with IT Project Managers and IT Delivery Coordinators to implement a solution that will meet business requirements within time and cost constraints.
Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of application-usage best practices.
Monitors effectiveness; recommends improvements according to systems development lifecycle.
Identify and evaluate risks and participate in mitigation and control activities.
Guide the Business Analyst to collect the required information to shape the design
Provide guidance and coaching to developers and specialists on changes throughout the design process.
Establish traceability between requirements and application solution architecture design.
Lead and delegate application development responsibilities to developers and specialists to ensure the project is completed within the required time frame.
Essential skills and experience required for this role:
A significant can do attitude
Results focus and driven
Coordinates implementation tasks with end-user, operations and quality management.
Has experience with alternate implementation strategies such as pilot or parallel.
Facilitates implementation reviews for complex applications.
Has consulted on various aspects of moving applications into the production environment.
Has a wide range of experience: Infrastructure, networks, programming, applications, security, integration
Has a platform and vendor independent mindset
Can demonstrate design involvement in large scale systems integration projects
Knowledge of functions and features of applications related to their area.
Has experience with multiple, industry standard, structured methodologies.
Has utilised in their career several difference project methodologies and understands when different approaches are appropriate.
Has familiarity in developing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based services within medium to highly complex application environments.
Experienced developing solutions within the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes.
Facilitate a design outcome between the projects and the domain architects
Need strong negotiating skills
Must have excellent planning and organisation skills with a proven ability to bring projects in on time and within budget
Possess excellent communication skills both written and oral
Display a strong customer focus background with commercial awareness and strategic thinking capability
Cultivate relationships with business and technology stakeholders.
Professional Qualification Requirements:
Technical Qualification Requirements:
Undergraduate technical degree (e.g., BIng, BSc) or equivalent experience in Technology
Comes from a package implementation or software development background
Programming experience at some stage in his/her career
Previous solution architecture or the technical lead for multiple projects
Significant design exposure for large scale integrated solutions
Minimum of two years' experience as an architect or technical lead
Experience working in a business critical client facing digital environment
Competent in Web Development technologies
Good exposure to User Interface and User Experience Design, both Web and Mobile.
Good knowledge around HTTP, TCP/IP, Webservices and Rest as well as the Security associated with these environments
Added advantage if experienced with any of the following; Magento, Linux and Windows OS, MySQL or similar RDMS and Oracle Fusion Middleware
Posted on 15 Mar 09:20
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