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Solution Architect

Remuneration:negotiable Cost to company 
Location:Johannesburg, Midrand Area
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior

To support the development of a sustainable technical architecture for the Company’s Financial Services. To provide architectural guidelines and ensure that architecture principles are adhered to in the development of solutions for FS. To analyse and refine requirements for delivering the necessary technology service to business and serve as liaison to the business community

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
  • To perform systems analysis and design activities by assessing requirements in terms of feasibility, impact and cost, thereby assisting to create and compile accurate user requirement documents;
  • To provide a high level solution design (HLD) document in response to business requirements;
  • Evaluate technical alternatives to identify suitable cost conscious solutions that address the business needs and requirements;
  • Provide solution architectures that support the strategic direction of the business;
  • Motivate and provide support for proposed architectures by clearly stating all considerations and arguments for the preferred solutions;
  • Ensure technical architectures and solutions are aligned with the Company Group principles and technology guidelines
  • To act as a technical liaison between business and the technical teams and to ensure the required support from all areas to ensure delivery of quality solutions.
Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

Job knowledge:
  • Solutions Architecture, systems analysis and design
  • Group facilitation sessions
  • Commercial Systems technical environment
  • Change control procedures
  • Project management fundamentals
  • Technology / Industry trends
  • Business analysis methods
  • Application functionality
  • Architecture concepts (Integration, Design Process Management, Business Architecture, Information Architecture and Technical Architecture)
  • Problem solving skills are essential
  • Decision making skills are essential
  • Analytical skills are essential
  • Computer Applications (MS Office, Visio) is essential
  • Interpersonal skills are essential
  • Presentation skills are essential
  • Facilitation skills are essential
  • UML tools
Competencies - Extreme Importance:
  • Analysing and solution design
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Relating and Networking
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Writing and Reporting
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Adapting and Responding to Change – original High Importance
  • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks – original High Importance
Competencies - High Importance:
  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives
  • Working with People
  • Learning and Researching
  • Planning and Organising
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Adhering to Principles and Values
Competencies - Moderate Importance:
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
Competencies - Baseline Importance:
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Microservices Architecture
  • Cloud Native Architecture
  • Thought leadership in recommendation and implementation of latest innovations
  • TOGAF, Zachman or the equivalent  
  • eCommerce and mCommerce (Mobile Money)
Must have technical/professional qualifications:
  • Three-year degree/equivalent diploma/equivalent Certificate in Information Technology/Business/Project Management (essential)
  • Five to eight years' systems analysis and design experience preferably in a highly complex environment (essential)
  • Matric/Grade 12 or equivalent (essential)
  • Eight to 10 years' systems analysis and design experience preferably in a highly complex environment (essential)
Key performance indicators:
  • Timeous delivery of high level solutions design for Projects
  • Individual architecture components that are consistent with the wider Company architecture
  • Quality solution designs that meets user requirements and complying with the Group Architecture Principles

Posted on 09 May 13:24

Diane Robertson

+27 83 685 0688 or +27 11 463 3478
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