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Java/Open Source Systems Architect

Remuneration:R900000 - R960000 per year negotiable Cost to company 
Location:Johannesburg, Sandton
Type:Permanent
Reference:#GZ37156
Company:E-Merge IT Recruitment


A well-established company based in Sandton is looking for a systems architect who will bring their energetic and advanced architecture skills to add value to the team! You will be expected to assist with maintaining and enhancing the systems architecture for the area and assisting the development teams to implement the specified architecture.

Key responsibilities:
  • Design artefacts (35%) - create a high-level architectural design, logical design, high-level mapping (data, process) and code design. Ensure that the technical design will integrate to required systems, that the design is technically feasible and aligned with the business and technical strategy. Create software architecture specification.
  • Collaborate with technology architect to define infrastructure requirements required to sustain/improve system performance and to define the test strategy to test performance on new infrastructure after it has been commissioned.
  • Architectural components (25%) – create and maintain architectural components and frameworks for use by the various development teams.
  • Review report (20%) - review system designs and business requirements.
  • Conduct informal reviews of source code and unit tests to evaluate efficiency, and adherence to standards.
  • Conduct peer reviews of architectural specifications for adherence to standards, optimised design, and architectural soundness.
  • Problem/incident root cause analysis report (10%) - participate in the investigation, diagnosis, and solution development and testing related to logged incidents and problems. Document to relevant findings in a report.
  • SLA compliance report (5%) - define a monitoring strategy for the application (ensuring that the correct parameters are exposed for monitoring), create service definition.
  • Analyse monitoring results as obtained from systems monitoring teams.
  • Assure the availability (scalability, availability, and security) as per defined systems performance expectations.
  • Take proactive steps to ensure availability.
  • Source code (5%) - implement the technical specification using the relevant development language mostly Java. Produce source code by applying technical standards.
  • Document logic and comments inside code.
  • Guidelines, standards, and coaching (10%) - participate in internal forums and lead work streams to improve methodology, internal processes, standards and guidelines.
  • Conduct training and informal coaching with own team.
  • Assist developers in understanding the architectural principles of the environment.
  • Manage weekly team meetings to discuss overall architecture.
  • Assist dev manager during performance reviews by providing input on developer competencies.
Qualifications and experience
  • BSc (informatics or mathematics) beneficial
  • Minimum required experience - at least two to three years’ experience in an architectural role with at least six to seven years' exposure to software development in Java and J2EE
  • Additional requirements - has relevant business experience or product/systems knowledge 
Technologies that you will need:

Programming languages:
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • J2EE
  • UML
Integration technologies:
  • JMS
  • MOM
  • BPEL
  • Web-Services
  • JSON
  • RESTful
If you would like to be part of a standard of excellence, then this may be the right place for you!

Reference Number for this position is GZ37156 which is a permanent position based in Sandton offering a salary of R960,000 per annum cost to company negotiable on experience.

The time for change is now! e-Merge IT recruitment are specialist niche recruiters with a wide range of positions available. We offer researched positions with top companies to strong technical candidates. Email Garth on garth@e-merge.co.za or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

Check out our website www.e-merge.co.za for more positions that might be right for you!

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If you haven’t heard from e-Merge IT within two weeks of your application, please consider it unsuccessful for this position.

Posted on 07 Jun 13:16

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