Solutions Architect - #63266

Boikago Group


Date: Oct 27, 2021
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Salary: R800,000 - R1,200,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Boikago Group

Johannesburg, Gauteng
Permanent

Posted 26 October 2021 - Closing Date 03 November 2021

Job Details


Department IT
Minimum experience Mid-Senior
Company primary industry Banking
Job functional area Information Technology
Salary R800 000 - R1 200 000 per annum
EE Status Only open to EE candidates

Job Description


Introduction



One of the biggest companies in the banking industry is seeking a Solutions Architect to provide overall application systems design and balance requirements against resource utilization and architectural factors and in line with business strategy.


Purpose of the Role




The ideal candidate should be able to contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in business Culture building initiatives and participate and support corporate social responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Shaping, implementing and leading delivery of strategic solutions ensuring that the customer stays on the leading edge of technology.

  • Generate innovative approaches and solutions to complex issues.

  • Design solutions that require creative investigations of alternative architectural solutions.

  • Design architecture using new technologies in consultation with the patterns approval by Enterprise Architecture.

  • Collaborate with the Architecture team to identify the right technologies to be used in the applications.

  • Contribute across the technology stack, from database and DevOps infrastructure that supports continuous deployment.

  • Demonstrate leadership in product quality, technical excellence and engineering practices.

  • Give guidance in Agile engineering practices and various software and web development technologies to rapidly develop creative and efficient solutions that enhance client’s customer, business partners and employee experience.

  • Follow the role-model best practice engineering processes and Agile behaviour.

  • Encourage team members to craft clear user stories, design tests for prototypes and solutions, and continuously deliver product enhancements.

  • Liaise with other teams within and outside client digital unit to identify common deliverables and dependencies.

  • Collaborate with various technical and architecture teams across the enterprise.

  • Influence peers and technical staff within the team and collaborate with internal customers and work teams across departments.

  • Collaborate closely with product owners and team members to identify and socialise product and delivery risks.

  • Work closely with the technical lead/infrastructure teams from the organisation to ensure solution complies with organisational standards and policies.

  • Balance strategic vision and strategy with the team to enable the execution of scalable and sophisticated solutions to solve common business needs.

  • Act as the principal designer for the products.

  • Design Architecture diagrams that will help the team and integration partners to understand the solution and vision.

  • Adhere to the relevant Governance processes.

  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to propose changes to Principles, Standards and Reference Architectures

  • Collaborate with the Architecture team to identify the right technologies to be used in the applications.

  • Give guidance in Agile engineering practices and various software and web development technologies to rapidly develop creative and efficient solutions that enhance client’s customer, business partners and employee experience

  • Collaborate closely with product owners and team members to identify and socialise product and delivery risks

  • Work closely with the technical lead/infrastructure teams from the organisation to ensure solution complies with organisational standards and policies

  • Design Architecture diagrams that will help the team and integration partners to understand the solution and vision.

Minimum experience & qualifications required



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in development and design (Application, Infrastructure, etc.).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Information Systems, Informatics or Computer Science or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent work experience).

  • Information Technology Architect Certification (ITAC) (Open Group) – Advantageous.

  • TOGAF Foundation Training. – Advantageous.

  • TOGAF / Zachman Certification. – Advantageous.

  • 5-10 years’ experience with ETL and data design.

  • Programming experience with Web, Windows .NET framework, PowerShell, and C#, with at least 3 years as a senior software development engineer and/or technical lead with similar roles.

  • Experience developing customer facing applications.

  • Experience with ASP. Net Web API or ASP. Net MVC, JavaScript, JSON and REST, NoSQL databases.

  • Successful track record delivering high quality products on time while working in teams and following Agile methodologies.



Type of Exposure


  • Achieved Management and Process Results

  • Achieved transformation and innovation results

  • Designed Workforce Planning Solutions

  • Executed Workforce Planning Deliverables

  • Improved transformation and culture

Behavioural skills required



  • Continuous Learning

  • Collaborating

  • Customer Focus

  • Initiating Action

  • Work Standards

  • Managing Work

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills




One of the biggest companies in the banking industry is seeking a Solutions Architect to provide overall application systems design and balance requirements against resource utilization and architectural factors and in line with business strategy.


Purpose of the Role




The ideal candidate should be able to contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in business Culture building initiatives and participate and support corporate social responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Shaping, implementing and leading delivery of strategic solutions ensuring that the customer stays on the leading edge of technology.

  • Generate innovative approaches and solutions to complex issues.

  • Design solutions that require creative investigations of alternative architectural solutions.

  • Design architecture using new technologies in consultation with the patterns approval by Enterprise Architecture.

  • Collaborate with the Architecture team to identify the right technologies to be used in the applications.

  • Contribute across the technology stack, from database and DevOps infrastructure that supports continuous deployment.

  • Demonstrate leadership in product quality, technical excellence and engineering practices.

  • Give guidance in Agile engineering practices and various software and web development technologies to rapidly develop creative and efficient solutions that enhance client’s customer, business partners and employee experience.

  • Follow the role-model best practice engineering processes and Agile behaviour.

  • Encourage team members to craft clear user stories, design tests for prototypes and solutions, and continuously deliver product enhancements.

  • Liaise with other teams within and outside client digital unit to identify common deliverables and dependencies.

  • Collaborate with various technical and architecture teams across the enterprise.

  • Influence peers and technical staff within the team and collaborate with internal customers and work teams across departments.

  • Collaborate closely with product owners and team members to identify and socialise product and delivery risks.

  • Work closely with the technical lead/infrastructure teams from the organisation to ensure solution complies with organisational standards and policies.

  • Balance strategic vision and strategy with the team to enable the execution of scalable and sophisticated solutions to solve common business needs.

  • Act as the principal designer for the products.

  • Design Architecture diagrams that will help the team and integration partners to understand the solution and vision.

  • Adhere to the relevant Governance processes.

  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to propose changes to Principles, Standards and Reference Architectures

  • Collaborate with the Architecture team to identify the right technologies to be used in the applications.

  • Give guidance in Agile engineering practices and various software and web development technologies to rapidly develop creative and efficient solutions that enhance client’s customer, business partners and employee experience

  • Collaborate closely with product owners and team members to identify and socialise product and delivery risks

  • Work closely with the technical lead/infrastructure teams from the organisation to ensure solution complies with organisational standards and policies

  • Design Architecture diagrams that will help the team and integration partners to understand the solution and vision.

Minimum experience & qualifications required



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in development and design (Application, Infrastructure, etc.).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Information Systems, Informatics or Computer Science or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent work experience).

  • Information Technology Architect Certification (ITAC) (Open Group) – Advantageous.

  • TOGAF Foundation Training. – Advantageous.

  • TOGAF / Zachman Certification. – Advantageous.

  • 5-10 years’ experience with ETL and data design.

  • Programming experience with Web, Windows .NET framework, PowerShell, and C#, with at least 3 years as a senior software development engineer and/or technical lead with similar roles.

  • Experience developing customer facing applications.

  • Experience with ASP. Net Web API or ASP. Net MVC, JavaScript, JSON and REST, NoSQL databases.

  • Successful track record delivering high quality products on time while working in teams and following Agile methodologies.



Type of Exposure


  • Achieved Management and Process Results

  • Achieved transformation and innovation results

  • Designed Workforce Planning Solutions

  • Executed Workforce Planning Deliverables

  • Improved transformation and culture

Behavioural skills required



  • Continuous Learning

  • Collaborating

  • Customer Focus

  • Initiating Action

  • Work Standards

  • Managing Work

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

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