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Channel Architect

Channel Architect

Job Title: Channel Architect
Location: Gauteng
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Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -032017-7901
Job Published: March 06, 2017 14:13

Job Description

You will be establishing technology for channel capability for the new bank in South Africa. You will operate within a team of architects to provide architectural principles, end-to-end solution design (at both the conceptual and detailed level), as well as architecture governance. You will operate within the South African team as well as with the broader IFS architecture community to ensure technology solutions fit with the IFS Strategy.

You will:
Perform the following tasks in manner consistent with values of Honesty, Integrity and Trust. People Capabilities will be at the forefront of what you do including Customer Focus, Team & Culture, Continuous Improvement, Effective Communication, Judgement and Drive Results.
 Design architecture for our channels: mobile and web and develop solution and reference architecture
 Structure large scale deployments of mobile capabilities ie: across our national distribution network
 Develop and maintain current state architecture, define target architecture and develop plans for transition;
 Consult and effectively collaborate with business to assess business needs, to ensure architecture is optimal and to communicate benefits of the target state architecture;
 Advise stakeholders during projects to ensure that solutions being deployed are aligned to IT strategy and architecture standards and leverage existing systems where possible;
 Articulate and evaluate key options independent of technology for a given solution;
 Identify and elaborate opportunities to standardise and reuse capabilities, processes and technology;
 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 of deliverables to ensure traceability of the build solution to the architectural principles and business solutions; &
 Risk Management: Develop and apply knowledge of the Group’s risk appetite, policies & controls
 Partner effectively with business stakeholders and with suppliers
What will make you successful?
 Significant design experience, including 5+ years’ experience in Development & Architecture, preferably with Android and ideally IOS experience. Understanding of middleware such as WSO2 is an advantage.
 Experience in designing and building scalable mobile applications
 Experience in Financial Services – in banking on in another industry such as e-commerce, retail or a telecommunication
 Good technical hands on development knowledge
 Experience in publication and maintenance of standards & architecture; development of conceptual and applied architectures and alignment to business strategy
 Ability to work in an agile way within a fast-paced and dynamic work environment to tight deadlines
 Ability to innovate to push the boundaries of what technology can provide and also to keep things simple and standard
 Strong communication and influencing skills