|Job Title:||Lead Architect|
|Job Published:||May 23, 2017 16:28|
You will create solutions solutions that enable a new way of distributing our products and services across South Africa. Locally within South Africa, you will lead 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.
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.
Lead the architecture community in South Africa
Develop and maintain current state architecture, define target architecture and develop plans for transition and roadmap from current to desired architecture;
Articulate and evaluate key options independent of technology for a given solution;
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 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 and processes, including key risks and controls
o Inspiring others and setting the tone for an inclusive and high performance team
o Motivating and challenging your team to meet and exceed performance standards through continuous improvement and driving results
o Role modelling company vision and values
o Coaching, mentoring, managing performance, training and development of people
What will make you successful?
Significant experience in a role leading an architecture function; strong people leadership capabilities
Experience in Financial Services – this may be in banking or in another industry that is delivering financial services
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
IT qualification is desirable (not essential)
Strong communication and influencing ability
Strong communication and influencing skills