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Solutions Architect

Solutions Architect

Job Title: Solutions Architect
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Salary: 1020000.00
Reference: JN -012017-7573
Job Published: May 02, 2017 10:06

Job Description

General Details
Job TitleSolutions Architect
DepartmentArchitecture
Type of employmentPermanent
Part time / Full timeFull time
OverviewSolution Architects will partner with business analysts and engineers to define the technical requirements, principles and models that generally guide all solution decisions for the ecosystem. They are responsible for analysing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms to achieve business objectives. Solution Architects look across applications, and consider infrastructure, to develop roadmaps that outline how solutions will be structured in the future.
RequirementsMinimum:
• Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering, systems analysis or a related study

Ideal:
• Post Graduate qualification in computer science or engineering, systems analysis, a related study or business related degree
• Formal qualification in Enterprise Architecture (e.g. TOGAF) 

Competencies (skills and behavioural attributes)

Skill:
• Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
• Ability to translate business needs into integration and solution architecture requirements.
• Ability to estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives.
• Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems.
• Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
• Strategic business acumen and understanding of organisation strategy and ability to design information systems to delivery that strategy 
• Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude
• Strong conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills

Behavioural Attributes:
• Attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Some experience of with working with board level stakeholders.
• Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritise and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment
• Results oriented with ability to produce products that deliver organisational benefit

Other Special Requirements:
• Expected to work overtime from time to time
Experience• 5 – 7 years extensive experience in at least two IT disciplines in a client/server or service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations.
• 3 years’ experience in architecture methodologies and frameworks such as TOGAF or the equivalent
• 5 – 7 years software development experience in Microsoft or Java or Open Source
• 5 – 7 years’ experience in Proficiency in Design and modelling toolkits (Visio, Enterprise Architect, 
• 5 – 7 years deep experience in developing enterprise solutions using all aspects of the .NET platform, open source or Java (or any other environment), Web Services, multithreaded programming, designing and building frameworks, enterprise patterns, SQL design and development, and database tuning
• 3 years working knowledge of infrastructure including servers, storage, firewalls, load balancers, etc.
• 3 years’ experience in the SDLC 
• 3 years’ experience in Agile/Scrum methodology
Duties & RolesDescription role responsibilities:

Perspective: Technology Engineering:
• Strategic business acumen (understand business requirements and strategy)
• Experiencing in assessing a broad range of information solutions and products particularly document management, collaboration and content management.
• Technical analysis and design
• Broad and deep technical knowledge
• Technical leadership (the trusted, technical advisor for assigned line of business, providing thought leadership and application of technology to business problems)
• Shapes the evolution of company’s products
• Maps product requirements and business problems to re-usable end-to-end technology solutions
• Uses methodologies and frameworks (using best practices and common patterns, including database, component layers, user interfaces, web services, and integration patterns)
• Software architect (must understand and contribute to all levels of design needed for the solution (business, data, application, technology)
• Deep experience in developing enterprise solutions using all aspects of the .NET platform, open source or Java (or any other environment), Web Services, multithreaded programming, designing and building frameworks, enterprise patterns, SQL design and development, and database tuning
• Documents integration and solution designs and how they interact with the larger Enterprise Architecture
• Contributes to the organizational architecture capability.

Perspective: People Stewardship:
• Team player with experience leading and collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions
• Works with major lines of business, IT Development and Operations teams
• Provides Design guidance and QA to the IT Development and Configuration teams
• Is a member of the Architecture team
• Hands-on experience

Perspective: Commercial:
• As part of a team to guide the organisation into the future
• Build cost effective yet efficient solutions to drive the business to achieve its organisational goals
• Ability to rapidly build an understanding of the organizational business model and understand each solutions contribution towards the organizations success.
Equity Statement 
Extra information for AgenciesRecruiter: Sindi Nyubuse
Salary: up to R85k depending on skills and experience.


Application Questions
Please answer the following application questions
1What is your current and expected salary?
 
2Do you have Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, Systems Analysis or a related study?
 
3Do you have 5 – 7 years extensive experience in at least two IT disciplines in a client/server or service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations. Please elaborate.
 
4Do you have 3 years’ experience in architecture methodologies and frameworks such as TOGAF or the equivalent? Please elaborate.
 
5Do you have 5 – 7 years software development experience in Microsoft or Java or Open Source?
 
6Do you have 5 – 7 years’ experience in Proficiency in Design and modelling toolkits (Visio, Enterprise Architect)? Please elaborate.
 
7Do you have 5 – 7 years deep experience in developing enterprise solutions using all aspects of the .NET platform, open source or Java (or any other environment), Web Services, multithreaded programming, designing and building frameworks, enterprise patterns, SQL design and development, and database tuning? Please elaborate.
 
8Do you have 3 years’ experience in Agile/Scrum methodology? Please elaborate.
 

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