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Solutions Architect

Solutions Architect

Job Title: Solutions Architect
Location: Gauteng
Industry:
Salary: 1200000.00
Reference: JN -092017-9587
Job Published: October 03, 2017 08:50

Job Description

Role Purpose
To troubleshoot highly complex problems, establish application architectural standards or frameworks, assess IT risks and design application solutions.

Responsibilities
 Drive business profitability in the context of cost management through Information technology solutions
 Reduce cost by helping to prevent an organization from investing in a technology that it will not add to its ability to meet its strategic human capital objectives
 Deliver exceptional service that exceeds customers’ expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solutions by resolving queries fast end effective
 Cultivate and manage objective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, SME’s, project managers and senior staff members by providing input to business requirements
 Regularly act as technical expert to troubleshoot highly complex problems, or present/market new technology or concepts
 Establish architectural standards and frameworks and assess technical risks on projects by operating in conjunction with the other architects (application, infrastructure, information and security) and with only very general direction from Risk and Governance to translate customer functional requirements.
 Comply, understand and implement all steps within IT development and meet governance in terms of legislative and audit requirements for IT Software Solutions
 Provide guidance to operations teams and other architects with the design, development and testing of new software, and work with assigned project teams to ensure a smooth implementation of changes to existing systems
 Assess process and business risks relating to software business needs to ensure minimal risk to the organisation in the IT Software Technology environment
 Assist in the progress of multiple IT Software projects to contribute to business needs and solutions
 Establish architectural standards and frameworks and assess technical risks on projects by operating in conjunction with the other architects (application, infrastructure, information and security) and with only very general direction from Risk and Governance to translate customer functional requirements.
 Manage own development to increase own competencies
 Display specialize understanding of both Software and IT technology, practices and theories.

Additional Requirements
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
 Wealth of experience in IT (ideally started his/her career in development, moved to systems analysis and then Solutions Architecture)
 Solid experience in implementing design patterns
 Experience in Object Orientation concepts and methodologies
 Ability to translate requirements in designs and solve problems
 Experience in datawarehouse
 Experience working with Big data (any exposure to Hadoop, abInitio, mangoDB)

Qualifications and Experience
 Degree in Information Systems Computer Science or other quantitative disciplines from an accredited institution ie BSc CS Informatics IS etc.
 5-6 years related