Technical Architect - Solutions Architecture

Technical Architect - Solutions Architecture

Job Title: Technical Architect - Solutions Architecture
Location: Gauteng
Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -012017-7420
Job Published: September 21, 2017 11:56

Job Description

Technical Architect - Solutions Architecture
Job Description:
We are looking for people with breadth of knowledge across all IT components driven by business aspirations and requirements. This knowledge is used to assess current architectural maturity and to recommend / shape a future architectural goal state, including architectural standards, patterns and platform services.
Key Competencies:
  • Deep technical skills and experience in one or more technology architecture domains
  • Ability to develop implementation plans and estimates that serve as input to the business case supporting the technology implementation
  • Knowledge across old and new technologies is also key as the solution architect can understand how existing solutions will co-exist and integrate to the new
  • Driving the necessary sign-off of the solution with proper input from the Operating Groups on client business objectives, industry, risk assessment, budget and preferences (see service group rules/process and escalation approach for specifics) Managing the sales team, Subject Matter Experts required during the sales process and the communication/ collaboration with the delivery organization(s)
  • Directing and coordinating with Legal & Commercial and Corporate Transaction Services (CTS) in areas specific to the solution to ensure use of standards
  • Interfacing with the delivery organization/s to ensure effective transition, shape services, collaborate on clear solution assumptions, determine appropriate service delivery locations and related cost to deliver
  • Understand and translate buyer requirements into a standard solution offering deal approach, solution plan, proposal and cost estimate leveraging standard process methods, deliverables and the right collection of offerings
  • Preparing the BD spend estimate, schedule, work plan, resource/sourcing plan
  • Collaborating as a key member of the sales team to represent the solution offering to the client buyer.
  • Aligning final solution architecture (including statement of work, schedules and other contractual documents) with final terms and conditions
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems or Management Information System, or equivalent work experience
Key Competencies
  • Minimum 2 years Delivery experience covering planning and mobilization of technical architecture projects
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Solution Planning and Deal Shaping for technical solutions
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in assessing complex as-is (current state) technical architecture landscapes and defining the to-be (goal state) technical landscape
  • UML modeling experience would be an advantage
  • Use of Model Driven Architecture concepts and associated tools such as EA Sparx, Enterprise Architect would be an advantage
  • Minimum 2 years of experience delivering Enterprise, Commercial, Off-The-Shelf software to a large customer base. Minimum 2 years Solutions experience including estimating, configuration, costing, sourcing and client interfacing/selling (RFI/RFP, Orals/Workshops)


 Business & Technology Delivery

Primary Location

 South Africa-South Africa


 Client Delivery & Operations

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