Technical Data Architect

Technical Data Architect

Job Title: Technical Data Architect
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 828000.00
Reference: JN -062017-8713
Job Published: August 21, 2017 15:01

Job Description

Technical Data Architect Location
Gardens, Cape Town Reporting to
MD Position Type
Permanent Salary
Market Related Travel Required
No Starting Date
About us
Global BackOffice is the Cape Town based technology division of the expanding international Prime Brokerage, Global Prime Partners (UK) with staff in CT, London and HK. Our focus is building tailored, online, financial applications to service our clients in the capital markets and hedge fund sector.
You will be part of highly motivated and exceptional team who deliver technical solutions in a collegiate and collaborative environment, with casual dress code and a friendly, informal atmosphere. Within this key role you will be a core part of the team and interact with people across the business on a regular basis.
Your role
 Advise business on strategic ‘build or buy’ decision-making.
 Drive innovation, regular review of tech stack, keeping 3rd-party libraries current.
 Work with tech team to create and approve technical solutions that are;
 Smart, well designed (simple), robust, scalable
 Intuitive – negating need for user guides
 Self-maintaining, easy to support – Defensive checks, using alerts appropriately.
 Keep best practice guidelines & GBO standards documentation up to date and work with teams to adopt/adhere to them.
 To advise business on MS licensing requirements.
 Strong appreciation for UX design principles
 Work alongside (assist) Dev Team Lead on;
• Internal Projects
• Continuous Integration (CI) environment – in progress
• Controlled/packaged deploys – coming soon
• GBO2 front-end revamp – coming soon
• Achieving security certifications – coming soon
• Code reviews
 Planning/running weekly tech sessions
 Keeping skills current/training/mentoring
 Release management in-line with best practices
 Work closely with Dev Team lead on mentoring and developing the Dev team
Technical stack:
 JavaScript & JSON
 jQuery & jQuery UI
 MS .Net 2 & 4 (C#, ASP.Net)
 TSQL (SQL Server 2014)
 XML Applications
 GIT (or similar source control) IIS7 +
 Integrated Development Environment used:
 Visual Studio
 MS SQL Server 2014
Education and Requirements
• You should have a recognized and relevant B.Com/B.Sc/B.Eng university degree, preferably in Comp Sci and/or Information Systems.
 Expert working knowledge in a .Net SQL environment, ASP.Net, HTML5, Web Services, JavaScript and XML.
 Experience in requirements capture, analysis techniques and process improvement approaches.
 Ability to lead and influence others.
 Able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges.
 Ability to work well with all levels of the organisation.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.
 Excellent personal organisation and ability to prioritise and carry out multiple tasks.
 Comfortable working without routine supervision.
 A desire to remain technically capable and an expert in current technologies.

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