Technical Data Architect
|Job Title:||Technical Data Architect|
|Job Published:||August 21, 2017 15:01|
Gardens, Cape Town Reporting to
MD Position Type
Market Related Travel Required
No Starting Date
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.
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
jQuery & jQuery UI
MS .Net 2 & 4 (C#, ASP.Net)
TSQL (SQL Server 2014)
HTML & CSS
GIT (or similar source control) IIS7 +
Integrated Development Environment used:
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.
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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