Solutions Architect
Business Connexion
Cape Town, WC, ZA 7441
15d ago

Job Description

Provides leadership in order to drive and manage technical effort across various teams and to make critical informed technical decisions under pressure.

Apply technical knowledge to real business requirements in order to ensure a cost effective, executable solution is provided that satisfies the client requirements as well as providing value-

add. The solution can include products or services spanning the complete BCX portfolio, as well as, when necessary, products / services external to BCX and must be aligned with the BCX Value Chain.

This function requires the provision of complex, in depth technology solutions to existing and prospective customers. It also includes the determining and formulating strategic planning, or directing, implementing and co-

ordinating the policies and activities of the organisation.

The Solutions Architect is involved in the entire process, beginning with working with the customer to understand real needs, as opposed to wants, and then throughout the process to translate those needs into capabilities verified to meet the needs.

Additionally the Solutions Architect may present different models to the customer that communicate how those needs may be met, and is therefore an essential participant in the consultative selling process.

The architect is not the builder, and must remain at a level of abstraction necessary to ensure s / he does not get in the way of practical implementation.

The Solutions Architect also does research on new and emerging technologies in order to determine the applicability of such technologies to the BCX environment.

Lastly the Solutions Architect creates and presents business cases to deploy new technologies into the BCX arena.

CONTEXT

Take cognisance of industry compliance requirements

Be aware of changes in clients strategic objectives and ICT requirements

Be aware of Tender / SLA / OLA requirements

Create policies, procedures and standards for computer operations security / Information Technology services security

Identify and assess business opportunities for BCX competencies and facilitate the business process

Develop, provide and report information for management decision making

Have a conceptual understanding of the Service delivery model.

Awareness of latest updates of Service Catalogue which form the basis of Service delivery

Alignment with Client Services Models

Awareness of emerging and current technology

The need to be aware of planned changes to technology infrastructure

CUSTOMERS

Senior Manager : Pre-Sales and Marketing

ROLES

Alignment of business strategy

Identification of Business Requirements

Emerging Technology Monitoring

Solution Design

Response to Complex Opportunities

Tertiary qualification

Business management will be a recommendation

EXPERIENCE

At least 8 to 12 years experience at the senior consultant level

Extensive technology experience across a wide range i.e. ERP, Apps, Infrastructure etc.

Knowledge and Skills : Bid model

Organisational structure

BCX core values and business ethics

BCX way of work

Outsourcing service catalogue

Market trends

Best practice & industry standard

Core Competencies : Negotiation skills

Analytical thinking

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