Engineering Lead/Solution Architect - (CONTRACT)
Project Management Connection
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
3d ago

About :

  • Expert in one or more technology stack - Java / .NET / C++ / etc.
  • Must have end to end experience of executing one project as Solution Architect.
  • To envision, lead and develop fit for purpose, integrated end- to end technical solutions across multiple technologies for the organisation, through inspirational technical leadership and visionary long-term thinking.
  • Provide leadership across multiple initiatives guiding engineering lead practitioners to achieve product / programme alignment.

    Role :

  • Analyse problems and formulate solution based on organisations boundaries, architectures and constraints : Needs to be achievable and operational, must push boundaries when required and continuously push for improvements.
  • Design detail solution architecture using new technologies in consultation using the patterns approved by Enterprise Architecture and technology domain SME’s.
  • Design with a holistic, robust and sustainable mindset. Apply a product management mindset (long term thinking).

  • Collaborate with the Architecture team to identify the right technologies to be used in the applications.
  • Work with technology domain SME’s to shape, contribute and to integrate a solution across the technology stack, from database and DevOps infrastructure that supports continuous deployment.
  • Take proposed solutions through relevant governance forums and obtain acceptance for solutions from relevant specialists (domain or technology).
  • Collaborate and communicate and obtain buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Decomposition of the solution and assisting with the scheduling / sequencing work and identification of resourcing needs.
  • Flesh out designs and contribute to functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Assist software designers with lower level designs.
  • Troubleshoot issues relating to technical delivery.
  • Keep abreast of the technical landscape on how it fits together.
  • Understand constraints and risk and make the necessary trade-offs.
  • Influence and negotiate with key stakeholders.
  • Craft the end to end solution taking into consideration : people, technology, systems and data.
  • Future proof end to end solutions as far as possible within the organisation constraints.
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in development and design (Application, Infrastructure, etc.).
  • Bachelor Degree in either Information Systems, Informatics or Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent work experience).
  • Information Technology Architect Certification (ITAC) (Open Group).
  • Togaf Certification, ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) or equivalent
  • Experience :

  • Solid practical software engineering, programming and design experience.
  • Experience with the solution engineering of banking applications in an integrated Banking environment.
  • Strong technical acumen on how the technical landscape fits together : Broad understanding of end to end landscape, specialisation in one domain.
  • Hands on experience with following technology stack : CICS, Cobol, JCL, MQ, JSON, REST, DB2.

  • Experience in end to end system, security, integration and infrastructure design.
  • Architectural thinking.
  • Strong financial background either fintech banking start-up or financial e-commerce.
  • Technical leadership : mentoring, coaching and developing a talent pipeline.
  • A proven track record in decision making.
  • Troubleshooting in software solution development.
  • DevOps experience and exposure to agile methodologies.
  • Experience in technical design modelling and methods.
  • Require a broad understanding of end to end landscape and specialisation in one or more domains.
  • Exposure to Support and Maintenance.
  • Kindly regard your application as unsuccessful if you have not heard from the agency within 2 weeks.

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