Senior Solutions Architect
Phithos Technologies
Johannesburg, Gauteng
4d ago
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Finance / Accounting - Other Finance / AccountingPhithos is an IT Services and Solutions company building on data-centric technologies for Healthcare, Education, Financial Services and Social-Media industries.

At Phithos, we believe in Research & Development, Innovation, large-scale meaningful solutions and Quality Service. We are headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and have offshore delivery center in New Delhi, India from where we are servicing the customers in USA, UK, Africa & India.

We currently offer Permanent / Contract roles where candidates can : Work remotely or on-site in Johannesburg or Cape Town.

Work remotely from Mumbai orOur roles are hybrid and work location can be discussed to find the most suitable conditions.

We are looking for a Senior Solutions Architect who will understand and analyze business requirements and provide solution proposals based on a deep knowledge of current systems capabilities, as well as a broad knowledge of available industry-relevant solution components.

Responsibilities : Relationship Management : Builds relationships with key customer stakeholders in the global businesses in order to build trust that will help to ensure deliverables stay on trackBuilds relationships with key systems stakeholders within the Systems teams to create a collaborative environment in which all stakeholders can constructively work towards and achieve common goalsRequirements Analysis : Critically analyses stated customer requirements and acts as a consultant in providing considered feedback based on knowledge of business and systems environments in order to deliver exactly what the customer specifiedContributes to the Business Requirements DocumentFacilitate Fit Gap analysis and requirements gatheringCreates solution design artefacts which include the proposed paradigm and technology, as well as providing priority ranking of the architectural system qualities (re-usability, performance etc.

Breaking down high-level system components into lower-level functional components for smaller teams to developEngages with systems architects and development teams to ensure a smooth transition from the proposed solution into the SDLC and through implementation to final releaseTranslate logical designs into physical designs taking into account the target environment, performance requirements, existing systems and any potential safety-related issuesMaking design decisions based on business requirements, which take into consideration functional and non-functional requirements of the systemFacilitate migration planning to move from source to target architecture seamlesslyRequest Technical Debt Dispensation, if requiredCoding : Implement the designed solutions in the required development language (typically Java) in accordance with the Group standards, processes, tools and frameworks.

Testing and Post Release Support : Investigate, analyse and document reported defects and correct identified defectsContinues to be involved post-release in ensuring that the solution satisfies customer needs, both functional and architecturalGovernance and Continuous Improvement : Participate in review board meetings to assess and provide input to new proposed solutionsEnsure standards are enforced and are aligned with overall strategic architectural objectivesInvolvement in developing guidelines and standards and in coaching through participation in internal forums to improve methodologies, internal processes and overall architectural rigourReviewing of code for standards, as well as for solution implementation governanceResearch and development conduct structured search and evaluation processes of market offerings and technologies to stay abreast of technology and competitionContribution to enterprise architecture competencyPersonal Attributes and SkillsCustomer Service OrientationLeadership & teamworkTime ManagementLogistical AnalysisProfessional Communication (written, verbal / presenting and listening)Stakeholder ManagementTechnical SkillsIn depth working knowledge of Java language featuresStructured and analytical problem solverProcess MappingSoftware testing pack design, functional testingClean code thinkingCoaching and mentor to junior teammatesUnderstanding of JIRA and Agile principlesEducation and ExperienceRequired : MatricInformatics Degree or Diploma advantageousExperience : 10+ years experience developing Java applications and at least 2 of those in a solution / system architect roleKnowledge : Extensive experience working with JavaSolid understanding of Object Orientated programming fundamentalsNeeds to have a high-level understanding of the common frameworks in the Java technology stackExtensive knowledge of design patterns and the ability to recognize and apply themYou have successfully created your alert.

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