Position Description :
We’re looking to add great new talent to our Enterprise Integration team! If you have sound integration architecture knowledge and experience, and have a strong focus on creating high quality integration solutions to drive innovation and improving delivery effectiveness, then join our commitment to developing and maintaining world-
class IT solutions. With a robust strategy focusing on People, Process and Technology, we believe that our culture and the quality of our people are our greatest strengths.
As such, we need to employ top talent to support our key business functions.
With 28 retail brands that trade in fashion, jewellery, accessories, sporting and outdoor apparel, cellular, home ware and furniture, TFG is one of the leading retail groups in Africa.
Besides South Africa, TFG also has a presence in Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Kenya through various TFG retail brands.
TFG’s mission is to be the leading fashion lifestyle retailer in Africa whilst growing its international footprint by providing innovative products, creative customer experiences and by leveraging its portfolio of diverse brands to differentiate its offering.
During 2017, TFG grew to over 3 800 outlets, with more than 23 000 employees to serve in excess of 10.3 million customers in 32 countries.
TFG’s IT division provides innovative, strategic and cost effective ICT solutions and professional services to TFG and its subsidiaries.
Working for TFG means; working with highly talented professional individuals, who are passionate about collaboration, creativity and working towards successful customer service
Key Responsibilities :
Defining & updating the messaging standards, patterns and frameworks for products / platforms
Defining the integration architecture, create integration best practices and recommend solution options. Subsequently taking this as a reference to create the integration standards on architecture, design, & best practices / guidelines
Responsible for creating reference architecture to understand significant components and the relationships between them within a Service-
Oriented Architecture and develop consistent SOA implementations in applications and systems. Continue maturity of our SOA Architecture
Present solutions to a broad range of stakeholders from senior business management to first-line developers and project managers
Designing new application and technical architecture components for various applications of medium-to-high complexity
Architecting Integration solutions that support core business capabilities
Implement best practices relating to design for architecture design and solution designs
Make leadership recommendations regarding strategic architectural considerations related to process design and process orchestration.
Respond to evolving and changing security conditions, and implement and recommend security guidelines
Hands-on development and configuration of integration layer based on an Enterprise Service Bus and / or API management system in relation to POC’s
You will have :
Minimum of 8 12 years’ relevant experience, including a development background
Advanced knowledge of multiple architecture disciplines
Proficient in one or more ESB solutions like Mulesoft, BizTalk etc.
Experience within cloud platforms
Event Sourcing (Hubs / IOT)
Be familiar with REST based Web Services, Json, and design of canonical models
Understanding of Microservices is a plus
Experience with CI / CD
Experience and / or trained in one or more formal architecture frameworks such as TOGAF
Solid track record in successful delivery of integration solutions
Strong analytical, problem-solving and logical skills
Ability to work simultaneously on multiple large, complex projects with minimal supervision
Excellent interpersonal skills
The ability to develop proposals, with excellent written communication and presentation skills
Excellent organisational skills
Strong conflict management skills
The ability to persuade and influence
PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CANDIDATES FROM DESIGNATED GROUPS IN TERMS OF THE EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT.