Application Architect
Sanlam
Bellville, Western Cape, ZA
1d ago
source : Latest Jobs

The Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) cluster is responsible for Sanlam’s retail business in South Africa. SPF provides clients across different market segments (entry-level, middle-income, affluent, professional market and business owners) with a comprehensive range of appropriate and competitive financial solutions.

These include traditional life insurance risk and savings products, investment, retirement, health and fiduciary services.

Designed to facilitate long-term wealth creation, protection and niche financing, these solutions are engineered around client needs.

What will you do? Output / Core Tasks :

  • Responsible for the definition of solution and strategic architecture for SPF’s business environments.
  • Assist in the establishment and enforcement of related architectural governance and ensure alignment with the bigger EA frameworks.
  • Responsible for Application Portfolio Management (APM) in the designated portfolios. This include annual reviews and roadmap definitions.
  • Participate in the execution of architectural consultation and review functions including due diligence investigations.
  • Assist in the definition and maintenance of IT strategy related to the designated portfolios.
  • Define architectural deliverable products / artefacts.
  • Analyse the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Analyse technology industry and market trends and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
  • Identify and manage the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impact of proposed architectural solutions.
  • Model / Document all related architecture work.
  • Work closely with Business Change to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered
  • Work closely with the Enterprise Architecture Forum (EA Forum) and ADA (Application Design and Review Authority) to ensure adherence to architectural standards, estimation and related governance processes.
  • Work closely with GTI to ensure alignment of Sanlam’s infrastructure strategy. Focus on technologies, services and solutions that enable and support business solutions related to the designated portfolios.
  • Performs the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to the investigation and implementation of enabling technologies and services.
  • Consult with relevant development and operation organisations to guide the use of enabling technologies and services to accommodate project and operational needs.
  • What will make you successful in this role? Requirements : Qualifications :

  • Relevant IT Qualifications Experience :
  • 8 10 years relevant experience in System Analysis and Architectural Design The following experience will be beneficial :
  • Experience in Client / Party Management and related solutions including Master Data Management
  • Experience in Client Contact Centre and related solutions
  • Experience in workflow and business process management solutions
  • Experience in robotics process automation solutions
  • Experience in life assurance or broader financial services industry an advantage Knowledge :
  • Knowledge of Architectural frameworks, capabilities, disciplines and technologies
  • Digital architecture, Client Experience, User Experience
  • Solid SDLC experience
  • Integration
  • Knowledge of SPF’s business domains and service requirements will be beneficial Competencies :
  • Ability to work at the strategic and conceptual levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple cross functional teams and to meet development and support requirements and manage the handover capability back to the Support team
  • Planning and Organisational skills
  • Pragmatic and self-disciplined
  • Innovative thinking
  • Problem solving and issue resolution
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Performance passion
  • Decisiveness
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