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
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
Problem solving and issue resolution