Head Of Solution Architect & Enterprise Data Management
Sanlam Limited
Cape Town, Western Cape
8h ago
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Glacier by Sanlam brings together leading experts and respected financial services companies to meet clients investment needs.

We deliver focused investment services through specialist teams, partner with acclaimed financial intermediaries and pride ourselves on our superior products and solutions and high quality service.

We offer a comprehensive range of investment solutions, designed to assist in the creation and preservation of wealth. Our offering encompasses local investments, including fixed term investments and investments with guarantees, international investments, retirement saving solutions, and retirement income solutions.

While each solution has its own distinct purpose, they all share the world-class quality and commitment that have come to distinguish Glacier.

What will you do? Responsible for the development of a systems architecture that describes the complete set of components and interfaces that make up IS application solutions to specified business requirements in a large, complex organisation.

The specification, product selection and design of infrastructure components to implement a systems architecture. The identification of new and emerging software technologies, methodologies and products, and ICT methods and techniques and the ongoing assessment of their relevance and potential value to the organisation.

What will make you successful in this role? Team Management : Define and manage outputs of the architect team.Define and manage outputs of the enterprise data management teamPerform CPA and development plans for direct staffProvide architectural & technical direction to enable Glaciers strategy and IT objectivesRepresent Glacier in various architectural forums within Glacier and SanlamOversee adherence to the architecture strategy, principles and framework throughout ITDefining the technology solution and environment roadmaps to ensure capacity and scalability, as demand and usage evolve within the business.

This will be obtained through having visibility and understanding of the entire technology landscapeWorking with Key Technology Partners to ensure the implementation of the Roadmaps and StandardsIdentifying, assessing and communicating risks related to the RoadmapEnsuring that systems are architected to be secure and resilient through the effective application of security and Business Continuity principlesLeading the definition and validation of architecture principles and standardsDefining a full Technical Architectural Roadmap forCommunicating architecture and IT standards to all stakeholders and ensure standards are published, updated and adhered toEnsure that best practices, standards and guidelines as followed to ensure best solution and architecture design is implemented.

Manage and assist with research and development / prototyping of possible solutions that can optimise current or future solutions and applications.

Ensure that working documents of the current and new systems are created and maintained.Support the solution architecture team and participate in Solution design and Involved in Projects to ensure correct architectural guidelines are followed (fit for purpose solutions)What will make you successful (Continued) Enterprise Data Management- Direct and oversee the design and development of systems used for managing data such as data warehouses, data stores, and other business intelligence systems.

  • Represent Glacier in various data and information management forum within Glacier and Sanlam- Creating and enforcing policies for effective data management- Formulating management techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data- Devising and implementing efficient and secure procedures for data management and analysis with attention to all technical aspectsWhat will make you successful (Continued) SKILLS & EXPERIENCEThe appropriate skills and knowledge for the role include : Ability to effectively lead and inspire a teamAt least 5 years work experience as manager and leading a teamA thorough understanding of technologies and solution architecture disciplineExperience in aligning roadmaps to strategyStrategic mindset and proven record of delivery on enterprise projectsExcellent understanding of data administration and management functions (collection, analysis, distribution etc.
  • Familiarity with modern database and storage solutionsAn analytical mindset with problem-solving skillsExcellent presentation, communication and collaboration skillsClient focusCultivates innovationDrive resultsLeadershipStrategy and planningCoachingTeamworkPerformance DrivenBuilding and maintaining relationshipsDecision MakingInfluencing and gaining commitmentExcellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and a passion for working in highly collaborative environmentsAttributesYou are able to juggle many tasks and be flexible if priorities change.

    You engage with people easily.Ability to influence positively through assertiveness.You value honesty, integrity, respect and authenticity.

    Qualification and Experience BSC in Computer Science degree or equivalentRelevant IT Technical Skill and experience in I.

    T. Architecture as well exposure to Data Management principlesAt least 5 years experience working in the financial services I.

    T. sectorPeople Management experience will be to your advantageQualification and Experience Degree with 5 years related experience.

    Knowledge and Skills Data SecurityReporting and AdministrationTechnologiesPersonal Attributes Interpersonal savvy - Contributing through othersManages complexity - Contributing through othersPlans and aligns - Contributing through othersOptimises work processes - Contributing through othersBuild a successful career with us Were all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees.

    We know that you have hopes for your future your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth.

    Through its four business clusters Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Core Competencies Cultivates innovation - Contributing through othersCustomer focus - Contributing through othersDrives results - Contributing through othersCollaborates - Contributing through othersBeing resilient - Contributing through othersTurnaround time The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached.

    The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. Closing Date : 21 June Our commitment to transformation The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.

    This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.

    The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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