Functional Specialist: Solutions Architect - Sales Value Stream
Johannesburg, South Africa
4d ago

In a constantly changing world, we work together with our people, clients and communities to enable them to fulfill their potential to do great things.

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NTT Ltd are currently on a digital transformation journey. The requirement has risen for a Functional Specialist : Solutions Architect to join the I&T Solution Architecture team, to help support the digital transformation in the area of Sales Operations.

The Functional Specialist : Solutions Architect establishes and maintains value-stream aligned solution architect and business analysis capabilities, aligned to appropriate enterprise standards, best practices and methodologies.

The Functional Specialist : Solutions Architect has cross domain level knowledge and is accountable for creating integrated solutions and will collaborate and support the architectural consulting function in architecting client solutions.

Their primary objective is to ensure the optimal functioning of an entity’s IT application software and infrastructure by outlining complex solution architecture descriptions across domains, functions and industries, then monitoring and governing the implementation.

Working at NTT

Key Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for establishing value-stream and product aligned solution architecture including business process management to support the rapid design, delivery, and improvement of digital products for the Sales Operations value stream
  • Embed a capability where products are designed and architected with the user experience at its heart driven from an employee journey and service perspective for the Sales Operations value stream
  • Ensure solutions are designed in line with the Enterprise Architecture roadmaps, aligned to appropriate best practices, standards and methodologies for the Sales Operations value streams
  • Support Product Management teams to identify the value of products being delivered in the context of the product roadmaps for the Sales Operations value streams
  • Adhere to the SAFe methodology in all aspects of work, including attendance at daily stand-up meetings.
  • Adhere to the NTT Ltd Solution Architecture framework in all aspects of work.
  • Use client business requirements to advise on the design, deployment and operation of application infrastructures.
  • Create designs that provide holistic views, but also contain the details of the components and interconnections between components.
  • Contribute to the improvement of internal effectiveness by contributing to improving current methodologies, processes and tools
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes :

  • Working knowledge of solution design and business analysis
  • Proficient in the assessment of business objectives, formulating solution options and driving stakeholder support
  • Comfortable in leading workshops to assess business requirements and discussing solution design.
  • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly focused on outcomes
  • Familiarity with CRM, SPM and CPQ, ideally Salesforce, SAP SPM and SAP CPQ
  • Knowledge of the SAFe methodology (or similar agile methodology)
  • Knowledge of vendor roadmaps, new developments and new product offerings
  • Display the required interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with a variety of stakeholders
  • Academic Qualifications and Certifications :

  • Bachelor’s (or equivalent) Degree
  • Industry recognised Solution Architecture certifications
  • TOGAF / COBIT or related certification
  • Scaled Agile certification would be preferred
  • Required Experience :

  • Demonstrable experience in multiple industries and across several disciplines
  • Experience with projects through the software development process or Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Demonstrable experience working as a solution architect in a global IT services provider organisation
  • What will make you a good fit for the role?

    Standard career level descriptor for job level :

  • Relentless focus on process optimisation by leveraging multiple tools
  • Evangelist for ideation, innovation, experimentation, and rapid prototyping of digital solutions
  • Actively promotes new ways of working that drive agility, speed, and design-thinking
  • Continually apply a digital lens to business and value-stream strategies and requirements
  • Uses good judgement in selecting tools and methods to solve problems
  • Networks with senior internal and external people in own area of expertise
  • Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with us. Apply today.

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    We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, veteran status, or other protected category.

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