Solutions Architect
Dynamic Frontiers Consulting
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
1d ago

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 organization.

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 organization.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Accountable for generating business solutions and developing architecture and design to meet business requirements.
  • Complete architecture artifacts for all solutions
  • Investigate the business landscape to find opportunities and apply new technology where relevant
  • Work closely with the business and the Design Authority to ensure alignment of solutions across the organization
  • Be the custodian of system solutions by taking responsibility for architectural design
  • Contribute to the Sanlam Retail Mass IT Architecture Governance and alignment to the Group IT architecture.
  • Oversee the overall System Architecture Creation, Optimization, and Maintenance
  • Ensure a comprehensive view of existing systems and environments is maintained and communicated
  • Manage and document architectural constraints and / or deviations
  • Collaborate with business and technology teams to clarify and guide the evolution of system solutions
  • Be accountable for the definition and management of architectural methodology and overall system documentation at a business problem, system, and sub-system level.
  • Participate in the conducting of Lift-off Analysis and Design
  • Assist the Execution Team by providing appropriate guidance and constraints communicated
  • Continuous research of New Technologies and Approaches
  • Provide IT consultation services to project teams and clients
  • Provides advice and negotiates contracts with technology-related suppliers
  • Qualification and Experience

  • Grade 12
  • Formal qualification in IT / IS preferable (e.g. BCom Information Systems / Informatics / Computer Science), etc.
  • At least four years of broad technical / experience with extensive depth in one or more disciplines preferably in Microsoft technologies.
  • At least one year of experience in solution analysis and other architectural experience
  • Knowledge and Skills

  • Software development methodologies e.g. Agile
  • Insurance industry knowledge
  • Facilitation skills
  • English language proficiency (written and spoken)
  • Some experience in UML modeling
  • Experience with integration technologies such as REST / JSON / Web Services
  • Some knowledge of ColdFusion
  • Enabling technologies and trends e.g. Microservices, ECM, BPM, BRM, ESB & BI
  • Understanding of the Cloud computing environments
  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks such as TOGAF / Zachman
  • Personal Attributes

    Interpersonal savvy - Contributing through others

    Manages complexity - Contributing through others

    Plans and aligns - Contributing through others

    Optimizes work processes - Contributing through others

    Core Competencies

    Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others

    Customer focus - Contributing through others

    Drives results - Contributing through others

    Collaborates - Contributing through others

    Being resilient - Contributing through others

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