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
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
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
Interpersonal savvy - Contributing through others
Manages complexity - Contributing through others
Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
Optimizes work processes - Contributing through others
Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
Customer focus - Contributing through others
Drives results - Contributing through others
Collaborates - Contributing through others
Being resilient - Contributing through others