Technical Architect
African Bank
Johannesburg North , ZA
7d ago

Job Description

To guide the delivery of solutions aligned with the Enterprise Architecture and act as a technology subject matter expert.

Minimum Education

  • Post-matric qualitification
  • Minimum Experience

  • 3 years IT, 2 years financial services
  • Critical Competencies

  • Application and business integration
  • Application architecture
  • Application design
  • Architecture, design and development methodologies
  • Banking systems (ABIL systems advantageous)
  • Data modelling
  • Development (multiple programming languages advantageous)
  • Distributed systems
  • Enterprise systems development
  • Information security
  • Infrastructure analysis and design (virtualisation advantageous)
  • Leading a team (Performance Management, People Management & motivation skills)
  • Methodologies / benchmarking
  • Multi-domain experience (application, data, software and infrastructure advantageous)
  • Multiple industry experience (financial and insurance advantageous)
  • Process modelling
  • Relational databases (SQL Server and DB2 advantageous)
  • Research and development
  • webmothods
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Key Result Areas

    Solutions aligned with the Enterprise Architecture

  • Analyse requirements in the form of specifications, business cases and incidents
  • Design candidate solution architectures
  • Participate in architecture review
  • Generate a work breakdown structure for the selected solution architecture
  • Plan and sequence work items to be completed to implement the selected solution architecture
  • Execute on the plan, participate in the delivery and optimise the process
  • Define, establish and operate an architecture review committe
  • Technology evaluation

  • Build business cases for capabilities
  • Define selection and assessment criteria
  • Identify candidate technologies that provide desired capabilities
  • Engage with technology vendors
  • Facilitate Proof of Concept (POC) and Proof of Technology (POT) engagements
  • Facilitate Request for Proposal (RFP) engagements
  • Mentorship

  • Identify technological skills weaknesses
  • Identify and define approaches to address shortcomings
  • Plan the execution of knowledge transfer and knowledge creation initiatives
  • Guide team members and promote the personal and professional growth of the team
  • Service and IT governance

  • Define key service and IT governance objectives
  • Define service and IT governance policies
  • Assess initiatives for governance requirements
  • Enforce service and IT governance policies
  • Establish and maintain service inventory
  • Classify services according to capabilities
  • Assess landed systems
  • Define and motivate system enhancements
  • Align enhancements with Enterprise Architecture roadmap
  • Design and implement enhancements
  • Investigate and identify the root cause of incorrect IT system behaviour
  • Design and implement remediation measures for incidents.
  • Research

  • Identify topics of potential interest to the organisation such as industry trends and state-of-the-art technology
  • Identify topics of interest to the organisation relating to existing technology and processes
  • Prepare a proposal for research work
  • Research topics, document the results and commit the output to a body of knowledge
  • Apply research findings to the analysis phase of upcoming initiatives
  • Apply research findings to ongoing implementation efforts
  • Apply research findings to planning for future initiatives
  • Compliance

  • Analyse and interpret regulatory and compliance requirements in the form of specifications and regulations
  • Conduct impact analyses
  • Advise on impact and approach to mitigate risk
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