Principal Architect
The Sage Group plc
Durban
18h ago

Sage is a global company with a local heart. The market leader for cloud-based accounting, financials, enterprise management, people, and payroll software, we empower the world’s business heroes from single-

person startups to large enterprises. Our people are passionate and positive. We inspire our colleagues to serve business builders everywhere and champion their success.

As a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 colleagues across 24 countries, we do business the right way, while giving back to our local communities through the Sage Foundation. Be Sage, build on.

Job Description

Job purpose : To own, define and set the product architecture roadmap for Sage Intelligence

Key Responsibilities

Key accountabilities and decision ownership : (8 or 10 max)

  • Possess and apply comprehensive knowledge of software architecture to the completion of complex assignments.
  • Own architecture / software design and governance for the whole Sage Intelligence product line
  • Leadership to define architectural strategies, standards and practices to enable integrations of the Sage Business Cloud platform within Sage and outside with third party developers.
  • Ensure the architecture roadmap is clearly communicated across all functions to enable the business to effectively plan, finance and execute the products evolution
  • Drive and support innovation by acting as a sounding board for ideas and help bring them to life.
  • Actively engage in tracking and reducing technical debt.
  • Lead the highest of profile projects & products, directly impacting the future growth of Sage
  • Lead & influence technical & non-technical audiences across organizational ladder, product lines and geographies.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to technical staff.
  • Assists with the review and evaluation of personnel performance. Key performance indicators : (3-5 Max)
  • Turn architecture theory into proven solutions
  • Clarity and decisions on the architecture roadmap
  • Architecture roadmap delivers solutions that enable commercial goals and solves customer problems
  • Update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools & techniques
  • Comply with project plans and industry standards
  • Code Coverage provided on the code developed Skills, know-how and experience : Must have : (5 or 6 Max)
  • Experience and deep technical expertise in cloud technologies, primarily Microsoft technologies
  • Passion and ability to quickly pick up expertise on new technologies.
  • Innovative & entrepreneurial approach to building products that make a profound difference in customer's life
  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills internally and externally
  • Business and industry acumen
  • Deep customer empathy and ability to quickly translate learnings into solid, scalable architecture with a mobile first approach
  • Expert in strategy and operationalization of 21st Century trends like Cloud, Social, Mobility, IoT, Big Data,
  • Proven expert implementing Architecture Best Practices and Patterns like Microservices, CQRS, Event Sourcing, Domain-Driven Design,
  • Proven experience in using a TDD approach
  • Experienced working with Open Source projects and in an Open Source approach internally
  • Expert creating API-first products Preferred : (2 or 3 Max)
  • Ability to effectively programme manage incubation projects to conclusion
  • Degree qualified in computer science
  • At least 8 years of experienceTechnical / professional qualifications :
  • Specific technology qualifications relevant to role
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