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Solution Architect

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in South Africa. Johannesburg
SalaryR38k – R25k
Job TypePermanent
EducationB Sc Computer Science or related IT qualifications
Experience+10 years

Job Description

Position Purpose

• Lead a small team of System Analysts and Testers to design and architect solutions and ensure the development team understands the system and solution requirements

• QA completed solutions and propose system enhancements

Work Output

• Design complex systems at the component level, i.e. rules and billing engine

• Ensure alignment to the technical strategy, and possible integration to other systems and ensure optimal systems performance

• Produce architectural documentation

• Make strategic technological choices

• Provide sound recommendations and advice

• Influence, guide and act as mentor

• Lead and foster development of high performing technical teams

• Influence, identify, and recruit technical leaders

• Collaborate with peer architects to solve complex problems

• To support the EA on all architectural, design, research and troubleshooting issues - on enterprise as well as per project level.

• Standards creation, QA (on design, implementation and processes) related work, research, troubleshoot issues which proved to be challenging to resolve for the area etc.

• Guides and review source code development process with regards to alignment to the technical design

• Monitors the systems performance and proactively finds ways to enhance efficiency and ensure stability.

• Conduct reviews and contribute to the development of the Standards

• Align solutions to architecture, principles, directives and standards

• Analyse the environment to identify gaps and opportunities

• Interface with stakeholders, and suppliers to ensure technology alignment

• Keep abreast of industry changes, market trends for possible technology opportunities

The applicant should meet these requirements:

• B Sc Computer Science or related IT qualifications

• 10+ years leadership, development and design experience in the software development space

• Design, develop and support knowledge and experience in these will be highly beneficial:

• Java technologies (EJB, JSPP etc.)

• IBM WebSphere Portal and Process Server

• Business Intelligence Systems

• QA Systems

• Internet based development, backend development as well as integration work.

• Significant exposure to enterprise architecture frameworks and best practices.

• Knowledge of enterprise internet/web architecture, solutions and best practices

• Experience in architecture methodology and techniques such as TOGAF and Zachman

• Object orientated software development theories and principles

• Experience in the use of modelling techniques

• Varying levels of abstraction within business and product strategy

• Technical design (micro/macro) and implementation

• In-depth knowledge of the IBM software stack

• Experience in producing Solution Architectures and overseeing their implementation

• Practical experience in applying architecture in a project environment

• Extensive experience in relevant architecture areas

• Experience in technology strategies

• Experience in multiple, diverse technical infrastructures, technologies, and processing environments

• Understanding of Service Oriented Architecture and principles

• Experience in application of technology for business enablement or improvement

• Experience in publishing architectural artefacts

• Experience in evaluating solutions and making recommendations

• Experience with various SDLC such as waterfall, agile etc.

Interested candidates can forward their comprehensive written applications to the following e-mail: or fax to: 086 600 7977. You can also contact Cheyenne or Sam on 011 807 8064. Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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