SBV seeks a Solution Architect who will be responsible for Analysing and designing sustainable, scalable solutions for initiatives based on the business requirements. Oversee the development and implementation of the solution architecture that is aligned to the SBV strategy.
Job Title: Solution Architect JG 15
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: SA/VT
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
Design and lead the implementation of a solution architecture, based on business requirements that is in line with the SBV IT strategy and architecture principles
•Develop a road map of the evolution of the solution from current to future state and submit for approval to the architecture board
•Understand, advocate and augment the principles of solution architecture strategies
•Verify that governance processes are followed with regards to solution design, approvals and implementation
Analyse business drivers to determine corresponding solution / change requirements
•Analyse requirements and design solutions aligned to the business requirement, SBV strategy and IT strategy
•Research and analyse the technology industry and market trends, and determine their potential impacts / benefits on the enterprise
•Perform the exhibition of the solution architecture process, its outcome and ongoing results to stakeholders
Define the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise
•Provide input into the current processes and procedures surrounding the governance activities associated with solution architecture
•Facilitate the evaluation and selection of solutions by consulting with all stakeholders and other domain architects
•Provide input to other architecture domains, identify when it is necessary to modify the solution architecture to accommodate changes in other architecture domains
•Provide input on the organisational impact of proposed solutions to guarantee that the solution is aligned to SBV’s requirements
Collaborate with stakeholders to confirm that all solutions developed are in alignment with SBV IT best practice
•Document all solution architecture design and analysis work to align various stakeholders
•Quality assure all solutions developed as per assigned specifications
•Collaborate with the project management office (PMO) to secure alignment of business requirements, planned benefits and the solution design delivery
Minimum Requirements: Work Experience:
o5 years’ experience in at least two IT disciplines in a service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, including infrastructure architecture, application architecture, business architecture, data architecture or IT security architecture. Which also include:
oExposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments (VMware, IBM IIB, Sterling ConnectDirect, Microsoft Platforms, Java, C#)
oKnowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture
oKnowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
oBasic knowledge of financial models and budgeting.
oStrong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies.
oStrong understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and/or client/server systems.
oUnderstanding of the enterprise’s political climate and how to navigate the political waters
o2 years iServer experience (advantageous)
•Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis
•Architecture Certification: TOGAF
Application Deadline: 20/01/2022
NB: Communication will be limited to shortlisted applicants only.
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