Solutions Architect – Sanlam

Key outcomes

The following outcomes will be expected to be achieved by the Solutions Architect:

•    Keep up to date with new technologies and industry trends and where applicable be responsible for the introduction of these to the IT business unit and/or organisation as a whole
•    Conceptualizing, developing and implementing relevant use cases and proof-of-concepts (POC)
•    Creation and upkeep of technical solutions/systems/product roadmaps
•    Provide feasible technical and non-technical solutions for requirements presented by business as well as any technical solutions required in the application or to ensure the quality
•    Assist IT management team to drive and ensure that the relevant IT governance processes are followed
•    Consult with all relevant stakeholders in the definition of any technical processes and standards
•    Provide solutions and support to agile development teams and end to end design team to ensure consistency across the SDLC
•    Mentorship and coaching of IT team members with respect to technology and architecture principles
•    Assist team to establish as agile architecture and governance framework to enable creation of cloud ready solutions
•    Interaction with business and IT stakeholders to:
•    Assist with project/solution feasibility, initial scoping (estimations), potential resource requirements
•    Systems/Project design sessions (input on different options, architectural considerations, technology stack, etc.)

Qualifications and experience

•    9+ years hands on experience in the software development lifecycle
•    Minimum of 3 years in IT Architecture
•    Good knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practices
•    Solid understanding of :

–   the SDLC within an agile environment

–    Application design & architecture (patterns, best practices and technologies)

–   OO design principles (SOLID)

–   Problem solving

–   Source Control (preferably TFS/GIT)

–    Object Orientated Programming (e.g. C# .NET)

–    Relational Database Systems (e.g. MS SQL, DB2

–   Integration Patterns and Technologies (e.g. SOAP, REST)

–   Architecture frameworks and methodologies (e.g. TOGAF, PEAF, ZACHMAN)

–   Cloud architecture fundamentals

–   Secure architecture and development practices


•    Experience in agile delivery using a scaling framework
•    Enterprise architecture experience
•    Exposure to financial services industry preferable
•    Architectural or development experience in AWS, Azure or Google Cloud environment
•    Exposure to innovation thinking and driving industry disruption
•    Knowledge/Interest in machine learning, AI, block chain, big data, BI and/or other fin-tech related subjects

Qualification and Experience

Knowledge and Skills

Systems architecture development
Data Security
Reporting and Administration
Business Requirements definition

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy – Contributing through others
Manages complexity – Contributing through others
Plans and aligns – Contributing through others
Optimises work processes – Contributing through others

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