Solutions Architect | IT Recruitment

Role Purpose:

Design comprehensive architecture for solutions that support business delivery on key projects and strategic objectives.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent
  • 8-10 years’ of relevant experience or exposure of IT solution delivery (essential)
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience or exposure in software development
  • Exposure to Agile Development environment, system development and implementation of large object orientated solutions (essential)
  • Experience in the financial services industry with general knowledge of underlying IT architectures and technologies (essential)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Analyse business requirements to determine viable options for solution design and ensure implementation addresses key issues, business strategic objectives and end to end solution design.
  • Define and communicate business and solution architecture requirements to inform business cases in line with requirements.
  • Design technical solutions that support the value chain and align to the overall enterprise architecture.
  • Ensure that the business requirements are reflected in the design and that the appropriate business and technical services are reflected in the overall architecture.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and business analysts to understand and meet business requirements.
  • Drive the implementation and governance of standards for the design, implementation and functioning of various solutions across the business.
  • Manage the overall design, implementation and functioning of solutions in line with business requirements.
  • Effectively prioritise projects and solutions based on the business’s strategic priorities and manage stakeholder expectations accordingly.
  • Coordinate various teams to ensure holistic and integrated solution design and delivery in line with business requirements.
  • Operate across the technical levels within the enterprise architecture as well as the value chain in order to develop holistic and integrate solutions.
  • Contribute to the analysis and development through facilitating and engaging in collaborative analysis sessions, ensuring integration through all affected systems.
  • Collaborate with various teams to conduct Solution Architect reviews for a broad set of projects in order to meet business requirements.
  • Review and provide input into functional and non-functional requirements in line with the overall architecture.
  • Provide requirements to Enterprise Architects that drives the strategic direction for business application, information and technology architecture.
  • Partner with the relevant Architects for specific sub-domains in support of solution definition and development to ensure the creation of integrated and fit for purpose solutions.
  • Maintain and adhere to envisioned architecture standards, solution integrity and best practice solutions

 

Competencies Required:

  • Examining Information
  • Exploring Possibilities
  • Challenging Ideas
  • Providing Insights
  • Developing Strategies
  • Making Decisions
  • Generating Ideas
  • Articulating Information
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