Solution Architect

  • Permanent Senior position

  • Johannesburg, Gauteng

  • Undisclosed cost to company

  • Job 2178082 | Ref LES/SOLU/22713

  • Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Redi Recruitment

About the Position


  • The scope of this job includes current and future retail solutions and systems
  • Align with Retail Business Strategy and Enterprise Strategy.
  • Align with Retail and values and goals.
  • Align with the objectives to ensure merger benefits.
  • Alignment with all areas of Retail IT to ensure that there is good integration between the current and future environments and that current systems remain stable.
  • Align with Current IT trends and technologies.
  • Designing technical solutions that support Retails value chain and align with the overall enterprise architecture of Retail.
  • Designing technical solutions that support Retails value chain and align with the overall enterprise architecture of where applicable.
  • Ensure the governance of the design, implementation and functioning of the various solutions across the value chain is enforced.
  • Researching trends.
  • Developing prototypes.
  • Take accountability for the overall design, implementation and functioning of solutions within Retail.
  • Ensure Retail priorities are met according to business requirement and expectation.
  • Ensure that standards, disciplines and processes are followed.
  • Analysis of business requirements must present viable options/solutions, and implementation must address the key issues as well as take the strategic intent and end to end solution into account
  • Ensure effective delivery of solution design within the various teams.
  • Operate across the technical levels within the enterprise architecture as well across the value chain.
  • Contribute to the analysis and development workload in the team through actions such as facilitating and engaging in collaborative analysis sessions, ensuring integration throughout all affected systems, and taking a technical design role.
  • Work with peers to conduct Solution Architecture Reviews for a broad set of projects.
  • Review and provide input into functional & non-functional requirements.
  • Provide requirements to Enterprise Architects that drive strategic direction for business, application, information, and technology architectures.
  • Partner with Enterprise Architects for specific sub-domains (e.g. Network, Storage) in support of solution definition and development.
  • Understand the financial cost implementations of designed solutions both current and future.
  • Proactively look for ways to save costs.


  • 3 year degree/NQF Level 5/6 or relevant diploma or significant relevant experience
  • 8-10+ years of IT solution delivery, preferably playing a diverse set of roles (e.g. programmer, architect)
  • Previous systems development experience; designing and implementing scalable systems that solve complex business problems
  • Solid understanding of the SDLC process, and modern DevOps best practises
  • Experience working in an agile environment using scrum
  • Experience in developing using Java 6+ and the Spring 4 framework
  • Experience deploying to modern application servers (E.g. IBM Liberty, Wildfly, SpringBoot)
  • Experience with a modern Javascript web development framework such as AngularJS
  • Experience in developing Rest Based API's
  • Experience with relational and unstructured databases (E.g Db2, MongoDB)
  • Experience with complex integration
  • Experience using NodeJS advantageous
  • Experience with micro-services advantageous
  • Experience with IBM MQ series advantageous
  • Experience in the Insurance industry beneficial
  • Good general knowledge of IT Architectures, Design Patterns and Security.
  • Good general knowledge of IT infrastructures (AIX, Ubuntu, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry

Please submit your CV directly to Lesego Mogorosi @ REDi Recruitment (Email Address) with the position applied for in the subject line.

Desired Skills

About The Employer

A Leading Insurance Company looking for a Solution Architect accountable for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions that meet business requirements. Partner with key roles (e.g. enterprise architects, project managers, business analysts, testers, developers.) to create well-defined solutions that are aligned to Metropolitan's IT Strategy and leverage common solutions and services, to meet key project goals.

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