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Technical Architect

  • Permanent Intermediate position

  • Midrand, Gauteng

  • R47,783 - R73,532 pm cost to company

  • Job 2219136

  • Posted 24 May 2018 by RecruitIQ


About the Position

We are looking for a Technical Architect
to guide the delivery of solutions aligned with the Enterprise Architecture and act as a technology subject matter expert

Requirements:

  • IT Diploma /BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 2 years experince in financial services
  • Hands-on experience with Software development and system administration
  • Understanding of strategic IT solutions
  • Experience in project management and service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Knowledge of selected coding languages (e.g. JavaScript Java)
  • Familiarity with various operating systems (e.g. Windows UNIX) and databases (e.g. MySQL)
  • Experience in cloud technologies (e.g. VMware)

Responsibilities:

  • Understand company needs to define system specifications
  • Plan and design the structure of a technology solution
  • Communicate system requirements to software development teams
  • Evaluate and select appropriate software or hardware and suggest integration methods
  • Oversee assigned programs (e.g. conduct code review) and provide guidance to team members
  • Assist with solving technical problems when they arise
  • Ensure the implementation of agreed architecture and infrastructure
  • Address technical concerns, ideas and suggestions
  • Monitor systems to ensure they meet both user needs and business goals
  • Participate in architecture review
  • Generate a work breakdown structure for the selected solution architecture
  • Plan and sequence work items to be completed to implement the selected solution architecture
  • Execute on the plan, participate in the delivery and optimise the process

Key Result Areas:
Solutions aligned with the Enterprise Architecture:

  • Analyse requirements in the form of specifications, business cases and incidents
  • Design candidate solution architectures
  • Participate in architecture review
  • Generate a work breakdown structure for the selected solution architecture
  • Plan and sequence work items to be completed to implement the selected solution architecture
  • Execute on the plan, participate in the delivery and optimise the process
  • Define, establish and operate an architecture review committee

Technology evaluation:

  • Build business cases for capabilities
  • Define selection and assessment criteria
  • Identify candidate technologies that provide desired capabilities
  • Engage with technology vendors
  • Facilitate Proof of Concept (POC) and Proof of Technology (POT) engagements
  • Facilitate Request for Proposal (RFP) engagements

Mentorship:

  • Identify technological skills weaknesses
  • Identify and define approaches to address shortcomings
  • Plan the execution of knowledge transfer and knowledge creation initiatives
  • Guide team members and promote the personal and professional growth of the team

Service and IT governance:

  • Define key service and IT governance objectives
  • Define service and IT governance policies
  • Assess initiatives for governance requirements
  • Enforce service and IT governance policies
  • Establish and maintain service inventory
  • Classify services according to capabilities

IT and business support

  • Assess landed systems
  • Define and motivate system enhancements
  • Align enhancements with Enterprise Architecture roadmap
  • Design and implement enhancements
  • Investigate and identify the root cause of incorrect IT system behaviour
  • Design and implement remediation measures for incidents.

Research:

  • Identify topics of potential interest to the organisation such as industry trends and state-of-the-art technology
  • Identify topics of interest to the organisation relating to existing technology and processes
  • Prepare a proposal for research work
  • Research topics document the results and commit the output to a body of knowledge
  • Apply research findings to the analysis phase of upcoming initiatives
  • Apply research findings to ongoing implementation efforts
  • Apply research findings to planning for future initiatives

Compliance:

  • Analyse and interpret regulatory and compliance requirements in the form of specifications and regulations
  • Conduct impact analyses
  • Advise on impact and approach to mitigate risk

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Desired Skills

  • Experience in cloud technologies (e.g. VMware)
  • Knowledge of selected coding languages (e.g. JavaScript Java)
  • Familiarity with various operating systems (e.g. Windows UNIX) and databases (e.g. MySQL)
  • Software development and system administration
  • Understanding of strategic IT solutions

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Diploma

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