We're now accepting applications for the position of Solutions Architect. This position will be based within the Financial Services business area. Responsibilities will include developing a sustainable technical architecture for the Financial Services Division; providing architectural guidelines and ensuring principles are adhered to in the development of solutions; analysing and refining requirements to deliver the necessary technology to the business; providing accurate and practical designs for end-to-end technical delivery; and ensuring that solution design meets user requirements and remains feasible at all stages in the development lifecycle.
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Duties & Responsibilities
Developing a sustainable technical architecture for the Financial Services Division
Providing architectural guidelines
Ensuring principles are adhered to in the development of solutions
Analysing and refining requirements to deliver the necessary technology to the business
Providing accurate and practical designs for end-to-end technical delivery
Ensuring that solution design meets user requirements
Ensuring the design remains feasible at all stages in the development lifecycle
Performing technical analysis in consultation with stakeholders
Working closely with Product Owners, Developers, Enterprise Architects, etc.
Designing scalable and robust financial services applications
Providing technical alternatives to conceptual designs
Ensuring technical architectures and solutions are aligned with principles and guidelines
Assisting with user and technical stories to prioritise backlog
Acting as a technical liaison to the business
Desired Experience & Qualification
Matric and a 3 year Degree or Diploma in IT or Business Analysis
At least 5 to 8 years complex technical systems analysis and design experience
Experience with methodologies such as Agile, Scrum and Kanban
Experience in financial services from an IT perspective is essential
Experience in the payments, insurance and lending environments advantageous
Knowledge of SQL, UML, Visio, Java, C#, TOGAF, Cloud and AWS