Solutions Architect

A prominent local financial institution is looking for a highly motivated, energetic and skilled candidate to fill the role of a Solutions Architect

Main Duties

  • Regularly applies complex practical information/ideas which often derive from business requirement interpretation and opinion.
  • Identifies opportunities for change and prepares recommendations for highly complex issues that impact the way of doing business across the organization.
  • Applying specialist skills and knowledge to solve customer’s architecture and business problems, within defined operating guidelines.
  • Managing customer/client expectations and maintain productive and collaborative relationships.
  • Responsibility for solving complex issues that result in technical faults, security violations or system deficiencies
  • Requires formulation of multiple approaches to meet the business need and accountable for  the “best fit” approach

Responsibilities

  • Providing guidance and expert knowledge in support of the successful delivery of multiple projects.
  • Providing guidance and expert knowledge in support of the successful delivery of multiple projects.
  • Evaluate product code according to specifications
  • Create logs to document testing phases and defects Report bugs and errors to development teams
  • Help troubleshoot issues
    Conduct post-release/ post-implementation testing
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Solution Architect or similar role
  • Relevant skills and abilities normally acquired through a combination of 15 years’ related experience and/or Engineering/Computer Science/Business degree.
  • Consistent demonstration of sound judgement and sound recommendations and solutions.
  • Experience with software testing life cycle (STLC)
  • Experience in project management and QA methodology
  • Familiarity with Agile frameworks and regression testing is a plus
  • Demonstrated analytical and communication skills.
  • Superior skill and knowledge in one or more of the following:  business information/technology architecture; systems integration; methodologies, standards and metrics sufficient to interpret / analyze relevant issues/developments and apply these in innovative ways.
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving aptitude
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong team player with a great attitude
  • Strategic consulting/thinking skills within the Information Technology industry.
  • Ability to effectively deal with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Thinks about impact of decisions analytically

Minimum Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience
  • Minimum of 10 – 12 years of experience related to IT Management or other information technology solutions architecture role
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the complexities of technical programs
  • Proficiency with information technologies in a secure network environment
  • Expertise with personal computers in a secure network environment and Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and SharePoint) or similar software

Academic Requirements

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

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