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Solutions Architect / Engineering Lead

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Gauteng / Sandton
Contract 12 months renewable

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In collaboration with relevant Domain Architects, create Architectures for specific projects, including articulating the architectural vision, conceptualizing and experimenting with alternative architectural approaches, creating models and component and interface specification documents, and validating the architecture against requirements and assumptions. Focus on finding solutions to meet business needs. Establish the technical direction of strategic projects, defining the architectural strategies necessary to fulfil the stated solution vision. Ensure adherence to approved architectural designs throughout the project life cycle. Help define the roadmap for transformational projects.




  • Develop and communicate Solution Architectures in response to Business Requirement Specification documents for implementation of new architectures
  • Approve changes to Principles, Standards and Reference Architectures as a result of a Solution Architecture delivered to meet a Business Demand


  • Provide expert advice to project teams regarding the design of major corporate systems.




  • Solution Architecture definition


  • Conceptual, Logical Solution Architectures aligned to the relevant Target Architectures
  • POT/POC score sheets, outcomes, recommendations


  • Technical Debt Rating for a solution architecture

Desired Experience & Qualification

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience in development and design (Application, Infrastructure, etc.).

Bachelor Degree in either Information Systems, Informatics or Computer Science or Engineering (or equivalent work experience).

Information Technology Architect Certification (ITAC) (Open Group).

o TOGAF Foundation Training.

o TOGAF / Zachman Certification.


At the highest level, has held technical responsibility for the development, implementation and testing of at least one major application.

Shows evidence of strong analytical ability and attention to detail.

Appreciates the importance of commercial constraints.

Has expert knowledge of all stages of systems development, from specification to implementation.

Demonstrates a wide and detailed IS knowledge coupled with thorough knowledge of the workings of own organisation, it’s IS plans and policies and some awareness of comparable organisations.

Experience in modern API platform design.

Experience in modern security practices.

Experience partitioning large systems into subsystems and components that can be handled by a single

engineer or team of engineers.

Experience working in an Agile development environment.

Good understanding of the organisation’s business strategy, business practices, and competitive environment.

Has a good mix of Technical Skills, Business Acumen, and a strong desire to support the customer.

In-depth understanding of the specific domain and pertinent technologies

Knowledge of Architecture methodologies (ToGAF, Gartner) in relation to software intensive systems.

Knowledge of Information System Design.

Knowledge of Solutions Architecture.



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