Solutions Architect

Pretoria

R800 - 950 per hour

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Our Client a global tech firm is seeking a Solutions Architect to join their team in Pretoria  on a contract basis for 4 months. The contract will initially be for 4 months and renewed accordingly thereafter. They offer stability, growth, excellent salary package as well as a great working environment.

Description

Our Client requires Solutions Architect, where the primary responsibility is to consult with the client and work with internal teams to create strategies, transformational designs and the architectural vision for complex solutions that address the clients needs. They provide multi-technology consulting services on all aspects of application software, infrastructure and related technology components. This role requires certifications and working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies like TOGAF, Zachman, SOA, ITIL, COBIT, & a SAFe Scaled Agile certification

Requirements

Contributes to the development of solution architectures in specific business, infrastructure or functional areas.

Identifies and evaluates alternative architectures and the trade-offs in cost, performance and scalability.

Produces specifications of cloud-based or on-premises components, tiers and interfaces, for translation into detailed designs using selected services and products.

Supports a change programme or project through the preparation of technical plans and application of design principles that comply with enterprise and solution architecture standards.

Takes responsibility for understanding client requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and problem resolution.

Monitors the external environment to gather intelligence on emerging technologies.

Creates reports and technology roadmaps and shares knowledge and insights with others.

Designs components using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed architectures, design standards, patterns and methodology.

Creates multiple design views to address the concerns of the different stakeholders of the architecture and to handle both functional and non-functional requirements, including proof of concept (POC).

Reviews, verifies and improves own designs against specifications.

Contribute to the development of new go to market services and contributes knowledge on relevant verticals.

Operate across both the technical levels within the enterprise architecture and the value chain in order to develop holistic and integrated solutions.

Knowledge, skills and attributes

Solid knowledge of multi-vendor service integrations and cross-functional software, OSs and infrastructure designs

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Knowledgeable on how specific infrastructures and application software are deployed in line with relevant methodologies and frameworks

Ability to develop and leverage their knowledge of reference architectures

Ability to maintain knowledge of trends and development in technology domains

Academic qualifications and certifications:

Qualification in Information Technology or Information Systems

Certification and working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, SOA, ITIL, COBIT, etc.)

SAFe Scaled Agile certification advantageous

Experience required:

Solid professional technical, IT or Operations experience within a large scale (preferably multinational) technology services environment on the following areas: Software Development, Application Support and Infrastructure Support

Some Project or Program Management experience would be preferred but not essential

Proven client engagement and consulting experience coupled with solid experience in client needs assessment and change management

Proven experience in integrating the solution for the particular project with the business domain, enterprise concerns, industry standards, established patterns and best practices

Experience working in an agile development environment

Standard career level descriptor for job level:

Seasoned and experienced professional

Has full understanding of specialisation area

Resolves wide range of issues in creative ways

Fully qualified, career level, career journey-orientated

Uses good judgement in selecting tools and methods to solve problems

Networks with senior internal and external people in own area of expertise

Receives little instruction on day-to-day work, receives general instructions on new assignments

Typically requires demonstrable related experience with a Bachelors or equivalent degree; or moderate level experience and a Masters or equivalent degree; or a PhD or equivalent degree without experience; or equivalent work experience

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