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Solution Architect - VisionPlus

Solution Architect - VisionPlus

City: Johannesburg, Selby


A well-known corporate company situated in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg is recruiting a Solution Architect to join their team on a contractractual basis.


The objectives of the role include:

  • Construct and manage the overall architecture for the re-platforming of the VisionPlus platform and all peripheral systems.
  • Assist in application health assessments
  • Assist in the definition of the architecture roadmaps
  • Manage vendors to deliver end to end high level design artefacts
  • Strong emphasis on integration skills


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops solution architecture that accurately translates business requirements to technology and ensures the design will meet business requirements throughout the lifecycle of a change.
  • Evaluate business requirements for technical feasibility, provide sound technical advice on feasibility, ability to implement and potential impact.
  • Develop cross-systems solutions architectures based on the negotiated business requirements
  • Analyse requirements and provide detailed non-functional requirements based on both the requirements and the systems architectures.
  • Develop architectural options, evaluate the options against various criteria and provide guidance to both project teams and senior management on technical options and scenarios.
  • Govern and guide projects through the SDLC.
  • Guide and do systems health assessments
  • Assist in the definition of the architecture roadmaps for various systems based on various inputs, including requirements, needs, health assessments, etc.
  • Ensuring the alignment of enterprise IT architecture with agreed business outcomes and IT strategy, based on relevant IT architecture enterprise principles and frameworks.
  • Investigate strategic IT trends (including initiating and executing relevant proof of concepts), impact analysis and alignment requirement by the Company.
  • Investigate an independent, unbiased view of the implications of business and technology scenarios within and across enterprise
  • Provide guidance to Technical Architects and Specialists on changes throughout the design process.
  • Conduct continuous improvement analysis on existing application and infrastructure technology and its ability to support the business requirements.
  • Identify and evaluate risks and participate in mitigation and control activities.
  • Identify data management requirements and data management capabilities for regulatory and compliance projects
  • Identify data security requirements and data security capabilities for regulatory and compliance projects
  • Liaise with IT Project Managers and IT Delivery Coordinators to implement a solution that will meet business requirements within time and cost constraints.
  • Provide guidance to developers and specialists on changes throughout the design process.
  • Establish traceability between requirements and application solution architecture design.
  • Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of application-usage best practices.
  • Platform independent mind-set


Essential skills and experience required for this role:

  • A significant can do attitude
  • Results focus and driven


Technical know-how:

  • Understanding of Application Architecture
  • Understanding of Data Architecture
  • Understanding of System of Systems Architecture
  • Understanding of Integration Architectures
  • Understanding of Abstracted architecture patterns
  • Understand the requirements gathering process
  • Overall good understanding of SDLC processes


Client Management:

  • Must have excellent planning and organisation skills with a proven ability to bring projects in on time and within budget
  • Possess excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Display a strong customer focus background with commercial awareness and strategic thinking capability
  • Excellent facilitation skills and the ability to work effectively with peer and leadership teams.
  • Need strong negotiation skills
  • Cultivate relationships with business and technology stakeholder


Professional Qualification Requirements:

  • ITIL, TOGAF exposure.


Technical Qualification Requirements:

  • Undergraduate technical degree (e.g., BIng, BSc)



  • Significant technical project exposure for large scale integrated solutions
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as a Solutions Architect


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