Solution Architect

April 9, 2013
Senior Facilities Officer – Salary R212 106.00 basic per annum
April 11, 2013
  • Permanent
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 5 years ago


Solution Architect to provide oversight on the architecture and design of future applications and enterprise systems. Provide thought leadership to address architecture/design shortfalls in current enterprise systems.



  • Actively create client solutions that enable business goals and performance by collaborating with appropriate business partners.
  • Ensure the strategic alignment of IT architecture (functional, application, data and integration architecture) with the agreed business outcomes and global enterprise architecture.
  • Ensure adherence to software development lifecycle  (SDLC) processes to ensure quality.
  • Ensure documentation of code and all supporting documentation.
  • Review code, design and product, and align product choices to avoid redundant effort.
  • Participate in project and design reviews to evaluate and ensure that the design being applied conforms to and does not violate the prescribed architecture.
  • Consult and collaborate with infrastructure team to ensure proposed architecture is adequately supported by the network, database and security roadmaps.
  • Consult with group and global architecture teams for validation of architectural designs.
  • Manage and ensure standards are met for application code.
  • Investigate strategic IT trends and advice on the impact and alignment required.
  • Facilitate cross business units IT architecture integration across the IT systems landscape.
  • Drive design and approve designs to align with overall architecture vision.
  • Implement coding standards and drive compliance thereof.
  • Application of best practice in SDLC.



  • Minimum of 5 years system development, analysis and design experience.
  • Previous experience as a Solution/Application/Technical Architect position (not technology / infrastructure).
  • Solid experience in:
    • applied knowledge of architecture methodologies (e.g.TOGAF),
    • solid modeling experience (e.g. UML, MDA, etc.),
    • good understanding and application of SDLC,
    • IT governance and compliance,
    • data modeling and mapping,
    • solutions architecture,
    • IT security,
    • systems analysis,
    • information system design,
    • design scalable, supportable systems for operational problems,
    • SOA, and
    • rules engines and enterprise messaging bus.



  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree
  • Architecture Certification (e.g. TOGAF)
  • Experience in: EA tools, ARIS,Sparx,EA
  • Supply chain management, and/or contract logistics environment



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