Solutions Architecture Manager – Salary: R700k- 800k P.A

SQL Developer DBA – Salary R350K P.A
February 2, 2015
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February 5, 2015


 Solutions Architecture Manager with at least 10 years experience is required for a large technology company based in JHB West.



Education & Qualification

  • Matric
  • BSc (Computer Science/Engineering) with Honours or equivalent
  • Master’s degree will be an advantage
  • At least 10 years’ experience in software development
  • At least 3 years’ experience leading a team in software design and architecture
  • Certification in TOGAF/Zachman
  • Strong project management experience
  • Full software project lifecycle experience


  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills
  • Advanced understanding of object oriented (OO) analysis and design
  • Strong understanding in application/solutions architecture and design
  • Strong technical skills in Java/JEE/MS.NET/RDBMS
  • Strong documentation skills using notations including UML
  • Ability to work with 3rd party vendors and suppliers
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in financial systems and products



  • Management and planning of departmental objectives and key performance areas
  • Delegation of work tasks to ensure efficient and repeatable execution
  • Leadership and mentorship to ensure continuous development of staff competence and motivation
  • Develop in-depth departmental and enterprise domain knowledge and develop subject matter expertise with identified staff members
  • Identify, employ and manage team members towards departmental objectives and goals
  • Ensure that the group is aware of the corporate and business unit strategic plans and that team efforts are orientated towards its implementation through effective management of all aspects under your control
  • Be aware of the specific corporate and business unit targets and manage the achievement of these through team awareness.
  • Represent solutions architecture at implementation/business meetings
  • Produce reports as required to monitor deliverables of the department
  • Monitor achievement or non-achievement of targets and take corrective action
  • Overall responsibility for quality, accuracy and functionality of application architecture staff
  • Responsibility for applications technical standards and guidelines
  • Be available on standby to assist staff if required
  • Ensure the SDLC/development process is followed and updated as required
  • Be constantly aware and up to date with technology and application/solutions architecture trends
  • Evaluate potential vendor applications and tools
  • Aware of competitive products or services – be able to identify competitors and synergies within the market
  • Solution design of new products
  • Have an understanding of all current and new system functionality
  • Ensure risk identification and management including security and business continuity
  • Assist with the determination of technology strategy
  • Provide specialist input to projects and initiatives from your departmental discipline as required
  • Ensure software quality with regards architecture and standards


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