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Solutions Architect | Contract Role

My client based in Sandton is a well renowned consulting organisation which specialises in defining business solutions with a key focus on Finance and Operations, Risk Advisory and Digital solutions.

They are a highly innovated and creative organisation who take a hands-on collaboration approach with their clients. They provide their clients with unique and personalised solutions from scoping to implementation.

They are the employer of choice and provide exposure to top-tier clients allowing for career growth and advancement, they are seeking inspired and creative out of the box thinkers to join their team for a project with a large financial institution.

They provide their clients with thought leadership, project solutions and professional resourcing.

They are currently looking for a Senior Solution Architect to join their team and contract to their client.

Responsible for:

  • Bridging gaps between business problems and technology solutions
  • Finding the best tech solution to solve the existing business problems
  • Describing the structure, characteristics, behaviour, and other aspects of software to project stakeholders
  • Defining features, phases, and solution requirements
  • Providing specifications according to which the solution is defined, managed, and delivered
  • Finding the best solutions with a focus on value for money
  • Rearchitect functionality / processes for an improved and better solution

 

Requirements:

  • Relevant Degree | Post Grad Qualifications
  • Open to Foreign Nationals | must be residing in SA with a valid permit
  • 8 Years plus experience within a similar role
  • Out the box thinker
  • Creative
  • Innovative

Technology Knowledge:

  • Programming languages
    • Developing in .NET Framework
    • Developing in Dot Net Core
    • Developing in Java
    • Understanding of design patterns
  • Web frameworks
    • Experience with Angular / Angular JS
    • Fluent in JavaScript
  • Concepts
    • Familiar with writing APIs using NodeJS
    • Familiar with Agile practices (Scrum and Kanban)
    • Has been part of a DevOps team using the following tools
      • Jenkins
      • Bamboo
      • SonarQube
      • Azure DevOps / VSTS / TFS
      • Good knowledge in GIT
      • Selenium
      • Mentions of test automation frameworks

 

  • Advantageous
    • API Gateways (Kong, WSO2, Apigee, Mulesoft)
    • Can do basic graphic manipulation (Photoshop/Fireworks/Paint.net)
    • Solution architecture
      • Understanding of design patterns
      • Application security (OWASP, NIST)
      • Basic infrastructure knowledge
      • System thinking skills
      • Design thinking skills
      • Familiar with JBTD (jobs to be done)
      • Load balancing
    • Cloud
      • IaaS / SaaS / PaaS
      • AWS / Azure
      • Sound understanding of security in a cloud environment (regulatory, application and networking)
      • Cloud economics (how to construct a business case to move to cloud)
    • Information Security
      • JWT
      • OAuth
      • IP Whitelisting
      • Secure session management
      • Tools: Burp / Kali / Fiddler
    • Databases
      • Oracle / SQL / Postgres / MongoDB / Cloud based databases
      • Redis

 

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