Solution Architect - #305616

IQbusiness South Africa


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time

IQbusiness is a leading independent management consulting firm. Our purpose is to grow people, grow business and grow Africa. At IQbusiness, we are problem-solvers who never accept that something can not be done. We think beyond IT and technology and apply creative approaches to help our customers solve and overcome their business challenges.

Are you ready to do more than you think you can, to apply your experience, knowledge and aspirations to an exciting new career?
Step into the challenge at IQbusiness and we’ll walk your choice career path with you.

Be immersed in a culture that grows people through best practice ways of working, including training and development, an inclusive workforce, blue-chip clients and a flexible and hybrid approach to working hours.

Kindly note that this position is for candidates that are looking to grow in an Solution Architect role. Must have Software Development experience and/or Solution Architecture exposure but still want to grow their skills.


Description:

The ideal candidate will have a diverse background in delivering business value using technology. As a consultant solution architect we require an individual that is able to adapt quickly to new and varied project environments and provide meaningful and valuable contributions at all stages of the project lifecycle; including

  • high level conceptual solution design
  • detailed level solution design
  • solution requirements verification
  • defining solutions options
  • collaborative selection of optimal solutions and transitions
  • solution implementation and issue resolution


Requirements

  • Architect IT solutions which involve the application and integration of a broad variety of functions processes, products, data, technologies and services from either the enterprise or solution perspective
  • Architecture experience within the various architecture domains which consists of Business, Data, Application, Infrastructure and Security Architecture domains
  • Architect IT solutions which encompass both functional and non-functional components across multiple elements of the enterprise in every solution designed
  • Ability to align business requirements to proposed solution architectures
  • Ability to extract, structure and document solution architecture analysis
  • Skills in presenting to peers, IT, Governance forums, Business stakeholders and Executives.
  • Ability to map the proposed business solution onto a various frameworks including security, legal, compliance, risk management etc.
  • Ability to function well under pressure
  • An options thinker


Qualifications and Experience

  • Industry recognized Architecture certification such as TOGAF, ZACHMAN
  • Cloud solution architect certification in AWS or Microsoft Azure
  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar position
  • A minimum of 5 years of IT experience
  • Experience in Financial Services, Retail and Medical industry sectors would be beneficial
  • Strong organizational skills and leadership skills
  • Presentation and communication skills with the ability to articulate complex concepts to cross-functional audiences
  • Experience in Agile methodology



Competencies

  • Ability to develop business models
  • Ability to do high level system solution designs
  • Ability to extract, structure and document solution analysis
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to map the proposed business solution onto a legal framework
  • Ability to function well under pressure
  • An options thinker
  • Facilitate or lead meetings, teams, or work groups to encourage participation, build mutual trust, respect and cooperation among participants
  • Ability to consult management and engineering teams with technical advice. In particular regarding:
    • Business analysis;
    • Project management;
    • IT architecture, infrastructure, cloud development;
    • Engineering, software architecture design, DevOps
  • Communication skills which involves:
    • Interpreting and corresponding to the needs of all involved parties, explaining related risks;
    • Keeping in touch with stakeholders;
    • Handling product delivery
    • Closely interacting with development teams, related enterprise/software architects, business analysts, etc
  • Deep analytical skills and the ability to see the connections between layers of business operations.
  • Addressing the needs of the corporate strategy
  • Understanding the specifics of the technology
  • Understanding how different parts of the business operation are connected with each other and how business processes achieve their goals


Please Note:

As all IQbusiness roles require honesty in the handling of or access to cash, finances, financial systems, or confidential information; our recruitment process requires that the following background checks be completed: credit, criminal, ID, and qualification verification.

IQbusiness is committed to sustainable growth and transformation, we embrace diversity and employ previously disadvantaged individuals.

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