Senior Specialist Solution Architecture

Location: Midrand, South Africa
Salary: Market Related
Recruiter: Liyema Consulting
Job Ref: JHB000404/AM
Summary: The Solution Architect is responsible for designing and leading the implementation of a solutions and capability architecture for a particular business capability / user journey, according to the overall digital vision and target architecture.



Job Description

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a technical field – essential

5+ years of Strong technical knowledge of Java and web and mobile based (IOS and Android) development technologies and suites required


  • A respected leader, with the ability to influence, mentor, and persuade peers across the organization
  • Organizationally savvy, with a good understanding of the political climate and how to navigate, influence and persuade political waters
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and problem solving skills, with high-levels of creativity
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with both technical and business audiences
  • Excellent relationship building, teamwork, and collaboration skills that enables the provision of effective support and guidance across multiple DevOps teams
  • Understanding of both the current Telecommunications and digital services market and emerging business and technology trends
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies, with natural intellectual curiosity and integrity
  • Vendor and technology neutral – driven primarily by long-term business outcomes rather than personal preferences
  • Sound business understanding and market awareness
  • Ability to understand long-term (‘big picture’) and short-term perspectives of events and change and how they relate to achieving business outcomes
  • Strong time-management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple balls
• Translate the overall digital vision and target architecture into corresponding solution designs and change requirements
• Design end-to-end solutions and cross domain integration and APIs
• Define non-functional, operational, and quality requirements for solutions
• Define technical stories to enable business capabilities, fostering re-use of existing components, and accept technical features following demos
• Collaborate to plan the release of technical stories
• Provide guidance to delivery teams to ensure alignment 
• Facilitate solution compliance to security, privacy, and regulatory needs
• Manage technical debt and technology obsolescence at solution level
• Advocate adoption of new technologies into solutions


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