Job Description

The purpose of this job is to analyse, design and enhance systems, in order to obtain optimal results and agreed project delivery level

Key Performance areas include:

• Understand and familiarise with the project’s business requirements

• Understand and familiarise yourself with the organisation’s business processes

  • • Understand and familiarise yourself with the logical architecture of the blueprint design
    • Define the physical architecture for the proposed solutions
    • Create and finalise the Functional Systems Specification documents
    • Assist in the compilation of the Terms of Reference for the RFP process to procure the required services for build and buy solutions as defined and design
    • Analyse, prioritise, and organise requirement specifications, data mapping, diagrams, and flowcharts for developers and testers to follow.
    • Translate business requirements into technical specifications, including related artefacts and models.
    • Identify system requirements and liaise with stakeholders to track additional requirements and features.
    • Examine and evaluate current and future systems and document interfaces between legacy systems. Map and document interfaces between legacy systems and new systems.
    • Perform analysis and detail design of information systems to meet the business and user needs
    • Define and analyse system problems
    • Collaborate with Business Analysts, Project Leads and ICT team to resolve issues and ensuring solutions are viable and consistent
    • Create system guidelines and manuals for the organisation
    • Provide inputs into the architecture deliverables across all domains.
    • Develop system deployment models and plans and ensure alignment with the FIC deployment processes.
    • Assume technical leadership in the implementation of custom off the shelf solutions and development of new solutions
    • Work with the customer and end users to define application and technical requirements.
    • Define the application and technical architecture structure, ensuring that it meets the business requirements and performance goals that the technical direction is consistent with the client’s long-term direction.
    • Work with other architects to ensure that the products and components work together to meet the objectives and performance goals as defined in the requirements.
    • Review and integrate all application requirements, including functional, security, integration, performance, quality, and operations requirements. Review and integrate the technical architecture requirements for the development, execution, and operations environments.
    • Make decisions regarding hardware, network products, system software, and security.
    • Perform the application and technical architecture analysis, design, and implementation, and ensure that the product fulfils the requirements.
    • Design application tiers, middleware tiers, database tiers, infrastructure and security designs for an enterprise solution.
    • Maintain and support application designs in production, and provide input into operational process, e.g. back-ups, disaster recovery, system performance.
    • Obtain stakeholder buy-in for application and technical designs.
    • Identify and communicate any cross-area or cross-release issues that affect other project areas.
    • Ensure adherence to all quality management plans and standards by participating in quality management reviews
    • Validate the design with the stakeholders to ensure that the design satisfies the requirements.
    • Develop configuration specifications for the chosen systems or solutions.
    • Participate in the selection of the technology stack, frameworks, platforms
    • Develop the solution’s proof of concept specifications
    • Provides appropriate information; shares information with stakeholders to build their understanding of issues and capabilities


Skills, Experience and Education:

• BSc or BTech in computer science or equivalent
• TOGAF certification is desirable
• Minimum six (6)  years’ experience in the ICT software development environment)
• Minimum six (6) years’ experience in designing enterprise-wide software solutions
• Experience using modelling tools and BPMN/UML notation
• Minimum five years’ experience in object-oriented design patterns
• Minimum five years’ experience in the use of different software development methodologies
• Solid understanding of overall architecture and design patterns
• Adequate experience and knowledge of system and application integration.
• Adequate experience and knowledge on development frameworks and patterns
• Ability to perform technical analysis including data, off-the-shelf applications and technical infrastructure.
• Experience in Enterprise Architecture tools like Casewise.


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