AWS Solutions Architect
Johannesburg
1 day ago

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Lead Solution Architect
Johannesburg
3 days ago

Salary: Hourly

A banking client seeks to hire an experienced and qualified LEAD SOLUTION architect to drive the design and delivery of complex fit for purpose, business strategy‐aligned, high impact, cross domain technology solution blueprints & associated solutions & build architectural capability in Dev teams across an estate. The incumbent must have solid understanding of the FinCrime /Complian...

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Enterprise Architect - Pretoria (Hybrid) - up to R800 per hour
Pretoria
3 days ago

Salary: 1536000

Enterprise architect - Pretoria (Hybrid) - up to R800 per hour

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Platform Manager: Technical Security Architect ADV 2632
Midrand
7 days ago

Technical Security architect: Platform Manager (Advanced)long-term contract

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Operational Technology Architect
Johannesburg
8 days ago

Salary: Monthly

Role Context and Purpose:The role is accountable for developing architecture within Digital Technology (DT) across the Operational Technology (OT) domain. This role's purpose is to select new technologies and the effective design of platforms to achieve the required business value via sound architecture principles.

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Solutions Architect
Johannesburg
8 days ago

Salary: Negotiable

Are you a skilled Solution architect looking for your next challenge? Our team is looking for someone like you to help shape the future of tech! You'll work with a dy...

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Applications Architect
Johannesburg
9 days ago

Salary: Market related Monthly

APPLICATION architect. Accountable for the design of software development and application lifecycle principles, frameworks, governance, and technology ecosystem. Assist with the design, delivery, and lifecycle of the application landscape in line with the organisation’s strategy.

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Senior Specialist Customer Experience Journey Architect - Contract
Randburg
9 days ago

Salary: R470 - 820 per hour

Senior Specialist Customer Experience Journey architect - Contract

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BI Solutions Architect
Johannesburg
9 days ago

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Applications Architect
Houghton
9 days ago

Salary: Market related

Design of software development, application lifecycle principles, frameworks, etc.

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Ultimate Guide to Architect Jobs in South Africa

 

If you’re searching for a vacancy or want to know how to become an architect, you’re in the right place.

We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to architect jobs in South Africa.

What does an architect in South Africa do?

An architect design buildings and structures where people live, work, shop, study, worship, train and get medical attention etc. The conceptualize the building or structure and then turn those concepts into images and plans. In order to do this, they work with a number of specialists such as interior designers, lighting experts, experts in fittings and fixtures such as kitchen and cabinmate makers.

They will also work with structural engineers, building contractors, plumbers and electricians to project manage and bring their designs to life.

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What career opportunities are there for Architects in South Africa?

There are numerous career opportunities for architects in South Africa as there are numerous office blocks, shopping centres, mixed use spaces, and residential accommodation being built all the way from affordable accommodation to some of the most luxurious homes in the world.

Architecture has also made it onto scarce skills in South Africa. This is because the SA government infrastructure development and city, urban and regionally planning a priority.

How to get an Architect job in South Africa?

It is recommended that architects keep their CV updated on the job portal Executive Placements as many recruitment agents and companies which employ architects or specialize in placing architects are subscribed to this portal and use the portal to search for the candidates in the country in order to work on a wide variety of projects.

How to become qualified as an Architect practitioner?

In order to become a one needs to go to university and study a Bachelors of Architecture (B.Arch). One then needs to do an apprenticeship contract under a registered architect. One then has to write professional exams registering with the South African Council for architecture. Some Architects may also complete a Maters called an M.Arch

Pros and cons of being an Architect practitioner

It is extremely rewarding and satisfying to conceptualize a structure and bring that structure to life thar will be used for many decades and in some cases even centuries. It is also for those who enjoy interacting with people and solving problems.

It can also be extremely stressful as some of the projects can run into millions if not billions of rands and one needs to coordinate the success of the project amongst many people.

Frequently asked questions

Is Architecture a good career?

Yes, a Architecture is a good career as it not only pays well but the work can be satisfying. It is also on the scarce skills list in South Africa.

Are Architects in demand?

There is a shortage of Architects in South Africa and a strong demand for their skills.

How much does an Architect practitioner earn?

According to the Executive Placements database architects are earning between R 350 000 to R2 000 000 per year.