Application Solutions Architect

The Application Solution Architect will provide technical analysis, design and implementation guidance of architecture services for solving integration, interfacing and synchronisation challenges faced by assigned ICT Programs / Projects. The position works closely with other technology departments, business units and the program / project team and has an emphasis on input to the development of architectural deliverables

Responsibilities include:

  • Encourage and drive a culture of technical excellence, co-operation and collaboration across all stakeholders by providing a high level of advice and leadership in relation to solution architecture and solution designs;
  • Partners with business and IT representatives including  enterprise architecture, application and infrastructure teams in requirements gathering and reviews to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the project;
  • Analyze and translate business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines enterprise level solutions integrating across applications, systems and platforms to achieve business objectives;
  • Consult with internal staff at all levels to develop and maintain comprehensive and accurate technical documentation and models for new and modified applications;
  • Liaise with vendors to specify and negotiate solutions and to define hardware and software requirements; 
  • Research and present information sessions to Business Stakeholders, and staff as required;
  • Develop, pilot and recommend new architectures to support application requirements leveraging reusable components. Reviews new applications for conformance to existing architectures. Understands and articulates technology strategies and objectives;
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate security and privacy measures are implemented on technology solutions;
  • Ensure team effectiveness and manage client expectations through timely delivery of project deliverables

Essential criteria:

  • Proven extensive experience as an Application Solution Architect gained across a number of larger organizations (>5,000 users) across a range of technical platforms (including but not limited to Mainframe, Windows, Linux, SQL Server, Oracle, Java, .NET);
  • Experience working as an Architect delivering Cloud computing solutions.
  • Experience in Architecting Mobile & Connected Devices solutions for a variety of projects including consumer and enterprise apps, work with associated mobile technologies including Mobile Device Management (MDM), APIs and Mobile Backend-as-a-service (MBaS). Prototyping and experimenting with new technologies within the mobile ecosystem.
  • Experience in design patterns, domain-driven design, component-based architecture and evolutionary architecture such as microservices
  • Aptitude to formulate and articulate technical vision to anticipate and prepare for emerging systems and technology needs with the ability to understand multiple systems or technologies and how they interact;
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing and presenting/reporting technical information for critical business systems in a large ICT environment;
  • Demonstrated capacity to use standard modelling approaches, tools and model repositories;
  • Demonstrated experience in applying multiple technology solutions to business problems; and astuteness in identifying and implementing continuous process improvements; 
  • Highly developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with an ability to develop and maintain professional and respected working relationships other team members, clients, management and vendors;
  • Ability to take accountability and to make sound architectural and strategic decisions; 
  • Effective ability to deal with ambiguity, unexpected events, and changing business requirements; ability to juggle multiple activities, projects, and initiatives simultaneously;
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