Solution Architect

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  • Assist in the establishment of an IT Architecture practice and the adoption of an architecture and standards methodology
  • Manage activities that take place during solution ideation, solution design and solution implementation
  • Review business context for solutions to company challenges as well as defining the vision and requirements for the solutions, recommending potential options
  • Communicate the architecture to the stakeholders, and collaborate and coordinate with existing domain architects in the formalisation and adoption of IT standards and procedures
  • Champion a structured approach to business application solutions
  • Directly assists in the development of a solutions architecture programme, including departmental roadmaps and project portfolios for IT systems architecture
  • Assure solutions are not only a fit for the specific purpose, but also closely align with the standard guidelines of technology solutions
  • Influence changes to standards when necessary
  • Assist domain architecture team on solutions management and timing of financial spend for application solutions
  • Support the architectural aspects of all application projects in peer IT portfolios
  • Direct the identification and recommendation of appropriate solutions, upgrades, replacements or decommissioning options incorporating business and technology productivity, usability and total cost of ownership
  • Develop and execute solutions which further reduce the percentage of time spent on reactive work
  • Constantly improve skillset to industry trends and standards


  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail regarding accounting skills
  • Ability to work under indirect supervision
  • Broad understanding of information technology topics
  • Effective interpersonal skills and collaborative management style to include teamwork and team building ability
  • Technically creative and open-minded


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 – 11 years of experience related to solutions architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the complexities of technical programmes
  • Experience in software engineering and design architecture
  • Broad understanding of information technology topics such as
    • Computer and operating systems
    • DevOps
    • System security measures
    • Database technologies
    • Web platforms
    • Cloud computing

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