Job Description:

    We are seeking an experienced and forward-thinking Application Architect to join our dynamic team. As an Application Architect, your primary responsibility will be to design and implement well-architected and integrated applications that will drive the long-term capability and sustainability of our organization. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our applications adhere to security protocols and standards, align with the broader group strategies, and leverage innovative technologies to create value and innovation opportunities for our organization's future.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Design well-architected and integrated applications to enhance the long-term capability and sustainability of the company.
    • Ensure that all applications comply with established security protocols and standards.
    • Align application strategies with larger group strategies to support the organization's overall goals.
    • Leverage innovative technologies to create value and foster innovation within the organization.
    • Create and maintain architectural diagrams and knowledge resources to ensure seamless system continuity.

    Requirements:

    • A relevant degree or qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology, or an equivalent field.
    • A minimum of 8-10 years of essential experience in IT solution delivery.
    • A proven track record of at least 5 years in software and application development.
    • Demonstrated leadership experience with a minimum of 3 years in leading a competency and/or community of practice.
    • Essential exposure to an Agile Development environment, coupled with hands-on experience in system development and the implementation of large object-oriented solutions.
    • In-depth knowledge of the investments industry with a solid understanding of underlying IT architectures and technologies is essential.

Additional notes:

  • This candidate must be a jack of all trades, and be able to speak IT as well as communicate with business stakeholders
  • This team works with Microsoft not Linux/Java
  • AWS experience is NB
  • Applications used are ORION, Fees engine, machine learning, reporting capability & Total Expense Ratio (TER)
  • We need a strong person that can challenges the ideas of other seniors respectfully & take ownership
  • Technically very strong and able to guide and advise
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience in investments preferred

Working Place:

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa