The incumbent will be responsible for development of technology solutions, and mapping the business requirements to systems/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plan.
Play a leading role in setting the architecture and design for current /new emerging bank’s products and technological solutions.
Review, interpret and respond to detailed business requirements specifications (BRS) to ensure alignment between customer expectations and current or future ICT capability
Provide detail system specification document, map business requirements to optimal systems requirements; produce detailed functional/configuration designs/specifications and data architecture to match solution design specifications
Provide accurate development effort estimates for solutions designed by vendors and internal development team to assists project managers in project and resource planning.
Conducts technical impact analysis of proposed application changes and new system design request.
Conduct quality acceptance testing to ensure that the systems designs work as expected and according to the design document.
Provide delivery of high-quality, full-scale technical solutions through collaborative interactions with the customers, business team, technical resources, change delivery team and development team lead
Ensure compliance to solution architectural design in the implementation of projects
Explain technical issues and IT solution strategies to stakeholders and other IT professionals
Ensure that solution architecture (software and programs) designed are in sync with business needs and hardware
Review the proposal of vendors and suppliers to ensure that quality inputs are delivered at the least possible cost
Monitor the activities of external programmers and developers on IT solution projects
Identify and mitigate existing business risk or risks associated with solution architecture.
Lead the development of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on business strategy and requirements
Guide on the effective use of solutions and architectures in order to achieve business outcomes in alignment with business requirements and the overall Enterprise Architecture
Provide solutions and recommendations on architecture designs to the vendor.
Provide guidance for encapsulating and isolating legacy systems as well as support targeted transitions of features to at-scale architectural patterns based on business goals
Define and design technology solutions to assist the business in meeting their business objectives
Articulate the current enterprise architectural vision, conceptualizing and experimenting with alternative architectural approaches and creating models to communicate the strategic direction.
Develop architectural standards, workflows and interface specification documents that complement the architectural vision while enforcing best practices.
Foster repeatable and reusable architectural processes across the enterprise and products to aid in ensuring success of the design process
Overall ownership of the architectural designs of IT platforms within the bank to ensure it’s within the technology strategy.
Ensure effective management of risks and issues associated with solution designs and enterprise architecture.
The ability to work in dynamic conditions, and transition quickly between collaborative and individual work
An interest in multiple disciplines and approaches, and the ability to quickly dive into a new domain or process
Software development, technology stacks (open source, Java, etc.), UI frameworks, microservices, RESTful APIs and API management, queuing and messaging, application integration, agile/scrum, and DevOps
SQL, NoSQL, master data management, analytics
Identity, directory, authentication/authorization, single-sign-on, access management, data privacy, backup, and disaster recovery
Innovative and creative
Ability to develop prototype
Ability to establish and manage structures, processes and standards
Strong planning, organization and documentation skills
Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Ability to conceptualize and systematically work through projects in accordance with a structured methodology
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels
Ability to act as a project driver, facilitating the achievement of required tasks
Ability to work effectively within a team
Coaching, leading and motivating skills
Qualifications And Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field in Computer Science
TOGAF or ArchiMate certification as added advantage
Minimum 7 years of experience in software/applications development or system analysis
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in designing and building software solutions/enterprise architecture
Experience in IT projects in finance/banking industry will be an added advantage
A client seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a Senior Specialist; Solution and Enterprise Architect
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