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Architect: DSD (Johannesburg OR Cape Town)

Date: 09-Jul-2021

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

  • Responsible for a producing a comprehensive technical specification from business requirements related to the EDC environment (remote banking)
  • Assist the BA to ensure that the functional design offers a technical viable solution and address the business requirements
  • Design technical test plans and provide guidelines to facilitate performance and stress testing 
  • Continuous business and industry research to guide the critical evaluation of architectural and design patterns & principles.



  • At least 10 years' relevant experience in Systems Development and proven experience as Architect within retail banking and/or digital channels.

Qualifications (Minimum)

  • Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology


Must have detailed knowledge of:

  • System architecture (technical design and implementation processes)
  • Systems analysis and design
  • UML or equivalent modelling language
  • Technical Test Plan Design
  • API design
  • IT systems development processes
  • Application development
  • Standards and governance
  • Service-oriented Architecture (SOA)

Detailed knowledge of:

  • Banking systems environment
  • Banking business model
  • Agile development life cycle 
  • AWS
  • Best practices for Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Object Orientated Development environment (i.e. Java, Spring Framework, JBoss)


  • Communications Skills
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Influencing Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Planning, organising and coordination skills
  • Project Management Skills (Methodolgy Specific)


  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives
  • Working with People
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

Conditions of Employment

  • Contactable via own mobile phone
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (including Saturdays and Public Holidays)

Capitec is committed to diversity and, where feasible, all appointments will support the achievement of our employment equity goals.