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Architect: Forensics (Johannesburg or Cape Town)

Date: 22-Jul-2021

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

  • To deliver a comprehensive detailed technical specification that offers a viable solution to the business (more specifically, the Fraud and Forensics Department) and address the business requirements within the environment.
  • To enable real time fraud detection through the design and execution of performance and stress testing in order to achieve performant and responsive systems under load.
  • Fulfil the role of a subject matter expert and senior advisor on all matters relating to domain architecture.



  • At least 5 years’ relevant design and development experience in C# and/or Java and SQL.
  • At least 2 of the 5 years in: 
  • Analysis, design and writing technical specifications
  • Constructing detail technical design and non-functional requirements
  • Proven knowledge of and experience in:
  • UML (1 year)
  • XML / Xpath
  • Web Services / SOAP / microservices
  • Windows Services
  • WCF (Windows Communication Foundation)
  • OO Development Methodologies
  • MVC and MVVM Architecture
  • IIS
  • SQL Server
  • Windows Server
  • TCP/IP Fundamentals


  • 4+ years’ proven experience as a Domain Architect.
  • Banking and Finance experience

Qualifications (Minimum)

  • Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational

Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology - Computer Science



  • System architecture (technical design, software architecture)
  • UML or equivalent modelling language
  • IT systems development processes
  • Application development
  • Agile systems development processes (CI/CD standards and agile delivery methods).
  • Software development (typed and scripting coding languages).
  • Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) (Designing and delivering scalable and resilient solutions).


  • Banking systems
  • Knowledge of UML
  • Cloud architectures
  • Working knowledge of AWS (EC2, LAMBA, DYNAMODB)
  • Solid understanding of:
    • Capitec Bank’s systems environment
    • Capitec Bank business model
    • Best practices for Quality Assurance (QA)
    • Object Orientated Development environment (i.e. Java, Spring Framework, .Net framework, C#)
    • AWS cloud components and cloud vs on premise solutions


  • Communications Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Business Process Modelling skills (IDEF-0, Financial Modelling, Enterprise Architect, BPMN, etc.)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Commercial Thinking Skills
  • Project Management Skills (Methodolgy Specific)


  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Analysing
  • Adapting and Responding to Change

Conditions of Employment

  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • Willing to work regular shifts or weekends or rotational standbys

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