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Architect: Value Added Services

Date: 30-Jul-2022

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

  • Responsible for producing a comprehensive technical specification from business requirements related to the EDC environment (remote banking)
  • Assist the BA and SA 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 and principles


Qualifications & Experience


  • Grade 12
  • A relevant IT qualification
  • At least 7 years' experience in Systems Development


  • At least 3 years' experience as Architect within retail banking and/or digital channels


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

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, JBoss)



  • Communication skills (written and verbal) in English
  • Interpersonal / Relationship management
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Facilitation 
  • Presentation

Mind-set and attitude

  • Willingness to take ownership and accountability
  • Sense of urgency (commitment)
  • Analytical, diagnostic and problem solving
  • Lateral thinker (out of the box)
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability to change 
  • Business acumen
  • Process and organisational thinking 

Time management

  • Planning and organising
  • Project Management
  • Ability to work under own initiative without guidance, cope well under sustained pressure and deliver to deadlines


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

Conditions of Employment

  • Clear criminal and credit record

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