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Software Architect

Date: 03-Aug-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 Business Analyst 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

 

Experience & Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational
  • A relevant Information Technology qualification
  • At least 7 years' experience in Systems Development


Ideal:

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

Knowledge

Min:
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)

 

Ideal:
Detailed knowledge of:

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

Skills

Communication

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


Mind-set and attitude

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


Time management

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

Competencies

  • 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.