Solutions Architect

Date: 5 Feb 2024

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

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Purpose Statement

We are looking for a Solutions Architect to join a product team at Capitec Bank the largest retail bank in South Africa.  At Capitec, we pride ourselves in having a tangible client-first culture that attracts 200,000 new clients every month.  As a Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for the success of a product at Capitec. You will have full autonomy over your application, acting as the apex technical leader for your product.  The scale and growth of the client base means that you get to solve complex problems at scale.

You will bring deep technical knowledge of at least one programming paradigm, preferably object-oriented or functional programming, and be comfortable working with languages like C#, Java, JavaScript, or Python.  Additionally, you will have experience with both relational and non-relational databases, as well as AWS cloud skills.  You will have the opportunity to learn and work with domain-driven design, event-driven architecture, and Kubernetes.  You will be a problem solver at heart, with the ability to think critically and creatively to find innovative solutions.

At Capitec you will have the opportunity to explore new skills and technologies, while working with a team of dedicated professionals in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
If you are passionate about technology and have a desire to make a real impact, we would love to hear from you!


  • 10+ years' experience in IT Delivery, including a minimum of 2+ years' experience in architecture
  • 4+ years' experience in solution design
  • 4+ years' experience as a Solutions Architect
  • Experience must be in designing end-to-end and full stack
    * End-to-end - able to design solution, which includes all components, ensuring that all end users are services correctly in production
    * Full stack - able to design for each component within the solution addressing the functional (application), non-functional (platform) and infrastructure and cloud services
  • Event driven architecture
  • Cloud experience (AWS will be preferred)
  • Microservices Architecture 


Qualifications (Minimum)

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

Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)

  • A relevant post graduate degree
  • Certification in AWS Architecture



Must have detailed knowledge of:

  • System architecture (technical design and implementation processes)
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Agile systems development processes (CI/CD standards and agile delivery methods)
  • A solid understanding of modern software development environments
  • Component-based and Service-oriented Architecture
  • Designing and delivering resilient solutions
  • Policies, standards, patterns, and best practices
  • Financial Services solutions environment



  • Detailed knowledge of:
    • Banking systems
    • Agile development life cycle


  • Knowledge of UML


  • 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)


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

Conditions of Employment

  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • A valid driver's license and own vehicle is required
  • Contactable via own mobile phone

Capitec is committed to diversity, applications to this position will strictly be considered in support of our employment equity goals.