South Africa

Solutions Architect

Company Blue Label Distribution
Reference # 043
Published 31/05/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
At Blue Label Distribution, our brand philosophy is that we can create and distribute anything that is able to be digitised. Our Blu-approved brand is the face of our service offering and is underpinned by a world-class technology platform for both online and offline commerce. With a point of sale network of approximately 150 000 devices, we provide a distribution footprint across all income groups. 85% of our income comes from merchants in the informal sector.
Job Functions Technical
Industries Telecommunications
Responsible for the development of the technology solutions and mapping the business requirements to systems/technical requirements to ensure they are in line with the enterprise architectural plan.

System Architecture
Uses appropriate tools, including logical models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of systems architectures in specific business or functional areas.
Produces detailed component specifications and translates these into detailed designs for implementation using selected products.
Within a business change programme, assists in the preparation of technical plans and cooperates with business assurance and project staff to ensure that appropriate technical resources are made available.
Provides advice on technical aspects of system development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and ensures that relevant technical strategies,policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.
Turning program/project ideas into compelling narratives on business need, business value, and customer experience.
Designing and driving the development of solutions to meet customer and business needs.
Translating program/project strategies and business goals into detailed requirements.
Ensuring the cross-functional delivery and development team has a complete understanding of the business and user needs; objectively considering all perspectives and broker prioritization negotiations whenever needed.
Scoping and prioritizing activities based on business and customer impact.
Facilitating the ongoing review and iteration of development work to ensure the business and user needs continue to be met by the proposed solution.
Creating and maintaining buy-in for program/project vision, acting as an evangelist to build awareness of and understanding about in-flight solutions and their impact on business health.

System Design
Specifies and designs large or complex systems.
Selects appropriate design standards, methods and tools, consistent with agreed enterprise and solution architectures and ensures they are applied effectively.
Reviews others' systems designs to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources, and integration of multiple systems and technology.
Contributes to policy for selection of architecture components.
Evaluates and undertakes impact analysis on major design options and assesses and manages associated risks.
Ensures that the system design balances functional, service quality and systems management requirements.
Translate complex use cases and apply understanding of various technology platforms and languages to prescribe the best integration strategy for our customers.
Collaborate with customers and external technology partners, as well as our team of Solutions Architects, Designers, Developers, and Business Delivery to ensure successful delivery and integration of our product.

Through effective inspirational leadership, facilitate the creation of accountable, full service teams who understand and strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders.
Role model behavior and motivate team members in line with the core values.
Take full responsibility for performance of all direct reports, motivating and managing them in relation to quality standards and agreed benchmarks and objectives, focusing on all aspects of sound people management.
Provide support and guidance on career path planning, on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to direct reports.
Develop, promote and direct the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work.
Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities.

Set an example through personal quality and productivity standards and ways of working with others.
Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures.
Plan and prioritise, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands.
Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change.
Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organisational and team needs.

Manages Complexity.
Optimizes Work Processes.
Ensures Accountability.
Tech Savvy.
Manages Ambiguity.
Nimble Learning.
Business Insight.
Action Oriented.
Customer Focus.
Instills Trust.
Cultivates Innovation.
Situational Adaptability.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering.


Minimum of 3+ years of progressive work experience.
Job Closing Date 14/06/2021
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