South Africa

Solutions Architect Specialist

Company Transaction Junction
Reference # B008
Published 01/06/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
We are the foremost bank-independent Payment Services Provider (PSP) in Southern Africa and process volumes in excess of 2 billion transactions per annum. We play a vital role in the payment ecosystem, consistently delivering quality solutions to our customers. We service multiple industries including major retailers, financial institutions and companies looking to extend their payment services requirements securely and on time. Our aim is to remove the complexities of doing business while providing real value. We have an impeccable track record and are able to deliver innovative solutions that are tailor-made to suit diverse business needs, while at the same time ensuring that the regulatory requirements are taken care of.
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Financial Services
Translates business vision and strategy into effective architecture design or change. Focus on creating and continuously improving and updating, according to industry standards, the key insights (requirements, principles, models) that describe Transaction Junction’s future state and enable evolution and transformation. To improve the organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and agility by delivering business‐aligned future states and road-maps to achieve that vision to leadership for system related architecture.

System Architecture Planning and Execution
Define the target system architectures, and the road-maps and timescales for these system architectures to ensure the most effective use of technology solutions and digital services across the business.
Develop and optimize the application landscape.
Act as design authority and provide an assurance role, ensuring that all system architecture activities and deliverables (in-house and external outsourced) are produced to a high quality and are consistent with existing standards, policies and strategies
Deliver high quality implementation of the defined solution to facilitate realization of organisational benefit.
Be responsible for the determination and promulgation of the appropriate frameworks, standards, libraries and approach to be adopted, in the translation of this system architecture into working code; and to keep these up-to-date.
Develop system strategies and road-maps in collaboration with Business Leadership.

System Architecture Governance
Manage the appropriate governance forums to ensure the agreement and maintenance of the overall architecture of the organisation and ensure that the process delivers strategic imperatives.
Provide system architectural insight for enterprise and IT‐level strategy formation.
Execute and improve a light‐weight architectural governance model to ensure that architecturally impactful decisions are kept during the course of project implementation.
Create and collect architectural descriptions for the systems and strategy, operations, and information.
Builds and delivers road-maps with Head of Product and Demand, GM: Solution Delivery and other key stakeholders.

Business Relationship Management
Inform and advise business sponsors on strategic and operational opportunities for improvement and develop road-maps that illustrate feasible approaches to achieve them.
Ensure that system architecturally relevant issues are aired, the Transaction Junction ecosystem of customers, partners, and employees are considered and that decisions are made and documented among business and IT stakeholders.
Provide clear vision for strategic requirements that span Transaction Junction, providing models of future state, with road-maps that steer the implementation of change initiatives.
Accountable for ensuring that architecturally relevant (long term) decisions are made, documented, signed off, and then, by governance, kept.

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.

Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained.
Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures.
Plan and prioritize, 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 organizational needs.


Drives Vision and Purpose
Customer Focus
Cultivates Innovation
Instills Trust
Situational Adaptability
Business Insight
Manages Complexity
Plans and Aligns
Balances Stakeholders
Tech Savvy
Ensures Accountability
Interpersonal Savvy

Bachelors’ degree in Information Technology / Enterprise Architecture or related discipline

Extensive practical Enterprise Architecture experience certified with a recognized EA framework
Minimum 7 years’ experience within similar role
Job Closing Date 15/06/2021
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