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Closing date: 2018/02/04


Tracking NumberCT_6238_RM_ITS
Job TitleSoftware Architect
Reporting ToHead of Architecture & Development
Job Type ClassificationPermanent
Location - ProvinceWestern Cape
DivisionIT Services
Job DescriptionWe are looking for an experienced Software Architect to make intuitive high level decisions for software development. You will see the “big picture” and create architectural approaches for software design and implementation to guide development teams in producing high quality IT solutions.
Duties & Responsibilities• Collaborate with other professionals to determine functional and non-functional requirements for new software or applications
• Use tools and methodologies to create representations for functions and user interface of desired product
• Develop high-level product specifications with attention to system integration and feasibility
• Define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards
• Communicate successfully all concepts and guidelines to development teams
• Oversee progress of development teams to ensure consistency with initial design
• Provide technical guidance and coaching to development teams
• Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc.
• Approve final product before launch
• Perform research and development to move architecture and technology forward
• Improve existing solutions
• Assist with developing and maintaining architecture roadmap
• Hands on software development as required
Required Skills• Strong technical background and excellent IT skills
• Ability to develop a unified vision for software characteristics and functions
• Understanding of software quality assurance principles
• A technical mindset with great attention to detail
• High quality organisational and leadership skills
• Outstanding communication and presentation abilities
• Positive attitude
• Good problem solving ability
• Ability to work under pressure
• Enthusiastic and flexible approach
• Delivery focused
• Ability to work in a team environment and independently
• Self-motivation
Qualifications and experience required• A tertiary degree or national diploma in computer science or related discipline
• Minimum 5 years proven experience as a Software Architect with an excellent track record
• Experience in software development and coding in various languages (Java required, C#, Python)
• Experience working in an agile software development environment e.g. SCRUM
• Excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture
• Excellent knowledge of UML and other modelling methods
• TOGAF certification and knowledge of Archimate advantageous
• Familiarity with HTML/CSS, JavaScript and UI/UX design
• Strong relational database skills
• Experience with designing and operating scalable Java web applications
• Experience with designing and operating in the Cloud (e.g. AWS) advantageous especially with certification
• Experience with design and development of mobile applications advantageous