Solutions Architect at Deloitte Nigeria

Deloitte Nigeria – Our client in the financial services industry is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Solutions Architect

Location: Lagos
Category: Information Technology

Job Summary

  • The solutions architect will be primarily responsible for translating requirements into process and technical designs that meet customer expectations and technical standards.
  • He / She will lead architecture design for specific systems, products or platforms and collaborate with the organisation’s leaders to prioritise solution delivery.
  • The Solution Architect reports to the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Operating Officer.

Core Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the definition of solution and strategic architecture for the Client.
  • Assist in the establishment and enforcement of related architectural governance and ensure alignment with the bigger EA frameworks.
  • Be responsible for Application Portfolio Management (APM), including annual reviews and roadmap definitions.
  • Participate in the execution of architectural consultation and review functions including due diligence investigations.
  • Assist in the definition and maintenance of IT strategy related to the client’s business strategy.
  • Define architectural deliverable products / artefacts.
  • Analyse the IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Analyse technology industry and market trends and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
  • Identify and manage the organizational impact (on skills, processes, structures, and culture) and financial impact of proposed architectural solutions.
  • Model/Document all related architecture work.
  • Work closely with Business Change to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered.
  • Work closely with IT Development to ensure adherence to architectural standards, estimation and related governance processes.
  • Work closely with IT Operations, including outsourced functions to ensure alignment of infrastructure strategy.
  • Focus on technologies, services and solutions that enable and support business solutions.
  • Performs the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to the investigation and implementation of enabling technologies and services.
  • Consult with relevant development and operation organisations to guide the use of enabling technologies and services to accommodate project and operational needs.

Requirements
Experience:

  • 8 – 10 years relevant experience in System Analysis and Architectural Design
  • Experience in financial services industry

Knowledge:

  • Architectural capabilities, disciplines and technologies
  • Architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF)
  • Solid SDLC experience
  • Development experience in at least one of the following: .Net, Java, SQL, React, Angular, etc.
  • Design concepts, Data modelling (OO, SOA, Data Base Design, UML)
  • Development frameworks and methodologies (Agile, DevOps, Scrum)
  • Cloud (AWS / Azure)
  • Integration experience (Web Services, RESTful Services, Messaging, Event Streaming)
  • Mobile development experience (Android, iOS)
  • Software selection and due diligence
  • Software life cycle management (Roadmaps)
  • Knowledge of the client’s industry/business domain and service requirements will be beneficial.

Required Skills and Attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple cross functional teams. Ability to provide development and support requirements and manage the handover capability back to the Support team
  • Ability to work at the strategic and conceptual levels.
  • Planning and Organisational skills
  • Pragmatic and self-discipline
  • Innovative thinking
  • Problem solving and issue resolution
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Ability to work with teams and contribute to team goals
  • Ability to make critical decisions.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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