Solutions Architect (.Net) - Parvana, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

  • Cape Town Northern Suburbs
  • Salary: Market Related (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT, Technology, Technical
  • Posted by Parvana on Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Reference: AS 1002074
  • Apply before Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 23 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Parvana

About the Client:

Their employees work both on-site at clients and at the office.

They believe it's also important to have clearly defined career paths and encourage mentoring as a way of helping pass on skills and knowledge for career advancement.


  • Providing feasible technical and non-technical solutions for requirements presented by Business as well as any technical solutions required in the enterprise in order to either create, enhance, or to ensure the solution is solid.

  • Driving and ensuring that the relevant organizational and team processes are followed.

  • Helping to define technical processes and standards.

  • Providing support to Systems Analysts, BAs, Testers, Technical Architects / Team Leads and Developers through analysis, design and implementation.

  • Providing solutions and support multiple teams.

  • Keeping up to date with new technologies, trends, and where applicable, the introduction of these to your team and/or organisation as a whole.

  • Acting as a bridge between Business, Delivery Teams, Vendors, Technical Architects and Enterprise Architects. The SA (Solution Architect) will assume responsibility for continued solution alignment throughout the project / programme lifecycles.

  • Helping to drive team delivery and ensuring that the relevant processes are adhered to.

  • Driving continuous team improvements (both technical and non-technical).

  • Interacting with clients, account and project / programme management relating to:

    • Systems / Project design sessions (input on different options, architectural considerations, technology stack, etc.).

    • Project / Solution feasibility, initial scoping (estimations), potential resource requirements.

    • Technical solutions / systems / product roadmaps.

Candidate Requirements

  • Relevant Degree or 3/4-year technical Diploma
  • Honours or postgraduate degree preferred
  • Strong theoretical programming grounding required
  • 8+ years hands on development experience(.Net required, Xamarin a bonus)
  • Solid understanding of:
    • The SDLC within Agile and Waterfall environments
    • Application design & architecture at an enterprise level (patterns, best practices and technologies)
    • Problem solving (at an enterprise and application / implementation level)
    • Deployment Patterns
    • Integration Patterns and Technologies
    • Knowledge of Platforms (i.e. AWS, AZURE, VMWARE, HYPER-V)
  • Good communication with clients/operational managers/business - listening and providing answers (Technical and Non-Technical)
  • Up to date knowledge of technical applications
  • Good knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practice
  • Technical specification writing
  • Excellent technical capability and the ability to “spike” down into code when necessary
  • Experience / knowledge in the following would be a bonus:
    • ArchiMate, TOGAF
    • AWS, AZURE
    • Exposure to financial services industry preferable
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About Parvana

We are a recruitment company specialising in IT, telco & Finance with offices in South Africa and the United Kingdom. We are a highly skilled team that endeavours to provide a personal, efficient and value add service.

PARVANA is Persian for butterfly.

An unusual name for a recruitment agency perhaps, but we like to think it will stick with you next time you think about new opportunities.

At Parvana, we pride ourselves on our ability to not only assist our clients who are trying to find the best talent, but to guide and offer advice to our candidates who are looking for a new career.

That’s why when any executive or high profile employee is looking for a new career, they head directly to Parvana - and so should you.