Solution Architect - Cloud Platform - Peoplefinder Career Placements, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

  • Cape Town Northern Suburbs
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT, Retail, Management
  • Posted by Peoplefinder Career Placements on Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Reference: 1658795
  • Apply before Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 14 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Peoplefinder Career Placements

Our client in the retail industry requires the service of a Solution Architect who will strategically advises on and drives the cloud and platform strategy that underpin all business solutions, creates the architectures for these platforms and architecturally leads the realization of the architecture roadmap into the target state. Extensive subject matter knowledge of cloud services and platform technologies is essential, including Cloud IaaS, PaaS, Containerisation, Virtualization and Security.


Key performance areas:

  • Consult on the Technology and Cloud Strategy, develop cloud roadmaps and reference architectures, and governance technology selection in support thereof. 
  • Serve as the primary cloud technology solution architecture and design authority for all project and operational stakeholders, and ensure architecture quality across all solution platforms enabled by cloud technologies. 
  • Provide expert cloud and technology guidance, ensure solution architectures and designs are in line with the cloud strategy and technology standards and conduct architecture and design reviews as part of the Architecture Review Committee. 
  • Contribute to solution architecture and design standards and SDLC governance requirements.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric with a Degree in Information Systems / B.Sc Computer Science or similar qualification 
  • Must be Architecture Framework Certified (TOGAF, ZACHMAN), Infrastructure / Data centre Certified Professional (CCNP or VCE-CIAE or VCP6-DCV) and Cloud Provider Certified ( AWS Certified Cloud Architect, GCP Cloud Architect)
  • 5 – 10 Years working experience within the IT industry 
  • Excellent architecture and design skills and proven track record delivering well architected complex enterprise class systems 
  • Expert understanding of cloud strategies and cloud platform architectures 
  • Extensive Cloud technical experience and understanding of the current Cloud Technology requirements 
  • Extensive experience with ICT Infrastructure components in the domains of (Networking, Data Centre, Storage, Compute Platforms, and ICT Management / Monitoring) 
  • Demonstrated expertise in a variety of application development methodologies and practices Strong understanding of solution architecture, enterprise architecture frameworks, reference architectures, information and communication technologies, and business application patterns 
  • Retail industry experience with an understanding of retail business processes would be advantageous
  • Formulating strategies and concepts 
  • Creating and innovating 
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations 
  • Presenting and communicating information relating and networking 

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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