Senior Specialist; Solution Architect (3 positions)
Reporting Line: Head; Innovation and Development
- In charge of leading the practice and introducing the overall technical vision for a particular solution that is intended to address specific business needs, requirements or problems.
- The solution architect works in a unit which aims to ensure there is a clear process of developing solutions based on predefined processes, guidelines and best practices
- Play a leading role in setting the architecture and design for current /new emerging bank products and technological solutions.
- Ensure there is a clear system requirement (technical) for all products/solutions.
- Ensure sign-off of solution design or solution architect.
- Review, interpret and respond to detailed business requirements specifications (BRS) to ensure alignment between customer expectations and current or future ICT capability.
- Propose an implementation mode e.g. vendor, internal development (allocate the priority for internal developers with the hybrid, off the shelf RFI /RFP guidance – to be presented at the solution design committee.
- Provide accurate development effort estimates for solutions designed by vendors and internal development team
- Provide detailed system specification documents, map business requirements to optimal systems requirements; produce detailed functional/configuration designs/specifications and data architecture to match solution design specifications
- Define application problems by discussing solutions with the IT team on evaluating procedures and processes.
- Ensure there are controls solution by establishing specifications; coordinating production with programmers/internal developers.
- Validate results by testing programs, Innovation lab and product owners/solution owner’s.
- Prepare Scrum artifacts including; product backlog, spring backlog, and increments.
- Following the scrum methodology to ensure all digital initiatives are implemented in an agile manner
- Regular update the sprints documents and ensure stakeholders have been informed accordingly.
- Coordinate efforts / activities of all scrum team involved in each implementation
- Coordinate System Administration training on the new platforms/systems that have been implemented.
- Coordinate User Acceptance Testing (UAT), training and reconciliation process.
Knowledge and Skills
- Comfort with ambiguity and experimentation; Innovative and creative
- Business analysis; Ability to develop prototype
- The ability to work in dynamic conditions, and transition quickly between collaborative and individual work
- An interest in multiple disciplines and approaches, and the ability to quickly dive into a new domain or process
- Ability to conceptualize and systematically work through projects in accordance with a structured methodology; Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels; Strong planning, organization and documentation skills
- Ability to act as a project “driver”, facilitating the achievement of required tasks
- Ability to work effectively within a team; Coaching, leading and motivating skills
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field in Computer Science
- TOGAF or ArchiMate certification is an added advantage
- Minimum 5 years of experience in enterprise architecture, System analyst, Technology Project Management, Software development or Scrum master
- Experience in IT projects or System Analyst in finance/banking industry will be an added advantage
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