Java EE Systems Architect, Gauteng, Johannesburg – Ref: 1151061-1


Ref: 1151061-1

Job Description:

A Java EE Systems Architect position has just become available with one of our clients in the banking services industry.

Suitable candidates must be in possession of previous programming experience / knowledge of programming principles, a Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field; 10 years’ work experience in IT including IT strategy development, IT applications, IT operations and Enterprise Architecture, extensive Java EE development experience as well as experience with Linux and containerisation.

Position details:

Type: Permanent
Key work outputs (results required):
• Business profitability information technology services – drive business profitability in the context of cost management through information technology solutions.
• Cost effectiveness – increase operational efficiency and suggest solutions to enhance cost effectiveness.
• Service models – develop and implement differentiated service models for client segments.
• IT business and partnership management – cultivate and manage objective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, SME’s, Project Managers and senior staff members by providing input to business requirements.
• System communication on requirements – liaise and communicate the system requirements to the developers.
• Infrastructure components for system architecture delivery – provide infrastructure components that are used by all the domains within the architecture by providing a generalist view of technologies, both current and cutting edge; and deliver enterprise standards, assist with architecture specifications, development and integration.
• Infrastructure system architecture analysis and research – analyse the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement by analysing technology industry and market trends and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
• Technical architecture documentation management – document necessary technical architecture design and analysis work, possibly including project post mortem documentation and metric collection and deliver enterprise standards by assisting with architecture specifications, development and integration.
• Innovation / creativity – searches for and initiates novel and inventive ideas, methods and approaches.
• Information technology functional expertise – provide functional expertise to troubleshoot highly complex problems, or present/market new technology or solutions for business.
• IT solution architecture and frameworks – establish architectural standards and frameworks and assess functional and process risks on projects by collaborating with other architects to translate the customer’s requirements. Identify, justify and design a specific solution that meets business requirements.
o Champions and leads the architectural governance process to establish architectural standards.
o Ensures architectural direction is properly aligned with business need and priority.
o Provides leadership to solution architect / technical lead resources on project teams to design complex solution and technical architectures and to consult with internal customers on potential solutions to meet business needs.
• IT solutions operational execution – provide guidance to operations teams and other System Analysts on the design, development and testing of a new solution, and work with assigned project teams to ensure a smooth implementation of changes to existing systems.

Location (country, city): Gauteng, Johannesburg

Job Qualification & Experience:

Minimum Requirements
• Previous programming experience/knowledge of programming principles necessary.
• Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.
• 10 years’ work experience in IT including IT strategy development, IT applications, IT operations and Enterprise Architecture.
• Extensive Java EE development experience.
• Experience with Linux and containerisation.

• Personal Development – Manage own development to increase own competencies.
• IT System and Support Training – Provision of training on current systems as and when required.
• People Management – Plan and manage performance, skills development, employment equity, talent and culture of team in order to improve innovation, achieve efficiencies and increase competencies.
• Decisiveness and Action Orientation – Makes firm and, if necessary, swift decisions, sometimes with limited information; assesses risk and accepts responsibility for the resulting action.
• Aesthetic Judgement – Identifies and applies principles of visual design (e.g., composition, colour, shape, balance and texture) to create visually compelling images that communicate desired messages.
• Innovation / creativity – Searches for and initiates novel and inventive ideas, methods and approaches.
• Analysis and Attention to Detail – Precise, systematic and rule-oriented in gathering, reviewing and evaluating data from a variety of perspectives; includes the ability to work with precision and highlight inaccuracies and inconsistencies in detailed information.
• Objectivity – The capacity to separate one’s own feelings, views, beliefs and attitudes from a situation by remaining impartial and non-judgmental.
• Problem-solving – Cuts to the core of issues and applies effective analysis, logic and creativity to identify and implement solutions.
• Building relationships – Puts people at ease and builds sound relationships based on mutual trust and openness.
• Verbal and Written Communication (including Listening) – Listens attentively, presents information in a clear manner and responds appropriately to the verbal and written communication of others; includes the ability to regulate delivery in response to the needs of the target audience.
• Building the Brand – Shows pride in the organisation’s brand, services and products; always act to preserve and enhance brand value and behave in a way that delivers the brand’s promise.
• Environmental Scanning – Able to identify and integrate trends in the organisation, industry and global context, combined with the capacity to articulate their potential impact.
• Creative Opportunism – Creates potential in a variety of situations, identifying and initiating unique ways of viewing and responding to opportunities.

Company Description:

Banking Services

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Java EE Systems Architect, Gauteng, Johannesburg – Ref: 1151061-1

Java EE Systems Architect

Java EE Systems Architect


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