Discovery Job Opportunities – Systems Architect

Website Discovery Limited

Job Description:

Define the systems architecture, standards, and methodologies in accordance with industry best practices. Ensure the good functioning of the System Architecting Process. Serve as the high-level designer of the systems to be implemented. Establish the basic structure of the system, defining the essential core design features and elements that provide the framework for all that follows. Provide the architects view of the users’ vision for what the system needs to be and do, and the paths along which it must be able to evolve, and strive to maintain the integrity of that vision as it evolves during detailed design and implementation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Document and communicate information about emerging technologies to relevant functional management.
  • Establish policy for the selection of systems architecture components.
  • Provide architecture guidance to assigned projects.
  • Provide the architectural view of the users’ vision for the system.
  • Develop systems architectures containing logical models of the components and interfaces involved.
  • Produce detailed component specifications from systems architectures, taking into consideration the intended uses of the architectures as a whole.
  • Help to develop systems architecture strategy in an organization.
  • Help to improve systems architecture design techniques and to promote the discipline.
  • Establish policy for the selection of systems architecture components. Co-ordinate design activity between the systems architecture, application development and service delivery functions to ensure consistency.
  • Contribute to the organization’s enterprise architecture technology and vision, and ensure alignment with the group strategic architecture direction
  • Maintain a good knowledge of current practice and awareness of current developments within own area(s) of expertise.
  • Demonstrates awareness of areas outside own specialism, as appropriate. Lead architecture developments for small systems.
  • Translate component specifications into detailed designs for implementation using selected products.
  • Produce documentation for systems architectures, making sensible use of both text and graphics (UML).

Job Requirements:

  • Able to plan, organise and prioritize own work
  • Technical Architecture, Process & Data Mapping, Entity Diagram mapping Advanced Problem solving. Analytical and systemic thinking.
  • Action orientated go-getter, hungry to learn and add real value
  • Structured and analytical problem solver: Obsessive about finding solutions to problems: action oriented problem solver.
  • Excellent understanding of Object Orientated principals and Java language fundamentals
  • Knowledge of commonly used design patterns
  • Able to work independently

Qualification & Experience:

  • SDLC. Project Management. Systems Architecture
  • Technologies [Java, JavaEE, SQL, UML, JMS, MOM, Web-Services, JSON, RESTful, SOAP, EJB, Camel]
  • At least 1 to 2 year’s experience in an architectural role with at least 6 – 7 years exposure to software development in Java and J2EE
  • 3 – 5 year’s experience in a technical lead / governance role.
  • B. Sc (Informatics or Mathematics) beneficial

Job Details:

Company: Discovery Limited

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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