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Solutions Architect

Closing: May 26, 2024

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Published: May 9, 2024 (21 days ago)

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To develop technical solutions to problems and opportunities presented by the Business. Functional and non-functional aspects of the technical solutions should be considered utilizing the available technology assets.

The role will act as the technical lead for major system projects and will provide technical direction and proposals to meet the new business requirements or cover an existing functionality gap.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Academic:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related field of study from a recognized university.
  • At least one certification from the following CBAP, TOGAF, ITIL Foundation or Design Thinking and Innovation.

Desired work experience:

  • At least 3 years background in software development inclusive of databases, applications, infrastructure, cloud technologies.
  • Proven experience as a backend developer, preferably in a fast-paced environment.

JOB COMPETENCIES

Technical Competencies

  • Proficiency in one or more backend programming languages such as Python, Java, Node.js, or Ruby, spring boot.
  • Experience in software development lifecycle management using waterfall, agile & hybrid methodologies.
  • Proven track record in designing and implementing mass market complex projects within the financial services industry.
  • Familiarity with DevOps, Agile working and CICD
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git) and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus.
  • Experience with backend frameworks such as Django, Flask, Spring Boot, Express.js, or Ruby on Rails.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with ability to breakdown complex items to actionable elements.
  • Relate easily and naturally with executives, business managers, technical teams and customers. Has excellent listening skills and understands the desires and challenges of all our leaders and customers.
  • Ability to form trusted relationships with technical teams and customers
  • Possess broad knowledge of business and has an interest in market trends. Have intricate knowledge of our business: its vision, mission, strategy, values and how it operates.
  • Clearly communicate and share the planned cyber initiatives, reports, and risks with executives, business leaders, and stakeholders across the organization - in a manner that leaves them all touched, moved and inspired.
  • Passionate about innovation. Loves technology and possesses both a deep and broad understanding of the technology market and cutting-edge technology and Cyber trends.
  • Continuously listening to our stakeholder’s feedback and coming up with new architectures and enhancing existing ones to leverage these cutting-edge technologies.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing.
  • Have a material impact in attracting new customers, delighting existing customers, increasing our market share and enhancing our organizations efficiency and profits.
  • Delivery model is organized around delighting our customers, increasing our profitability, and increasing the businesses efficiency.


Responsibilities

To develop technical solutions to problems and opportunities presented by the Business. Functional and non-functional aspects of the technical solutions should be considered utilizing the available technology assets.

The role will act as the technical lead for major system projects and will provide technical direction and proposals to meet the new business requirements or cover an existing functionality gap.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Academic:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related field of study from a recognized university.
  • At least one certification from the following CBAP, TOGAF, ITIL Foundation or Design Thinking and Innovation.

Desired work experience:

  • At least 3 years background in software development inclusive of databases, applications, infrastructure, cloud technologies.
  • Proven experience as a backend developer, preferably in a fast-paced environment.

JOB COMPETENCIES

Technical Competencies

  • Proficiency in one or more backend programming languages such as Python, Java, Node.js, or Ruby, spring boot.
  • Experience in software development lifecycle management using waterfall, agile & hybrid methodologies.
  • Proven track record in designing and implementing mass market complex projects within the financial services industry.
  • Familiarity with DevOps, Agile working and CICD
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git) and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus.
  • Experience with backend frameworks such as Django, Flask, Spring Boot, Express.js, or Ruby on Rails.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with ability to breakdown complex items to actionable elements.
  • Relate easily and naturally with executives, business managers, technical teams and customers. Has excellent listening skills and understands the desires and challenges of all our leaders and customers.
  • Ability to form trusted relationships with technical teams and customers
  • Possess broad knowledge of business and has an interest in market trends. Have intricate knowledge of our business: its vision, mission, strategy, values and how it operates.
  • Clearly communicate and share the planned cyber initiatives, reports, and risks with executives, business leaders, and stakeholders across the organization - in a manner that leaves them all touched, moved and inspired.
  • Passionate about innovation. Loves technology and possesses both a deep and broad understanding of the technology market and cutting-edge technology and Cyber trends.
  • Continuously listening to our stakeholder’s feedback and coming up with new architectures and enhancing existing ones to leverage these cutting-edge technologies.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing.
  • Have a material impact in attracting new customers, delighting existing customers, increasing our market share and enhancing our organizations efficiency and profits.
  • Delivery model is organized around delighting our customers, increasing our profitability, and increasing the businesses efficiency.


  • Translate documented business requirements into functional and non-functional technical requirements for development/implementation.
  • Work with business and all technical teams with an interest in the design of the solutions to ensure they are easy to operate and maintain while keeping in line to NCBA’s security standards.
  • Support project management- Provide technical oversight on projects and ensure that requirements are in alignment with business strategies and business architecture roadmap/framework
  • Translate strategic initiatives into delivery-focused change initiatives, while translating business processes and issues into effective conceptual and logical models.
  • Independently manage conflict among diverse cross portfolio stakeholders related to competing interests and requirements. Able to help stakeholders objectively examine real needs versus wants and ways to collaborate to achieve win/win resolutions.
  • Reviewing development to ensure what is delivered is as per the agreed architecture, technical requirements and is also in line with the Business intent. The review should be done with every iteration or change from Business requirements.
  • Set baseline through introduction of standards and working practices such as coding standards, design principles and tools.
  • Experimenting by building prototypes, frameworks and foundations to be consumed by the technical team.
  • Propose architectural improvements
  • Participating in technology selection-Participate in identifying fit for purpose technologies solutions for Digital Business


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