Ad is valid till: 13 March 2024
ID 901843

Solutions Architect

Line of Service
Internal Firm Services

Industry/Sector
Not Applicable

Specialism
IFS - Information Technology (IT)

Management Level
Manager

Job Description & Summary
A career in Information Technology, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our core business functions by deploying applications that enable our people to work more efficiently and deliver the highest levels of service to our clients. Youll focus on managing the design and implementation of technology infrastructure within PwC, developing and enhancing both client and internal facing applications within PwC, and providing technology tools that help create a competitive advantage for the Firm to drive strategic business growth.

Our Systems Analysis team assists PwC with system updates and change management based on its technological needs. Youll help the team with system configurations, implementations and other related process improvements.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
JOB PURPOSE

The Solution Architect is responsible for bridging the gap between enterprise-level architecture and practical technology implementation. This role involves collaborating with project teams to design and deliver effective technology solutions that adhere to architectural standards and align with business requirements.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Solution Architect focuses on translating business and technical requirements into architectural designs for technology solutions. This role ensures that solutions align with EA principles and architectural standards.

The Solution Architect will focus on utilising LeanIX and by delivering on these key outcomes, ensure that LeanIX is effectively used as a tool to support architectural decisions, compliance, and governance within the organization

Solution Design: Work closely with project teams to understand specific solution requirements and translate them into detailed architectural designs and ensure these fit within the EA frameworks.

Technology Evaluation: Evaluate and select appropriate technologies, tools and platforms to support the solution's architecture, considering factors such as scalability, performance, security and compliance. This may also include vendor solutions and providing relevant recommendations.

Integration: Design integration approaches to ensure seamless interoperability between different technology components and systems.This should be applied to both new solutions and existing systems/applications, ensuring data flow, interoperability, and minimal disruption.

Documentation: Create and maintain comprehensive solution architectures and technical documentation. This includes creating architectural artifacts, diagrams, and documentation that support EA objectives.

Adherence to Standards: Ensure that technology solutions align with organization's architectural standards, industry regulations, security protocols, data privacy requirements, and other relevant compliance considerations within the EA context.

Change Management: Collaborate with change management teams to facilitate the adoption of architectural changes within the Tech landscape. Ensure that stakeholders understand the rationale and benefits of architectural/solution decisions.

Continuous Improvement: Remain updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and EA best practices and apply this knowledge to enhance solution designs and contribute to the continuous improvement of the organization's EA capabilities.

Collaboration: Collaborate with Domain Architects and other stakeholders to ensure effective communication of technical concepts, architectural decisions, and the value of solutions to non-technical stakeholders.

Identifies opportunities of improvement and work collaboratively with other Africa Tech teams on service improvement initiatives.

Document / Record administration in systems such as Oracle, ServiceNow and Azure DevOps.

General administration and use of digital assets (Documentation, Reports, Statistics, Collaboration Services)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma or Bachelors Degree in Commerce / Business Administration / Information Systems or similar.

Solution Architecture Certification preferred (e.g. Cloud, AWS, Azure, etc.)

Completion of leadership or management training programs is a plus.

5 8 years experience designing and implementing systems and solutions from the ground up

EXPERIENCE

3 4 years proven experience in a specialised technology or architecture role, with a track record of successful solution delivery. (Beneficial)

Strong knowledge of architecture principles, best practices, and emerging technologies.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Effective communication and teamwork abilities

KEY KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

Architectural Design

Solution Design and Integration

Technical Proficiency

Business Acumen

Strategic Thinking

Compliance and Governance

Excellent communication skills

Compliance and Governance driven

Problem-Solving

Leadership

Stakeholder Management

Continuous Learning

Critical and analytical thinking

Strong attention to detail

Relationship building

Customer centric focus

Time management

Prioritisation

Facilitation and persuasion skills

Collaboration with delivery teams

Outcome driven orientation Required Skills

Optional Skills

Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements
Up to 20%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?
No

Government Clearance Required?
Yes

Job Posting End Date
February 29, 2024

Occupation:
Management, human resources jobs
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Location:
Johannesburg
Gauteng
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