Posted on: 21 August 2023
ID 881671

IM Specialist Solution Architect

Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company with a 70-year heritage. Through our talented people, we use our expertise and selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, manufacture and market chemical and energy products globally. When you join Team Sasol, you are joining a company that puts people at the center of everything we do.

Sasol invests in its employees along every stage of the career path and offers development opportunities to help you cultivate your career in a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Closing date: 1 September 2023

Purpose of Job
  • Translates the business priorities and vision of the Product Owner into technical plans and implementations and works closely with the Product Owner and the Business Analyst early in the Demand process to bring in the technology considerations and opportunities in the demand evaluation.
  • Oversee the delivery of designs all the way through to transitioning, including managing the performance of service providers who form part of the delivery teams.
  • Architect and design comprehensive solutions that meet business needs in support of given product(s) by translating those needs into solution specific architecture and designs to create solutions that are aligned to the Product Owners or Project stakeholders vision and also to IMs architecture standards and principles, and that leverage common solutions and services, as well as meet financial targets.
  • Lead the Participate in solution evaluation and selection, buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the business case and re-evaluate benefits realisation as required.
  • Ensure that the solution integrates into the existing IM environment, whilst validating that they are fit for purpose and sustainable to operate.
  • Support ongoing and regular reviews to monitor delivery and contribute to changes in strategy, vision, or approaches in the wider organisation to ensure awareness of alignment of the Technology landscape with business strategy and technology investment.
  • Contribute into high level roadmaps for the Product portfolio and solutions
Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities
  • Support Product and Project Teams regarding architecture related concerns and direction, as well as alignment to overall IT strategy
  • Design architectures based on specific business constraints, requirements and dependencies.
  • Translate requirements into high-level and detailed technical designs (e.g. Conceptual architecture, Solution Architecture and Solution Design) that satisfy customer expectations and technology standards.
  • Contribute to analysis and evaluation of business needs, product capabilities, and costs & benefits of the solution.
  • Design architecture components, including design and documentation of architecture relevant system or software changes or enhancements to all assigned systems.
  • Work with developers to support clear and complete understanding of the designs as the solution is developed.
Recruitment Description/Key Accountabilities
  • Work with the Quality Engineer to ensure all Non-Functional Requirements and other technical considerations are included in the test cases.
  • Participate in the planning and organisation of people, infrastructure, communications and material components of a Product or Service, in order to improve its quality, the interaction between the Product/Service and customers and the customer's experience.
  • Design processes as required, to align with new solutions including determining the workflow, equipment needs and implementation requirements for the process at hand.
  • Work with other designers and architects to make sure that the architecture components interact to fulfil the requirements and meet performance goals.
  • Develop prototypes with the Product Team to evaluate solution options.
  • Contribute to Sustainable Architecture Practices.
  • Make recommendations for target architecture, architecture strategy and vision as well as process changes, and gains acceptance and buy-in for them.
Formal Education

University Bachelors Degree

Minimum Experience
  • 5+ relevant years of experience in a solution architecture or similar role (must)
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of system development methodologies and working experience in delivering IM / IT projects (must)
  • 3+ Experience in implementation of Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Management IT systems (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the Enterprise Risk Management and Safety, Health & Environment business capabilities (preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience of the Enablon platform (advantage
Behavioural (BC) |Technical (TC) |Leadership (LC)


TC_Document and Model User Requirements

TC_Policies and Procedures

BC_Customer Focus

BC_Manages Complexity

TC_IM Application Development

TC_Market Analysis

BC_Tech Savvy

TC_Information Management

BC_Ensures Accountability

Sasol is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Inspired by our Purpose of Innovating for a better world, Sasol acknowledges that diversity is intrinsic to the fabric of our organisation and is the key to our growth and success. Sasol is committed to the full inclusion of all suitably qualified individuals. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups and people with disabilities according to Sasols Employment Equity Plan. This includes reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
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