Solutions Architect

Telesure Investment Holdings

Gauteng, South Africa


Oct 5

The Solutions Architect contributes to the organisational goals through managed ownership and development and / or design of solutions architecture frameworks / roadmaps, enhances operational productivity through guidance / training, owning the governance and standards, making sure Operational delivery streams deliver responsive and cost effective solutions that enables businesss needs. Responsible for complete solutions design, analysis and facilitate implementation roadmaps in conjunction with relevant internal stakeholders in order to ensure seamless delivery. On a continuous basis conduct a risk / impact analysis on current or proposed technologies and capabilities to mitigate risk and ensure stability and continuity.To proactively work alongside GIT Internal and / or Business stakeholders in order to identify technology solutions and capabilities which meet and improve operational and business requirements.To ensure efficient documentation and governance of architecture landscape.To ensure effective handover and understanding of designs and frameworks to project delivery and production support operations on an on-going basis.To proactively research and identify relevant technology and system design patterns to optimally address enterprise requirements and ensure continuous improvement.Provide specialised support and guidance to relevant internal stakeholders on system(s) and / or processes during change design and planning and acts as a subject matter experts that supports operational team.Drives short & long term architecture strategy and roadmaps for the overall IT project portfolio for key segments and solution domains (short term insurance, life insurance and insurance related products).Participates in proof of concepts to assist in defining technology direction and enabling business and IT strategy.Communicates and validates program architecture with infrastructure team, software development team, project management team, and IT management team to ensure effective participation in the project management lifecycle.Establish successful working relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders.Close collaboration with IT Senior management.Deliver the Telesure Service Way through personal effort and through others.Deliver on Treating Customers Fairly principles in alignment with regulatory requirementsOwn and drive the process of impact assessments for all and any change requests and or new projects.Work closely with the head of IT Security to ensure alignment of Infrastructure, applications, capabilities and IT Security To support the operational teams with the planning of new Infrastructure initiatives on an on-going basis which will include IT Infrastructure architectural planning, design and rollout.To work alongside the GIT Project Management team to assist with the build and the deployment of Infrastructure according to the design on an on-going basis.To proactively work alongside the GIT Monitoring team and identify whether the deployed Infrastructure operates and meets with the original design parameters once implemented and address any possibly capacity constraints thereafter on an on-going basis.To mitigate Infrastructure risks (single points of failure, capacity constraints, security, etc) and maintain the improvement list within Telesures current and newly implemented Infrastructure and propose solutions on an on-going basis.To work alongside the GIT Software development team so as to proactively identify hardware and network requirements for Telesure Business initiatives on an on-going basisTo provide support to the Enterprise Project Office by identifying infrastructure or process related improvements to ensure that new solutions are proposed and is effectively implemented as well as assist with the development and definition of business cases on an ad-hoc basis.

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