Our JSE listed client in the financial industry is looking for a Systems Architect with experience in Software Development particularly specialising in JAVA and J2EE to be based in Sandton.


  • Adhere to enterprise architecture standards, procedures, policies.
  • Match system requirements with IT strategy and objectives.
  • Balance system properties with internal design properties.
  • Balance stakeholder needs with system context, during the entire system life cycle.
  • Manage consistency across the various organizational and design boundaries.
  • Maintain repository of systems architecture artefacts
  • Monitor high-level system performance
  • Data Security Management
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Document and communicate information about emerging technologies to relevant functional management.
  • Establish policy for the selection of systems architecture components.
  • Help to develop systems architecture strategy in an organization.
  • Help to improve systems architecture design techniques and to promote the discipline.
  • Provide architecture guidance to assigned projects.
  • Provide the architectural view of the users’ vision for the system.
  • Take full responsibility for ensuring that systems architectures balance functional, service quality and systems management requirements as in

Experience and requirements

  • Completed BSc Degree
  • 2 years’ experience in an architectural role
  • Min 6 years exposure to software development in Java and J2EE
  • Min 3 years’ experience in a technical lead / governance role.
  • SDLC. Project Management. Systems Architecture
  • Technologies [Java, JavaEE, SQL, UML, JMS, MOM, Web-Services, JSON, RESTful, SOAP, EJB, Camel]
  • Technical Architecture, Process & Data Mapping, Entity Diagram mapping Advanced Problem solving. Analytical and systemic thinking.

Please note that if you do not hear from us within 3 weeks, consider your application unsuccessful.
Please note that most of our positions are remote however candidates should be residing within the traveling distance as circumstance of the opportunity can change.

Desired Skills:

  • Java
  • JavaEE
  • SQL
  • UML
  • JMS
  • MOM
  • Web-Services
  • JSON
  • RESTful
  • SOAP
  • EJB
  • Camel

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