Specialist Fintech Architecture Lead

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time 0

The key responsibilities for this role include but not limited to the following:

Provides expertise in the integration of applications and systems on assigned projects. The specialist leads analysis and designs efforts in support of technology integration;
Determines system requirements and specifications. The specialist reviews and validates technical specifications developed internally or submitted by vendors;
Plans, designs, and documents infrastructure services for highly complex, business critical software and integration solutions;
Assists in solving highly complex support and performance problems by working with application support, vendors and product leaders as needed, and escalates resolution where necessary and appropriate;
Partners with business and IT representatives in requirements gathering and reviews;
Analyzes and translates technical requirements into architectural blueprints and technical specifications, and for internal information technology team members for implementation;
As the lead technical expert, provides guidance to both internal and vendor teams during implementation, testing through to service launch. At times, the Solution Architect specialist may be required to assist with the implementation;
Proposes changes in process, policy, and standards as they relate to the Solution architecture and general design principles;
Develops and pilots new architectures to support application requirements leveraging automation and cloud-based strategies;
Participates in Architecture Review board to ensure new services are compatible with existing architecture and policies;
As the technical expert, the architect provides guidance and makes decisions on changes required throughout the design process.

Candidate Requirements

Grade 12 certificate with 5 credit or better of which English and Mathematics are a must;
BSc Degree in IT/Software Engineering or related discipline.
ITIL certification, Certification in Project Management (PMP, CAPM, PRINCE2) and/or Business Analysis will be an added advantage;
5+ years IT experience with a variety of technologies supporting the full software development life cycle, including analysis, design, development, installation, support and modification;
Technical expertise working with Linux/Unix operating system, programming (Perl, PHP, Java, shell scripting), and front-end development (Javascript, Node.js, HTML, and CSS).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply
Hand delivered or posted applications will not be accepted.
Note: that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.