Enterprise Application Architect, Pretoria [Permanent]
|Permanent position. Excellent opportunity at a national insurance companys ICT Infrastructure Department. Be responsible for addressing the planning level of the application architecture collaboration with other architects focused on the needs of the technology, business and information architectures.
(Salary depends on Experience)
? Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems
? Equivalent experience required TOGAF certification
? 10 years experience in a related field
? 5 years experience in an Enterprise/Solution Architect role
? Knowledge of the relevant Information Technology governance and legislative framework (such as COBIT, ITIL, TOGAF, SDLC, ASAP, SOA)
? The ESA ensures that the application portfolio evolves at an appropriate rate and does not become unviable as the other related architectures change.
? The ESA also provides the reusable standards, guidelines, patterns and frameworks to application development projects, including those related to application architecture.
? Make sure that all aspects of the application solution architecture are optimized (as much as possible given other constraints of time and budget) by working with subject matter experts (SMEs) in the areas of technology, information and application architectures and disciplines.
? The application architect is the SME focused on designing application interfaces and software services to maximize reuse based on the business processes and governance rules for sharing.
? Limit choices available during development by choosing a standard way of pursuing application development creating, defining, or choosing an application framework for the application
? Recognize potential reuse in the organization or in the application by observing and understanding the broader system environment creating the component design having knowledge of other applications in the organization
? Subdivide a complex application, during the design phase, into smaller, more manageable pieces
? Grasp the functions of each component within the application
? Understand the interactions and dependencies among components