Solution Architect (Chatbot and Predictive Analytics)

Cape Town

Posting Country:  South Africa
Date Posted:  18-Jan-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
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Role Purpose:
The G Band Solution Architect (Chatbot and Predictive Analytics) position is based within the Technology Business Unit.

 

The role of the Solution Architect is to be responsible for designing and leading the implementation of a solutions and capability architecture for a particular business capability / user journey, according to the overall digital vision and target architecture.  This role is responsible for the technical analysis and holistic solution design of future capabilities and features, including external dependencies, cross-domain APIs, and technical enablers / stories.  This role is responsible for reviewing the target architecture vision and roadmap, evaluating and prioritizing roadmap items, and translating them into designs and non-functional requirements.  This incumbent is responsible for providing support to engineering to ensure development of technical stories are aligned to defined architecture paradigms, principles, and patterns.
Your responsibilities will include:
Translate the overall digital vision and target architecture into corresponding solution designs and change requirements
Design end-to-end solutions and cross domain integration and APIs
Define non-functional, operational, and quality requirements for solutions
Define technical stories to enable business capabilities, fostering re-use of existing components, and accept technical features following demos
Collaborate to plan the release of technical stories
Provide guidance to delivery teams to ensure alignment
Facilitate solution compliance to security, privacy, and regulatory needs
Manage technical debt and technology obsolescence at solution level
Advocate adoption of new technologies into solutions
The ideal candidate for this role will have:
Grade 12 / Matric essential

Translate the overall digital vision and target architecture into corresponding solution designs and change requirements
Design end-to-end solutions and cross domain integration and APIs
Define non-functional, operational, and quality requirements for solutions
Define technical stories to enable business capabilities, fostering re-use of existing components, and accept technical features following demos
Collaborate to plan the release of technical stories
Provide guidance to delivery teams to ensure alignment
Facilitate solution compliance to security, privacy, and regulatory needs
Manage technical debt and technology obsolescence at solution level
Advocate adoption of new technologies into solutions

 

Core competencies and knowledge:

Solution architecture and design
Feasibility analysis
Business capability / customer journey architecture governance in agile software delivery
Technical enablers, integration APIs,  and detailed technical and operational story design
Infrastructure design
Estimation techniques for scaled agile
Technology Innovation: scouting, screening and evaluation
Cost of ownership of technology, application portfolio management
Web-scale cloud-native architectures including IaaS, PaaSand SaaS
Design of web-scale architectures and systems of innovation and engagement
DevOps practices and automation tools
Artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data technologies and architectures
Management of technical debt

 

The base location for this position is Cape Town.

 

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences – we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.