Solutions Architect – Networking and Security

  • Full Time
  • Bryanston
  • Nov 30, 2020


The primary responsibility of the Solutions Architect is to consult with the client and work with internal teams to create strategies, transformational designs and the architectural vision for complex solutions that address the clients’ needs. They provide multi-technology consulting services on all aspects of application software, infrastructure and related technology components.


– Contributes to the development of solution architectures in specific business, infrastructure or functional areas

– Identifies and evaluates alternative architectures and the trade-offs in cost, performance and scalability

– Produces specifications of cloud-based or on-premises components, tiers and interfaces, for translation into detailed designs using selected services and products

– Supports a change programme or project through the preparation of technical plans and application of design principles that comply with enterprise and solution architecture standards

– Takes responsibility for understanding client requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and problem resolution

– Monitors the external environment to gather intelligence on emerging technologies

– Creates reports and technology roadmaps and shares knowledge and insights with others

– Designs components using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed architectures, design standards, patterns and methodology

– Creates multiple design views to address the concerns of the different stakeholders of the architecture and to handle both functional and non-functional requirements, including proof of concept (POC)

– Reviews, verifies and improves own designs against specifications

– Contribute to the development of new go to market services and contributes knowledge on relevant verticals

– Operate across both the technical levels within the enterprise architecture and the value chain in order to develop holistic and integrated solutions

Academic qualifications and certifications:

– Tertiary level – bachelor’s with 5 yrs experience; or post-graduate degree with at least 3 years’ experience in a consulting capacity

– Cisco Certifications and knowledge essential

– Certification and working knowledge of ITIL, Service Management and Integration

– Scaled Agile certification


Experience required:

– Solid professional technical, IT or Operations experience within a large scale (preferably multi- national) technology services environment

– Proven Networking, Security and Cisco experience is essential

– Some Project or Program Management experience would be preferred but not essential

– Proven client engagement and consulting experience coupled with solid experience in client needs assessment and change management

– Proven experience in integrating the solution for the particular project with the business domain, enterprise concerns, industry standards, established patterns and best practices

– Experience working in an agile development environment

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