Solutions Architect at Interswitch Group

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Solutions Architect at Interswitch Group

Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. We started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing, and have progressively evolved into an integrated payment services company, building and managing payment infrastructure as well as delivering innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent. At Interswitch, we offer unique career opportunities for individuals capable of playing key roles and adding value in an innovative and fun environment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Solutions Architect

Location: Lagos Office
Department: Group Shared Technology
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

  • The Solutions Architect is a technical leader, leading the design and architecture for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 implementation at Interswitch.
  • Lead the solution design for the Dynamics 365 programme, creating and maintaining all aspects of solution architecture with a focus on business engagement and documentation – essentially defining the Dynamics 365 architecture and technology frameworks.
  • Ensure sound design and architecture processes are followed. Advising the business when required and utilising third parties to create capacity.

Responsibilities

  • Solutions Architecture
  • The Solution Architect reviews requirements by working with programme team, translating requirements into fit-for-purpose Dynamics 365 solutions and designs
  • Challenges and then documents the solution details including risks, constraints, alternatives, and reason for proposed solution
  • Understands the business background, issues and implications of the specific solution being addressed
  • Ensures compliance between the system architecture and solution architecture
  • Following high level Dynamics 365 solution design, leads and contributes the detailed solution, integration, and infrastructure design
  • Identify and manage all commercial implications of Dynamics 365 architectural changes and implementations – including infrastructure, licencing, integrations etc
  • Specifies user/system interfaces and translates logical designs into physical designs taking account of target environment, performance requirements and existing systems
  • Lead technical and functional team members through the design and build process
  • Acquisition, Development & Deployment
  • Develop and implement pragmatic application of ‘Devops’ processes including; Solution architecture & design, Application lifecycle management, Software application integration & testing
  • Work with the Technology Operations Team to establish Change control & release management and Software application maintenance
  • Ensure compliance to standards, processes and policies set
  • Ensure documentation is current and relevant to ensure stakeholders remain informed
  • Provide input to business and planning forums aligning the application portfolio to meet business needs
  • Operational Management
  • Work with the Technology Operations Teams to establish appropriate timing of maintenance activities and dependencies in Dynamics 365
  • Establish appropriate documentation to ensure that post implementation activities are effectively ‘handed over’ to the Technology Operations teams with clear expectations
  • Identify operational ‘problems and work with teams to resolve them through planned proactive activities, communicating to senior stakeholders regularly

Requirements

  • Collaborative working style to create excellent partner relationships within the business
  • Experience in changing culture and behaviours within Technology teams
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a solution architect or technical consultant role
  • Proven design & architecture experience in a large complex organisation, including stakeholder management
  • Proven experience in large implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 projects (or Dynamics AX and/or CRM)
  • Proven experience successfully managing application procurement, development and implementation using DevOps principles
  • Experience in working in an agile project management framework, for example, Scrum or Kanban
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written at a senior IT level
  • Expertise and experience in working with 3rd party service providers
  • Experience in leading testing procedures & familiarity with test approaches
  • Expert knowledge – formal qualification in IT and/or business-related experience combined with senior experience in change and/or release management
  • Development experience across the Microsoft stack –
  • Net2
  • 0+ (C#, ASP, WCF), SQL+
  • TOGAF qualification.

Application Closing Date
17th November, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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