Solution Architect – Digital Marketing

Categories Solutions Architect
Salary Market Related
Location Western Cape
Job Information

Job Spec:

Our Client in Cape Town requires a Solution Architect – Digital Marketing for a permanent role.

As a recognized authority of Digital Marketing, the Solution Architect strategically advises and shapes Digital Marketing requirements and creates high-quality data, application and technology architectures in support of the business requirements and leads the realization of the design into the final solution implementation. Deep subject matter knowledge of Digital Marketing is essential and technical knowledge of Cloud architectures and SAP Hybris platforms is highly desirable.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Information Systems / B Sc Computer Science (or similar)

Responsibilities

Create data, application and technology architectures and designs for solutions to realize Digital Marketing blueprints and non-functional requirements in line with architecture standards:

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the business strategy and business priorities for Digital Marketing services
  • Develop Organsation’s’s Digital Marketing landscape roadmap and blueprints in line with the strategic business direction
  • Analyse and understand Digital Marketing business requirements and translate the requirements into the most effective solution architecture with minimal customization and/or advise on suitable solution alternatives
  • Engage all stakeholders to obtain agreement on proposed Digital Marketing solutions based on SAP Hybris platform and work closely with business stakeholders, Business Analysts, System Analysts and Project Managers to architect and implement Digital -Marketing solutions
  • Create business, data, application and technology architectures and designs using the appropriate modeling techniques and methodologies for the Digital Marketing business domain in the enterprise architecture repository in line with architecture principles
  • Keep abreast of the latest Digital Marketing trends and emerging technologies, identify and analyze architecture best practices, determine the potential impact on the enterprise, and drive adoption as deemed appropriate

Serve as the primary Digital Marketing solution architecture and design authority for all project and operational stakeholders, and ensure architecture quality across all solutions that enable the Digital Marketing business domain:

  • Be clearly identified as the senior design authority as it relates to the Digital Marketing business domains and provide technical guidance and leadership in solution proposals, RFIs, RFPs, and project teams
  • Partner with the Enterprise Architect and other Solution Architects in support of the definition and development of the overall retail solution landscape
  • Detect critical deficiencies in the Digital Marketing architectures and recommend improvements
  • Work with external service providers to drive projects to successful implementation
  • Review external and internal designs for Digital Marketing systems from a risk and technology perspective
  • Ensure applicable Architecture and Design reviews are conducted for Digital Marketing solutions in line with the defined IT governance and processes
  • Provide architectural oversight and guidance to development teams to ensure high-quality technical solution designs during the detailed design, build, test and deploy phases that conforms to architecture principles and standards
  • Mentor senior developers / designers / business analysts to become Solution Architects

Contribute to solution architecture and design standards and SDLC governance requirements:

  • Maintain and manage Digital Marketing related architecture artifacts in the Enterprise Architecture repository and ensure that the content is effectively organized and controlled so as to maintain architectural consistency
  • Contribute to the definition of a framework for Solution Architecture and the policies, procedures and templates that guide and govern Solution Architecture processes
  • Contribute to the development of architecture principles and compliance criteria to guide technology decisions
  • Contribute to the development of solution modeling standards and guidelines
  • Define a set of metrics to measure and report on the performance of the various solution architecture processes

Experience

Essential:

  • 7-10 years Working experience within the IT industry
  • 5+ years Experience with all aspects of IT projects from business analysis, architectures, system analysis and design through development, testing, implementation, and production support (SDLC)
  • 5+ years Excellent design and architecture skills and proven track record delivering well designed complex enterprise class systems
  • 5+ years Identification and formulation of solution architecture and solution alternatives and their assessment
  • 5+ years Experience architecting and developing n-tier applications using multiple programming languages and paradigms
  • 5+ years Demonstrated expertise in a variety of application development methodologies and practices
  • 2-3 years Lead a team through an architectural development process and collaborate with application development teams, architects and other members of the software development team
  • 2-3 years Experience with current research and standards in Solution Architecture
  • 3-5 years Experience implementing solutions in an architecture capacity in the Digital Marketing industry
  • 2-3 years Retail industry experience with an understanding of retail business processes
  • 2-3 years Deep technical knowledge in any leading marketing automation platform at enterprise scale

Desirable:

  • 3+ years Experience in high volume data and files processing, in a batch and real time, integration environment
  • 2-3 years Project management experience of mid-sized projects
  • 1-2 years Experience in eCommerce platforms
  • 1-2 years Experience in Call Centre solutions

Knowledge and Skills

Essential:

  • Architecture and design of Digital Marketing solutions (Cloud, APIs, micro-services, omni-channel, etc.) and integration to other solutions
  • Architecture and design of Digital and Digital Marketing solutions (Marketing Automation, Cloud, APIs, micro-services, omni-channel, etc.) and integration to other solutions
  • Commercial and business understanding of the broader eCommerce and retail services industry
  • Commercial and business understanding of the broader eMarketing and retail services industry
  • Software development frameworks and methodologies (Agile, Scrum, TOGAF, etc.)
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and logical skills
  • Excellent team-working, interpersonal skills
  • Develop of proposals and excellent written communication & presentation skills
  • Excellent organisation and facilitation skills
  • Strong conflict management skills

Desirable:

  • Understanding of the Customer Analytics methodologies and Artificial Intelligence around customer offer recommendations

Competencies

Essential:

  • Persuading and influencing
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Creating and innovating
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Relating and networking

Desirable:

  • Planning and organising
  • Working with people
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking

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