Imperial: Systems Integration Architect




Job Title: Systems Integration Architect
Branch/Department: Integrated Services
Company: Resolve
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Samrand
Location - Province/Area: Gauteng

Position Overview: Market leader in Technology (development & integration) offers an exciting opportunity for a systems integration architect to join the application development team.

The successful candidate will have 5+ years’ relevant work experience in a software solutions/professional services environment, including any of the following:
- Knowledge of most of the following languages, standards, components, and operating systems: J2EE, XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, BPEL, BPMN, JMS, PKI, MQ and Software Configuration Management
- Be familiar with SDLC methodologies like Agile, KANBAN, etc.
- Bespoke solution/component design & development
- Experienced in using methodologies in developing and supporting solutions.
- Experience with multi-system/platform program integration, including the use of ESB technologies
- Background providing total systems architecture/design perspective including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies, and requirements of hardware and software components in an SOA solution stack.
- Understanding of the domain and relevant technologies
- Development methods and modelling techniques
- Can develop solutions utilizing SOA architectures and frameworks/patterns

The team delivers bespoke solutions across multiple organizations using Microsoft, Oracle, Java and other web technologies. Complexity ranges from medium to very complex. Requires consideration of the entire solution architecture from infrastructure, provisioning, platform to overall design, security, usability and maintainability.

Specific Role Responsibilities:
The systems integration architect establishes the basic structure of the integration components of the solution, defining the essential core design features and elements that provide the framework for all that follows. The systems integration architect ensures the efficient functioning of the solution integration technologies and advises the client and development team on the optimum way to build, design and implement integrated solutions, given appropriate enterprise systems integration topologies. This role presupposes a deep understanding of SOA concepts and practical experience in one or more enterprise systems integration technologies. Examples include, OSB, BizTalk, MQ, Talend, FMW etc.

Qualifications and Experience:
Qualification:

- Degrees (the following are optional but preferred):
- BSc. Computer Science
- BEng. Industrial & Systems Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- B.Com Informatics with honours in computer science or informatics
- Relevant Certifications a plus

Experience:

The candidate will have experience in the following:
- Knowledge of most of the following languages, standards, components, and operating systems: J2EE, XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, BPEL, BPMN, JMS, PKI, MQ and Software Configuration Management
- Be familiar with SDLC methodologies like Agile, KANBAN, etc.
- Bespoke solution/component design & development
- Experienced in using methodologies in developing and supporting solutions.
- Experience with multi-system/platform program integration, including the use of ESB technologies
- Background providing total systems architecture/design perspective including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies, and requirements of hardware and software components in an SOA solution stack.
- Understanding of the domain and relevant technologies
- Development methods and modelling techniques
- Can develop solutions utilizing SOA architectures and frameworks/patterns

Skills and Personal Attributes:

Skills:

- Knowledge of most of the following languages, standards, components, and operating systems: J2EE, XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, BPEL, BPMN, JMS, PKI, MQ and Software Configuration Management
- Be familiar with SDLC methodologies like Agile, KANBAN, etc.
- Bespoke solution/component design & development
- Experienced in using methodologies in developing and supporting solutions.
- Experience with multi-system/platform program integration, including the use of ESB technologies
- Background providing total systems architecture/design perspective including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies, and requirements of hardware and software components in an SOA solution stack.
- Understanding of the domain and relevant technologies
- Development methods and modelling techniques
- Can develop solutions utilizing SOA architectures and frameworks/patterns

Personal attributes:

- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work in a team
- Eye for detail and identifying problems
- Able to take the initiative and function in stressful situations
- Natural inclination towards taking ownership
- Tenacity to troubleshoot and monitor enterprise level solutions to ensure successful functioning

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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