Architect:Capitec Bank Ltd-Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

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Purpose Statement

  • Responsible for producing a comprehensive technical specification that includes non-functional requirements
  • Assist the BA to ensure that the functional design offers a technical viable solution and address the business requirements
  • Design test plans and provide guidelines to facilitate performance and stress testing. 

  • To fulfil the role of Subject Matter Expert (SME) and senior advisor on all matters relating to solutions architecture.
  • To conceptualize, design, and articulate solution designs in relation to specific business value/problems. 
  • To forge a link between the existing enterprise architecture and a particular initiative, and guarantee the solution designed meets the company’s architecture standards and architectural vision. 

Knowledge & Experience



  • Systems architecture principles (IT technologies and software architecture)
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Agile systems development processes (CI/CD standards and agile delivery methods)
  • Software development (typed and scripting coding languages)
  • Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) and designing and delivering scalable and resilient solutions
  • Policy, standards, and best practices 
  • Financial Services systems environment
  • Card processing or card management


  • 8 or more years’ software development experience, including a minimum of: 
  • 4+ years software design
  • 4+ years proven working experience in software engineering and development (Cobol and/or Java and/or .NET and/or Python and/or JavaScript)


Solid understanding of:

  • Banking business model 
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Business Analysis
  • Cloud architectures
  • Big Data modelling
  • Best practices for Quality Assurance (QA)
  • DevOps development culture and principles
  • Various development technologies (Preferably. Cobol, Java, .NET, JavaScript, and Python ecosystems)

In addition to the minimum experience:

  • 4+ years’ proven experience as a Solutions Architect
  • Financial Services experience
  • Experience with PowerCard



  • Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational

Ideal or Preferred

  • A relevant qualification in Information Technology



  • Communication skills (written and verbal) in English
  • Interpersonal / Relationship management skills
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Facilitation 
  • Presentation skills

Mind-set and attitude:

  • Analytical, diagnostic and problem solving skills
  • Business acumen
  • Process and organisational thinking 
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability to change 
  • Willingness to take ownership and accountability

Time management:

  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative without guidance, cope well under sustained pressure and deliver to deadlines
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects at the same time

Conditions of Employment

  • Clear criminal and credit record

Capitec is committed to diversity and, where feasible, all appointments will support the achievement of our employment equity goals.

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