Job Information Solutions Architect Copy Company Information
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Job Type Full-time
Department Sagicor Group Jamaica Ltd.
Category Computer/IT
Posted 16-04-2024
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Start Publishing 16-04-2024
Stop Publishing 27-04-2024
[Kingston,Jamaica ]
“Looking for a diverse and rewarding career?
If you're looking to grow your career within a stable and growing financial services company, then Sagicor may be right for you!"
Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited is seeking a suitable candidate to join our Innovation, Data & Security team in the capacity of: Solutions Architect
Location: Kingston
As a Solutions Architect, you will:
  • Play a key role in providing technical guidance and leadership within a team of Software Engineers.
  • Work closely with our internal and external partners to utilize proven technology to create an ecosystem that is consistent, predictable, and interoperable with other systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that our solutions meet the business needs.
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  • Evaluate and undertake impact analysis on major technical options and take a leading role in proposing technical solutions within area of expertise.
  • Utilize business experience and skills to assess and advise on the practicability of alternatives.
  • Take responsibility as needed for the detailed specification and modelling of recommended solutions.
  • Plan, arrange and control meetings, workshops and relations with client/ user staff during system investigations and throughout subsequent development work.
  • Take technical responsibility for most stages of the life cycle for software development of all types of systems.
  • Assess and allocate assignments to junior team members, taking account of individuals' abilities and the requirements of the task.
  • Prescribe standards for the terms and symbols used in program documentation.
  • Set guidelines for the preparation of policies and procedures manuals.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with required technical and quality standards and using appropriate methods and tools in order to achieve a well-engineered product.
  • Coordinate the preparation of detailed documentation on the operation of programs for users and computer operators.
  • Take responsibility for the preparation for implementation, to ensure that it is non-disruptive, and that adequate knowledge transfer to the operations group for post-implementation support.
  • Recommend program changes to increase operating efficiency or to adapt to new systems requirements.
  • Implement version control and release management procedures, as per change management policy.
  • Apply automated and manual tools including ‘black box’ and ‘white box’ testing, to test and evaluate systems and networks under development.
  • Develop procedures and support needed to ensure smooth transition with amended/ new software.
  • Perform thorough unit testing and peer review to ensure that quality output of development is maintained.
  • Take responsibility for the definition, documentation and execution of one or more small-scale projects, providing effective leadership to team members where applicable.
  • Maintain links with appropriate counterparts within both software engineering and service delivery functions and play a full part in bringing systems to implementation as detailed by organization policies and methods.
  • Maintain contact with larger software and hardware vendors for support and to remain informed of developments within the industry.
  • Communicate with core banking software vendors, to develop system designs into specific functionality requirements.
  • Work with vendors to ensure accurate satisfaction of defined specifications.
  • Evaluate the performance of team members against the unit’s objectives to ensure that they are appraised and assessed in accordance with agreed standards, procedures and timetables where applicable.
  • Works with the Quality Control Officer, and business owners to ensure that the defined business requirements are effectively satisfied in the solution.
  • Perform other related duties assigned from time to time.
What do you need?
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized tertiary institution.
  • A minimum of five (5) years full-time software development experience in an enterprise environment.
  • Minimum of (1) year working experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Industry certifications (e.g., TOGAF, AWS, Azure, GCP) would be an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge of relational databases (Oracle, MS SQL, Informix), and proven usage and enterprise level application.
  • Knowledgeable in DevSecOps.
  • Experience with fully automating CI/CD pipelines.
  • Expert knowledge in object-oriented languages (e.g., Java, C#).
  • Experience in at least one (1) JavaScript framework.
  • Experience creating unit, integration, and functional tests.
  • Experience using various operating systems (Linux, Windows).
  • Experience in application systems integration of various complexities.
  • Expert knowledge in System Development Life Cycle methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability for balancing project assignments together with ongoing problem resolution/change requests for multiple application systems.
  • Strong analytical/critical thinking skills.
  • Results oriented and sound time management skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong appreciation of Information Security.
If this role is of interest to you, kindly submit an application via Sagicor's career portal no later than April 26, 2024.
While we appreciate all applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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