Technical Data Architect

Remuneration:negotiable Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment

Our client is a niche financial software development firm serving UK and US clients requires a technical data architect with relevant B.Com/B.Sc/B.Eng university degree, preferably in computer science and/or information systems, expert working knowledge in a .Net SQL environment, ASP.Net, HTML5, web services, JavaScript and XML and experience in requirements capture, analysis techniques and process improvement approaches.

  • Advise business on strategic ‘build or buy’ decision-making.
  • Drive innovation, regular review of tech stack, keeping 3rd-party libraries current.
  • Work with tech team to create and approve technical solutions that are;
  • Smart, well designed (simple), robust, scalable
  • Intuitive – negating need for user guides
  • Self-maintaining, easy to support – defensive checks, using alerts appropriately.
  • Keep best practice guidelines and standards documentation up to date and work with teams to adopt/adhere to them.
  • To advise business on MS licensing requirements.
  • Strong appreciation for UX design principles
  • Work alongside (assist) Dev Team Lead on;
  • Internal Projects
  • Continuous Integration (CI) environment – in progress
  • Controlled/packaged deploys – coming soon
  • GBO2 front-end revamp – coming soon
  • Achieving security certifications – coming soon
  • Code reviews
  • Planning/running weekly tech sessions
  • Keeping skills current/training/mentoring
  • Release management in-line with best practices
  • Work closely with developmnent team lead on mentoring and developing the dev team
Technical stack:
  • JavaScript and JSON
  • jQuery and jQuery UI
  • MS .Net 2 and 4 (C#, ASP.Net)
  • TSQL (SQL Server 2014)
  • HTML and CSS
  • XML Applications
  • GIT (or similar source control) IIS7 +
  • Integrated Development Environment used:
  • Visual Studio
  • MS SQL Server 2014
  • You should have a recognised and relevant B.Com/B.Sc/B.Eng university degree, preferably in Comp Sci and/or Information Systems.
  • Expert working knowledge in a .Net SQL environment, ASP.Net, HTML5, Web Services, JavaScript and XML.
  • Experience in requirements capture, analysis techniques and process improvement approaches.
  • Ability to lead and influence others.
  • Able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges.
  • Ability to work well with all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent personal organisation and ability to prioritise and carry out multiple tasks.
  • Comfortable working without routine supervision.
  • A desire to remain technically capable and an expert in current technologies.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


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Posted on 19 Jun 12:07

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