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Senior Specialist: Cloud Architect/Engineer

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Date: 26-Oct-2020

Location: Johannesburg GAU ZA, ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

  • To provide the infrastructure design for solutions hosted on premise and/or in the cloud. To provide specialist advice & support in the development & implementation of solution architect applications addressing problems on systems integration, compatibility and multi platforms.
Minimum Experience
3 - 5 years experience in a similar environment, of which 1 -2 years at a junior specialist level
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Information Technology and Computer Sciences
Additional Minimum Qualifications
  • Design and maintenance of the Liberty cloud platforms (Azure and/or AWS)
  • Build infrastructure- and service orchestration templates
  • Execute infrastructure- and service orchestration templates via CI/CD pipelines
  • Leading SAFe demos, retrospectives and sprint planning on Azure DevOps
  • In-depth understanding of cloud licencing, billing and administration
  • Experienced in API development (E.g. JSON/Python/JavaScript)
  • In-depth understanding of cloud networking- and security layers (E.g. being able to script the deployment of a component or a service with the necessarily network- and security requirements)
  • The ability to maintain the Azure DevOps Agile template - SAFe 5.0 Full customisation, would be desirable
  • Design infrastructure solutions considering user experience, supportability, security, reusability and cost.
  • To evaluate and select appropriate solutions where existing technologies are unable to fulfil the business or IT requirements or where technologies are reaching end-of-life/support.
  • To provide SME (subject matter expert) consultation to support business and the #OneIT division
  • Present to governance bodies including the Architecture Review Board and Design Authority in order to gain approval for infrastructure solutions
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development and proposed solutions.
  • Use practical knowledge and theoretical guidelines, to diagnose area of specialisation problems and generate workable solutions.
  • Apply relevant research methodologies, tools and techniques to effectively and purposefully gather information.
  • Understand the interdependence and integration of different systems and related processes to apply practically in an area of work.
  • Provide specialist advice and support in area of accountability to ensure that identified solutions and recommendations are appropriate and effective.
  • Comprehensively test solution to ensure delivery according to identified requirements and document changes for recording and governance purposes.
  • Gather specification and related information in order to inform the architectural design of IT systems.
  • Provide constructive and timeous feedback on work progress and problems encountered to relevant stakeholders.
  • Research and examine current systems and consult users to obtain information to inform possible improvements.
  • Write software and develop documentation and related operating manuals to increase the utility value of systems.
  • Develop and deliver technical design solutions according to agreed standards that address business requirements within an agreed timeframe.
  • Draw on own technical knowledge and experience and plan activities that identify and develop solutions to improve operational service and quality.
  • Accountable for the improvement of quality, service and work outputs, continuously recommending improvements.
  • Plan for the organisation of work outputs and process improvement activities in light of a specific situational context related to the area of specialisation.
  • Proactively identify area of specialisation related problems, determine cause and effect and recommend the best option to implement corrective action based on previous experience.
  • Provide specialist expertise and advice to internal/external customers, that builds strong relationships and creates a favourable impression aligned to Treating the Customer Fairly (TCF) principles.
  • Adhere to financial controls, governance and compliance policies and processes throughout an area of specialisation, contributing to cost efficiency.
Learning and Growth
  • Contribute positively to human capability improvement, related to knowledge optimisation and associated with area of specialisation.
  • Comply to risk and governance policies, implement and provide subject matter input to the development of related processes, applicable to the area of specialisation.
Liberty Values
    Technical Competencies
    • Design Patterns (Proficient)
    • Design Software (Proficient)
    • Knowledge of IT Governance and Business (Proficient)
    • IT Knowledge (Proficient)
    • IT Development (Proficient)
    • Research and Information Gathering (Intermediate)
    • Reporting and Interpretation (Intermediate)
    • Customer Advice (Technical) (Intermediate)
    Behavioural Competencies
    • Professional/Technical learning (Intermediate)
    • People Management and Empowerment (Intermediate)
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness (Intermediate)
    • Problem Solving and Analysis (Intermediate)
    • Teamwork and Cooperation (Intermediate)
    • Communicating with Impact (Intermediate)
    • Relationship Management and Networking (Intermediate)
    • Customer Orientation (Intermediate)

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