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Solution Architect

Location:  Cape Town
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 13, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1447226


Our clients are faced with external pressures on an unprecedented scale. The ability to translate strategy into reality is key to their enhanced business performance. As a Consulting professional, you will be focused on helping them achieve this goal.   

At EY, we are growing our Consulting practice and specifically building our Technology Consulting (TC) team. Due to this expansion, we are seeking to recruit high achieving Senior Architects to be part of our fast growing business and to support us in our NextWave Strategy.


The Opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Solutions Architect to join our Technology Consulting team. As a Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing technology solutions that meet the business requirements of our clients. You will work closely with our clients and cross-functional teams to identify, analyse, and define their technology needs and develop strategies to achieve their goals.


Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse client requirements and design technology solutions that meet their business needs
  • Develop detailed technical specifications and diagrams for technology solutions
  • Identify technical risks and develop mitigation strategies
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including developers, project managers, and business analysts to ensure solutions are developed and delivered on time and within budget
  • Conduct technology assessments and provide recommendations to improve system performance and scalability
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their business goals and provide advice on how technology solutions can help achieve those goals
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and best practices to ensure our solutions are cutting-edge



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related fields
  • 5+ years of experience as a Solutions Architect
  • Proven experience designing and developing complex technology solutions
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise-level technology stacks and architectures, including cloud-based technologies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with clients and cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in providing technical leadership and mentoring to junior team members
  • Practical experience in Architecture Governance / Technical Design Authority
  • Experience in identifying client needs and the ability to reason logically and creatively to provide options and recommendations to resolve problems.
  • Experience in transitioning from On Premise to Cloud architectures from Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, Oracle.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working within Architectural frameworks and standards such as TOGAF, IASA, ArchiMate or hold equivalent certifications.
  • Experience in applying architecture in an agile/product-centric environment. E.g. SAFe


What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator and a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion for technology and making things happen in a dynamic organisation. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

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