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Temenos Solution Architect

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 21, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1390206

The Temenos Solution Architect will play a leading role in the Temenos team within the Banking competency. They will be responsible for both sales and delivery of Temenos banking related projects. This includes sales and pre-sales activities of opportunity identification, pre-sales presentation and proposal writing and submission. They will be responsible for the quality of client interaction including thought leadership and guidance on industry best practice, while also playing a role in the delivery of the required solution through interaction with the assigned implementation team. They will follow project standards within established timeframes and at defined quality levels, and ensure projects are completed according to schedule and client specifications. This position is client-facing and requires travel to the client site as the project warrants. The work performed is typically moderately complex.


Responsibilities and Deliverables:


Your deliverables as a Temenos Solution Architect will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing Temenos expertise to internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Temenos team strategy.
  • Training and mentorship of junior resources.
  • Maintain, enhance, and broaden knowledge and skills of Temenos applications, industry best practices and developments.
  • Interact with clients to provide them insights and possibilities within the Banking domain to help shape and craft their transformation journeys, with specific focus on the Temenos capabilities
  • Interact with clients, consultatively, to determine project requirements and needs analysis.
  • Present the Banking capabilities and specific solution required to the client, with specific focus on the Temenos capabilities
  • Prepare proposals for clients in accordance with pre-defined standards and procedures.
  • Establish and/or assist client with controls based on client’s business practices and processes; recommend best practices; review setup with clients and gain client acceptance.
  • Use subject matter knowledge to advise the client on the most suitable options.
  • Conduct process analysis and mapping activities for assigned applications if applicable.
  • Assess and report risks during project and participate in the development and implementation of mitigation plans.
  • Communicate project scope, status, and risks to all stakeholders.
  • Record accurate and timely accounting of time spent on project related activities.
  • Follow established project, departmental, company procedures and quality standards.
  • Follow established project management standards.
  • Provide activities related to the management of assigned implementation projects to bring the project to a timely close and transition the client appropriately.
  • Complete post-implementation tasks in a timely manner.
  • Update internal documentation as applicable.


Required Experience:


  • Minimum Honours degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering or related technology field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the banking domain, through a financial institution or an industry software vendor company, with specific experience in the Temenos software suite (Transact and/or Infinity)
  • Proven industry relevant track record of in-depth knowledge of Temenos capabilities, implementations, associated standards, practices and regulations
  • Client facing service experience required. Engagement across stakeholders and ability to run information gathering and sharing sessions
  • Experience with various project management disciplines preferred
  • Experience with Core Banking Transformation programs at various levels



  • Banking Architectural experience and understanding
  • Temenos project experience, across the Transact and/or Infinity platforms, including but not limited to:
    • Implementation
    • Upgrade
    • Data Migration
  • A working knowledge of domestic and international banking domains including:
    • Retail/Core Banking
    • Small & Medium Enterprises
    • Wealth
    • Investment
    • Corporate and Commercial
    • Business Banking
  • Business Writing Skills (business cases, proposals)
  • Presentation and Facilitation Skills
  • System Development Life Cycle (Waterfall, Agile)
  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management
  • Innovative thinker


Advantageous Experience and Skills:


  • Experience with Banking domain software platforms and vendors
  • Exposure to core transformation journeys at a variety of levels (management, design, implementation)
  • Exposure to cloud-based technologies and solutions within the banking domain and associated transformation/migration programs
  • Certified in TOGAF/BIAN frameworks
  • Certification in banking domain software technology platform(s)
  • Certification in agile principles
  • Certification in cloud and related technologies
  • Certification in design thinking principles

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