Application Architect | Gaming | Century City

We view our client as one of the top digital organisations in South Africa, who provide marketing and support services to millions of clients across the globe. They are based in very trendy and upmarket offices in Century City, Cape Town. A multi billion-dollar global giant in their field, they are able to attract the very best talent in South Africa, and retain them. They are currently looking for an Application Architect to join their team.

Job description

You will be a key driver in projects and products; representing users and business working together with our clients Software Development teams to deliver high quality software products.  Reporting to the Enterprise Architect, you will be responsible for validating product ideas with iterative reviews of plans and work-in-progress with Customers, Architects and Product teams. You will have acquired expertise in the assigned functional area by staying ahead of industry trends, competitor capabilities and new entrants in the Technology space.

Duties include, but not limited to:

Operating Duties

Advocating design first principles

Designing clear architecture visions to ensure business sustainability

Performing gap analysis between baseline architecture and target architecture

Researching, introducing and applying new technologies that become available

Owning system design artefacts, such as the Architecture Notebook

Maintaining topology documentation with the Enterprise Architects

Creating, maintaining and adhering to set of Architectural principles with the Enterprise Architects

Assisting in providing concrete implementations and realizations of Enterprise Architecture Strategies

Ensuring that all our various systems interact consistently and fit into a coherent overall framework

Work alongside other Architects to integrate and propose viable solutions to business

Coordinating work effort between departments as necessary

Duties to Tech Teams

Driving of technology innovation through continuous team engagement and showcasing

Driving system and architecture development methodologies

Leading system design activities to ensure that applications solutions will exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment

Taking responsibility and ownership of implementing and researching best practices and relevant methodologies

Designing and reviewing newly developed software systems

Reviewing and re-engineering of existing software systems and encompassing applications

Monitoring system performance, relevance and usage

Defining and maintaining key metrics to ensure quality and performance of systems and delivery

Ensuring Application Lifecycle Management continuity, by reviewing, monitoring and provide practical changes

Assisting developers in design and guide the development lifecycle

At times being hands-on with assisting with development and mentoring

Training of clients and developers in the use of new technologies

Dealing with internal clients on a technical level

Assisting with the management of technical debt

Designing / Prototyping /Piloting of new software systems and proof of concept work as required

Assisting with impact analysis of potential changes to process and systems

Assisting with technology SWOT analysis

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The job holder may be required to complete any other reasonable duties in order to achieve business objectives.

Even the most experienced talent should have the opportunity to expand and improve their skill sets in many advanced areas of knowledge at this employer.   

If you have the right attitude and right aptitude, we can assure you that room for growth at this employer is unprecedented.  

They firmly believe in staying up to date with latest technologies, so you’ll be working with the latest tech at international standards.  

Whilst this is a very modern and fast paced organisation, the atmosphere is also relaxed.  Leave those suits and ties at home, but please wear something. 

Our client doesn’t believe that sitting in traffic for hours each day is necessary so working hours are flexible, with core working hours between 9am and 4pm.   

To keep you healthy, stress free, and happy – they provide nutritious meals (free of course), serve cappuccinos from their coffee bar, provide free access to the gym, and of course there are free massages from their wellness therapist when you need it the most.  

Our client is able to pay top dollar to attract and retain top talent in South Africa and offer excellent end of year bonuses based on company and individual performance.  The company is outperforming though, so for now, the rest is up to you.

Work hard and play hard?  Head on down to the bar every Friday afternoon, try your hand at Poker on Thursday evenings, enjoy regular team building events such as white river rafting, and so much more. 

Most of all they have created a culture second to none.  Small on egos; big on energy.  Possibly the most employee centric client we’ve come across.  Ever.

If you meet with our requirements and think you could be a match then you’ll want to pop your CV to  


• At least 10 years’ hands-on development experience
• Computer Science related degree, diploma or similar qualification
• Proven experience in internet technology and web development
• Proven experience in coding of website components with a firm grasp of Microsoft technologies
• Proven experience in coding with an understanding of system architectures
• Solid experience in Software and Database Development languages and patterns
• Solid knowledge of Object Orientated Programming, Actor based, Functional development methodologies
• Technical Leadership experience an advantage
• Multi-skilled and willing to learn and apply new technologies and languages
• Understanding and experience in:
- Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) and Microservices
- Event Driven process design
- Geo-distributed system designs
- Complex Event Processing and design principles
- High-volume data processing environments and the constraints
- ArchiMate 2-3 experience an advantage
- Have a firm grasp on design patterns, like MVC, Abstract Factories, and Actor Model
- Firm understanding of SOLID principles with practical implementations



Century City, Cape Town


Interested in this position?

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