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Senior Specialist: Architecture Execution Interface

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Date Added 3 Dec 2020
Expiry Date 31 Dec 2020
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Role details:
Core description:

Provides architectural and big picture oversight for development of new or enhanced products. Articulates the architectural vision, Conceptualizes and experiments with alternative architectural approaches against requirements and assumptions. Work with various product developers, Product manages and customer application experts to create software products containing required features and modifications. Provide technical advice to other departments within the organisation and may be responsible for integrating components built by product developers. May lead a team of planning analysts responsible for research and technical assistance for a user group. Works without supervision on highly complex projects.
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Key deliverables / Primary functions:

• Maintains in-depth knowledge of the company’s strategic business plans
• Maintains in-depth knowledge of the company’s technologies and architectures
• Actively seeks knowledge of emerging technologies and architectures while also being a strong advocate for flexible and robust technology
• Strategizes broadly across Cubic; recommends new products and services to meet growing and changing requirements and consult with peer groups in the development of project plans and architectures
• Communicates technical advancements through briefings and technical papers, to co-workers, management staff, customers, and technical community, as appropriate
• Undertakes technology evaluation and provides recommendations regarding adoption
• Maintains as-is and future state descriptions of the company’s products, technologies and architecture
• Identifies and prepares proposals for R&D investment
• Provides architectural consultancy to programs, projects and customers
• Supports strategic and business planning
• Cultivates relationships with customers and potential customers
• Engages with customers and potential customers to understand their business needs
• Works on a range of projects and tenders, taking overall responsibility for the technical solution including leading the analysis and design of technology solutions and business processes for systems and operations solutions
• Leads the analysis of requirements or problems, discussing and developing solutions with colleagues, subcontractors and customers
• Creates solutions that meet customers’ business needs as well as technical and functional requirements
• Leads the production of technical sections of contract proposals and bids; assisting with the production of financial and commercial bids
• Identifies new opportunities and innovations within existing contracts both for how contracts operate and with the solutions they are delivering, working with project teams and client representatives to make these a reality
• Identifies new opportunities and future solutions and strategies to help understand new markets and realize Cubic’s strategic vision
• Produces and leads others in the production of high-quality requirements, technology and COTS evaluations, business process and operational specifications and reports
• Works with existing and potential supply chain partners to ensure that individual components meet requirements, are value for money and will work together to deliver the best overall solution
• Interfaces with customers up to senior levels throughout the lifecycle of projects including the presentation of solutions and new ideas, helping technical and non-technical customer representatives understand the impact and benefits
• Delivers requisite program documentation including program charters, schedules, requirements documents, specifications, design documents and testing strategies
• Designs and oversees the implementation of complex end-to-end integrated systems
• Liaises with architects and specialists from across Cubic to share knowledge and best practice
• Reviews and provides feedback on the work of other team members
• Monitors, mentors, and trains less experienced staff
• Communicates effectively with customers, team members, management staff, subcontractors, and vendors
• Shows commitment to company values, ethics, safety, security, labor charging, and quality
• Complies with Cubic occupational health and safety policies and procedures and all other policies and procedures relating to working at Cubic
• Works with the Innovations teams to help specify, design, prototype and get customer feedback on new solutions
• Works with delivery organizations to understand localized changes made to common solutions
• Other duties as reasonably directed


7 years’ experience in the IT / Technical environment of which 2 years should be in the solution architect environment.


3 Year degree/ diploma (NQF 6) in IT / Eng