1 x Solutions Architect | IoT.nxt

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1 x Solutions Architect

Role: Solutions Architect

Department: IT and Engineering

Location: Centurion, Pretoria

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Job Title/Reporting to

IoT Solution Architect reporting to the Head Pre-Sales Engineering & Architecture located in Centurion, Pretoria  

Job Purpose

The primary mission of the IoT Solution Architect is to deliver business transformation through the application of IoT by changing the rules of engagements in today’s industry paradigms.  

Key Result Areas (Major Accountabilities)

  • Engage with customers across the globe to identify areas of transformation through IoT, envision and articulate potential business solutions and value propositions to the customer.
  • Envision and develop end-to-and solution architecture for IoT based business solutions spanning devices, gateways, connectivity, cloud, apps, integration, analytics and security layers, addressing functional and non-functional aspects.
  • Evangelize IoT platform products, work with business product owners, and define architecture roadmaps, support and guide project managers as well as implementation teams.
  • Sizing of solution components, working out costing, deriving key commercial matrices like TCO, CAPEX and OPEX, providing trade-offs, and contributing to pricing strategies.
  • Work in implementation teams and provide architecture governance, technical and design guidance to implementation teams, own, articulate and defend the end-to-end solutions with customer stakeholders.
  • Support sales by authoring competent solution proposals working with internal stakeholders, product owners and third-party technology partners. Articulate and defend solutions with customer stakeholders.
  • Own and establish best practices in architecture, design and development, influence over DevOps process and tools. Guide and mentor development teams in driving best practices in engineering and software development.
  • Represent IoT.nxt at industry events and customer workshops and present IoT.nxt products and platform offerings
 

Job Contact

Internal:

  • IoT Project Manager
  • IoT Product Engineering Team
  • IoT Full Stack Developer
  • IoT Device Integration specialist
 

External:

  • Users
  • Third Party Software/Device suppliers
 

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Knowledge:

  • Exhibit knowledge of telematics, M2M, Internet of Things (IoT) and/or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Expertise in Cloud computing, with implementation experience in either of Azure or AWS.
  • Experience in platform architecture and engineering non-functional including availability, scalability, reliability, performance, interoperability.
  • Be on top of trends and technologies on Digital, IoT, cloud, big data, analytics and AI, evaluate technologies and perform trade-offs.
  • Experience and awareness of IoT business applications across Industry verticals covering telecommunication, Manufacturing, Smart Cities and buildings, Energy, Automobiles, connected industrial and consumer products and Healthcare
  • Exhibit knowledge of Waterfall and Agile delivery methods
  • Systems / Software / Principles – Cloud based, Platform as a Service, Big Data
  • Should understand integration via REST API, Logical data modelling using ER diagramming.
  • Knowledge of End-to-end security for IoT security spanning across edge layer security, application, transport, network, cloud and infrastructure security controls, IDAM as well as data privacy and protection controls.
  • Knowledge and awareness on IoT gateways products, agents, sensors and devices.
  • Knowledge of broad spectrum of IoT and Digital technologies including but not limited to below, deep expertise in few of them.
    • Open source :- Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, MongoDB, MySQL, Java, Python, Spring Boot, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, Messaging frameworks like (RabbitMQ, MosquitoMQTT etc.), Angular
    • OR .Net Technologies:- C#, WebAPI, .Net MVC, LINQ, SQL Server
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  • IoT Network technologies, protocols including MQTT, REST, AMQP, HTPS, Websockets, Modbus, OAM-DM, OPC/UA, Zigbee, LoRA, BLE, NB-IoT
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Skills:

  • Skilled in specification/requirements elicitation for software solutions and new product development
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to explain technical issues in a concise and non-technical manner to users
  • Technical writing and verbal communication skills to document and explain models to and between multiple stakeholders
  • Skilled in Data visualisation - the ability to present data in a meaningful and efficient manner
  • Conducted JAD sessions, created Use Cases, workflows, screen shots and Power Point presentations
  • Lead and coordinate requirements gathering sessions with the purpose of creating user stories, Epics, Features for various releases
  • Experience in Functional, Integration, System and User Acceptance Testing.
  • Ability to work across multiple teams/projects/time zones

 

Professional Experience:

  • Between 10-15 years solution architecture experience with a preference for cloud-based solutions.
 

Educational Background:

  • B. Eng [Computer Engineering]
  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • Or equivalent

 

Competencies:

Change management
  • Develops workable implementation plans. 
  • Communicates changes effectively. 
  • Builds commitment and overcomes resistance. 
  • Prepares and supports those affected by change. 
  • Monitors transition and evaluate results.
Leadership
  • Exhibits confidence in self and others. 
  • Inspires respect and trust. 
  • Accepts feedback from others. 
  • Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Judgment
  • Displays willingness to make decisions. 
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. 
  • Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. 
  • Includes appropriate people in decision-making process. 
  • Makes timely decisions.
Motivation
  • Sets and achieves challenging goals. 
  • Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. 
  • Measures self against standard of excellence. 
  • Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
 

Values and Behaviours:

  • We are honest and respect each other.
  • We challenge issues but honour commitments.
  • We believe that innovation is a way of life.
  • We have a passion to win; a freedom to fail; but only once for the same reason.
  • We take responsibility for our actions; we are accountable for achieving results and we take ownership of our mistakes.
  • We do the right thing for the right reason.
  • We are part of the solution, not part of the problem.
  • We are fearless with nerves of steel.
  • We believe in teamwork and partnership.
  • We are diverse yet united.
  • We are involved yet independent.
  • We believe in learning and continuous improvement.
 

Remuneration & Benefits:

  • Annual Salary CTC
  • Wellness Programs 
  • Flexible / Remote Working

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