Enterprise Architect at a Fast Growing Software Company – Talent in the Cloud

Talent in the Cloud – Our client, a fast growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators- while delivering high impact technology solutions for emerging markets through a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Enterprise Architect

Location: Lagos

Job Summary
Our Ideal candidate should be able to answer the following questions in the affirmative:

  • Do you have that unique combination of having a knack for technology and Business in great proportions?
  • Do you think things through so critically and always try to fit the pieces together before making a decision?
  • Do you love to design and build great applications
  • If your answer to these questions is yes, then this is for you.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Direct the overall software development strategy, architecture and process improvements for their Payments Platform.
  • Identify business requirements that affect the enterprise architecture and provide solutions that integrate into the overall architectural vision and strategy.
  • Be hands-on in coupling and building generic codes for the Application development
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns and IT practices
  • Make alignment between technology, people and the business more transparent.
  • Responsible for managing the platform development and integrations with SWIFT, Mastercard Payment Gateway Service, NIBSS (all platforms) and Core Banking Applications
  • Responsible for ensuring best, efficient and secure global software development practices are adopted by the Payment Platform engineers
  • Responsible for executing the entire engineering deliverable required to achieve the vision of their Payment Platform.

Job Competencies and Capabilities

  • Full life cycle experience; responsible for the development of a complete set of architectural views for an enterprise in accordance with one of the more common architecture frameworks
  • Strong cognitive experience in payment systems
  • Strong experience with SWIFT Integrations and developing products to interface with the SWIFT network
  • Strong experience integrating with the Mastercard Payment Gateway Service
  • Strong experience building products to run on all NIBSS Platforms
  • Strong experience integrating with various Core Banking Applications
  • Strong knowledge of design and architectural patterns.
  • Strong experience in building banking, payments and other financial systems is a compulsory requirement.
  • Experience of at least one of the commonlyâ€�used methods, notations and tools (e.g. MooD, Rational Suite, METIS, Artisan, ISSE, System Architect, UML, RUP).
  • Experience of ‘system of systems’ architecture development, partitioning of functionality among applications and components and application interfaces/interoperability concerns.
  • Experience of software development methodologies and structured approachesto system development
  • Awareness of systems management and operational support tools


  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer science, information systems or any other IT related field from any reputable institution
  • Certifications in use of EA tools.

Personal Qualities:

  • Technology oriented
  • Excellent communication skills – Oral and written
  • Strongly Analytical
  • Good leadership skills
  • Gets things done! Execution oriented and proactive
  • Pays a lot of attention to Detail
  • Ability to succeed in fast paced environments at a high-growth company; comfortable with very tight timelines; possessing a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to find creative solutions to problems combined with a willingness to do what one must to ensure timelines & goals are met.


  • Strong leadership skills, with good experience managing up and down
  • Strong experience in building payment solutions
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matric organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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