TechSavanna Senior IT Solutions Architect Job in Kenya

Position Title: Senior IT Solutions Architect

Reports To: Business Engagement Manager

Role Purpose: Create technical solutions for business problems, utilizing available IT assets. Act as technical subject matter expert on IT systems, providing and articulating forward-looking technical proposals for implementation either to cover existing functionality gaps or to generate new innovative commercial products and business services. Act as an Information Technology evangelist to business.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Solution Design

% of Time: 70

  • Translate documented business requirements into a technical solution design for implementation
  • Collaboratively oversee the development of the solution as per agreed architecture.
  • Provide solution architecture input into all new system tenders

Performance Measurement Criteria to Meet Objectives

  • Guarantee successful IT projects by providing clear technical guidelines for solution implementation. Measure: 95% of all formal development design documents must be reviewed and approved by the Solution Architect. 90% of all development projects should NOT have architecture re-design requirements
  • Ensure optimization of solution development turn-around by maximizing on re-use of existing IT assets. Measure: Less than 25% duplication of functionality in the IT architecture
  • Translate functional and non-functional requirements into technical architecture documents/instructions for developers and other technical resources. Measure: 95% of all development projects must have documented and signed-off solution architecture for implementation.

Enterprise Architecture

% of Time: 30

  • Maintain up to date EA documentation
  • Maintain updated IT service catalogue documentation
  • Proactively communicate to business stakeholders on the available IT capabilities

Performance Measurement Criteria to Meet Objectives

  • Ensure there is sufficient awareness and alignment with business, of the Enterprise IT Architecture, including an up to date coverage map and gap analysis. Measure: 100% of all IT architecture assets must be documented as per EA documentation framework
  • Ensure there is sufficient awareness of the IT service catalogue, both within IT and in the business. Measure: 100% of all IT services either already delivered or in the pipeline must be documented as per the ITIL service catalogue standard
  • 75% facilitation of once-monthly IT capabilities workshop with business stakeholders, focusing on different systems/business functions as necessary.


  • Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related.

Experience and Skills

  • Solution Architecture skills (Advanced level)
  • 3 years of software development experience in a busy IT development environment, 2 years of which must include experience in systems analysis and design.
  • Advanced skills in logical and physical data modeling, relational databases.
  • Experience in multiple programming languages and Web services
  • Experience with both UNIX and Windows platforms are necessary
  • Knowledge of networking-TCP/IP, DNS, load balancing
  • Knowledge of security-encryption (SSL), certificates, firewalls, VPN, IPSec, etc
  • Experience integrating products into legacy systems
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Desire to continually learn new skills

Knowledge required in the role;

  • Solution Architecture
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Systems Development.
  • SQL & Oracle database management

How to Apply

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role to, clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by 16th Oct 2018.

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Updated: October 12, 2018 — 8:59 am