Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA

Enterprise Architect

At Entersekt, we create world-class software products that make digital financial services frictionless and more secure. We are looking for an exceptional technical leader to take ownership of the enterprise-level architecture strategy, and design of our product. We are a trailblazer in mobile authentication, mobile app security, and payments enablement technology, offering highly scalable solution sets with a track record of success across multiple continents. We enable digital channel innovations for leading financial institutions globally.

The ideal candidate

The ideal person for this role is deliberate, innovative and collaborative – someone who can understand our product vision, and shape our software and platform architecture to enable our business to grow rapidly. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic leader with proven ability to create architecture vision, pragmatically build out architecture, define principles, and oversee lightweight governance of our product technical design. The ideal candidate will have the ability to foster innovation, while providing clear direction for our architecture runway, and at the same time always be thinking about scalability.

The role

In this role, you will take responsibility for designing, developing and communicating the business and technical architecture of our product suite, and work with our global software teams to implement, improve and evolve the architecture. You will be responsible for ensuring that our architecture enables us to move quickly, enables our customers and partners to operate securely and reliably, and ensures we stay on point with real trends in the fintech SaaS business. As a key part of our leadership team, you will liaise with multiple levels of the organization, and provide input as a technology expert. You are a pragmatic and collaborative person.

Skills & Experience

  • BSc or engineering degree
  • 10+ years’ experience in designing and developing software solutions using modern tools, techniques and patterns
  • 5+ years in a formal software architecture role
  • Formal technology and/or software architecture training or relevant experience is required
  • A solid understanding of containerization and designing for scale
  • Experience building service-based products and solutions
  • Experience working in Agile software development teams and departments
  • Experience in building software solutions for enterprise clients
  • Experience in a financial services (payments) or telecommunications industry
  • A solid, practical understanding of modern development architectures and technologies, as well as software development lifecycles
  • A solid understanding of cloud and Linux infrastructure
  • A solid understanding of distributed systems
  • A proven track record in solving complex technical and system-level issues

Personality attributes

  • Strong attention to detail
  • A systematic approach to problem-solving
  • The ability to influence software teams to build and deliver with excellence in mind
  • A solid understanding of the product development process, including software, firmware, and hardware
  • A professional, customer-focused attitude
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on confidence, flexibility, and professionalism

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Entersekt is an international software development company based just outside of Cape Town, South Africa.

We are leaders in authentication, app security, and payments enablement technology, offering a highly scalable solution set with a track record of success across multiple continents.