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Chief Solution Architect Job in Lagos

Job Title: Chief Solution Architect
Tezza Business Solutions Ltd – Lagos, NG

Listing Info

Tezza Business Solutions Ltd is a “niche” service provider of Software Development, Quality Assurance and Software Testing services. Tezza began its operations as Web Development Company in 2000 in Overland Park, Kansas. Since then, we’ve evolved into a Services-oriented company who only engage in Product development as a value-add service to our customers who continue to appreciate our “Customer First” Service Delivery approach.

Tezza opened its first office in Kenya in 2009 with a primary goal of building capacity of qualified software development and testing resources to work on outsourced projects from North America. Since 2009, Tezza has grown in size and reputation with over 150 resources and offices in key 4 East and West African countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Tezza has now become the #1 QA and Software Testing Company in East Africa providing services to companies within the Banking, Insurance, Healthcare and Telecommunication market verticals.


A high-impact Architecture function can accelerate progress against critical IT objectives that require a cross-enterprise perspective. The mission (duties and responsibilities) of Tezza’s Architecture is to:

    Provides advice to customers regarding industry best practices in business process and software deployment methodologies
    Conducts/leads business process analysis or design/construction phase of the project including writing functional specifications
    Creates and modifies procedural and system documentation throughout the project
    Develops functional and technical specifications for modifications, interfaces, reports and screens that meet the customers’ business objectives and are of sound design
    Provides primary user support and verifies that the system provides the required business functions
    Prepares and delivers presentations for user, management, and executive level audiences
    Communicates and/or supports business cases to Product Management and Product Development regarding specific trends for future product functionality and enhancements
    Assists Project Managers in planning efforts
    Working with the Project Manager, creates detailed tasks on overall project plan (i.e. during sales cycle, during project mobilization and design, or based on change requests)
    Ensures knowledge transfer is conducted with key customer project team members
    Is a thought leader in the Transportation Solution Industry and is able to apply that knowledge to customer engagements
    Incorporate SOA principles into enterprise architecture design, including identifying opportunities for common services and service reuse
    Participate in relevant external standards organizations, industry groups, panels, etc.
    Document all architecture design and analysis work
    Develop, improve, validate, and use tools to facilitate enterprise architecture efforts
    Lead analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise architecture

Required Skills

Required Skills (Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities to enter the job):

    10+ years solutions design and implementation experience at line of business or enterprise level
    5+ years’ experience in design and architecture at enterprise level.
    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent discipline is required
    Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or equivalent discipline is desired
    Desire work out of Lagos – Nigeria and eventual travel in central Africa
    Experience leading large teams in a matrix management environment.
    Fully knowledgeable about solution architecture patterns, integration patterns, mobile and web application architectures.
    Able to quickly translate vague user requirements to possible and probable solution architectures.
    Broad knowledge of technology from mobiles to servers and data centers.
    Extremely quick to research and evaluate potential platforms and technologies.
    Knowledgeable about general business transactions and functions across multiple domains – banking, retail, manufacturing, service etc.
    Ability to prepare and present solution proposals.
    Ability to work with a young and less experienced team and bring them up to speed quickly. Ready to act as chief innovation officer for the company.
    Experience managing vendor agreements and tracking service levels.
    Superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong presentation and facilitation skills to communicate with and persuade a wide range of audiences

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