• Solutions Architect: Cloud DevOps Artchitect at FNB South Africa

  • Posted on: 19 December, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Solutions Architect: Cloud DevOps Artchitect


    Job description

    Role Summary

    The Solutions Architect will be appointed to design and implement a DevOps strategy, practice, operating model and toolset for secure and consumable cloud operation of these strategies.


    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Monitor and track expenditure to maximise cost benefit ratios of functional value chains
    • Develop strategies to improve operational and cost efficiencies by tracking, controlling and influencing activities with the aim of reducing costs.
    • Contribute to sustaining a competitive edge through external networking and benchmarking and representation on related forums.
    • Develop networks and build alliances to build and strengthen internal support bases
    • Engage in cross-functional activities.
    • Collaborate across boundaries and find common ground with a widening range of stakeholders
    • Design and drive the implementation of a framework, ensuring delivery of a comprehensive range of services that meet or exceed needs and expectations.
    • Define and influence the implementation of a cross-functional integration, enabling and encouraging exceptional service
    • Execute defined business strategy by translating it into the business operations
    • Communicate 'top down' policy modification, objective achievement progress and critical success factors to impacted stakeholders.
    • Ensure the development and implementation of practices in alignment with operational policy and procedural frameworks
    • Identify interconnected problems, determine their impact and use to develop best fit alternatives; driving best practice solutions.
    • Be aware of and responsive to local conditions
    • Use insights and knowledge gained from high level reports to conduct abstract, conceptual
    • Ensure compliance is adopted in terms of systems and procedures as laid out by FNB and industry standards.
    • Design and implement a control framework to ensure the integrity of operations and practices.
    • Ensure ongoing training and effective campaigns are implemented across the business to ensure the understanding of cyber risk and the impact.
    • Identify training/development needs and pro-actively identify effective solutions to address own and employee development gaps.
    • Create an environment conducive to cross-functional skills transfer.
    • Plan training interventions which support FNB and Group strategies
    • Cuts to the core of issues and applies effective analysis, logic and creativity to identify and implement solutions
    • Knowledge of and the ability to describe the benefits of and disruption potential of the latest cloud-based technologies.


    • 8 years plus IT experience
    • 3-5 years’ experience in multiple Cloud platforms
    • Experience in Enterprise Datacenter Operations.
    • Experience in infrastructure-as-code and DevOps practises.
    • Experience in configuration automation and deployment automation.
    • Knowledge of Cloud security best practice and hardening guides.
    • Knowledge of networking and storage architectures.
    • Strong Documentation and presentation / communication skills.
    • Azure Professional or AWS Architect Certification preferred

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to FNB South Africa career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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