Role

  • Design, configure, operate and perform maintenance on networking and computer systems — including software, web portals, internet and intranet connections — that allow organisation infrastructures to function.
  • Consider the size, resources, data needs, desired user experience and budget to determine Status's computing needs.
  • Overall design and maintenance of an IT system.

Responsibilities

  • To accomplish their main functions of bringing together the pieces — or architecture — of a system while ensuring that current and future performance and scalability are achievable.

Strategy & Planning

  • Responsible for designing and implementing short and long-term strategic goals for managing and maintaining systems and software. Making sure that all planned and in-place system architectures are aligned with Status's organisational goals.
  • Provide expertise and architectural assistance to other IT teams including software teams, System Analysts and Engineers.
  • Conduct research on new technologies in the field of systems development and create and develop plans for investing in such systems that will increase cost effectiveness and flexibility.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Design, create and monitor the implementation of end-to-end integrated systems.
  • Review new and existing system designs and make recommendations for improving or altering the systems.

Operational Management

  • System Architects consult with teams and end-users to further infrastructure development.
  • Develop and execute test plans to check technical performance of infrastructure and report findings.
  • Make recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop guidelines for standardizing systems.

Integrity of Systems

  • Balanced and focused development of the system and its maintenance.