Software Architect at Derivco. (Umhlanga, South Africa)

Software Architect at Derivco. (Umhlanga, South Africa)

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Location: Umhlanga, South Africa
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-06-18 05:01:13

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Are you an experienced or aspiring Software Architect with a passion for realizing ideas and business demands into innovative architectural solutions?

Who are we?

  • Our culture is DevOps based with current tooling such as Azure DevOps, GIT, Visual Studio, VS Code, Selenium, Sauce Labs, and Octopus Deploy, to name a few.
  • Our technology stack is HTML5, Angular, .NET Core, C#, SQL Server, Azure, Kafka, Couchbase, Kubernetes, ... in fact, it touches so many technologies that we even publish our own quarterly Technology Radar!
  • Our systems are Enterprise scale processing thousands of transactions per second, geographically distributed and running 24/7.

What do we do?

A day in the life of a Derivco Software Architect typically includes the following:

  • Conceiving and communicating designs for large scale and/or business-critical systems.
  • Providing expert guidance and consultancy to teams facing tough technical challenges.
  • Identifying and driving initiatives to improve our software at a system-wide level.
  • Researching and realizing innovative new technologies or ideas.
  • Mentoring senior developers.

What do you need?


  • Ability to wrestle complexity into structure
  • A great verbal and written communicator of technical topics to a wide audience of roles
  • Solid technical foundation across a wide range of topics

Specific skills and experience:

  • At least 8 years technical expertise in one or more of the following technologies: C#, , .NET, SQL Server, REST Apis, Kafka, HTML5.
  • At least 5 years of expertise architecting systems of substantial complexity (tens of thousands of online users, thousands of transactions per minute, 24/7 availability)
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of a range of technical disciplines and techniques (client, server, database, message brokers, DevOps, high availability, scalability) … and how to harness this knowledge into well-architected, scalable software solutions which satisfy business strategy
  • Understanding of different software development methodologies
  • Understanding of different architectural patterns and application design patterns
  • Undergraduate diploma/degree (preferred)
  • TOGAF certified (preferred)

Connect with us today to explore the opportunity to join this team of industry leaders!