SA Reserve Bank has several vacancies for Enterprise Architects and Solutions Architects

Job Summary

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has a vacancy for Enterprise Architects and Solutions Architects within its Business Solutions and Technology Department.

Closing date: 31 March 2024 @23:59hrs

Location: Head Office, Conference Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, ZA

Job Purpose

Various roles are available. The successful candidate(s) for each position will be responsible for the following key performance areas:

About the South African Reserve Bank

The South African Reserve Bank is the central bank of South Africa. It was established in 1921. Section 224 of the Constitution of South Africa states the mandate of the SARB as follows:

The primary object of the South African Reserve Bank is to protect the value of the currency in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth in the Republic.

The South African Reserve Bank, in support of its primary objective, must perform its functions independently and without fear, favour or prejudice.

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Detailed Description

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is looking to employ seasoned professionals with expertise in enterprise architecture, solutions architecture, domain architecture, integration architecture, data architecture, technology architecture, business architecture, cloud architecture and/or security architecture to augment its Enterprise Architecture team. 

This team is focused on technical principles converging with imaginative problem solving and can be seen as the ‘glue’ that aligns the strategies of the SARB with the other aspects of the organisation, such as maintaining and managing an optimal information technology (IT) systems landscape, developing and managing business processes, data and appropriate technology investment and providing guardrails for safety.

Available job vacancies

Solutions Architect

The main purpose of this position is to develop and implement the architectural design of solutions to support the business goals and ensure the alignment of business and IT at a solution level within the SARB.

Experience in application analysis/architecture and/or design and/or enterprise architecture and/or solutions architecture is required for this position. Experience in the payment ecosystem for interbank transfers, SWIFT and ISO 20022 would be an advantage.

Enterprise Security Architect

The main purpose of this position is to manage the security architecture domain and landscape, develop reference content and ensure the application thereof in the strategic and operational environment for a safer SARB.

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Experience in risk analysis, security architecture, design, enterprise architecture or solutions architecture is required for this position.

Enterprise Architect

The main purpose of this position is to enable business and IT leaders to make investment decisions that balance and prioritise current operational demands, disruptions and opportunities with a longer-term strategic vision of the organisation.

The Enterprise Architect would also have to provide technology guidance, roadmaps, principles, standards and best practices that support the strategic goals of the SARB, ensure business and IT alignment and guide Solution Architects.

Experience in at least three architecture domains such as business architecture, data architecture and application architecture, with at least five years’ enterprise architecture experience is required for this position.


To be considered for these positions, candidates must be in possession of:

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field (a postgraduate qualification would be an added advantage);
  • industry-specific certifications such as TOGAF 9.1 and SABSA Foundation or security industry certifications such as CISSP-ISSAP, GSE and CGEIT; and
  • a minimum of eight years’ working experience in any of the specialisation fields.

How to Apply

  • Job Identification: 228
  • Apply Before: 31/03/2024, 23:59
  • Degree Level: NQF 7:Bachelor’s degree, Advanced Diplomas, Post Graduate Certificate and B-tech
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Job Shift: Day
  • Locations: Head Office, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, ZA
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  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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