Solution Architect

📁 Information Technology
➡️ Full time
🕒  Dec 31, 2023
🗺️ Addis Ababa

Job Information

👉 Salary : Attractive
👉 Job Level : Senior Level (5+ years experience) 👉 Deadline : Feb 27, 2024

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Job Description

As a Solution Architect at our fintech company specializing in digital uncollateralized lending products, you will play a critical role in designing and delivering innovative solutions that meet our business and technology objectives. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, engineers, and business stakeholders, to architect robust and scalable lending platforms. Your expertise will be instrumental in ensuring the efficiency, security, and reliability of our lending systems while adhering to industry best practices and regulatory requirements.


Solution Design:

  • Collaborate with product managers and business stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into scalable and efficient technical solutions.
  • Develop solution architectures, including application, data, and infrastructure components, ensuring alignment with business objectives and scalability requirements.
  • Evaluate and recommend technologies, frameworks, and platforms that align with the company's technology stack and lending product roadmap.
  • Identify and mitigate potential technical risks and challenges associated with the implementation of lending solutions.

System Integration:

  • Define integration strategies and patterns to enable seamless data flow between various systems, such as loan origination, credit scoring, payment processing, and customer relationship management (CRM).
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure effective integration of new lending products with existing systems and third-party APIs.
  • Design and implement secure and scalable APIs to enable smooth integration with external partners and systems.

Performance and Scalability:

  • Conduct performance analysis and capacity planning to ensure that the lending platforms can handle expected transaction volumes and growth.
  • Optimize system performance by identifying bottlenecks, conducting load testing, and recommending performance improvement measures.
  • Design and implement caching strategies, data partitioning, and other scalability techniques to enhance system performance.

Security and Compliance:

  • Ensure the security and privacy of customer data by implementing appropriate security controls and encryption mechanisms.
  • Collaborate with the security team to conduct security assessments and penetration testing of the lending systems.
  • Stay updated with regulatory requirements and industry standards related to data privacy, data protection, and lending compliance.
  • Design and implement audit trails and monitoring mechanisms to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to development teams, ensuring adherence to architectural best practices and coding standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve technical challenges, provide guidance on system design, and promote knowledge sharing.
  • Stay updated with emerging technologies, industry trends, and innovations in the fintech and lending domains.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of development processes, tools, and methodologies.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.5+ years experience as a Solution Architect or a similar role, preferably within a fintech or financial services organization.
  • Strong understanding of digital lending products, uncollateralized lending processes, and associated technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of scalable and secure architecture design principles, patterns, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in designing and integrating systems using modern technologies such as microservices, APIs, cloud platforms, and containers.
  • Experience with data modeling, database design, and optimization techniques for high-performance systems.
  • Familiarity with regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements relevant to the fintech and lending industry.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and manage multiple priorities.

How to Apply

To apply for the Solution Architect position, please follow the guidelines below:

Email Address: [email protected]

Email Subject:

Please use the following subject line when submitting your application: "Application for Solution Architect - Qena Position ".


Attach your updated resume or curriculum vitae (CV) in PDF or Word format. Ensure that your resume highlights your relevant skills, experience, and educational background. Include details of your previous solution architecture roles, fintech experience, and any specific accomplishments related to digital lending products.

Contact Information:

Ensure that your CV includes your full name, phone number, and email address. This will make it easy for the hiring team to reach out to you for further communication or to schedule an interview.

Portfolio (if applicable):

If you have a portfolio or samples of your solution architecture work, you may include them as attachments or provide a link to an online portfolio or GitHub repository. This will provide the hiring team with a deeper understanding of your technical capabilities and problem-solving skills

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