Engineering Lead (Solutions Architect)

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Expleo is a trusted partner for end-to-end, integrated engineering, quality services and management consulting for digital transformation. We are a talent incubator. The time you spend at Expleo will turbo-charge your career, allowing you to work on complex technical challenges, enjoy opportunities to expand your skills and take part in inspiring, multi-disciplinary collaborations with your colleagues. Whether working on autonomous vehicles, green planes, the factories of tomorrow or cutting-edge banking technology, you will have the opportunity to become a bolder version of yourself. Let’s change the game together.


We are looking for an Engineering Lead (Solutions Architect) to join our dynamic team in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town (Hybrid, in office 3 days a week). 


The Engineering Lead will envision, lead and develop fit for purpose, integrated end- to end technical solutions across multiple technologies for the organisation, through inspirational technical leadership and visionary long-term thinking. Provide leadership across multiple initiatives guiding engineering lead practitioners to achieve product / programme alignment.


  • Analyse problems and formulate solution based on organisations boundaries, architectures and constraints: Needs to be achievable and operational, must push boundaries when required and continuously push for improvements.
  • Take proposed solutions through relevant governance forums and obtain acceptance for solutions from relevant specialists (domain or technology).
  • Collaborate and communicate and obtain buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Decomposition of the solution and assisting with the scheduling/sequencing work and identification of resourcing needs.
  • Flesh out designs and contribute to functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Assist software designers with lower level designs.
  • Troubleshoot issues relating to technical delivery.
  • Design with a holistic, robust and sustainable mindset.
  • Apply a product management mindset (long term thinking).
  • Mentor and coach software engineering practitioners.
  • Keep abreast of the technical landscape on how it fits together.
  • Understand constraints and risk and make the necessary trade-offs.
  • Influence and negotiate with key stakeholders.
  • Craft the end to end solution taking into consideration: people, technology, systems and data.
  • Future proof end to end solutions as far as possible within the organisation constraints.
  • Continuously build and enhance the technical assets that are touched by the solution to ensure long term sustainability.
  • Grow the engineering lead practice through contributing to the engineering lead chapter.
  • Drive organisational alignment across areas of accountability
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and upskilling of others within area of expertise
  • Support the achievement of the business strategy, objectives and values
  • Stay abreast of developments in field of expertise
  • Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities
  • Participate and support corporate responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy
  • Seek opportunities to improve business processes, models and systems through agile thinking


  • Togaf Certification, ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) or equivalent is desired. 

Essential skills


Technical / Professional Knowledge

  • IT Architecture
  • IT Concepts
  • Systems Analysis and design

Behavioural Competencies

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Collaborating
  • Innovation
  • Influencing
  • Managing Work
  • Continuous Learning
  • Coaching


  • Min 8 Years experience in similar roles.


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