Job Description :
Principal responsibilities :
â¢ Define and communicate commercially aware architecture designs for architecture solutions in accordance to design authority governance
â¢ Champion architecture design, method and practice including solution components and interfaces definition techniques sufficient for engineering team to prepare technical specifications
â¢ Ensure that architecture deliverables are compliant with the stated requirements, approved technologies, best practices and group strategies
â¢ Ensure that architectural designs are technically coherent and future proof
â¢ Ensure compliance with internal and external technology standards and regulatory obligations
â¢ Maintain awareness of operational risk including its identification, assessment, mitigation and control, loss identification and reporting in accordance with the company's policies
â¢ Develop an expert-level understanding of the Group systems, tooling, development suite and strategies
â¢ Assist to work breakdown for planning and provide L0 estimations for development effort
â¢ Review code and documentation to ensure solutions meets the design criteria and work is of an acceptable quality
â¢ Make technological choices regarding products, methodologies, industry standards, and vendors to guide IT staff who buy, build or operate applications and services.
â¢ Introduce new techniques, products, services, technologies and standards where needed.
â¢ University degree in computer science, information technology or a related discipline.
â¢ Any security, architectural TOGAF or development qualifications would be an advantage
â¢ Expert level ofâ relevant IT architecture, strategy or design experience in delivery role in financial services environment
â¢ Rich experience of banking projects withinâ digital, mobile and frontend channels.
â¢ Hands-on experience on security framework and architect patterns, such as OAuth, MTLS, cryptography, microservice / API design patterns.
â¢ Excellent exposure to any cloud technology (e.g. : AWS, GCP or Azure), API technology (e.g. : Mulesoft), Relational / NoSQL databases
â¢ End to end application architecture knowledge and experience across all layers
â¢ A track record of leading others and creating an environment that supports and inspires people to develop and deliver
â¢ Demonstrated successful records of rapidly building relationships with key stakeholders
â¢ Stakeholder management, especially impactful communication, influencing, and arbitration
â¢ Excellent communication with strong oral, written and presentation skills, strong relationship management capabilities
â¢ Exposure and success working within a matrix organization model
â¢ Strong analytical, negotiation, influencing and mediation skills
â¢ The ability to work with diverse and geographically dispersed business and ITâ teams
â¢ Flexible worker who demonstrates adaptability, with a positive, proactive and can do attitude
â¢ Commercial acumen and good risk management and mitigation skills