Architect (22-00709)

By May 24, 2022June 29th, 2022No Comments

Role Description
We are looking for an experienced Architect to play an integral role in the ongoing application analysis, design, development and integration within the corporate data platforms. The successful candidate will work with project teams to define innovative, scalable and resilient solutions that are aligned with business and technology roadmaps, championing group standards and policies, and working with internal business analysts and developers, group technology teams and 3rd parties to ensure successful delivery. They will be pragmatic, delivery focused, with a strong technical background and a passion for technology, emerging trends and best practices.

 Key Functions and Responsibilities

  • Produce and promote high quality solution designs and application architectures that are aligned with the team's principles and strategies
  • Work with business and technology stakeholders to produce current state / target state, drive transition plans and roadmap creation
  • Champion policies, procedures and best practice design principles
  • Analysis of business requirements to identify flexible and pragmatic design changes to development and production architectures
  • Act as a technical consultant providing technical knowledge, coaching/mentoring, leveraging knowledge of industry trends and best practices
  • Participate in vendor selection exercises and gap analysis activities, and where required work with them to understand and influence their roadmaps to support strategic objectives
  • Understand the balance between business drivers and purity of design
  • Where required facilitate and develop PoC's to demonstrate new concepts or technology choices
  • Develop positive relationships with stakeholders through the appropriate management of their expectations and agreed objectives

 Qualifications / Experience

  • Proven technical architecture experience covering common design patterns and platforms such as micro-services, data lakes, APIs, RDBMS and NoSQL databases
  • Familiarity of formal design and SDLC methodologies, in particular Agile/SAFe
  • Experience of designing solutions in distributed highly resilient environments
  • Experience of integrating enterprise application solutions
  • Understanding of information security concerns and best practices
  • Cloud solution design and architecture – both native and IaaS ideally on AWS
  • Degree qualified in a science or IT based discipline

 Preferred Experience

  • Web and API design and technologies
  • Financial markets experience
  • Hands on coding skills for proof-of-concept work
  • Cloud solution design and architecture on Azure
  • Knowledge of Snowflake