Purpose of your role
The vacancy is for a highly motivated and experienced Architect who will be responsible for end to end Solution Architecture and delivery of software products (systems, applications and platforms) for use by Organization's Workplace Investing (WI) business and consumers. We define a product as a single or group of software applications that collectively and exclusively serve a unique business capability e.g. our global trade execution platform is a product serving the trading needs of our funds. This definition encompasses the current and future views of the business needs and also the existing and newer/better technology solutions to those needs.
The successful candidate is expected to drive multiple technology transformation initiatives as well as support multiple projects to enhance existing, and develop new components, across Web, services, Data, reporting & analytics, RKP and Data integration tiers of the architecture. The candidate will provide technology leadership and direction covering solution architecture, application architectures, non-functional concerns, develop product roadmaps, drive business case preparations, high and low level estimations and establish a strong governance and review culture from architecture perspective. He would be working on technologies centred on Amazon Web Services, PaaS based Micro services ,Relational (Oracle) and NoSQL stores, Data integration and analytics (ETL, Apache Kafka, Spark, Hadoop etc.).
As such, the role requires a high level of flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as lead and influence a high capability team of tech leads and architects. He would be required to provide solutions encompassing broader organisational objectives with a longer term and end to end perspective and ensure a balance between tactical decisions and the debts arising thereof. The Role requires ability to carve out technical solution clarity, lead problem solving space by example and work under pressure. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential to communicate effectively and appropriately to both business users and systems colleagues at all levels.
This demanding role requires close working with colleagues in the UK offices, would perfectly suit a dynamic individual looking to work in a fast paced environment to ensure the smooth running of business critical systems
-Work with system architects, distinguished engineers, Business Analysts and Tech leads to implement the best solutions for complex problems
-Work on development projects (analysis, estimation, business case ,development, unit and integration testing etc.) requiring changes to services and components across tiers
-Enforce strong Tech review processes and DevOps culture and practices
-Provide mentoring and guidance to fellow team members on the Architecture, design and solution aspects.
-Provide regular updates and reporting to project managers/leads
-Highlight risks and issues in a prompt and timely manner and give clear and concise details of resolutions
Interact with consumers to understand their problems, provide solutions (Strategic and Tactical both)
-Produce technical documentation to programs and team members involved.
-Enforce system knowledge continuum through knowledge sharing culture and practice.
-Ownership of problems from first notification through to resolution
-Identify problem areas, tech debts proactively and escalate where necessary.
-Good communication, influencing & negotiation skills. Self-motivated, flexible, responsible, and a penchant for quality
TOGAF or any other Architecture certification
-Exposure to the Finance/Mutual Fund industry would be an advantage
-Good interpersonal and communication skills.
-Strong team player
-Ability to work at a strategic and tactical level
-Ability to convey strong messages in a polite but firm manner
-Self-motivation is essential, should demonstrate commitment to high quality design and development.
-Ability to develop & maintain working relationships with a number of stakeholders.
-Flexibility and an open attitude to change.
-Problem solving skills with the ability to think laterally, and to think with a medium term and long term perspective
-Ability to learn and quickly get familiar with a complex business and technology environment.