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Technical Architect - Finance - Permanent - East London

  • Job reference: 50725
  • Location: East London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Digital and Development, Strategy and Architecture
  • Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum

The Technical Architect role sits within Divisional Architecture Service responsible for the overall architecture for a division (division roadmap) and quality assurance of architectural decisions, technical designs and other architectural deliverables (e.g. systems engineering document and operating models) to ensure alignment and best fit solutions for the business needs of the divisions and alignment to enterprise platform and integration strategies, standards and patterns.

Skills/Experience Required

Minimum criteria

  • Experience as a Solution Architect designing products, platforms, systems and components for large and complex programmes of change.
  • Experience of working on the end to end project lifecycle, with multi-sourced teams in multi-technology environment.
  • Experience of designing and managing the end-to-end delivery of complex solutions for a Financial Services or regulatory body and at leading the shaping of technology architecture in support of business and technology strategies.
  • Experience working with AWS technologies.

Essential criteria

  • Significant and up-to-date understanding of best practice solution architecture across all architecture domains and key platform technologies (Salesforce, O365, Sharepoint, Telephony, Cloud technologies, Data analysis and Data management tools, ERP, Integration technologies (API management, microservices, etc.)).
  • Exceptional communication skills, able and willing to describe and negotiate complex and detailed solutions across a variety of stakeholders.
  • Exceptional critical thinker and problem solver, able to work with imperfect information in an environment of uncertainty whilst still maintaining high standards, evidenced designs and documentation that consider regulatory, organisational and technology change requirements, the FCA divisional and enterprise strategies.
  • Commercial awareness and hands-on experience at costing solution options, understanding procurement frameworks and promoting cost effective solutions.
  • Collaborative self-starter with positive, proactive, can-do attitude.

Desirable criteria

  • Solid and evidenced knowledge foundation (e.g. educated to degree level in IT related discipline, BCS EA and Solution Architecture certification, etc.)
  • Experience with formal architectural methodologies and frameworks, including TOGAF, experience in architecture modelling tools (e.g. EA Sparx, RSA etc) and agile methodologies.
  • Proficient knowledge of UML.
  • An effective coach, experience of mentoring others in architectural practices.
  • Evidenced continuous professional development and engagement with industry innovators and professional bodies.
  • Experience of innovation whilst ensuring EA adherence.

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