Group Technology and Operations (T&O) enables and empowers the bank with an efficient, nimble and resilient infrastructure through a strategic focus on productivity, quality & control, technology, people capability and innovation.
In Group T&O, we manage the majority of the Bank's operational processes and inspire to delight our business partners through our multiple banking delivery channels.
Lead a cross-functional team of stakeholders to develop a vision and a roadmap for consumer finance platform
Drive a target and consistent application architecture across the enterprise and different platforms in the bank.
Define architecture across business functions & geographic regions.
Drive application & technical architectures to ensure scalability, data consistency, speed of access, appropriate monitoring & instrumentation
Translate functional and non-functional requirements into design within the enterprise context; help business and technology define appropriate non-functional requirements and help in assessing the error budget defined.
Ensure application architecture uses best in breed enterprise wide and open source tools.
Create deployment strategies for existing and new services based on business objectives.
Document and create reusable architecture and design specifications.
Provide strategic and tactical solutions for technical issues.
Manage different stakeholders to arrive at end-to-end technical design.
Interact professionally with a diverse people such as management, executives and SMEs.
Leads team of solution architects and domain experts and enables them to provide fit for purpose solutions.
Provide technical leadership and guidance to the development team, during the SDLC. Get development team’s buy-in into accepting the design to be implemented.
Ensure that the solution architecture aligns with the roadmaps established by the enterprise architecture, and that it adheres to the enterprise architecture principles.
Act as the bridge between Enterprise / Application Architecture and Delivery.
Document and manage how multiple applications are poised to work together. Involves defining the interaction between application packages, databases, and middleware systems in terms of functional coverage.
Assists in the analysis of new and existing architectures to ensure engineering platforms meet business requirements
Assists in the design of overall system and solution architecture, system integration, and implementation strategy to deliver an integrated solution
Works with both internal and external partners and suppliers to deliver end to end solution
Contributes to broader architectural governance activities by participating in peer reviews for other solutions
Demonstrated 15-20 years' experience as a technical specialist
5+ years of experience as a solution architect design and implementation of cloud native solution
Proven effectiveness driving complex multi-stakeholder planning processes, driving cross-team programs to desired results, and managing risk.
Proven competency in strategic leadership, executive communication and influence, organizational agility, cross-team collaboration, drive for results, and written and verbal communications
Demonstrated leadership abilities; effective in matrix management and team building
Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to speak to technical-level staff and summarize communications for business stakeholders and executives
Ability to act as in a consultative manner with both business and IT leaders to align strategy
Knowledge in technical program management methodologies.
Experience taking ownership and delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Deep knowledge and experience in Cloud Native / API / Micro-services, Agile / Dev-Ops, CI / CD technologies and best practises
Strong presentation and written communication skills; high degree of comfort with technical and business audiences.
Understanding of latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options.
Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability and Availability
Experience of Credit Cards, Commercial Cards, Unsecured Lending and Card Payments
Has experience of and is conversant with migration from legacy estate delivery to cloud based solutions, DevOps practices and agile delivery method.