Senior Solution Architect, Front Office - London Senior Solution Architect, Front Office - London …

McCabe & Barton
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Oct 20
110-130k basic + bonus & unrivalled benefits
McCabe & Barton
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Oct 20
110-130k basic + bonus & unrivalled benefits
My client’s investments Technology department are expanding the Architecture team to support sustained growth of Front Office IT and to collaborate with senior leaders, business and technology partners to design a state-of-the-art platform on which to gain further market share. Ideally looking for a third perm member of team, there maybe an option of 6-months FTC -to perm for someone exceptional.....

A new Front Office Architecture function has been created to establish the target state architecture for the platform across all asset-classes and capabilities whilst being aligned to enterprise, business, technology and architecture goals.


Within this new function, we are looking for a third experienced Domain Architect to extend the teams capability in London to work closely with international business and technology partners.

 

Role summary and job responsibilities:

As a Domain Architect, the successful applicant will:

 

Bring recent (or ideally current) experience working for another Asset Manager Investment Bank or Wealth Management firm and have exposure to at least one Front Office area such as:- Research & Analysis, Portfolio Management, Investment Strategy & Risk Governance or Trading & Execution Management

Have worked on at least one Security Master and be familiar with Canonical Data Model/s (and supporting data artefacts around this)

Have exposure to at least one of the major Order Management/Portfolio Management vendor products 

Be comfortable facing off to senior stakeholders and organising/chairing Architecture Reviews Boards/Forums and other working groups and the collateral around these. 

From a governance standpoint, bring a proven track-record of defining Current State Architecture, mapping Target/Future State Architecture, the roadmap to get there, coupled with the metrics/KPIs to track progress

 

In this role, you will design and develop IT architecture (integrated process, applications, data, and technology) solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards. You will perform technical planning, architecture development, and modification of specifications as well as develop specifications for new products/services, applications, and service offerings. This opportunity will also require that you assess the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies.

 

The successful candidate will have a passion for architecture and building world class strategic, a lean-in mindset, equally happy in business and technical detail - leading, influencing and championing at senior levels. 

 

Are you a go-to resource for colleagues with less experience who is also capable of leading projects or workstreams? If this describes you, we encourage you to apply!

Role summary and job responsibilities:

Practicing accountability for work of self and sometimes others, provides process and standards advice in area of specialization

Understanding and advocating EA principles and articulating value proposition of architecture to technology partners

Managing and continuously improving the design and implementation of architecture processes and artifacts

Ensuring our firm's projects engage architecture early and often on architecturally significant projects

Reviewing key design decisions with departmental architecture review boards

Ensuring decisions around architecture are made and deviations from standards are properly identified, addressed, and communicated.

- Raises issues to the Principal Architects and Senior Managers as necessary

Participating and leading reviews of projects that are in flight. Works closely with technical leads of projects contributing solutions to the project’s most challenging problems and able to be dep dive with Developers as needed

Coordinating with other enterprise architects as necessary for solution architecture

Taking control of complex or vague problems and steps through them in a rational way.

Balancing tactical vs. strategic trade-offs when making decisions or proposing solutions

Flexibility in your thinking; you excel at providing solutions when additional information or ideas are presented.

Mentoring junior members of the heavily matrixed team

Identifying when junior engineers need help and providing support in a positive way that promotes confidence.

Dedicated to helping team members/ make suggestions to improve practices

Leading a small team on a specific project or task

Business knowledge

You are able to work directly with business partners

Decisions show a focus on current and future business priorities, together with fiscal responsibility

You can articulate business needs and translate them into technology solutions

Engages in identifying architectural weaknesses and recommending appropriate solutions

In-depth technical knowledge and expertise

Requirements

Knowledge working with CI/CD Scrum/Agile Methodology

Understands common architecture frameworks and models

Extensive Asset Management Front Office experience ideally across Fixed Income, Equities and multi-asset asset classes

Excellent understanding of the E2E business process from north of trading through to settlement

You are up-to-speed with industry trends and technologies with the ability to comprehend their functions and capabilities and how to apply them appropriately.

Understands, and is able to apply, meta-models, taxonomies, and ontologies

 

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