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API Design Lead- Microservices/ Restful Design)- Banking

£80000 - £110000 per annum



I am currently looking for an API Design Lead to join a top tier investment bank based in London. The role will be a permanent role and will be working on a new project within the business.


Author design standards and principles in concert with Domain architecture

Drive program alignment with various aspects of Domain architecture: data models, taxonomies, data sourcing, data privacy, etc.

Ensure suitable integration of solution with firm-wide Data Management capabilities (Data Inventory, Data Quality, Discovery, etc..)

Drive integration of APIs with data models, generation of documentation, and API discovery

Work with application developers to drive solutions design and deploy API functionality.

Review API specs and underlying code.

Drive Solutions Design engagement across product lifecycle: requirements, functional/data/systems design, QA, training, roll-out, etc. working closely with partners (Product, Domain Architecture, CDO, etc..)

Experience required:

Expertise in application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines

Advanced knowledge of architecture, design and business processes

Keen understanding of financial control and budget management

Expertise in producing APIs, preferably in financial services

Intimate knowledge of various architecture style, protocols, data formats, industry standards like RESTful API, SOAP, JSON, XML, Google standards, etc.

Knowledge of functional domains in a Wholesale Bank across Front, Middle & Back Office


£80,000- £110,000 (plus benefits etc.)

Location- London

If you feel like you are a strong match for my requirements, please send me over an updated copy of CV and I will get back in touch.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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About the JavaScript - Software Development - Tier 1 Investment Bank - UI team:

The role is in the Regulatory Technology group. The group is responsible to build and deliver technology platforms and software that ensure the organisation’s ability to meet critical requirements and at the same time deliver value for business lines.

About the JavaScript - Software Development - Tier 1 Investment Bank - UI client:

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  • Create and maintain the information architecture
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  • Create tutorials to help end-users use a variety of applications
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