Application Architect

£85000 - £95000 per annum
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KYLE ROSSI

Application Architect

London, Hyrbid

Permanent, Full-Time

Up to £95,000

About the role

As an IT Application Architect, you will be part of a trusted party at the centre of the global FX ecosystem. Utilized by thousands of counterparties, making FX safer, smoother and more cost effective. Trillions of dollars’ worth of currency flows through these systems each day.

Key responsibilities include:

· Working closely with product owners and the Application Development teams in maintaining and developing the architecture of the in-house developed FX settlement applications and supporting systems.

· Production of high-level designs for delivery projects affecting the USP platform, in addition to maintenance of baseline design document and associated artefacts.

· Provide overall technical leadership to the project delivery teams enforcing and communicating the design and architecture.

· Provide feasibility & impact assessments of IT solutions to business and IT led initiatives.

Strategic

· Engage with the Enterprise Architects, business development and technology platform owners to shape an application architecture, strategy and tactical plan aligned to the business and technology strategy.

· Drive continuous improvement to the architecture methodologies, processes and standards.

Operational

· Produce high level design documentation describing application solutions in accordance with the architectural development method including effective identification and management of technical risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies.

· Map business & non-functional requirements to IT solutions aligned to strategic architecture

· Provide feasibility & impact assessments of IT solutions to business and IT led initiatives.

· Evaluate and recommend solutions, alternative frameworks, products / solutions available to current and future releases of product.

· Provide technical leadership and direction to the IT delivery and test teams throughout implementation phases

Leadership

· Demonstrate and promote a risk culture appropriate for a critical market infrastructure

· Provide support to IT Architects and other technology teams working on delivery projects to ensure new systems are integrated into the existing architecture in an optimized and strategic manner.

Experience / essential and desired for successful job performance

· Experience in a senior IT delivery role designing and developing back-end mission critical applications with focus fault tolerant, distributed applications

· A good working understanding of all aspects of the software development life-cycle.

· Experienced in managing a high performance, diverse and globally distributed team

Qualifications / Certifications

· Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

· Qualification or certification in Architecture methodology or technology solutions such as TOGAF, CITA or RHCA.

Knowledge, skills and abilities / competencies required for successful job performance

· Experience with cross-border payments, foreign exchange and SWIFT and ISO2022 messaging

· Expert in some or all of the following technologies: C, C++, Java, J2EE in a Linux environment

· Expert understanding of software design methodologies, processes and design patterns

· Strong leadership, stakeholder management and line-management skills

Success factors / ‘How’. Personal characteristics contributing to an individual’s ability to excel in the position

· Excellent organizational and people management skills

· Strong presentation skills, both written and verbal

· Strong analytical and problem solving skills with an attention to detail

· Proficient in senior stakeholder management and influencing, up to and including C-suite

· Proactive self-starter able to learn quickly and work/deliver independently

· Ability to work within a highly regulated complex IT environment on mission critical systems with globally distributed teams and tight timelines

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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