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Senior Architect

Enterprise Architect

Greater London Permanent £90000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and benefits

Senior Technical Architect – London – up to £130k

Our client is on the front line of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today – investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government and regulatory agencies. Driving transformation and leading change within these industries requires big thinkers who bring insight, knowledge, technical acumen and passion for innovation. What we offer is the opportunity to join a recognised leader in developing and delivering ground-breaking solutions for today’s dynamic global marketplace and an award-winning culture that fosters growth and leadership.

As Senior Architect you will have multiple responsibilities including technical management of project teams, architecture, and technical design development, providing best practice points of view within your area of expertise and also being the authority for technology development methods and processes. You will guide the architecture, design, user interface and technology integration of projects working closely with the client’s technology and management teams. Using your expertise on enterprise-wide trends you will also act as a trusted client and team advisor and realise new business opportunities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with client stakeholders to establish next generation platform technology strategy at a business and technology level.
  • Lead the architecture, design and planning of complex custom software solutions or modifying package solutions.
  • Accumulate market know-how, industry and technology trends, to enhance and manage knowledge on projects.
  • Support vendor evaluation and decisions on technology investments.
  • Ability to manage very large architectural systems with large development teams.
  • Work with business stakeholders to provide technical solutions that deliver to business needs.
  • Consult clients’ senior technical leaders on best practice points of view on Next Generation Platforms.
  • Establish and manage high, mid and low level project plans working with a Project Manager.
  • Provide leadership and technical direction for multidisciplinary, international teams of 20+ people.
  • Lead design, estimation, planning and implementation of IT system related business solutions.
  • Lead business development and proposal work, developing client relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to deliver compelling presentations to senior internal and client stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Several years of experience in enterprise architecture, design patterns and implementation of custom developed solutions (and/or product integration projects).
  • Experience in a consulting or client-facing role in large organisations.
  • Team leadership experience leading globally distributed small and medium sized teams including people including managerial experience.
  • Mentoring and coaching abilities to ensure growth.
  • Extensive client management and consulting experience.
  • Experience in the Financial Services and /or Commodities industry highly desired.
  • Experience in architecting applications for areas such as Capital markets, Fixed Income, Equities, Asset Management preferred.
  • Experience using object-oriented design and development methodologies; Agile, Scrum, Kanban.
  • Experience of managing the delivery of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • This role is primarily Central London based but openness to travel and work on client site is essential.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS:

We are looking for people who can design and implement solutions combining multiple technologies, frameworks, and libraries to deliver outcomes that meet business objectives.

The ideal candidate will have experience in architecting systems with a blend of the listed technologies across the following areas but expertise in at least 2:

Mobile / Tablet applications on Android, iOS and native HTML5 on mobile

MV* architectures such as AngularJS, React, Ember

HTML5 with rich user experiences (trading / BI) on desktop

Delivery across multiple channels

HTML, CSS, DOM manipulation

Mobile First, Domain Driven Design and Responsive Web Design

SOAP and REST based systems

API Management and Documentation (Swagger.io, I/O Docs)

Node.JS, Netty, AKKA, CEP engines (Streambase, Apama), IMDB’s (KDB+), NIO

Languages including Java, C#, Scala, Closure

High scale, highly transactional, high performance, highly available systems and robust applications

Continuous delivery and continuous integration

NoSQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, KDB+, SAP Hana

HazelCast, GigaSpaces, Hadoop 2.0, Spark, Splunk

Multi-tenant architectures deployed in the cloud

Implementations on and migration to Cloud services including Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Amazon AWS, IBM Bluemix, Rackspace

SaaS, PaaS and IaaS providers and architectures

Enterprise data centres including Equinix

Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Docker, Urban Deploy.

To apply for this role please send an up to date CV with covering letter.

Job Reference: JO-SeniorArch-RM16

Salary: £90000 - £130000 per annum + bonus and benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date: ASAP

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