Enterprise ArchitectAbout our clientOur client is an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability and is a bank for central banks.
Its head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. Our client is able to recruit globally, regardless of nationality, and offers competitive employment packages.
Your responsibilitiesWork with development and operations teams across Architecture and Applications to create a vision and roadmap for the key applications and platforms supported by the group.
Maintain high-level enterprise architecture maps for the Bank, including key systems and information flows.Advise and assist with changes to business architecture and business process optimisation.
Act as an expert adviser to the Bank on application architecture and strategic technology issues, and write reports for executive audiences.
Working with IMS and cross-business technical experts, define and promote common architecture principles, standards, tools and implementation methodologies.
Organise bank-wide architecture governance and assist the Head of Architecture and Applications in chairing the meetings and issuing recommendations.
Establish a virtual team of architects and technical experts across the IT department and promote architecture collaboration.
Provide architectural oversight on key IT projects.Play a leading role in the identification and evaluation of new technologies.
Perform pre- and post-project architecture reviews.Own the portfolio of application development tools provided to developers across the Bank and ensure that they evolve over time to meet developers needs.
Review, with the aim of constantly improving, the application architecture landscape of the Bank.Your profileAt least five years experience in software development and / or architecture related IT rolesExperience of creating and communicating architecture concepts and technology roadmapsExperience working on projects spanning multiple technology teams and business areasExperience presenting architecture and technology topics to senior executivesExperience working with complex enterprise data architectures with strong knowledge of relational database technologiesKnowledge and experience with Microsoft development technologies (C# .
NET, WCF, WPF, Visual Studio etc), NoSQL / Big Data technologies, and Python and / or R will be advantages.An industry background in financial markets or central banking will be an advantage.
Strong architecture modelling and visualisation skillsExcellent communication skills written, visual and oralAn ability to formulate technical strategyAn ability to work collaboratively and establish strong working relationships across different technical teams and business usersAn ability to understand and adapt to a broad range of existing and new technologiesAn ability to work independentlyFluent in English (oral and written)University degree (ideally at masters level, in a computer science related discipline)