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Solutions Architect – Financial Services

Job Reference: 16235113

Salary: £80000 - £90000 Per Annum

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: Permanent

Vacancy Posted: 10-06-2019

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: England, Greater London, London

Solutions Architect – Financial Services

Solutions Architect – London – Our client, a retail bank in the city of London, is looking to secure the services of a talented Solutions Architect – Systems Designer with ideally commercial experience of working on legacy AS400/iSeries applications. This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to grow their career and move into cloud solutions. You will have experience in defining and designing solution architecture within a Financial Services organisation. Provide hands-on input to pre-studies and projects, particularly in the early design stages, to help high-quality shape solutions for infrastructure, applications, storage, networks and end-user computing services. The role will involve you having a blend of the following skills:-

* Proven Solution Architecture experience and qualifications, aligned to industry best practice (i.e., TOGAF, Zachman, SOA, UML, etc.)
* Exposure to data environments, within a Financial Services organisation with complex legacy systems
* Ability to model and migrate business units to shared services/common data models
* Strong experience in integration technology and industry methodologies
* Understanding of computing trends, e.g., AI, IoT, open source, distributed processing
* Ability to understand complex problems and focus on critical issues, providing solution recommendations
* Ability to work well within teams both within the UK and internationally
* Ability to work on several initiatives at any given time
* Experience of different databases and stores including relational, document, graph, object
* Experience of designing and implementing cloud-based solutions and architecture
* Experience of identity and access management (IDAM) solutions
* Able to apply patterns to solve known enterprise and software challenges
* Knowledge of the tools and processes for DevOps continuous build and integration
* Experience of delivery with agile methods, such as SCRUM, etc
* Able to provide advice on which technologies and frameworks to use
* Able to lead design sessions with a mix of business and technical people
* Able to balance technical vision with business drivers and ‘brownfield’ constraints
* At least five years’ experience as an architect/lead designer of technical solutions
* Security knowledge or certification, e.g., CISSP, CISMP, etc.

If this could be your next long term career move our client offers an excellent salary and the following benefits:-

* Holiday
* Contributory Pension
* Bonus
* Season Ticket loan
* On-Site Gym
* Subsidised Cafe

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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