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Software Solutions Architect - Financial Services

Posted on Jan 7, 2022 by Brookwood

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35 - £35 Annual
Software Solutions Architect - Financial Services

Brookwood are supporting a financial services organisation. Experience of working in Commodities trading or Front Office is of great benefit.

This is 6 months initially, with a high likelihood of extension. This is hybrid remote; the office is in central London.

The day rate for this role is Outside IR35, and it is negotiated based on experience.

We are seeking a Hands-on Solutions Architects; this is not a developer role, but an extensive development background is required. Hands on coding experience in C#/.Net is beneficial, but the Architect will not be coding but reviewing developer's code.

Technical skills:
  • Must have a background in development.
  • Experience with Microsoft .NET/C#, SQL SERVER
  • Must have experience with Root cause analysis
  • This is a brownfield project
  • Experience with application structures.
  • Ability to work with time bound objectives (near, mid, long term) and respect deadlines
  • Analyze and define integration patterns and interfaces with other systems/teams
  • Through discussion and knowledge sharing sessions, formulate propositions, and ensures that balance maintained between in-House development and vendor products
  • Integration with external counterparties experience (Files, e-mails. SOAP, REST)
  • Understanding of security aspects of integration, hand-on experience with CA and certificates is a plus

Architectural skills:
  • Ability to balance the big picture and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Ability to translate business needs into technology solutions
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and negotiate in a pressurized environment
  • Motivated, tenacious and pro-active in achieving results
  • Diligent and dependable with strong integrity
  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new trends and technologies
  • Root cause analysis experience

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for defining context appropriate solution architectures and gaining agreement for these
  • Ensure software architecture is implemented in line with architecture vision and principles and the IT Strategy
  • Work closely with senior team members to execute Software Architecture governance across all systems and projects
  • Participate in technology architecture and design decision making for solutions delivered by IT department
  • Create technology roadmaps for all software systems, within the designated area, which align with functional roadmaps
  • Help to define and drive standards and common approaches to assist the organisation in effective architecture to support delivery of business outcomes
  • Maintain a set of software architecture artifacts that clearly communicate the business and technology landscape for GE covering current and to-be views of the landscape
  • Develops and maintains a deep understanding of business strategy and value drivers in order to anticipate how the IT landscape can be engineered to deliver the required business capability & benefit.

Reference: 1454749723

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