Purpose of Job
As the senior member of the IT Technical team, the Application Architect – IT will provide advice and technical leadership in the development and delivery of comprehensive technical solutions and supporting infrastructure required in a combination of business units and technical domains.The position will work closely with the Senior Manager and the Director of IT Architecture to evaluate business goals, provide assessments, set technical directions, conceive technical architecture artifacts, design / develop proposals and provide consulting to other IT areas.
Main Activities: Assist the Director to create technical standards and build solutions for IT that align with the organizational Roadmaps. Work in one of the key areas of Integration Architecture, Application Architecture, Data Modelling to further advance the EQ IT Systems Evolve the Bank’s System Architecture and Roadmaps to align with an industry standard domain based model. Demonstrating application prototypes, POC building for new technologies and frameworks and integrating user feedback. Assessment of varied sizes of Projects based on the laid out Roadmap, and have the ability to work in an environment of ambiguity. Evaluating new or alternative technologies and architectures that aligns or expands or enhances the Bank’s current architecture and/or align to the Bank’s business needs or future directions. Leading the application development team and supervising the design, testing, and modification stages. Mentoring Application developers and providing end-users with technical support. Design your solutions- end to end app designs including conceptual/logical/ architecture including for non-functional components Own what you design; support and monitor Documenting application development processes, procedures, and standards. Integrating trends in application architecture in application development projects. Understanding and following of internal and external technical standards for current and future design projects and ongoing system maintenance. Provide Strategic guidance, technical leadership and consultation to LOBs and development teams Collaborating with information technology colleagues to understand current capabilities and evolving expectations. Evaluating new or alternative technologies and architectures that aligns or expands or enhances the Bank’s current architecture and/or align to the Bank’s business needs or future directions. Performing analytical, technical, and cost analyses to support the planning, design, installation and on-going administration and management of core systems. Applying design principles to ensure that the cost-effective use of resources is balanced with maintaining system availability, supportability, and integrity. Contributes to departmental activities and programs by accomplishing related tasks as needed
Knowledge/Skill Requirements: Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is preferred. 10 + directly related experience in IT with a minimum of five years in a senior IT technical lead position. Minimum of 3 years of job experience working as an IT / Application / Solution Architect Experience in designing, developing, and implementing enterprise-grade solutions including models, documents, and plans. Knowledge of some or all of Micro services Architecture, Restful Architecture, SOA, SOAP, Event Driven Architecture, Cloud Native Applications, Caching and High performance search tools is important. Knowledge of Open Banking Standards is preferred. Proven experience in relational database technologies, NoSQL DB and familiarity with Database schema design for both transactional and data warehousing environments is desired. Experience or familiarity with workflow and imaging systems is desired. Knowledge of web system & API development in Java, Spring Boot, Mule, Redis, Restful Services, Soap Services, API Gateway & Patterns Experience or familiarity with architecture modeling, SOA, enterprise service bus, cloud, and mobile platforms with particular focus in developing and architecting scalable service oriented solutions is desired. Superior knowledge, skills and experience with routing hardware, software, protocols, etc. Solid understanding of security frameworks, standards and practices. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues. Ability to work independently with minimal supervisory direction. Excellent problem solving skills to lead and/or facilitate the design of innovative/creative solutions and remedies to technical challenges encountered within the technical functional areas in IT is required. Strong leadership skills to indirectly manage across functional teams toward common solutions. Ability to manage senior technical resources with different technical skill sets as a holistic group with close collaboration and cooperation to extract the best from all team members such that the whole is better than the sum of the parts. Strong presentation and communications skills are desired.