Enterprise Architect

Resource Solutions.
London, United Kingdom
26 Jan 2023
09 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Enterprise Architect- ICBC - 6 months - London (hybrid working)

About ICBC:

ICBC Standard Bank Plc (ICBCS) is 60% owned by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and 40% by Standard Bank. ICBCS benefits from a unique Chinese and African parentage and an unrivalled global network and level of expertise.

ICBCS is a leading financial markets and commodities bank, driven to deliver the right outcomes for our stakeholders, clients, counterparties and the markets in which we operate. We deliver products in an environment which considers the appropriate needs of our clients, whilst providing guidance and expertise to ensure our employees understand our business and uphold the highest levels of conduct. We want passionate and talented individuals who are motivated by high growth potential being achieved in doing business the right way.

Headquartered in London, ICBCS also has operations in Shanghai, Singapore, and New York.

About the Division/ Opportunity:

Architecture serves a pivotal role in transforming the IT landscape to facilitate ICBCS to achieve its business objective. It enforces the discipline of thorough design processes from the conception to the delivery of a strategy or change. It works closely with other key functions such as business change and IT delivery to develop competencies to better serve our business aspirations.

The Enterprise Architect (contractor/consultant) will create or refine the core EA artefacts - Policies, Standards, Principles, Knowledge Management Frameworks, etc. She/he will also help reinvigorate engagement and governance channels by refreshing the associated terms of reference.

Key Responsibilities:

•Define the framework and populate the initial version to manage the recommended list of software's by technical capabilities e.g. BI Reporting - {SSRS, SAP BI}, Cube Analytics - {SSAS}

•Define the framework and populate the initial version to manage the recommended list of tools by Devops lifecycle e.g. Monitoring - {Geneos, Elasticsearch /Kibana}, Build- {Maven}, Continuous Integration - {Jenkins, TeamCity}

•Review and refine the Policies, Standards and guidelines such as Cloud Questionnaire, Application Monitoring standards, etc.

•Review and refine the knowledge management frameworks such as System Catalogue, Feed Catalogue, etc.

•Review and refine the term of reference for architectural engagement and governance channels such as Architecture Review Board, etc.

Key Skills/Experience Required:
  • Undergraduate Computer Science or Engineering qualification (or higher or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working in Architecture role in (preferably in an investment bank or other financial institution)
  • Demonstrable strong knowledge of Enterprise Architecture best practices.
  • Strong experience of working with a wide range of technology and business stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong prior expertise in producing and reviewing architecture artefacts

Personal attributes:
  • Flexible, well-rounded character who can engage constructively with IT and non-IT stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical thinking skills
  • Strong communicator with strong presentation skills
  • Self-driven and delivery focused
  • Can work well in a team or independently
  • Can navigate organisational and technical complexity
  • Can extract clarity from ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Can broker compromise where needed, to drive out fit-for-purpose solutions which are underpinned by the Enterprise Architecture vision
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