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  • LocationSky Garden, 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF, UK
  • Salary£75,000 - £90,000 per annum
  • Job TypePermanent
  • Date posted3-Sep-19
Fast growing and successful IT consultancy in the banking & financial services sector is seeking to grow its Solutions Architect division by hiring 5 or 6 multi skilled Solutions Architect with strong previous banking sector experience and ideally a breadth of skills in delivering solutions in areas such as Payments, Cloud (AWS/GCP), Digital banking, Cards, AML/KYC, Regulatory projects, Middleware etc.

The ideal candidate would be multi faceted with an area of expertise but also the ability to deliver solutions across varied sectors within banking and IT. The sections named such as Payments, Cloud, AML/KYC, Digital transformation etc are examples of current hot areas but by no means exclusive. You MUST be able to take functional and business requirements and help turn them into fully laid out architecture ready for delivery.

Main responsibilities:

* Creating and owning architecture deliverables within client projects, specifically within the digital banking / digitalisation domain
* Understanding the business and organisational context of client engagements and using this knowledge to identify opportunities and reduce risks
* Playing an influential role in pushing digital banking projects to delivery, interacting with design authorities, IT teams, and business stakeholders as necessary
* Representing the company professionally in customer engagements, using excellent inter-personal skills to develop and realise further opportunities for the company
* Supporting pre-sales proposals and propositions in the form of client meetings, approach and estimation for solutions
* Leading technical and non-technical colleagues and clients through the delivery lifecycle
* Recognising emerging market trends and future requirements, building appropriate knowledge and capability to inform clients and keep Icon at the front of the market


* A strong technical and solution architecture background built upon software engineering experiences within a digital banking / digitalisation environment
* A track record of owning and delivering solutions across a broad spectrum of the project delivery lifecycle in involving mixed shore resources
* The ability to communicate efficiently upwards (to business), downwards (to IT teams) and laterally (to peers, vendors, and client-side staff)
* Familiarity with technology concepts, roles, and terminology, and the ability to work closely with application architects and modellers
* The ability to serve as an active participant in architecture groups and forums communicating solution strategy and design in conversation, documentation and presentations

In addition to the above, the following background experience would be highly beneficial:

* Consultancy / customer facing experiences within a software vendor or enterprise scale services environment
* Financial Services domain knowledge with practical experience of mobilising technology to meet the market dynamics effecting the financial services domain (Risk / Cost / Customer)
* Pre-sales experience and comfort engaging with clients to demonstrate capability and understand requirements

ONLY candidate with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills who can represent the company in highly client facing roles will be considered. ALL experienced Solutions Architects who are used to working in customer facing delivery roles AND who MUST have strong banking and IT experience should apply now. Your experience should primarily be within the UK based banking sector.

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