Lead Product Solution Architect - HSBC Operations, Services and Technology
September 25, 2019
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HSBC Operations, Services and Technology is a pivotal part of the Group, providing essential operational and technical support to our global businesses and helping improve customer service and efficiency. HOST combines global expertise and technology to help keep us ahead of the competition.
We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Lead Product Solution Architect .
Accountable for ensuring the products and services are supported by the right architectures and solutions meet the customer needs
Accountable for ensuring the design of the solutions are cost effective and maintained through the agile development lifecycle, managing the flow of the backlog of design activities
Working with Operations Engineers to ensure operational issues such as performance, operator intervention, alerting, design defect related issues are resolved and that any design related issues are addressed in a timely manner
Convert requirements into actionable product and service requirements that feed Technology solutions development and influence service direction
Responsible for ensuring solutions are aligned with the platform architecture and roadmap, group standards and policies and the overall enterprise architecture for their function
Accountable for pulling together various aspects of the solution such as viz Application Design, Integration Design, Security Design, Information Design, Infrastructure design and Business Process Design
Work closely with enterprise architect and functional design authority to promote the target state architecture and describe the architecture roadmap in the region based on the Retail Product systems software portfolio and migration of legacy systems
Influence and plan the ever greening of application from obsolete platform and technology into new global standard technology according to the technology reference model
Work closely with global Retail Product solution architects to lead the implementation of Retail Product Future State Architecture strategy and manage the regional architecture for rollout of global Retail Product solutions into the region
Manage the architectural governance process for Retail Product projects, and review the architecture according to governance standards and processes
Ensure that architecture deliverables are compliant with the stated requirements, approved technologies, best practices and group strategies
Maintain awareness of architecture risks and operational risks and minimize the likelihood of it occurring including its identification, assessment, mitigation and controls, loss identification and reporting in accordance with group IT policies
Influence project definition, inject a broader view, review relevant projects, assess the level of strategic alignment and risk, and play a leading role in resolving any issues that arise.
Define and communicate architecture design and integration pattern of Retail Product solutions in accordance to enterprise design principles and integration standards
Introduce technological choices regarding products, methodologies, industry standards, and vendors to guide IT staff who buy, build or operate applications and services.
Recommend solutions and technologies for the improved use of IT solutions and applications within the context of the wider enterprise architecture to deliver commercially sound and innovative ways of addressing new and existing business challenges
Proficiency in Application Architecture and Design on at least one technology platform
Expertise on Infrastructure Design and concepts in distributed platforms as well as additional knowledge of midrange and mainframe infrastructure will be preferred
Expertise on Integration concepts, techniques and patterns
Good knowledge on APIs and Messaging infrastructure and standards
Good knowledge of security concepts and design
Ability to breakdown non functional requirements into Infrastructure and security designs
Knowledge of Data modelling and Data Architecture concepts
Must know at least one banking domain or Business function end to end
Good knowledge of Operations and Frontline activities
Experience in Digital Transformation in Banks is preferred
Knowledge of working in a DevOps setup and AGILE software development techniques
Role relevant qualifications, a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, excellent documentation skills, and a good command in spoken and written English.
Demonstrable architecture experience in Retail products and Cards Product system is preferred.
Proven track record in pragmatic solution, technology and enterprise architecture design as well as governance preferable in financial sector and with awareness of architectural best practices
Strong reasoning, analytical mindset and problem solving skills
Understanding of retail banking and wealth management products and system solutions
Deep understanding of Retail and Card products technologies such as ISO8583, ISO9564, 3D-Secure, Tokenization, Web Technologies and Service and Integration solutions
Knowledge of emerging technologies such as cloud, wallet, QR Code, API, microservice, Digital a plus
Strong team player to work with business and IT stakeholders in regional and global teams
Self motivated and ability in working under pressure in matrix team structure
Able to work flexible hours and willingness to travel
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