Enterprise Architect - Technical Architect - Lending/Insurance

City of London Permanent
  • Enterprise Architect - Technical Architect - Lending/Insurance - Azure
  • Market leading business with big projects to work on

About Our Client

Enterprise Architect - Technical Architect - Lending/Insurance - Azure

Our client is a leading player in a global platform expansion initiative. The Senior Enterprise Architect will occupy a central role in this expansion, setting worldwide architectural standards and policies, defining client solutions, and providing guidance to solution architects and technical leads. In this dynamic B2B2C SAAS environment, they will interact with key senior stakeholders, both internally and within client engagements.

Job Description

Enterprise Architect - Technical Architect - Lending/Insurance - Azure

In this pivotal role, you will be instrumental in shaping the technical architecture that supports business operations, making key architectural decisions, and ensuring the efficiency, scalability, and security of the organisation's objectives.

  • Take a strategic, cross-domain view across all architectural areas and programs across the company's regions.
  • Collaborate with various product lines, shaping the overarching technical architecture to ensure consistency and interoperability among different components.
  • Review and evaluate the current architectural vision to enable customised client experiences while maintaining an appropriate level of local customisation.
  • Establish technical standards and principles that guide solution design and verify their correct application in technical initiatives.
  • Promote architectural best practices and work closely with the VP of Engineering to implement a standardised approach across the global platform, mentoring technical teams when necessary.
  • Ensure alignment between infrastructure and software architectures, enabling easy scaling and high-volume handling without downtime for our client's infrastructure and client-facing applications.
  • Conduct horizon scanning in the Financial Services and related industries to identify emerging trends and technologies that may benefit the product and technology roadmaps.

The Successful Applicant

Enterprise Architect - Technical Architect - Lending/Insurance - Azure

You have a background in development and have progressed to the level of an Enterprise Architect. You remain hands-on when necessary and can collaborate effectively with development teams to provide guidance and support. Your expertise spans Azure Cloud, web architecture, distributed architecture, and integration technologies, particularly within the Financial Services sector. Your teamwork ethos, can-do attitude, and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment make you a valuable addition to any team. You possess exceptional communication skills and can engage with both business and technical stakeholders with ease.

  • Proven architecture experience with a track record of delivering scalable architectures in Financial Services, preferably in consumer lending and/or insurance.
  • Extensive hands-on software development experience in prior roles.
  • Experience in heavily regulated environments.
  • Deep understanding of web technologies.
  • Knowledge of integration technologies.
  • Experience in designing data solutions.
  • Ability to work across various technologies.
  • Certifications in Azure (or AWS) Cloud and TOGAF.
  • A computer science degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, ISO 27001 accreditation.
  • Cloud accreditation (AWS or Azure Solution Architect) or relevant cloud experience.

What's on Offer

Enterprise Architect - Technical Architect - Lending/Insurance - Azure

Join our client and play a vital role in shaping their global platform expansion, ensuring the efficiency and security of their technical architecture. Your experience will contribute to the success of this dynamic organisation.

Shak Shakir
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+44 207 269 2234

Job summary

Job function
Enterprise Architecture
Financial Services
City of London
Contract type
Consultant name
Shak Shakir
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2234
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