Head Digital Architecture Financial Markets

Employer
Standard Chartered Bank
Location
Singapore, Singapore
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 May 2022
Closes
11 Jun 2022
Ref
14862277
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.
The Role Responsibilities
Standard Chartered Bank is embarking on a multi-year commercial, corporate and investment banking (CCIB) digital channels transformation journey to digitize client touchpoints, offer world class digital channel services through consistent Omni channels offerings. Bank will seek opportunities to revamp & improve the end-to-end client journey to improve client experience, technological & operational efficiency.
CCIB Financial Markets team has expertise combined with deep local market knowledge to deliver a variety of risk management, financing, and investment solutions to our clients. The FM offers capabilities across origination, structuring, sales, trading, and research. Offering a full suite of fixed income, currencies, commodities, equities and capital markets solutions, FM has firmly established itself as a trusted partner with extensive on-the-ground knowledge and deep relationships. As Head Digital Architect Financial Markets will be part of CCIB Solution Architecture Team and required to work closely with Financial Markets Products Team, Business Teams, CIO technology teams to drive innovation, define functional and technical solution, architecture designs, own architecture decisions and governance.
Strong influential and analytical skills. Strong presentation, verbal, and written communication skills with demonstrated technical leadership. Experience in establishing effective partnerships across teams and influence senior management, peers, and subordinates. Enabling Digitization across the board and contribute towards bank's Digitization journey collaborating the Harmony project. Define /Refine the operating model from Framework, Governance, solutioning perspective within the portfolio.
Manage Technology Debts and Technology obsolescence. Collaborate with CCIB Financial Markets development team and cross pollinate technology needs across.
The role is accountable and responsible for the following:
  • Head from front the Architecture transformation for Financial Markets
  • Ownership for defining key elements of the FM IT architectural strategy
  • Design and architect the solutions for Financial Markets Domain
  • Enable Digitization across the board and contribute towards bank's Digitization Journey via project Harmony
  • Provide strategic guidance for all solutions cutting products streams and channels such as Channels, Trade, Cash, Financial Markets
  • Take a holistic view of the Business ask, process view and customer impact to define the solutions.
  • Identify Impact of solutions on various systems, Interfaces, Data flows
  • Align all solutions to defined architecture strategy.
  • Design futuristic solutions with a focus on stability, operational scalability and low TCO.
  • Provide Technical upliftment through sound knowledge of open systems technology stack and a deep understanding of the domain.
  • Collaboration with key senior stakeholders and engineering teams across the domain.
  • Ensuring the Financial Markets Architecture enables the effective delivery of the business strategy
  • Representing complex architectural and engineering topics to senior FM business leaders
  • Active lead and participant to the FM Technology Council and Virtual Architecture Team (VAT)
Strategy
  • Responsible for Defining the Roadmap and the Strategy for CCIB Financial Markets Domain
  • Development of the Solution Roadmap ensuring compatibility with various Product strategies at a solution level, leveraging existing and new technologies.
  • Responsible in establish a mission-driven strategy that is aligned with the overall Banks T&I Strategy, Goals, and objectives
  • Responsible in defining strategy to create value by tracing back technology and forecasting technology evolution, and market penetration changes
  • Responsible in defining strategy to capture value by gaining competitive advantage over other & sustaining it
  • Responsible in defining the strategy to deliver value to execute, make strategic decisions and take decisive actions
Business
  • Responsible in bringing alignment between Business and IT, whereby business use T&I to achieve business Strategies & Objectives for the improvement of Financial Performance and marketplace competitiveness
  • Responsible for providing software solutions to the Client, Front-line businesses, operations, middle office, and product teams.
  • Come up with achievable solutions that address business needs considering constraints, limitations and boundaries and align too the
  • Responsible in designing technology to make sure business strategy can be realized through Technology & Technology investments are aligned with business.
  • Instrumental in delivery Strategic IT solutions which can transforming business and complement business strategy by exploring new revenue streams
Processes
  • Responsible for Ensuring application teams are adhering to Cyber Security Standard, Governance Frameworks
  • Application development teams are in line with the Bank Standard approved Technology Stack
  • Architecture governance to Resiliency Standards
  • Architecture is reviewed and approved as per the Architectural Principles
People and Talent
  • Understand business, functional, and non-functional requirements and define solution, technology data, integration architecture and design for digital channels.
  • Engage with various business and technology stakeholders, participate in agile squads to recommend, and finalize architecture design. Manage key stake holders and senior management for architecture decisions and inputs.
  • Govern architecture through design and governance councils, collaborate with enterprise architecture stakeholders. Maintain architecture road maps aligned with business and technology drivers
  • Lead architecture evaluation during RFPs for technology tools and service providers
Risk Management
  • Govern, risks of Technology Debts, Technology obsolescence to the management to enable them in planning for necessary risk acceptance or investments
  • Identify Delivery Risks
  • Direct teams to act quickly and decisively when any risk and control weakness become apparent
Governance
  • Ensure that technology partners and delivery teams adhere to the principles established in the enterprise architecture, governance, policies, principles, patterns
  • Represent architecture in QPR, MPR, Architecture Design Council forums, Cloud Performance Review forum with Key stakeholders.
  • Define the Terms of Reference and ensure the members clearly understand their roles and responsibilities on the respective governing bodies.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate, and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Other Responsibilities
  • Making Senior Management Presentations and able to convey Strategy
  • Able to make Confident decisions based on Facts
  • Self-Confident, Flexible and adapt to ever-changing demand and requirements
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Channels & Data solution Architecture role in banking industry directly working with product owners and CIO teams.
  • Minimum of 3 domain business knowledge required in Cash, Trade Finance, Custody, Financial Markets
  • 15+ years of experience in full stack technologies in Web & Mobile, API, JAVA, RDBMS, NOSQL, messaging. Excellent grasp of architecture and design in distributed services architecture, channels security.
  • 5+ years of experience in channels data reporting, dashboards, analytics, data protection, data lakes, data warehouse and cloud technologies.
Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • Experience in block chain
  • Thoroughly able to define the Security Principles and has experience in the implementation
  • Experience in data protection, data lakes, data warehouse and cloud technologies.

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.

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