APAC Solution Architect, Digital Distribution & Marketing Technology

Schroders Investment Management
Singapore, Singapore
14 Jun 2022
14 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

We're looking for an experienced solution architect with digital experience who can take ownership and drive forward the digital technology roadmap for Schroders. We have an ambitious agenda for the year ahead and this role will be pivotal in enabling our teams to be successful in providing well considered and designed solutions through collaboration with our architecture and engineering communities. We're building the future Digital estate in cloud and we need a committed leader who will help take us there. It's an exciting time to be in Digital and a great opportunity to showcase your talents for the right individual. Someone who shows real commitment and is not shy of putting across their ideas to improve ways of working to achieve demonstrable results for our business. We have a great team and loads of talent to support you be successful. We enjoy what we do and the team embraces challenge and employs collaboration and energy to lead us on the next phase of our digital journey within Schroders.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base

This role is based in our APAC regional hub in Singapore which is located in the heart of the city near Raffles Place. We collaborate as a team and across teams from the office however we also have all the tools needed to work remotely and you will balance time in the office and working from home.

The team

You'll be working in Digital Services, Distribution and Marketing technology team however the remit of this role spans multiple business units and stakeholders to co-ordinate the digital technology roadmap across those teams within APAC Group Technology.

What you'll do
  • Help define and shape the Digital technology strategy, target architecture and technology roadmap
  • Able to work with senior technology and business stakeholders up to CTO/COO level and able to influence and collaborate
  • Understand the bigger picture in terms of digital business strategic goals and the broader portfolio and how digital fits into this
  • Help align the teams in digital technology to work towards a simpler, more manageable digital estate by understanding all the moving parts and working out the sequence of change over time that will take us there (roadmap planning)
  • Work with other Solution Architects, Engineering and Delivery Leads, Heads of Technology, Product Owners to understand the specific challenges within each business domain and how a co-ordinated approach to architecture/roadmap will address their concerns
  • Understand the meaning of client/customer centricity and is able to express that relationship as part of their work
  • Be the primary technology architecture focal point and key representative for Digital, Distribution and Marketing Technology Architecture and Strategy for the region
  • Play a role as an active member of the Global Digital Design Authority forum working closely with the solution and enterprise architecture community.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
  • Minimum 8 years of technical experience working on various key software technologies, major supplier platforms/services within the Digital Domain.
  • Must have experience with solution design for the Cloud, modern software tools and ecosystem including API and microservice frameworks and patterns and/ or AWS development tools and Python or JS. It would be advantageous to have experience with some or all of the following; Content Management Systems, Customer Relationship Management Systems, Customer Data Platforms, Marketing Automation tools, cyber, Mobile technologies, hosting platforms (eg. SaaS/IaaS/PaaS offerings), modern EAI integration patterns and technologies associated with these including MQ.
  • Understands the drivers and motivators behind decision making and the need to influence in driving the right outcomes for the business
  • Experience collaborating with different teams and broad range of stakeholders across regions in technology to solve problems
  • Experience in presenting to technical and executive audiences
  • Have a steady, calming, logical and methodical approach to solving difficult challenges
  • Highly analytical and able to focus on many different aspects in parallel whilst building a larger conceptual framework/worldview
  • Pragmatic and understand the reality of delivering in a tough economic climate
  • Experience working on agile delivery methods and approaches such as SAFe
  • Certification in architecture methods (e.g. TOGAF, SAFe, etc.)

What the role is not
  • A stock standard solution architect role - this is a senior/lead architect position (more a mix of a domain architect with strong solution experience)
  • A technology only facing role - it will require interaction with senior business stakeholders
  • A technology purist - this will need someone will highly developed and rounded hard and soft skills in a number of key areas for them to be successful. Will need to know how to interact to be successful and isn't afraid of getting into the detail to understand the problem space

What you'll be like
  • Have an understanding of the Financial Services sector
  • Inspiring and collaborative leader, role-modelling agile leadership
  • Capable of remaining positive when under pressure
  • Friendly, approachable, enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Communicates with tact and sensitivity, mindful of how information may be received.
  • Ensures everyone is informed and relevant parties consulted
  • Comfortable facilitating and communicating using both business and technology terms. Able to keep a potentially diverse set of participants engaged
  • Shows initiative and thrives in a fast-paced and time-critical business environment
  • Respects the direction of management and the authority of business stakeholders, however is able to objectively and constructively deliver the truth
  • Holds themselves accountable, demonstrates integrity and deals fairly with everyone
  • Lean-agile mindset: focusses on sustainable flow of value, making space for continuous improvement, building in quality, test hypothesis and assumptions as early as possible

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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