Solution Architect, Finance

Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
10 Mar 2023
09 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role Responsibilities
This role will serve as a Solution Architect for Finance and Treasury. The Solution Architect will be part of the wider Functions Architecture Team and work closely with the various Domain Technology Teams to drive architecture strategy, roadmap, governance and provide architecture guidance. The role is expected to bring together business understanding and technology thought leadership to drive solution and design excellence in the respective domains.
  • Responsible for Solution Architecture for Finance and Treasury
  • Work with other Solution Architects across Functions Architecture and Group Architecture to ensure that Group and Functions Architecture Strategies are executed within the area of responsibility.
  • Work with Application Architects and Project Team to ensure that solutions are aligned to wider Functions/Group Architecture Strategy, Policy and Standards.
  • Work with Application Architects, Project Team and Vendors to ensure that Patterns and Best Practices are being considered and applied appropriately.
  • Work with Application Architects, Project Team and Vendors to understand and review Vendor product architecture and capabilities.
  • Collaborate with Business and Technology stakeholders (such as Technology Domain Heads and Global Heads, Domain Architect and Chief Architect) to drive alignment between Business, Architecture and Technology Strategies.
  • Improve cost efficiency - drive efficiency by identifying opportunities to rationalise to a fewer best of breed platforms which provides strategic business capability and aggressively decommission redundant applications.
  • Contribute to investment planning/prioritisation with the businesses and T&I.
  • Driving and enable cloud adoption and modernisation of technology landscape across respective domains whilst balancing regulatory requirements like data sovereignty and cloud approvals and data security.
  • Review and ensure projects are implemented in line with approved architecture/target architecture.
  • Work with Application Architects and Project teams on Evaluations and Proof of Concepts for new technologies and other strategic technology initiatives.
  • Contributes to development of architecture strategy and standards for the organization.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining or reviewing Domain/Sub-Domain level architecture documentation in the area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for Reviewing Application / Project level architecture documentation from Application Architect/Project Team.
  • Responsible to ensure compliance with architecture processes and any related deliverables or artifacts at the Domain/Sub-domain level are completed/met.
People & Talent
  • The role will report to Head Architect/Domain Architect Finance.
  • Collaborate closely with Application Architect and Project team to provide guidance and drive architecture direction.
Risk Management
  • Proactive in seeking regular assurance that function is performing to an acceptable risk and control standards.
  • Include internal controls, legal and regulatory requirements in the processes supporting the function.
  • Act quickly and decisively when any risk and control weakness become apparent and ensure they are addressed within an appropriate timeframe and, if necessary, escalated through the relevant committees.
  • Balance business performance delivery and cost management with risk and control matters to ensure that it does not materially threaten the Group, remaining within risk appetite.
  • Work in collaboration with risk and control teams.
  • Be a part of domain architecture governance forums to actively be aware of and govern emerging data architecture decisions, in alignment with Functions and wider Enterprise architecture.
  • Accountable for governance of all architecture decisions and architecture directions across relevant domains as part of Architecture Review Forums and Technology Councils.
  • Ensure compliance with all salient SCB data governance frameworks where there are direct touchpoints with them or any subsequent downstream influence for Group Functions.
  • Ensure compliance with the highest standards of regulatory and business conduct and compliance practices as defined by internal and external requirements. This includes compliance with local banking laws, anti-money laundering, Open Banking, and Data Protection regulations and guidelines.
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.
  • Lead the Functions TTO team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles. Fair Outcomes for Clients, Effective Financial Markets, Financial Crime Compliance, The Right Environment.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key stakeholders
  • Global Head, Finance Technology.
  • Domain Heads for Finance, Capital, and Liquidity.
  • Application Architects and Development Managers/Leads and Project Teams in Finance and Treasury.
  • Group Function and Bank wide Architecture Teams.
Other Responsibilities
  • Embrace and practise SCB's brand promise of Here for Good and corporate values.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for building a culture of good conduct.
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Degree in Computer Science or Equivalent with 12 years experience.
Role Specific Technical Competencies
  • Architecture and Design
  • Architecture Governance and Processes
  • Domain Knowledge - Finance and Treasury
  • Programming languages (Java/Python/SQL etc.)
  • Web Technologies
  • APIs, Integration and Middleware Technologies
  • Container Technologies (e.g., Kubernetes)
  • Data and Big Data Technologies
  • Analytics and AI/ML
  • Technology Trends and Industry Knowledge
About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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