Information Domain Architect Financial and Banking

Tectre Limited
Date Posted
12th January 2018
Job Type
£90,000 to £100,000 Per Annum
Job Details:
Our client is UKs largest Retail and Commercial bank and has afootprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK.Its aim is to be the best bank for its customers and the organisationfeels that they have a big responsibility to support the UK economy andhelp it prosper.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the team that drives BigData, Machine Learning and Cognitive architecture for a large financialcompany, this role is to provide an Information strategy andarchitecture for the Big Data domain and to deliver designblueprints/artefacts that drive the banks successful adoption of BigData.

This is a key role, driving the Big Data architecture agenda for thebank and understanding the needs of the Big Data domain. Youll leadthinking in the way that those needs should be satisfied by IT and bethe principal advisor for the domain technology architecture andstrategy.

Youll document domain blueprints and gain approval for their inclusionin the reference architecture, deliver domain blueprints to supportsolution designs, which in turn can be successfully built and operatedby Delivery and Infrastructure teams and leverage the capabilities oftechnology vendors and sourcing suppliers to define architecture anddeliver blueprints.

Day to day youll promote the value of IT architecture governance anddesign deliverables across the organisation, present design artefacts tothe relevant architectural governance committees, to obtain timelyapproval avoiding delay or project risk and participate in managing andmaintaining vendor relationships, evaluating usefulness and cost ofproducts and making appropriate recommendations.

Well also need you to maintain an awareness of external trends for thedomain and support the HoF to build, lead, develop, appraise andmotivate a team of architects that it is capable of satisfying theaccountabilities described above.

Key Accountabilities
Ability to maintain a sufficiently deep knowledge of business areasand Big Data technologies to provide architectural leadership anddirection for the domain.
Ability to win the trust, confidence and commitment of seniorbusiness and IT stakeholders and to lead their thinking.
Ability to communicate resource demand to meet the deliverycommitments of the domain.
Ability to pragmatically balance the demands of delivery projectswith the need to maintain the integrity of the target architecture.
Ability to use considered judgement to make clear decisions incomplex situations.
Ability to delegate key architectural decisions and deliveryresponsibilities while retaining oversight and accountability.
Ability to effectively balance strategy and vision activity with theoperational and service demand.
Expected to carry out core accountabilities with minimal level ofsupervision for complex tasks and no supervision for more routinematters
Deep understanding of the principles and practice of EnterpriseArchitecture.
Good understanding of the range of disciplines within Group IT,including project management, application development and projectdelivery.
Competitor awareness and innovative capability to drive businessimprovement based on an understanding of market trends
Ability to build, lead and motivate technical specialists.
Ability to develop business cases.
Its essential you have experience leading/being part oftransformation in Big Data and you will need to have experience on twoor more of the following technology types:
o Hadoop ideally Hortonworks Data Platform
o Streaming ideally Apache Kafka
o No SQL Databases ideally Cassandra
Experience on the below is not essential but would certainly be a plus:

o Statistical Analysis ideally SAS, R
o Machine Learning
o Data visualisation ideally Tableau
o Teradata
o Cloud Amazon, Microsoft, Google or IBM
In return the client offers a fantastic benefits package, a flexibleand agile working environment and the opportunity to develop your careerwithin one of the worlds leading financial institutions.
The bank welcomes applications from a diverse group of candidates insupport of their positive action campaign.

Our clients key values include the following;

The best they can be for their customers.
Ensuring their risk is minimised.
Ensuring that colleagues make a difference to the business together.

Therefore they are looking to employ individuals who demonstrate andsupport the highest standards of responsible behaviour. Our clientvalues diversity and always appoint on merit with fully accessible locations.

If you meet the above criteria for the role please respond to this withan up to date copy of your CV to . You may nothear from us straight away. Due to the level of applications we receiveevery day, we can only respond to applicants whose skills andqualifications are suitable for this position.

Tectre is a specialist IT Recruitment Company. We support our customerin their Positive Action Campaigns for Diversity. To find out more aboutus please see our website at . - provided by Dice

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