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Finastra UK
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Jul 20
Competitive
Finastra UK
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Jul 20
Competitive
Software Architect
Partners & Ecosystem - Lead Solution Architect

Finastra: Who are we?
We are one of the world's largest FinTech's, with a team made up of over 10,000 superstars,
serving more than 8,500 customers across 130 countries
We're an energized bunch, who love to be at the forefront of innovation. We make it our mission to develop and stay ahead of the latest trends and technology. Our goal? To put customers at the core of what we do and to deliver solutions that drive transformation and unlock the potential of people and businesses.

How do we do this? With a heritage and portfolio spanning the entire banking sector, we have used our expertise to create a unique platform-based approach for the world of financial services. Partnering with global players like Microsoft, Accenture, Salesforce and more, to create an open and inclusive development environment. An environment that cultivates ideas, maximizes creativity, and enables innovation.

We believe that the future of finance is OPEN. By focusing on OPEN collaboration, supported by our OPEN platform, our OPEN ecosystem and an OPEN and inclusive culture, we can be OPEN for good. Together, we can ensure financial inclusion and open innovation for everybody.
The Future is OPEN.
Our Mission and Vision:
Our vision is to unlock the potential of people and businesses by creating the #1 open platform for innovation in the world of financial services.

Our mission is the journey we are on to deliver this vision, and we are well underway, having launched FusionFabric.cloud in 2019. Already recognised as a secure, industry-leading cloud platform, we've partnered with the largest and most vibrant partner and developer ecosystems to create a hugely scalable environment that fosters collaboration and rapid innovation for all.
Inside Finastra, our ambition is to be the most loved and inclusive fintech in the world. Our people across the globe are diverse, talented and open. And we are always looking for the most creative and inspiring minds to join the team. Whoever you are, you're welcome at Finastra. Come and join us - make our home your home and open the world of finance!

What will you contribute?
As the Lead Solution Architect in the Partners & Ecosystem team, you will lead our Co-Innovation and our MSP offerings. You will have a team managing all the initiatives and you will ensure that they are moving in the right direction. The role of the Lead Solution Architect is to ensure that all Co-Innovation initiatives are properly scoped and are viable. In addition, as the Lead Solution architect for our Managed Service offering you will validate the blueprinting of our solutions for use by our Partners as they offer them to their customers.

Objectives:
  • Ensure technical / product viability of the approved Co-Innovation programs approved by the joint leadership teams of Finastra and our Partners.
  • Working with the MSP Leader, ensure the viability of the MSP offerings.
  • Articulate and communicate the value proposition across both the Finastra and Partner ecosystems.
  • Recruit further resources to scale Co-Innovation and MSP

Responsibilities & Deliverables:
You will be building out the Co-Innovation program initiatives, which includes:

  • Liaise with business analysts and business leads to ensure the solution design meets requirements
  • Liaising with Partner Technical Teams to understand how the solution fits into wider Partner Technical Landscape
  • Providing hardware sizing and deployment topology recommendations based on Partner requirements
  • Writing and development of technical design specifications and solution documents.
  • Assist in defining structured practices especially in development and build
  • Embed best practices and new methodologies
  • Technical point of contact for Partner architects
  • Escalation point for technical questions
  • Oversight of technical approach
  • Responsibility for overall technical delivery on each project

Required Skills and Experience:
  • A self-starter with an ability to work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent understanding of system integration, web services, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong analytical and consultancy skills
  • Experience of all aspects of software project life cycles from requirements gathering, through design, development and implementation
  • Experience in Managed Services environments
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Managing and developing a successful cross-functional team
  • Strong financial knowledge for business modelling
  • Ability to articulate complex business processes
  • Strong Leadership and high-level ability to collaborate
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Results driven personality able to maintain strategic business focus.
  • Ability to effectively define, plan, schedule and control projects. Ability to prioritize in a complex, multi-tasking environment
  • Collaborates effectively with others to achieve goals and to drive results
  • Demonstrates accountability and commitment by making sound decisions
  • Ability to guide, lead and influence leadership team and key stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a multi-country / multi-cultural environment.
  • High levels of energy, resilience and emotional intelligence
  • Hardworking and passionate: it's not just what you do but how you do it

Qualifications:

  • 10 years' experience as a software/technical architect
  • Degree or Diploma in Computing or similar related qualification
  • Microsoft Certification an advantageous
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The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact your recruitment partner.

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