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Solution Architect (12+ yrs)

Salary 40-45 Lpa

  • Chennai
  • 13 Mar 2020

Consultant neha.j@elementsmanpower.com

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What will you be doing?

Solutions Development 

  • Responsible for creating technology solutions, and stage 0 costs, to meet business requirements, in line with Cluster and Group IT Strategies and Architectures. Work with supply chain (including external) as appropriate.
  • Adding clarity to business requirements; challenges business requirements and demands to ensure high quality candidate solutions are created
  • Identifying common or duplicative needs across SBU, Cluster & GTIS
  • Thinks outside of the box to support the business in delivering its strategic objectives rather than just responding to a pre-defined request,
  • Works with project managers and Global Technology Sourcing to advise on supplier and cost options, and to ensure that the validity of the overall solution is fully represented and considered in any RFI/RFPs process, or in the creation and evaluation of proof of concept solutions
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring that solutions adhere to architectural and quality standards and policies.
  • Able to rationalise between different solution options in a complex environment and define pros and cons based on a driving forces from a commercial, operational and technology viewpoint.

Advice and Guidance 

  • Provide advice and guidance to business stakeholders in shaping the portfolio of technology solutions to be provided to the business
  • Contribute to broader architectural governance activities by participating in peer reviews for other solutioners. Form part of broader solutioning community in COO for advice and guidance.
  • Maintains detailed awareness of, takes fully into account as necessary, and promotes throughout the organisation, any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations, standards and codes of good practice. Is capable of contributing to the definition of such regulations, standards and codes.
  • Actively contributes to the development and promotion of COO.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and some informal task based supervision of less experienced solutions designers.

Strategy Development 

  • Working with the relevant Lead Solutions Designer and CTO, supports the creation of an appropriate IT Strategy for the relevant business area.
  • Supports the Systems Planning process to ensure interdependencies are understood and that the proposed plan is viable.
  • Influence the relevant business strategy to maximize the effective use of technology
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant technical specialism(s) at the highest level, by reading relevant literature, attending conferences and seminars, meeting and maintaining contact with other leading practitioners of the technical specialism and though playing a major role in appropriate learned, professional and trade bodies. Build relationship with manufacturers, supply channels and SI partners.
  • Also maintains knowledge of wider industry regulations, standards and trends.
  • Where appropriate to role, is a recognized authority in the technical specialism.

Delivery

  • Promote and drive innovation by actively advocating new tools, processes and technical developments to drive continuous development, you should be up to date with current industry approaches and strategies.
  • Provide Technical leadership across technology choices and best practices.
  • Support creation and maintenance of deployment tooling and automation to support the CI/CD pipelines.
  • Collaborate with team members on best practices
  • Embrace agile methodologies
  • Drive innovation through rapid prototyping and iterative development.
  • Passionate about customer focus, with the understanding of business impact to drive system improvements

What we’re looking for:

  • In-depth solution design architecture experience
  • Experience of REST API design and development
  • Experience of using the Akana Enterprise API Platform
  • Good understanding of the configuration of the Akana API platform
  • Good understanding of operational monitoring
  • Appreciation of network considerations for provision of external access to APIs
  • Java development experience in a commercial environment
  • Able to create fit for purpose technology solutions which address the combined challenges of: meeting business need, deliverable within reasonable constraints, correspond to organisational strategic guidance
  • Familiar with integration and implementation issues and their architectural implications. Excellent understanding of best practice architectural and design methods with proven innovative and leading edge thinking (e.g. Domain Driven Architecture, event based architecture, Data Driven Design, building for resilience, scalability, performance, Microservice design patterns etc.)
  • A very good broad understanding of a wide variety of technologies pertinent to Barclaycard, including emerging technologies. (e.g. AWS, Java, Mongo, Adaptive and Responsive design, etc.)
  • Appreciation of different Infrastructure patterns (e.g. Internet Facing Environment, Operational Data Stores, DMZ, etc.). Experience in Cloud configurations and deployments.
  • IT Security patterns, considerations, best practice (e.g. OWasp)
  • Software delivery and deployment patterns (e.g. Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, etc.) with deep understanding of Enterprise Container Platforms (e.g. Docker)
  • Possess strong experience with cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the web.
  • Able to challenge stakeholders creatively and professionally to create solutions which meet all of the above criteria but are not necessarily obvious responses to pre-defined requests.

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Development or Operations experience in the payments domain (ideally PCI:DSS compliant)
  • Experience of API functional and penetration testing
  • Experience of installing & configuring the Akana API platform
  • Experience of implementing external API access using the Akana API platform
  • Familiarity with other API platforms
  • Project Delivery - Understands different project methodologies, project lifecycles, major phases, dependencies and milestones within a project, and the required documentation needs.
  • Vendor Evaluation – Ability to understand how and where third part products could be deployed. Good knowledge of vendor evaluation and selection best practice.
  • Planning - Experienced with planning, estimating, staffing, organising, and working on multiple projects. Has monitored and dealt with critical paths and risks areas
  • Service Delivery - Good understanding of concepts of service delivery and support and how this can be affected by technical delivery

Contact Person – Neha J

Contact No. - 9711258130

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