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Business Architect

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Business Architect

Basildon, Essex

P3 / G

SS&C Technologies Holdings (NASDAQ: SSNC) is the world’s largest hedge fund and private equity administrator, as well as the largest mutual fund transfer agency. SS&C’s unique business model combines end-to-end expertise across financial services operations with software and solutions to service even the most demanding customers in the financial services and healthcare industries. SS&C owns and operates the full technology stack across securities accounting, front-to-back-office operations, performance and risk analytics, regulatory reporting, and healthcare information processes.

The Role:

To perform business architecture activities to support SS&C change.  Understand client/ stakeholder propositions and business models, understand our service capabilities and use business architecture techniques to recommend solutions to deliver outstanding outcomes in line with strategy.
 
  • Own and maintain business architecture documentation for the strategic Wealth business model and ensure architectural differences at the client level are also known and documented
  • Work with operational, technical and product stakeholders to identify areas of inefficiency/propositional improvements and support the creation of any relevant business case
  • Support with the evaluation and maintenance of the Target Operating Model (TOM) including the creation/updates to standard business architectural documentation
  • Play a pivotal role in new business launches and complex change initiatives through the creation/assessment of business models, business capabilities and user journey designs to support transition from ideation phase into execution phase 
  • Provide business architecture support and consultancy for all change initiatives during the full delivery lifecycle
  • Work with solution architects and solution providers to ensure system designs align and support the strategic business design with any gaps to the strategic design agreed and documented
  • Articulate design options and proactively engage with the relevant stakeholders to assess the pros and cons of various design options
  • Work with the sales team to provide support during any pre-sales initiatives including attending pre sales client facing meetings as a subject matter expert
  • Lead and facilitate meetings/workshops and confidently present to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work closely with and support Inception, Solution Architecture and IT Build teams, ensuring best practice principles are adhered to.
  • Ensure industry knowledge and specific product knowledge is maintained. Keep abreast of regulatory change and industry trends.
  • Build collaborative relationships and provide consultancy for internal and external stakeholders, representing SS&C as required. 
  • To carry out any other duties which are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed
Knowledge and Technical Skills:
 
Essential:
 
  • Over 7 years’ experience in Financial Services, ideally including business and technology roles
  • Client facing
  • Strong and proven interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good influencer and negotiator
  • Proven champion of change
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to lead and take ownership
  • Strong sense of ownership to ensure a high quality deliverables
  • Extensive in-depth experience within the UK Platform / Wealth Management industry with full lifecycle experience of delivering platform solutions across multi asset types
  • Understanding and experience of creating and assessing business models, business capabilities and user journeys

Desirable:

  • Basic AS400 and SQL skills or their equivalents
  • Experience of working in Agile methodology
  • Experience of working for a global organisation and working virtually with cross global stakeholders
  • Experience of working with multiple key technology providers and varying operating models
 

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