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Junior Solutions Architect

Role Responsibility

Responsibilities

  • Provide consultancy and support in gathering business and technical requirements either in conjunction with business analysis or direct from end users and clients.

 

  • Translate business/technical requirements into technical documentation ensuring that stakeholders and development teams have a clear and common understanding of the needs and proposed solutions.

 

  • Provide technical consultancy contributing to team standards and ‘best practise’ techniques for cost effective and time dependent software delivery.

 

  • Design and specify changes that comply with the application architecture, standards and conventions.

 

  • Work with Waterfall, Lean and Agile development methodologies.

 

  • Under limited supervision perform analysis to enable modelling and documentation of existing processes and document options to improve application performance.

 

  • Lead internal walk-through of Technical Design documents to ensure understanding of requirements.

 

  • Lead peer-to-peer Technical Design Document reviews.

 

  • Attend forums to provide development estimations based on a set of requirements

 

  • Produce High Level Estimates for internal and client requested enhancements within SLA.

 

  • Coaching and mentoring of other team members from a technical and business perspective when required.

 

  • Liaise with project managers, release management and client relationship managers when handling release assignments, estimates and any adhoc work.

 

  • Conduct BA/SA reviews and support the unit and system-testing cycles to ensure technical delivery meets requirements.

 

  • Provide regular status reports and participate in group analysis sessions and team meetings.

 

  • Participation and contribution in internal and external design sessions/workshops, be able to present technical overviews of the main record keeping systems architecture and data model.

 

  • Ability and confidence to communicate independently with other technical departments, programme management, business units and external clients.

 

  • Contribute to system design and technical design document standards and quality procedures.

 

  • Participate and contribute to strategy for future developments based on review of existing system design and construction strategy.

 

  • Imparts business knowledge of record keeping and surround systems to technical and non-technical audience.

 

  • Adhere to SS&C Secure development and information security policies

 

  • Assist in specification of overall change deployment, to ensure completeness of solution delivery within the SS&C Release Process.

 

  • Participate in IT Support activities providing analytical support as required.

 

  • To comply with the regulatory regimes in which SS&C operates, with particular consideration given to relevant Client Asset, Data Protection and Financial Crime Prevention regulations.

 

  • To be quality driven, aiming for 100% accuracy and timeliness of delivery.

 

Knowledge and Technical Skills

Essential:

 

  • A minimum of 4+ year’s systems design in large scale complex applications.

 

  • A minimum of 4+ years’ experience in the Financial Services industry.

 

  • Proficient in relational database design and modelling.

 

  • Proficient in SQL (DB2, SQL server, PostgreSQL).

 

  • Proven track record in problem solving.

 

  • Possess excellent analytical and technical skills.

 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

 

  • Ability to multi-task and a ‘can do/will do’ attitude.

 

  • Flexible attitude to working hours.

 

  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

 

  • Strong communication skills to all levels of management.

 

  • Micro-Services design concepts

 

  • Cloud computing (e.g. Amazon Web or Microsoft Azure)

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of traditional and modern programming languages e.g. Cobol and Java

 

  • Experience of financial record keeping systems (main/sub-register)

 

  • Experience of Confluence and Jira

 

  • Experience in working with formal methodologies.

 

  • Java, Python (plus application frameworks such as springboot)

 

  • PostgreSQL, SQL-Sever or other similar RDB

 

  • Event Sourcing (architectural pattern e.g. Kafka)

 

  • Pentaho or other ETL

 

  • Swift messaging

 

  • Security concepts (such as SIAM and openID connect)

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