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Solutions Architect

Role Responsibility


  • 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



  • 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)



  • 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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