Posted on: 7/11/2017

Job type: Permanent

Sector: IT

 
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Solution Architecture, Insurance background, extensive experience in SOA and good stakeholders management

Director - Solution Architect

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, my client can help your achieve your dreams and aspirations.

The Solution Architect is responsible for the creation, maintenance and management of IT architecture models and their lower level components for the client's Singapore business. This includes local, regional and global owned and/or hosted systems. They are also required to interpret, use and apply information contained within IT architecture to inform a range of business improvement activities (such as system convergence), particularly those involved in the design, development, enhancement and maintenance of IT support systems aligned to the overall IT strategy. This position will report to the Singapore IT Head of Strategy.


Responsibilities:

* Own the overall Singapore architecture aligned to the regional roadmap and local Singapore strategy.
* Provide overall technology leadership for Singapore IT by effectively interacting with internal teams to design and develop solutions to complex technical issues on highly visible business opportunities.
* Analyze current solution architecture and design and propose solutions that increase business value, optimize performance, and enhance quality. Identify and resolve conflicting high-level requirements to ensure the solution delivered provides true business value.
* At times, will be a project team role that is responsible for the system quality of the solution being delivered. Works with the regional enterprise architecture team, who are responsible for planning the future state of the IT environment, and ensures architectural alignment to this future state.
* Identify implementation risks and analyze potential impacts on the enterprise and on the achievement of scheduled objectives.
* Develop best practices, guidelines, standards and procedures.
* Communicate and present complex technical concepts for peers and executive level management.
* Evangelize the "right way" of doing things including ensuring technical debt is not accrued and ensuring that solutions delivered are both elegant and future-proof to the greatest extent possible. Provide technical governance to team members.
* Evangelize new or different technologies, processes, and/or solutions, weighing risks and costs.




Qualifications

Requirements:

* Minimum 8 years of solid IT experience with minimum 3 years of solution architecture. Previous experience as an architect in the insurance industry is preferred.
* Extensive experience with SOA is a must. Knowledge of both Java and .NET platforms is required. The candidate will be expected to have a broad range of knowledge in back-end system design, middleware, service-orientation, and front-end systems including web and mobile technologies.
* Candidates with an agile background are preferred, specifically those with experience in implementing the objectives and principles of an Agile Architect within the context of a Solution Architect.
* Proven track record of working and partnering with regional and global business units. Ability to effectively manage key stakeholders.
* Excellent communication, leadership, and people development skills. Strong sense of accountability.

About The client

The client's financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. They provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.

Their principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where they have served customers for more than 100 years. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

The client is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is their priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.



Grace Tham
Associate Director
Hudson SG
Employment Agency Licence No.: 03C4590
EA Registration No.: R1442448
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