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Solutions Architect

Job Category:

Information Tech

Job Level:

Managerial

Open Date:

25-Jan-2019

Location:

CITY OF MAKATI

Close date:

30-Apr-2019

Job Description and Qualification:

General Accountability:

This role is responsible for the application architecture, software engineering leadership during project delivery and ongoing maintenance regional eBusiness platform(s). To be successful in the role, the candidate will possess not only deep expertise in their particular field, but also superior relationship management, coaching and mentoring skills.

  • Provide application architecture direction, engineering leadership, consultancy and support to the business operations and project teams in the delivery of the SEA Projects.
  • Ensure the robustness/flexibility of the design to enable the effective delivery of a regional solution across multiple markets in a cost/time optimized manner utilizing repeatable technical playbooks and sound engineering design.
  • Drives effective management of resources to drive resolution of identified project issues and risks, and gains internal / external buy-in that risks and issues are effectively mitigated within desired tolerance levels;
  • Enhance and accelerate projects
  • Ensure logical and physical architecture for a project aligns with the standards and reference architectures defined by the Technical Domain and Enterprise Architects.
  • Regularly review business strategy and current technical capabilities to support the development of reference architecture documents, strategic roadmaps, and the evaluation of current and future systems, operational models, as well as total cost of ownership.
  • Provide leadership founded on strong and deep technical experience.
  • Develop and foster relationships with the divisional and business unit subject matter experts
  • Coach, mentor and support system development teams in implementing reference architectures and standards
  • Communicates the Solution Architectures to senior management and development teams through deliverables, presentations, training and other appropriate means and forums
  • Works with Technical Domain and Enterprise architects to develop comprehensive solution architecture
  • Works with Solution Designers to incorporate product/platform architecture into solution maps
  • Works closely with project teams to drive alignment with enterprise blueprints
  • Ensures project compliance with the approved technology roadmap and associated blueprints, standards, and techniques
  • Actively participates in appropriate Enterprise Architecture governance bodies
  • Creates systems architectures that implement business capabilities as defined in the Business Architecture
  • Creates phased implementation architectures that deliver on the future state according to business priorities
  • Identifies architectural issues and risks and, if necessary, escalate them in a timely manner
  • Participates in the selection of vendor products and technologies
  • Assists in the development of technical design and physical architectures, emphasizing reuse and integration opportunities
  • Ensures that risks are appropriately identified, prioritized and mitigated to levels acceptable for management
  • Collaborates effectively with distributed IS teams in Canada, US and Asia
  • Fosters development of business solutions and strategic business opportunities
Responsibilities:
  • Ensures robust ADM & application architecture practices are in place, including: incident management, enhancements, work request and project throughput and quality assurance processes via technical design, unit testing & code reviews and automated testing services.

    Application Architecture

    • Acts in the role of Company’s Competency Center COE Application Architect working with vendors and company’s Technical Leads to appropriately manage the application lifecycle of the platforms as deployed in the Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore markets.
    • Provides regional scale while optimizing digital application development, maintenance, quality assurance (testing) and delivery services across Asia portfolios.
    • Services Regional CIO’s project and runs portfolios with effective application architecture and engineering services.
    • Interacts and develops strong collaborative communication/relationships with key regional Business & IT leaders and Service providers to ensure transparency on key application service activities and practices.

    Knowledge and experience with the following are essential:

    • Microservices Architecture
    • Java / Spring Boot
    • Front-end technologies, preferrably Angular 2+
    • APIGEE or similar API Management tool
    • Salesforce Platform
    • Cloud Technologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
    • Restful API standards and naming conventions
    • Application design patterns and best practices

    Knowledge and experience with the following will be an advantage:

    • Mobile Applications on iOS
    • Mobile Applications on Android
    • Enterprise Service Bus
    • Knowledge of Data Lake and supporting technologies

    Knowledge/Experience

    • 5+ years of experience in Solution Architecture
    • 5+ years of broad Financial Services experience
    • 5+ years of experience in project delivery & Software Development Life Cycle (SLDC)
    • 5+ years’ experience with e-business, digital and partner integration programs
    • Extensive experience dealing with third parties including management of an offshore ADM center
    • Experience working with remote/geographically dispersed teams including extensive travel
    • Experience with Insurance customer channels including: Direct, Affinity, Agents, Brokers, GI and Bancassurance
    • Experience in Application development, design & integration
    • A deep understanding of the insurance industry, key principles of business and competitive strategy, and evolving digital and societal trends
    • Extensive knowledge of application architecture and digital: concepts, practices and tools
    • Extensive knowledge of insurance business, systems, and processes.
    • Extensive knowledge of Digital, emerging and disruptive technology applications
    • Strong awareness of developing IT/insurance & cross industry/competitor trends (applications, delivery models, new technology concepts etc.)
    • Appreciation of cultural differences across the Asia region
    Travels within Asia to meet multi-regional Digital delivery, support, leadership and project responsibilitiesMaximizes the reuse of Digital technology, solutions & skills across Asia (particularly SE Asia markets) to achieve cost efficiencies utilising Agile, DevOps, repeatable technical playbooks and collaborative IT process automation practices.

    Salary:

    PHP 2 M – 2.9M