Digital Architect PGDS

Prudential UK & Europe
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Overall Role Purpose

Architect new PGDS Digital services

Key Responsibilities

  • Help the business successfully adopt the next generation of digital and cloud services to drive business advantage.

  • Lead the architecture and design of new digital solutions across one or more business units and projects including working closely with other Digital Architects and Designers.

  • Construct end-to-end digital solutions including shaping Minimum Viable Products and defining the backlog to deliver early value and also plan future enhancements and where required with input from other Digital Architects and Designers as well as business unit stakeholders, the broader IT architecture team and key suppliers.

  • Seek input from, and support, colleagues including PGDS Infrastructure and Security Architects, Business Unit Application Architects and Group Digital Office to development innovative, secure and resilient end-to-end digital solutions.

  • Help to identify and develop new PGDS Digital platform services (e.g. API Management) that can help to accelerate the delivery, and drive consistency across PGDS and business unit digital projects including supporting business case and pricing model(s).

  • Enable the business units to identity and architect the right mix of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services offered by Microsoft, AWS or others as well as PaaS services developed by PGDS required to deliver new cloud based solutions.

  • Work closely with the rest of the PGDS Digital team as well as key suppliers to establish a secure, scalable and efficient delivery model.

Job Requirements - Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrable success operating as a senior digital and cloud architect for a large enterprise, major consultancy or cloud native integrators.

  • Can clearly demonstrate through real examples innovative digital and cloud based solutions delivered and can articulated the challenges faced as well as the business value delivered.

  • Excellent knowledge of modern digital and cloud technologies and architectures plus a proven ability to develop innovate solution designs align to support the delivery of business unit projects and align to the digital strategy and roadmap.

  • Experience of large enterprise environments including integration of new digital services with traditional systems of record. Able to successfully navigate the complexities involved in integrating new digital solutions and services with traditional enterprise IT systems within a regulated industry.

  • Deep understanding and experience of using of agile delivery methods, cloud platforms and digital services, including certification in Agile (e.g. Scaled Agile Framework).

  • Enthusiasm and passion for using public cloud services to help Prudential to develop new innovative digital services on top of the major public cloud provider platforms and supporting eco-systems.

  • Demonstrable experience of leading the architecture and implementation of public cloud solutions on Azure and AWS. (Optional) one or more professional certifications from one or more of these leading pubic cloud providers.

  • Knowledge and experience of modern architectures (containers/ micro-services) and the tool-chains required to effectively deploy and manage cloud services at scale.

  • Awareness of financial services and data protection regulations and well as security good practices.

Job Requirements – Attributes

All employees are expected to display the PGDS Core Behaviours as part of their daily role.

Understanding business needs

  • Knows not just what customers (internal and/or external) need but why they need it. Knows the bigger picture for PGDS, makes decisions accordingly.

  • Focuses on customer-centric outcomes rather than individual activities.

  • Has the right skills and chooses which to apply to find the best solution. Prioritises according to business and customer need.

Being proactive

  • Regularly sets stretching personal goals.

  • Seeks and delivers continuous improvement.

  • Is future-focussed, actively identifies needs for change and manages them effectively.

  • Seeks feedback and finds ways of developing own capability

  • Advocate new technologies that will provide value to customers and product lines

Taking ownership

  • Takes personal accountability for achieving goals, setting standards and finishing the job.

  • Takes ‘service to PGDS customers’ into account when planning and delivering.

  • Prepared to express an opinion openly and constructively.

  • Considers the implications of own actions on others and adjusts where necessary.

  • Maintains standards of compliance, regulatory and governance matters and utilises the processes and procedures associated with these.

Working with others

  • Actively seeks to collaborate with other from different disciplines and teams, in line with agile methodologies.

  • Champions team learning; shares information with the right people to enhance organisational capability as well as own.

  • Capable of adjusting approach and style situationally to achieve best outcome.

  • Gives and receives feedback openly; supports and challenges to develop the capability of others.

  • Actively builds constructive relationships as well as focussing on tasks.

Additional Information

Some travel in UK likely and possibly overseas

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