Senior Technical Architect
Sopra Banking Software is seeking a Senior Technical Architect to work as part of the Technology and Architecture team within the UK Research & Development department.
·Produces high level designs for complex architecture solutions for major projects in keeping with customer requirements and market needs
·Leads POC activity, produces estimates for complex Architecture projects and seeks budget for project execution from Senior internal stakeholders, working closely with the Product Management function in the preparation of supporting business cases
·Providing strategic steer and Architecture design decision making for key Product Innovation projects and Technical roadmaps
·Providing Architecture governance for ongoing Product Development roadmaps
·Acts as an expert providing consultancy support to Pre-Sales and Professional Services teams during initial customer engagement and throughout the customer relationship
·Acts as a key communicator over Product Strategy, developing strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders within the Sopra Banking business and the customer community
·Acts a key mentor for junior members of the Architect community, sharing their experience through company Mentoring and/or Proximity Management initiatives.
The ideal candidate will have:
·Proven track record of project delivery in an Architecture role with a strong understanding of architectural design patterns and project methodologies.
·Minimum of 10 years of IT industry experience and be educated to degree level or equivalent.
·Strong understanding of core technologies and key technology trends e.g. Oracle, Java, .Net, Cloud, Business Intelligence, Mobile, API Strategies, Security
·In a position to engage successfully and confidently with customer enterprise architects and technical experts.
·Strong stakeholder management skills with demonstrable ability to network with Senior and Executive stakeholders developing strong and productive relationships.
·Strong leadership skills with ability to lead, motivate and facilitate complex Architecture led projects.
Flexibility over travel is essential. A key aspect of the role requires collaboration with other areas of the Sopra Banking Architecture Community, visiting offices across Europe and the Global Development Model. In addition there is an ongoing need to make occasional visits to customer sites in support of Pre-Sales and Professional Services activity.Sopra Banking Software provides IT processes, and system solutions to retail banking and asset finance customers. We have operated across Europe, the Middle East, Far East, and Africa for over 40 years. We provide the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and contribute to the advancement of your field - thinking ahead begins now. We are committed to helping you grow and share your expertise while developing a diverse and esteemed network of colleagues from around Europe.You'll also enjoy a competitive salary, pension scheme, and excellent benefits package.As part of our hiring process new employees will be required to pass a consumer credit check and DBS check If you have any concerns about this please raise them with the recruitment team.If your application is for any reason unsuccessful we may hold your CV on record for up to 6 months should any other suitable roles a rise.