Digital, Solution Architect

£120k - £140k
Permanent
London
21 Feb 2020
BBBH751875

Digital Solution Architect, Low latency, C++, Java

Morgan McKinley is currently working with a leading Financial Services client who are looking for a Digital, Solution Architect to join the business in London.

  • Manage and develop the architecture for a broad scope of projects, working closely with delivery teams that manage and design architecture for a single project or initiative.
  • Provide management and system solutions to large, strategic, complex system development projects involving multiple platforms, distributed processing, multi-tier client server and web-based applications ensuring alignment with the overall enterprise.
  • Monitor the current-state solution portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, or misalignment with business requirements.
  • Understand technology trends and recommend technology innovations which anticipate the future direction of the business, its drivers and technology strategy.
  • Develop a roadmap for the evolution of enterprise assets within the remit of your specified portfolio from current to future state.
  • Review and ensure major architectural designs are consistent, maintainable, flexible, and in line with the strategic direction of the business.

Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Experience of designing and delivering service-based architecture and display a sound understanding of architectural and design principles
  • Background of working in a financial or trading organisation.
  • Experience designing and implementing distributed, Event Driven, Service Orientated Architecture.
  • Strong appreciation of Operational requirements of a distributed architecture.
  • A good understanding of infrastructure (for example, Networks, Servers, Cloud) and experience working with latency; performance sensitive applications in a globally distributed setting
  • Experience designing and implementing solutions on commercial messaging-orientated middleware solutions, such as, but not limited to, Tibco EMS, Solace, Kafka, Kinesis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Digital Assets Markets and associated technologies (Optional)

Skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong understanding and experience working with serialization and deserialization frameworks such as, but not limited to, protobuf, avro.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Knowledge of key components of an enterprise technical architecture
  • Knowledge of financial models and budgeting
  • Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture
  • Ability to work with developers in an inhouse and outsourced environment
  • Significant enterprise systems development hands-on experience (C++, Java, C# or similar OO stack)
  • Strong understanding and experience of working with of data interchange protocols such as, but not limited to, Json, XML.
  • Strong technical understanding of how to optimize message-orientated middleware solutions to meet non-functional objectives.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.

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