Technology Architect

IDFC Bank Ltd
  • Mumbai
  • Confidential
  • 4-10 years
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  • 16 Jan 2017

  • Software Architecting

  • Telecom/ Mobile Operator/ ISP/ Telecom Vendor, Banking - Retail, Internet/ ECommerce
Job Description

• Lead the identification and analysis of the enterprise business drivers and industry/market trends to derive the future state platform architecture in the context of business processes, applications, information and technologies.
• Provide direction to integrate architecture best practices into critical processes and disciplines such as acquisition/purchasing, vendor management, portfolio/program and project management.
• Evolve culture to embrace and incorporate architecture as part of everyday activities and behaviors.
• Review production applications to identify and prioritize opportunities to improve the response time, availability, and reliability of our solutions while reducing utilization/costs. Diagnosis of complex and urgent outages.
• Facilitate the usage technology investments and resources to enable the business capabilities of the corporate strategic plan.
• Develop and maintain enterprise-wide technology architecture strategy which identifies areas for synergies, and provides guidelines to maximize the return on investment across the enterprise.
• Develop and implement technology innovation agenda to ensure that Bank is a leader in the application of technology to our various businesses.
• Creation of the solution architectures and then shepherding them through the various architecture governance processes to ensure they are aligned with the strategic direction, utilizes approved technology standards, and follows the appropriate guiding principles
• Develop the solution architecture function to support most important and complex initiatives.
• Responsible for monitoring industry trends; applies trends to influence strategy and behaviors within areas of responsibility.
• Responsible for setting directions that develop and maintain a good information and integration architecture while simultaneously lowering unit costs and raising productivity.
• Drive the creation of transition plans, frameworks, reference architectures that lead the way to the future, detailing the steps required in various areas and coordinating across the company to minimize risk and maximize capabilities and efficiency
• Work with the Business Innovation group to provide technical expertise
An Ideal Candidate should possess:
• Record architecture in a software architecture document using use cases and the Unified Modeling Language (UML)
• Maintain and evolve software architecture documents based on evolving system requirements and industry trends and technologies.
• Analyze risk and report problems in meeting system requirements.
• 8 -10 years of experience with technical expertise in both 3rd generation and open systems environments (System software, Application software, databases, User Experience, Digital technologies, Social, Mobility, Channel Solutions, etc.)
• Collaborating with IT and business partners to continually evolve comprehensive multi-year Information Technology Strategies aligned to enable the company's strategic goals
• Experience providing consultative Solutions Architecture and support services with both breadth and depth of subject matter expertise in areas of greatest value to the company.
• Experience in all aspects of architecture roles, including leading the development and execution of comprehensive IT strategies and roadmaps and the development and execution of architectural requirements and technology standards.
• Experience with evaluating and assessing alternative technology solutions to make the required trade-off decisions between functionality, technical design, standardization, risk management, and costs/benefits.
• Experience in driving technology innovation to improve business performance and customer engagement
• Strategic thinking and ability to influence innovation to establish and execute planning process.
• Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues at different levels of the business and IT organizations, including the most senior levels within the enterprise.
• Ability to deliver presentations of complex technical and business information to a diverse audience based upon a sound understanding of technology and its application to achieve business objectives.
• Excellent organizational skills, strong analytical and conceptual skills, and solid financial analysis skills coupled with demonstrated problem-solving skills.
• Experience demonstrating strong capabilities regarding persuasion and influence.
• Expertise in program management processes required to ensure successful project management for large, strategic initiatives.

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