Director – Enterprise Architecture

Director – Enterprise Architecture (Capital Markets), Hands-on Design/Development, BComp Sci

Downtown Toronto

Fulltime: 130k to 160k base plus bonus and excellent bank beneifts

PURPOSE

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in an enterprise setting. Client is looking for an individual who is a visionary in their thinking, a technology leader in their own right and someone who is passionate in making a difference while engaging front office businesses and technology leads.

The position forms the bridge between business goals and technology realities. This individual needs to be able to engage with the business, understand their goals and work closely with different business lines to formulate cross functional solutions. The Solutions Architect within Enterprise Architecture team will be the trusted advisor within the team. This person will be tasked to opine on the latest technology trends. Example includes candidates who are well versed with various Hadoop stacks, Mobile technology and data distribution, etc. This person must have strong JAVA, C# and C++ foundation. While the person is not expected to code on a daily basis, it is expect that this person has strong technical depth and can be hands-on if needed to prove a point.

Ideally this person has strong Fixed Income and/or Equities background as this person will be working with various business-aligned stakeholders.

The candidate must have the business skills, technical skills and entrepreneurial skills to take complex business problems and translate them to technical approaches in line with the overall technology vision.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires the candidate to be the trusted advisor for initiatives like Big Data, Mobile computing, platform solutions, private cloud, etc. Solid knowledge of relational databases also required.
Drive simplification by engaging in detailed technical conversations for system integration, data modeling, and project level architecture.
Participate in governance forums to assess technology alignment to stated goals, and propose alternative technical paths as needed
Collaborate with the business, data, and application architects for a clean translation from business capabilities to robust technology stacks
Contributor to the architecture council, setting the future direction of technology in Capital Markets

EDUCATION &/OR EXPERIENCE

Required

7+ years of experience – large scale application experience required, strong analytical skills, must be up to date on latest technology trends
Extensive experience collaborating with solution, information, and application architects and infrastructure engineers to identify, design, and implement highly complex, end-to-end solutions
Experience in forming strategic partnerships with technology and business partners in a collaborative manner
Expertise/working knowledge in NoSql technology, Relational DB’s and various big-data stacks.
Integration (middleware) experience in a financial services environment like MQ, Solace, etc
Strong Software development background across multiple technologies and vendor systems
Strong enterprise patterns knowledge, and ability to apply theoretical computer science knowledge to novel technologies, and approaches to solving business problems
Preferred

Experience in financial services, across both front and back office

BS/MS or PhD in Computer Science, or related quantitative discipline

Knowledge of the trade lifecycle, and different financial products

COMPETENCIES

Behavioural

Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, and marketing skills to work with users, senior management, and external personnel on significant matters, often requiring coordinated activity across organizational lines.
Must be goal oriented and self-managing
Needs to hold self and other accountable to building a long term sustainable technology vision, and implementation plans
High level thinker able to negotiate levels when engaging with both technologists and Sr. Management
Able to use logic and negotiation skills to arrive at consolidated technology roadmaps across business units, in a highly federated organization
Flexibility in assessing new trends and technologies coming from both outside as well as within the organization
Technical

Knowledge of EA tools, processes, and frameworks with demonstrated knowledge of applying them in a large organization
Experience with building technology stacks, for presentation, middleware, and integration architectures, driving adoption
Broad knowledge of technologies through a solid lens of theoretical computer science background
AUTHORITIES, IMPACT, RISK

Lead authority in bringing a consolidated view of the technology landscape to the global head of enterprise architecture.

Shape the future technology direction.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

Global Head of Enterprise Architecture Capital Markets

Capital Markets business line architects

Global Heads of IT in Capital Markets

Chief data officer organization

Overall enterprise architecture organization

WORKING CONDITIONS

Located in downtown Toronto, minimal travel required.

Extensive collaboration with teams located in different geographical locations, and time zones

Engagement with highly technical resources as well as business management

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