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Enterprise Architect, Senior Manager, FS

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_202486WD-int

About PwC

PwC is the leading global professional services firm and acclaimed as one of the world's leading employers and provider of technology transformational services. We offer diverse and rewarding experiences for our people: through the variety of clients we engage with and innovative projects we deliver; the calibre of our teams; and the exceptional training and career development opportunities we provide.

PwC is working with a broad spectrum of clients who are increasingly responding to the challenges and opportunities of operating in the digital age, underpinned by a Cloud-first agenda. PwC provides independent advice and extensive capability to help our clients deal with the impact of digital disruption on traditional ways of doing business. We help our clients with assessment and identification of transformational opportunities, road mapping, design, and execution, supported by our Strategy, Operations and Technology teams alongside the appropriate delivery partner ecosystems.

About the role

Working with our Banking & Capital Markets clients and their leadership teams, our enterprise architect will lead the architectural design of highly complex, often business critical multi-application environments, to enable cost reduction across the client's technology base. Our enterprise architect will work alongside PwC's business strategy team to identify the technology opportunities necessary to support the ambitious cost reduction objectives of our clients.

The individual will bring several years of experience in digital transformation, straight through processing and the use of modern technologies to design architecture blueprints, target states and transition stages that clearly articulate the case for change. The individual will be able to quickly assess an entire business architecture landscape and make recommendations based on their Banking & Capital Markets knowledge, understanding of the vendor landscape, industry benchmarks, technology trends and best practices. The individual will be able to provide diagnostic leadership on current architectures and be the architectural lead in senior client discussions during proposal and delivery phases.

The individual will set themselves apart in being able to develop architectures based on leveraging emerging and cloud based technologies in conjunction with client legacy systems in a way that delivers value to the client and enables the client to meet their cost reduction targets. They will work with partners to make appropriate software and vendor choices to support this plan and apply several best of breed technologies to create a sustainable architectural blueprint.

Additional information
  • Opportunity for working from home? (Yes)
  • Amount of time client based (70%+)
  • Opportunity for job sharing? (No)
  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Yes)
  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (Yes)
  • Typical amount of time PwC office based (20%)

Requirements

The architect will have a proven track record in helping Banking & Capital Markets clients transform their organisations through leading on business case development, architectural design and implementation roadmaps. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will:
  • Have extensive examples of leading the development of Banking & Capital Markets enterprise architectures for large technology enabled business transformations encompassing the wide range of multi-disciplinary skills required to deliver change through emerging technologies;
  • Be a trusted adviser, with a track record of advising senior executives and company boards on executing cost reduction in Banking & Capital Markets organisations;
  • Have 10+ years' experience as an enterprise architect - with a successful track record of designing and delivering complex projects. The candidate will have experience in all of the following areas:
    • Banking & Capital Markets: Understanding of the trends, challenges and key technical capabilities required in either Capital Markets or Retail & Commercial Banking.
    • Emerging Technology: Understanding of emerging technologies such as AI, RPA, Drones, Robotics, Blockchain, etc.
    • Digital Architectures: Architecting end to end digital architectures and defining the business case for change, including high level assessment of cost/benefits and how to articulate them at a senior leadership level
    • Industry recognised front and back office applications: Broad understanding of the vendor landscape in Banking & Capital Markets and the associated functional coverage.
    • Transformational Enterprise Architectures: Integration/middleware solutions, Open API's, Microservices/Containerisation, Cloud services and AI/Data capabilities.
    • Enterprise cloud vendors: Understanding and experience using either Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or any other large cloud providers
  • The individual will have market presence, having a personal significant track record of delivering impactful results across a large network of Banking & Capital markets organisations;
  • An inspiring team leader, able to rapidly establish and lead high-performing, multi-disciplinary teams, drawn from across PwC, our clients' staff and third party organisations;
  • Be accomplished in building effective relationships with third-party delivery organisations through the process of sourcing selecting, and managing the technical engagement with vendors/software providers; and
  • A confident and impactful communicator, both written and verbal, able to clearly explain architectural design to non-technical and technical audiences.
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