Senior Solution Architect

Erste Group

Vienna, Austria

Last shared 263 days ago

Job Details


15 - 29 years

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Information Technology Services Delivery Management
Job Description

The Senior Solutions Architect is accountable for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions that meet business requirements in support of a given portfolio.  The Solution Architect will be accountable for partnering with key roles (e.g. project managers, business analysts, other architects etc.) to create solutions that are aligned to the architecture principles, leverage common solutions and services, and meet the financial targets (cost and benefits). Within the solution development lifecycle this role will be accountable for solution evaluation and selection, buy vs. build decisions, and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the business case.  They will provide consulting during the detailed design, build, test and deploy phases, and reengaged to perform benefits realization.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Represent Technology Strategy & Architecture in programs/initiatives

  • Create key aspects of the Business Case for a given solution with PM support

  • Provide Work Effort Sizing with PM support

  • Oversee and support Functional & Technical Requirements gathering

  • Produce conceptual and logical architectures to meet strategic business, financial and technology objectives through documentation of systems, architectures, process flows and value-chains

  • Author end to end high level design, including requirements traceability. Provide solutions where Strategic Architecture gaps exist.

  • Ensure alignment of initiative level high and low designs against the agreed architectures and technology strategies.

  • Provide continuous feedback between strategic and solutions architecture.

  • Promote adherence of designs to bank policies and standards, architectural principles and guidelines.

  • Manage tradeoffs between speed to market, quality and financial impact.

  • Ensure adherence to the architecture governance processes and compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

  • Technical leadership and exposure across a broad scale of tools, technologies, and architecture models.

Required Skills / Experience: “Must have”

  • At least 15 years’ experience in information technology with 7 years of financial services experience and 2 years of technology architecture experience.

  • Financial services experience  in Corporate / Retail / Treasury / Cash Management - desirable

  • Translating complex concepts into multiple architectural “views” aimed at varying audiences

  • Broad based IT knowledge and experience (Hardware, Financial Software, Middleware, Databases)

  • Application development knowledge and experience (Distributed Services, Design, Analysis)

  • Industry best practices in architectural methodologies and standards (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, Rational Unified Process, IEEE-1471, etc…)

  • Quality & productivity methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, TQM, CMM, etc…)

  • Interpreting business needs and applying innovative technology solutions

  • Governance and oversight processes for managing alignment of change to strategic goals

  • Strong skills in UML modeling and ini addition to Java at least one technology stack (Middleware, Security, SOA etc). Industry certification in technologies welcome.

  • Owning technical decisions, articulating architectural alternatives/trade-offs

  • Experience in architecting/designing in both Waterfall and AGILE development methodologies

People Management Skills

  • Strong, proactive leadership capabilities – inspiring fellowship

  • Strong mentoring skills: capable to grasp the capabilities of more junior developers and architects and guide them to over-achieving their limits

  • Ability to stimulate and participate in creative thinking for out-of-the-box solutions

  • Resolving and influencing the positive outcome of conflicting objectives and priorities

Communication and Relationship Skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact with and influence Senior Technical associates, Business & Operational partners, and Executives

  • Ability to hold his ground in difficult discussions and negotiations with business partner do ot always know what they are looking for

  • Work effectively within a fast-paced, cohesive Architecture team and willing to learn fast and adapt quickly to continuous change

  • Excellent written (technical), presentation and verbal communication skills essential

Company Description
Founded in 1819 as “Erste österreichische Spar-Casse“, the Erste Group planned to get listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange in 1997 to expand its retail business to the CEE growth market. Due to numerous corporate acquisitions and organic growth, the Erste Group was able to become one of the largest financial services providers in Eastern Europe in view of total assets and the number of customers: The latter increased from 600,000 to about 15.8 million in Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. In its role as major employer, the Erste Group offers attractive positions to about 46,600 employees. As an attractive employer, Erste Group offers interesting career opportunities in an international environment. (Header © Christian Wind)


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