My Private Banking client is looking for a Head of Architecture (Level – Executive Director/Managing director)
The Head of Architecture leads a team of Architects and plays a core technical role in the development of a system and is actively involved in the entire project lifecycle especially through requirements gathering, design. Working hand in hand with internal stakeholders (e.g. Project Manager, Business Analysts, Technical Lead and vendors), the Head of Architecture shapes and steers the software architecture and design for the solution and is a key contributor to the overall smooth delivery of any solution within the targeted timeline.
As a Head of the team, he/she is also expected to enable and coach his team on best practices. He is able to work independently, with a strong technical background that enables him/her to propose sound, practical solutions to business problems. Influencing skills are a must, not only to resolve conflicts, but also to manage stakeholders across the business and IT community. The candidate should already have the ability to think laterally and quickly grasp key concepts, have a positive attitude and be resilient when dealing with challenges.
Within the team, he/she is also expected to contribute actively to overall architecture governance via reviews of proposed solutions, uphold existing standards and processes, and to suggest improvements where necessary.
Possess leadership skills that inspire others and embrace teamwork and collaboration; substantial people and team management experience, including strong coaching skills.