Application Architect

Application Architect

1. Formulate Technology strategy, Architecture guiding principles and Technology roadmap from the business strategy and key processes and documents how the current and future bank's needs will be met in an efficient and effective manner

2. Recommend future technology capabilities and Architecture design (for one of more domains), considering the Technology strategy, BU's objectives, organization's constraints, technology trends, and regulatory requirements

3. Analyze gaps between as-is and target Architecture and propose to stakeholders on how gaps and stakeholders' concerns can be addressed

4. Analyze impacts of major regulations (e.g. TRM) to the overall bank, including but not limited to provide: gap analysis, roadmap to close the gaps, high-level cost estimate

5. Work with stakeholders and subject matter experts to build a holistic map or view of the organization's strategy, processes, information, and information technology assets

6. Develop Architecture standards/guidelines/policies based on the bank's needs, regulatory requirements and anticipated technology advances to guide Solutioning and project teams

7. Lead key enterprise architectural design reviews/solutions/projects especially in Wealth Management domain

8. Work closely with Solutioning, Infrastructure, and project teams to understand their needs and ensure the best Enterprise Architecture standard is implemented

9. Perform benchmarking on selected Technology areas, as necessary

10. Govern and maintain bank wide architectural standards

11. Drive transformation and lead Enterprise Solutioning

Define Group Enterprise strategies to achieve (but not limited to) the following:

o Cost synergy;

o Enhanced risk management;

o Customer service excellence;

o Business competitive advantage

Drive the implementation approach to align with Group Operations & Technology target Architecture
Identify and propose key initiatives that have material impact to the Group Engage and obtain endorsements from key stakeholders
Cascade the endorsed implementation direction to the Group Operations & Technology teams

Qualification Requirements

• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Sc. or Computer Eng. or above in related IT discipline

• Strong System Architecture and/or system integration hands-on-knowledge

• Additional business degree would be an advantage

• Recognized industry's certification (e.g. CISSP, TOGAF, CISA) related to functional area is a plus

Working Experience/Skills

1. Vast work experience in Enterprise Architectural work, e.g. leading > 10 successful major implementations, 10+ years. Enterprise Architectural works cut across technical
(e.g. systems integration) and IT governance/management areas (e.g. technology strategy creation, management)

2. End-to-end knowledge across applications, Infra and Business processes in selected business domains (e.g. Trade Finance, Treasury, Wealth Management, Internet Banking, Core Banking, Securities, Risk Management)

3. Experience developing the end-to-end solution for specific banking domains and communicating it to the senior stakeholders

4. Demonstrated ability in providing cost effectiveness and right sizing

5. Strong background in application architecture design

6. Good knowledge of technology and business trends in financial industry

7. A good team player and able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the
ability to influence others to move towards consensus

8. Good written and verbal communication skills, highly organized and able to interact professionally and appropriately at all levels of the organization