Head of IT Architecture - Top Financial Institution Head of IT Architecture - Top Financial  …

SP Consulting Limited
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 May 21
SP Consulting Limited
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 May 21
Head of IT Architecture - Top Financial Institution

Principal responsibilities

  • Managing a team of architects who with strong technology subject matter expertise in providing technology consultation and solution design to the firm.
  • Developing firm-wide architecture strategy with key stakeholder support and implementing enterprise platform roadmap to meet current and future needs of the business and our customers
  • Collaborating with data management office to define data strategy and implementation roadmap, managing data architecture and data platform/tooling design
  • Exercising strong governance of architecture compliance along Group policies and principles, and supporting effective architecture decisions with well defined process and artifacts
  • Proposing technology solutions for businesses and functions, governing design conformance in project execution, and enabling effective architecture input under the agile and devops model
  • Managing bank-wide technology stack and application system inventory, driving improvement, saving and evergreen opportunities in optimising IT investment whilst protecting against technology risks and debts 
  • Innovating through the use of emerging technologies, inclusive of cloud, AI/ML, fintech etc., and bringing business values via proof of concepts and experimenting approach on creative ideas
  • Championing technology excellence in the organisation and uplifting capability and efficiency of the IT function led by example in the architecture function



  • University degree in information technology or related disciplines
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in technology domain with over 5 years on IT architecture, holding TOGAF or other architecture certifications 
  • Good enterprise architecture exposure and track record of solution design in banking or financial services
  • Strong technology leadership skills, hand on experience in emerging technologies including cloud, AI/ML, API etc.
  • Experience in data architecture, big data, data transformation programme preferred
  • Experience in working with diverse culture, with global or regional exposure being an advantage
  • People management experience and leadership skills in driving a high performance team
  • Strong communication, analytical and stakeholder management skills
  • Practicable experience in applying agile and devops, preferably from an architecture perspective
  • Great sense of ownership and servicing mindset to ensure efficient and effective customer service processes


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