VP, Solution Architect, Consumer Banking Group Technology, Technology & Operations

  • Competitive
  • Singapore Singapore Singapore SG
  • Permanent, Full time
  • DBS Bank Limited
  • 18 Mar 18 2018-03-18

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Business Function

Group Technology and Operations (T&O) enables and empowers the bank with an efficient, nimble and resilient infrastructure through a strategic focus on productivity, quality & control, technology, people capability and innovation. In Group T&O, we manage the majority of the Bank's operational processes and inspire to delight our business partners through our multiple banking delivery channels.


Subject Matter Expertise

  • Act as visionary and strategist for solution/application area
  • Survey market landscape for solution/application insights, direction, vendors, and methods
  • Provides expertise to identify and translate system requirements into software design artifacts
  • Make presentations at internal conferences and authorship internal in publications.
  • Act as technology leaders within our wider digital and technology practices, providing thought leadership, guidance and coaching to more junior members of our team.

Early Ideation
  • Help business development life cycle by serving as a solution SME to help identify and qualify business development opportunities
  • Provide end to end solution and design details
  • Drive POCs to assess new solution/application paths
  • Lead / participate in product selection process and fit gap analysis

Methodology and Quality Assurance
  • Lead development of formalized solution methodologies
  • Contribute to a repository for solution/application artifacts
  • Interface and coordinate tasks with internal and external technical resources. Collaborates with Project Managers and technical staff to provision estimates, develop overall implementation solution/application plan, and serve as a lead as required, to implement the installation, customization, and integration efforts
  • Oversee aspects of project life cycle, from initial kickoff through requirements analysis, design and implementation phases for projects within the solution/application area
  • Provide quality assurance for services within the solution/application area
  • Write, or direct the writing of white papers that add further insight and thought in the solution/application area

Work Force Management, Supervision and Mentoring
  • Manages a team of direct reports (if applicable) who drive service lines in the solution/application area
  • Assists staffing coordinators who define project team requirements for projects in solution/application area
  • Work with Delivery to define overall recruiting needs and expertise in solution/application area
  • Work with Delivery to establish professional development needs for practitioners in solution/application area
  • Mentor and guide more junior technical resources
  • Feed the overall project status to the senior management.

Guiding Applications Operations
  • Responsible for the change in delivery and deployment strategy for all applications to a total replacement for applications at the end of their technology or functionality lifecycle.
  • Maintain and monitor all aspects of the application:
  • Interoperability capability
  • Performance and scalability
  • Reliability and availability
  • Application lifecycle stage
  • Technological risks
  • Number of instances / country
  • Functionality and Capability
  • Understand the system process flow of the primary business processes. It gives a clear picture of the functionality map and the applications footprint of various applications across the map.

  • Experienced Enterprise SOA and EOA Architect
  • Deep End-to-End Enterprise Architecture understanding, including Enterprise Java Stack (JEE), Rich UI and Front-End technologies (native, Kony, etc), mobile applications (Android and iOS), Middleware technologies (Tibco, Solace etc), Mainframe technologies, Databases, Data Warehouses, and Core Banking solutions.
  • Has strong technical skills and experience in developing the architecturally significant components of the software system and/or interfaces in past.
  • Experience on cloud technologies will be an added advantage.
  • Deep understanding of Enterprise Integration and Messaging Patterns, SOA Governance practices
  • Strong communication skills including engaging senior management on strategic plans, leading project steering committees and status updates etc
  • Experienced in Agile methodology.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple concurrent initiatives
  • Excellent organizational, vendor management, negotiation, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent team player and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and able to work under pressure, strong problem-solving skills and positive “can do” attitude.
  • Should be able to lead a team, review design and provide required signoffs.
  • Assist in budget for internal hardware/software.

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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.