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Financial Services - Senior Solution Architect

  • Zurich, Switzerland
Job #: 43455
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Currently we are looking for a Financial Services - Senior Solution Architect for our Zurich office to make the team even stronger.

EPAM is working with wealth and asset managers, insurance companies, as well as capital markets. We are helping to optimize client service offerings, redefining the relationships between clients and the bank through digital, and leveraging data and analytics to drive active engagement between customers and their investments.

Our engagement process is centred on clients’ needs and deploys an end-to-end consulting and service design led approach to tie business strategy and vision to a practical delivery roadmap, supported by world-class near-shore engineering capabilities and agile delivery.

EPAM has a need for a Senior Solution Architect to work with business development or on client projects, leading the definition of appropriate technical solutions, working as part of multi-disciplinary project teams.

Senior Solution Architect is responsible for consulting with client stakeholders to clearly understand the client organisation's business and technical goals, objectives, constraints and pain points and for translating these needs into strategic advice and direction. Always with an enterprise view in mind, and in conjunction with the client and other EPAM specialists, the solution architect will also take the lead to develop strategic, tactical or other solution architectures as necessary to meet the client's needs, selecting the most appropriate technologies and documenting both architecture and design artefacts. The architect will then work with the client and EPAM’s technical team to oversee implementation of the solution.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic technology advice and guidance across the enterprise, based on consultancy and discovery with business and technical client staff at all levels in client organisations
  • Identify and specify solution architectures within the context of the enterprise, its strategy, and overall architectural vision
  • Determine and define architectural model based on customer requirements and technical drivers
  • Provide leadership and planning of projects and project teams established to develop the architecture and strategy as described above
  • Set and communicate the technical vision of the project and oversee implementation to insure integrity of data, application, integration and technical development with architectural model
  • Define functional and non-functional requirements including performance, security and reliability
  • Provide technical leadership to customer and development staff and collaborate with quality group, customer, designers and developers in testing system

Requirements

  • Strong customer facing skills, combined with a consultative, problem solving approach
  • Should have an excellent understanding of major functional capabilities across Financial Services as well as common platform solutions leveraged by Financial Services Institutions
  • Should also be familiar with common business and technical issues present in the industry and how technology is leveraged to overcome these obstacles
  • Should have thorough knowledge of relevant design patterns and published reference architectures. The candidate will then need to translate requirements into the architecture and design that constitute the blueprint for a solution
  • Given the current industry focus on digital transformation, the candidate should in particular be familiar with business concepts around the use of quantitative analytics, machine learning, advanced human interaction models and digital channels to enhance and augment the provision of services to clients
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability and experience in balancing the architectural concerns of the projects with the concerns of the enterprise, including time to market, cost, capability and business priorities
  • Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have experience in working with senior client stakeholders including enterprise architects, internal application teams and other technical stakeholders to ensure solutions are clearly defined, documented and explained, ensuring acceptance and commitment to delivery
  • Must have experience in leading cross functional teams and act as the client facing lead that bridges solution design with engineering execution
  • Must have experience on at least 2 major transformational programs at financial services organizations
  • Qualifications:
    • Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience with at least 5 years working in an architecture role in the financial services industry, preferably with a technology consulting background
    • Any relevant industry or role certifications will be an advantage, for example TOGAF
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (primary/mandatory) and German (secondary/preferred) - including ability to present and lead group meetings, including ability to write clearly, concisely and to a high level of detail

We offer

  • Experience exchange with colleagues all around the world
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
  • Regular assessments and salary reviews
  • Opportunities for self-realization
  • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment
  • Corporate and social events
  • We do not accept CV from recruiting or staffing agencies

Equal Employment Opportunity

EPAM Systems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees and communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination. As a global employer, this commitment includes complying with all laws in the countries in which we operate. Nevertheless, we believe equal employment practices should not be limited to what the law requires. Equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to motivate, empower and recognize the best in everyone.

At EPAM, employment actions are based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, national origin, ancestry, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, citizenship status when otherwise legally able to work, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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EPAM will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Affirmative Action Obligations as a U.S. Government Federal Contractor

As a U.S. federal government contractor, EPAM is committed to meet its affirmative action obligations to make good faith efforts to expand the recruiting pool of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans through outreach, targeted recruitment, training opportunities and other activities. We affirm this commitment annually in EPAM’s Affirmative Action Plans. The full text of our Affirmative Action Plan for Persons with a Disability and Protected Veterans is available for inspection in the People Operations Department during normal business hours. Email the People Operations Department to schedule an appointment.

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EPAM is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the employment application process, please send an email to the People Operations Department including your name, a detailed description of your requested accommodation, and the best method to contact you. If you have already reviewed a job posting or submitted an application for a job, please include the requisition number. We will assist you and make a determination on your accommodation request on a case-by-case basis.

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Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will not begin until EPAM Systems receives and approves the results of the background check.

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