Position title
Senior Solutions Architect (Fintech and Cloud)
Description

Senior Solutions Architect, a key contributor within Professional Services & Consulting team, is to deliver the value of the whole firm to our customers by providing specialized technical consulting activities, understand requirements, create detailed solution designs & architecture, and provide continuity of technical expertise to the development teams and the customer during the delivery phase.

The role is entrusted to ensure that we deliver a superior solution that meets the customer requirements, technical capabilities, right technologies and industry best practices.

An ideal candidate will be AWS or GCP certified architect, working with Digital Banks, Fintech or Bank’s treasury team, 10+ years of professional experience with at least 5+ years’ experience in architecting solutions for financial services and is a self-driven individual whose passion lies in solving complex business problems via solutions in cloud.

This position is a customer-facing role based out of Dubai, UAE. The role will be reporting to Senior Manager, Professional Services & Consultancy, MEA.

5-point Summary

You have solid understanding of cloud-based solutions for data analysis, including the various cloud deployment models, cloud service models, and cloud deployment architectures. You are a talented technical architect with a passion for designing solutions that relates to Foreign Exchange, Money Market, Market data and data integration (primarily in Treasury space) You have an impeccable track record of coding in Python, Java, .Net and integrating with middle ware like webservices, MQ, ESB, REST API etc. Your primary focus will be to act as an interface with clients regarding delivery of following activities - Solutions design, integration, systems installation, testing support, training and documentation You will provide technical inputs in complex pre-sales proposals, undertake customer requirements gathering, contributing to the design of solutions architectures, high level project plan and estimation of professional services effort required for implementation

Responsibilities
  • Pre-sales responsibilities
    • Being clear about what the customer requirements are and what can and cannot be delivered within the envelope of the defined proposition AND escalating potential requirements that should be considered by the Refinitiv business
    • Being responsible for the technical design of any proposed technical solution based on the above accountabilities working with the broader Implementation group, Sales leads, and the Customer
    • Accountable for signing off the proposed scope of deliverables, technical design, delivery timelines, efforts, and professional services deal commercial before it is presented for signature to the customer, with the power of vetoing proposals and escalating to resolution when that happens. Lead Solutions Governance process of the opportunity as deemed applicable
  • Project Implementations – Key responsibility is to implement LSEG Solutions/Products
    • Accountable for the delivery of the technical design
    • Approving any variations to the design that may arise during the build
    • Accountable for the integration of the solution into the customer environment
    • Accountable for the post build internal sanity testing against the agreed functional specification
    • Accountable for the creation of support run book for hand over into the service organization
    • Be on hand to support testing and answer questions and resolve issues using the implementation and operational teams, to gain customer confidence in the delivered solution
    • Deliver capabilities such as Consultancy, software implementation, configuration, integration
    • Preparing and planning of complex technical requirements for the implementation environment, integration details, testing details – UAT, SIT, Unit Testing etc
    • Contribute to data engineering or content integration activities where necessary to provide end to end solution completeness
    • Provide technical support during UAT phase and transition for Go-live of the solution being delivered
    • Support Project/Program management team ensuring project plan activities are delivered on time, on budget and in line with customer expectations
  • Post Implementation
    • Provide functional and/or technical training to customers based on the scope to be delivered
    • Develop detailed technical documentation of the solution that is needed for maintenance and supports teams including customers’ teams
  • Team Player and self-drive
    • Develop into Subject Matter Expert in customer business workflows and related solutions packages and products, providing Treasury domain expertise to our customers relative to solution propositions.
    • Develop customer relations at appropriate level to become a trusted business advisor
    • Conduct knowledge sharing sessions with peers on the experience gained in the solutions projects
    • Drive, follow or evolve implementation practices within the Professional Services Organization
Qualifications
  • At least 10+ years of professional experience in the Financial Services & Banking Sector
  • At least 5+ years of experience in architecting solutions
    The successful candidate should have exposure in a bank’s front, middle and back-office operations
  • Strong communication and presentations skills adaptable to different audience levels e.g., C level, Treasury heads, I.T managers, Project Managers, I.T personnel
  • Must be able to discuss & develop documents such as requirements docs (BRD), specification docs (FSD), Technical Architecture diagrams, configuration documents, operational procedures, workflow diagrams etc
  • Techno Functional skills and a track record of successfully delivering large, multi-streamed projects through the full project cycle within specified timescales and budget is an advantage
  • Must be a proactive self-starter and possess the ability to solve problems and address issues with creativity and innovation
  • Enterprise-wide thinking, able to give end to end solutions
  • Knowledge of financial markets and understanding of business requirements, ability to work in a demanding environment to meet customer deadlines

Technical Knowledge

  • Experience on Cloud technologies e.g., AWS or GCP is a must
  • Experience in any of the coding languages Python, .NET or Java
  • Systems integration experience with technologies e.g., Webservices, MQ, ESB
  • Databases knowledge Oracle / MS SQL is an advantage

Desired (Not mandatory) Skills

  • Deep data/content expertise and know-how around market data content
  • Experience in any of the Refinitiv products/solutions is a plus like Electronic
  • Trading, Deal Tracker Suite, Refinitiv Trade Notifications, Real-Time Optimized (RTO)

Qualification

  • Undergraduate university degree or Higher in Computer Science

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a diversified international markets infrastructure business —earning our clients’ trust for over 300 years. That legacy of customer-focused excellence ensures that you can rely on its expertise in capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management.

As global leaders in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services, LSEG offers unrivalled access to international capital markets. LSEG's high-performance technology solutions enable companies worldwide to access funds for growth and development. And with its Data & Analytics, Capital Markets and Post Trade divisions, LSEG provides a comprehensive, integrated suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services that help our customers pursue—and achieve—their ambitions.

You can count on its open access model for unparalleled partnership, flexibility, stability, and support across all of our businesses. That’s how we make a difference— ensuring people can meet their potential—worldwide.

Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date posted
18. January 2023
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