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WSO (Wall Street Office) is the industry leader in leveraged loan and high-yield solutions and provides comprehensive products and services for portfolio management, administration, reporting, and analysis.
Solutions Architect develops enterprise architecture models and strategies that organize and rationalize IHS Markit systems, products and information assets in order to ensure business and technology alignment. Deliverables include architecture assessments, recommendations, operational business architecture, blueprints and roadmaps, reference implementations, and technology assessments. Also provides solution architecture guidance to business and technology partners and participates in architecture governance activities.
Duties & Accountabilities
Works with business units to translate business strategy into discrete capabilities and helps to identify technology capability gaps in systems
Provides solutions and expertise to optimize cloud use based on industry best practices and internal guidelines
Collaborating with business units to provide a high-level, all-inclusive vision of enterprise solutions and development initiatives
Defining key technical initiatives that support budgets. Use cloud financial engineering practices to reduce costs through longer term planning
Develops and maintains an architectural blueprint and evolutionary roadmap that defines and communicates the strategic direction for these architectures in support of business and technical strategies
Recommends solutions and/or new technologies based upon business value drivers, proven architecture principles, patterns and return on investment
Defines the architectures required to implement large complex cross-functional projects
Understanding and communicating strategic themes, and other key business drivers for architecture, to product development teams and nontechnical stakeholders
Establishes overall systems architecture vision and ensures specific components are appropriately designed and leveraged; drives the holistic vision of Enterprise Architecture
Influencing common modeling, design, and coding practices
Provides transparency through well-defined metrics, automation and reporting
Defines the architectures required to implement large complex cross-functional projects transitioning into cloud
Implements architecture reference implementation and helps to enforce standards
Promoting Continuous Delivery and DevOps capabilities
Collecting generating, and analyzing innovative ideas and technologies to use across the business
Anticipates areas where architecture standards may need to be developed that are in-line with customer, IT and industry standards
Facilitating the reuse of code, components, and proven patterns
Synchronizing the following disciplines across Solutions whenever applicable:
System and data security and quality
Scalability, performance, and other Nonfunctional Requirements (NFRs)
Explains how the roadmap maintains and delivers cost effectiveness, business value, and competitiveness
Develops innovative technology approaches to solve business problems and is usually sought out as an expert, particularly for cloud architecture
Collaborates with Information Security teams on all cloud initiatives to continually improve the security posture
Experience presenting to an executive audience
Works directly with product development teams to accelerate adoption of native cloud capabilities
Education and experience
10+ years of experience in architecture/design in relevant technology disciplines
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a Business, Financial or Technical field
In-depth experience on AWS, with subject experience on other cloud providers
In-depth experience with Microsoft technologies such as .Net, .Net Core, C#, F#
Experience investigating new technologies, authoring white papers and delivering presentations to senior leadership
Extensive knowledge of financial products, industry trends, regulatory rules in different jurisdictions and operational practices across a range of asset classes
Experience of working with development methodologies like Agile, Kanban, Lean
Extensive experience of working on mission critical systems
General understanding of the financial services industry economics, business benefits and commercial realities in delivering solutions from both as a supplier and the customer's perspectives
Capable of providing thought leadership, abstract and innovative thinking
Strong inter-personal and influencing skills
Displays a consistent, positive, can-do professional attitude
Proactive and able to work independently with minimal supervision
Focused on delivery, quality and timeliness
Open-minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing business requirements
Ability to work well under pressure
Clear concise communicator both written and verbal. Able to understand and express complex concepts is essential
Collaboration is a key tenant of the role, both internally and more broadly with stakeholders and members off the extended team
Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here .
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