Head of Architecture

We’ve built an exciting innovative virtual bank from scratch using cloud native technologies. Come join our fast-growing team to solve exciting problems and delivering high quality products in small, interdisciplinary teams. The Head of Architecture position is responsible for managing the architecture team across multiple key domains, responsible for building and maintaining architectural patterns, guidelines, and documentation. As a key member within the Technology Leadership Team, you will be championing technology excellence in Mox Bank and uplift capability and efficiency of the architecture function, provide end-to-end analysis, architectural specification, guidance, and review. In addition, your team will identify options for delivering best-value solutions to meet the architectural strategy, whilst balancing available time and resources against critical business objectives.

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Responsibilities

Collaborate closely with Technology Leads, Engineering, Platform, Cyber team and the wider business to define and oversee the overall architecture. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing the bank-wide architecture strategy with key stakeholder support
  • Implementing enterprise platform roadmap to meet current and future needs for our virtual bank
  • Managing a team of architects, lead by example, provide staff with timely, constructive performance and career development guidance
  • Responsible for developing team-members to their fullest potential and provide challenging opportunities that enhance employee career growth
  • Owning the discovery process from a technology perspective, refining requirements, and exploring opportunities for the delivery teams
  • Responsible for defining architectures that optimise stability and productivity
  • Work closely with the engineering team to ensure alignment with architectural strategy
  • Supporting effective architecture decisions with well defined processes and artifacts
  • Promote innovation through the use of emerging technologies, including cloud, AI/ML, fintech
  • Socialising the architecture with everyone from the CEO to the lowest level engineer
  • Remain current with innovative technology trends and introduce continuous improvements to our bank
  • Monitor industry trends, evaluate new solutions, methods, and technologies for supporting modernisation
  • Participating in vendor selection process considering the "buy vs build vs reuse" decisions
  • Demonstrate strong governance of architecture compliance in-line with Group policies and principles
Requirements
  • Experience managing and growing a high performing team of architects with strong technology subject matter expertise and technology consultation
  • Hands on experience architecting cloud solutions for AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Hands on experience with open source and proprietary technologies
  • Understands the principles required to automate delivery pipelines
  • Practicable experience in applying agile and devops, preferably from an architecture perspective
  • Experience designing distributed systems and event driven architectures
  • Able to manage the technical product selection process and execute PoCs
  • Understands the value of data, its storage, and its lineage
  • Experience with real-time data streaming, data lakes, and data warehouses
  • A background in software development
  • Experience working in fast paced agile environments
  • Strong understanding of banking regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Strong leadership, communication, analytical, and stakeholder management skills