Reference: JT/ARI /JO
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead Information Architect / Data Architect – Banking
Skills: Lead Information Architect / Data Architect is required to drive the delivery and maintenance of the information architecture and data strategy for the bank; through vision, roadmaps, technology standards and education.

Skills & Experience:

  • Must have delivered large Analytical capabilities, or have implemented MDM and Data & Quality Definition programmes.
  • Experience in a similar role within large, complex organisation, ideally with knowledge of EA frameworks such as TOGAF and Zachman
  • Experience in leading functional/project user experience development teams and knowledge of technology, project management, and solution development life cycles

Knowledge of one or more of the following Primary Domains:

  • BI, Analytics & Reporting
  • Data Warehouse, Data Marts, ETL, Data Quality, Reference & Meta Data
  • Enterprise Data Models, Data Governance, Master Data Management
  • Content & Knowledge Management, ILM, Archive, Records Management

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a growing team and make a positive contribution on a high profile program of change and improvement.

Location: London
Salary: £75-90k basic + bonus (to 40%) + bens
Contact: Jamie Osman
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7280 9654
Email: Jamie@curtisreed.com

 


 

Reference: CRA/ARL/FWM
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead Architect – Wealth / Private and International Banking
Skills: Lead Architect is required by the Wealth and International arm of a major UK Bank. Currently going through a massive transformation my clients are receiving large investment in this area and are looking for Lead Architects with solid experience within Wealth Management or Private and International Banking.With prior experience as a Senior or Lead Architect you will:

  • Be a delivery focused Architect with excellent influencing and management skills at senior level.
  • Possess strong leadership quality and experience of managing budgets in excess £5million and teams of up to 15 Architects.
  • Possess deep understanding of Enterprise Architecture

Key Responsibilities of the Lead Architect

  • Driving and Influencing change (Manage Key Stakeholders) whilst leading teams of 2-12 Architects
  • Engage with and manage Programme Managers / Directors
Location: Central London
Salary: £70-90k basic + bonus (to 40%) + bens
Contact: Sam Turk
Telephone: 020 7280 9650
Email: Sam@curtisreed.com

 


 


Reference:
CRA/ARDIG/FRB
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead Solutions Architect – Digital / Internet Banking
Skills: Lead Enterprise Architect / Lead Digital Architect with experience of end to end architecture (ie design, architect, build and implement) is required by leading Bank. Essential Skills/ Experience:

  • Min 7-10 years in a Senior Architect role within a large financial / telecoms / consultancy organisation.
  • Deep knowledge of TOGAF, Zachman, etc
  • Experience of most of the following technologies:  DataPower, WebSphere application server, WebSphere process server, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus,  Internet banking Foundation servers and BAPIs, Oracle, DB2, WebSphere Content Manager, Teamsite, DataPower WAFs, C&W DDOS, HP BSM, Tivoli monitoring, LogLogic and around 70 specific LBG host systems (OCIS, GDW, and many others).
  • Demonstrable experience of leading the initiation of the solution definition and the detailed design production on large scale Digital Financial Projects.
  • Experience designing systems handling high volume, secure, financial transactions.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

The successful Architect will be responsible for defining the target architecture and roadmap for key domains within Digital Banking (Online and Mobile Banking) and leading a team of Solution Architects. You will have experience of designing robust eCommerce / Digital systems capable of handling high volume transactions.

Location: City
Salary: £70-90k basic + bonus (to 40%) + bens
Contact: Jamie Osman
Telephone: 020 7280 9654
Email: Jamie@curtisreed.com

 


 

Reference: CRA/ARZ/DIG
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead Architect – Digital – Retail Bank
Skills: Lead Enterprise Architect / Lead Enterprise Architect working for a large retail bank operating across rather than within projects you will be responsible for defining the target architecture and roadmap for key domains in line with strategic initiatives. You will have experience in at least one of the banking domains together with a history of delivery of Enterprise Architectures under tight timescales.Accountabilities: -

  • Lead the design of digital solutions for large projects and programmes, through expert architectural skills translate high level business requirements into technology architectures that align to Divisional strategic architecture.
  • Direct and control large specialist teams to undertake the delivery of a comprehensive design.
  • Manage senior business stakeholders to secure strong engagement for the solution and ensure that the delivery of the project aligns to longer term strategic roadmaps for the division and Group IT.
  • Work as part of the programme management team on large programmes, governing and shaping the delivery of projects. Work closely with external suppliers to ensure solution makes best use of technology and meets requirements.
  • Simplify the existing architecture, delivering reusable services and cost saving opportunities in line with the policies and standards of the group.
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £60-80k basic + bonus (to 40%) + bens
Contact: Sam Turk
Telephone: 020 7280 9650
Email: Sam@curtisreed.com

 


 

Reference: CRA/ARZ/FWB
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead Solution Architect – Wholesale  Banking
Skills: Lead Solution Architect with experience of Wholesale and Capital markets is required by a major UK bank.The Lead Solutions Architect you will lead the design of solutions for large projects & programmes, through expert architectural skills and translate high level business requirements into technology architectures.Role:As the Lead Solutions Architect role is based in the Wholesale Banking area, knowledge of Capital Markets business is required to perform this role. This will include a broad understanding of the trade lifecycle & products, knowledge of how front office trading desks work & back office processes that support thisMain Responsibilities:

  • End to end solution of the project though the entire project lifecycle.
  • Act as principal advisor for the domain technology architecture & strategy.
  • Lead the design of large, complex systems in line with the overall Group IT strategy.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching for architects and manage a team of Solution Architects as required.
  • Stakeholder management across the Bank and help provide governance to the technology delivery programme.
Location: London, Edinburgh
Salary: £65-85k + bonus + bens
Contact: Jamie Osman
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7280 9654
Email: Jamie@curtisreed.com

 


 

Reference: CRA/ARK/FFC
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead Security Architect – Fraud & Financial Crime
Skills: Lead Security Architect with expertise in Fraud & Financial Crime is required to join the Enterprise Architecture group of leading Bank.Skills & Experience:

  • Min 3-5 yrs as IT Security Architect in a large, complex environment, ideally within financial services, government or consulting.
  • Detailed knowledge of Fraud and Financial Crime and industry practices.
  • Design of architecture roadmaps that have transformed IT security architecture
  • Strong technical grounding covering core areas (ie: Data Security, Privacy, Big Data, etc)
  • Understanding of Architecture frameworks: eg TOGAF, Zachmann, etc would be an advantage.
  • Ideally a degree education with formal qualifications eg CISSP, CISM, CCNA, CCIE, etc

Working with the Group Security & Fraud business unit, you will gain a deep understanding of the business drivers and provide a suitable technical architecture to deal with all aspects of the fraud landscape. Must be innovative and creative to provide real vision to ensure the Group is adequately protected from the numerous methods fraudsters use to commit crime.

Location: London , Manchester, Halifax, Edinburgh, Bristol
Rate: £70000 – £90000 + bonus + bens
Contact: Jamie Osman
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7280 9654
Email: Jamie@curtisreed.com

 


 

Reference: CRA/GRA/OPS
Type: Permanent
Position: BI Architect/ Lead Solution Designer
Skills: Architect / Solution Designer with strong Management Information (MI) Business Intelligence (BI) /SQL 2008 R2 (T-SQL, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Excel 2010 Power Pivot/SharePoint 2010 Performance Point/BOXI R2) is required by a leading firm in the heart of London.Candidate should have strong background of working with Microsoft technologies and experience of architecting and designing Data / Business Intelligence (BI) / Management Information (MI) systems.Key skills:

  • Business Intelligence (BI) / Management Information (MI)
  • SQL 2008 R2
  • T-SQL
  • SSIS; SSAS; SSRS

Responsibilities

  • Act as principal advisor for the domain technology architecture and strategy.
  • Define and communicate an IT architecture which balances the needs of the business and the domain.
  • Overall IT vision and roadmap for the aligned domain.
Location: London
Rate: £70000 – £80000 + bonus + bens
Contact: Jamie Osman
Telephone: 020 7280 9654
Email: Jamie@curtisreed.com

 


 

Reference: CRA/ARK/ARE
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead / Enterprise Security Architect – TOGAF, SABSA, Banking
Skills: Enterprise Security Architect – CISSP/ CISM, TOGAF, SABSA, BankingLead Security Architect with strong architecture skills (TOGAF, Zachman or SABSA) and and strong background in Security (CISSP, CISM or equivalent) is required to lead a team of Security Architects working on large-scale and complex security programmes. 

Essential Skills/Experience :

  • CISSP, CISM,  or equivalent professional experience within IT/security risk management
  • Broad experience of technical architecture and security technologies
  • Understanding of Architecture frameworks eg TOGAF, Zachman, SABSA preferred

In-depth expertise in any of the following:

  • Infrastructure Security, Security Compliance and Operations
  • Identity and Access Management, Information Privacy, Application Security
  • Fraud & Financial Crime, Cyber Security, Data Security
Location: London
Rate: £70000 – £80000 + bonus + bens
Contact: Jamie Osman
Telephone: 020 7280 9654
Email: Jamie@curtisreed.com

 


 

Reference: CRA/ARZ/CRM
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead  Architect – CRM Systems Application -  Banking
Skills: Lead Solution Architect with experience of CRM Systems is required for the Wholesale banking arm business of leading UK Bank.Successful candidate should have implementation experience of CRM Systems within large complex financial systems.Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of CRM platforms (specifically MS Dynamics) is required to perform this role.
  • Experience of CRM implementation projects in financial services is required.

Main Responsibilities:

  • End to end solution of the project though the entire project lifecycle.
  • Act as principal advisor for the domain technology architecture and strategy.
  • Design of large, complex systems in line with the overall Group IT strategy.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching for architects across in the area and manage a team of Solution Architects as required.
  • Stakeholder management across the Bank and help provide governance to the technology delivery programme, and help plan for future technology investments.

This role requires the candidate to be able to travel regularly in the UK, occasional European travel and infrequent intercontinental travel.

Location: London
Rate: £55 – £75k + bonus + bens
Contact: Jamie Osman
Telephone: 020 7280 9654
Email: Jamie@curtisreed.com

 


 


Reference:
CRA/ART/GRID
Type: Permanent
Position: Technical Architect / Grid Architect – Investment Bank
Skills: Java Technical Architect is required within a top-tier Investment bank to take ownership of the technical architecture of the transformations to the core risk platforms including real-time risk systems.Candidates should have a strong Java server-side background and good knowledge of Grid Computing/Data caching technologies (DataSynapse, Oracle Coherence, Gemfire, Platform Symphony, Hadoop etc)The role includes participation in all areas of the project lifecycle – architecture, design, prototyping, development, testing, integration and support.Responsibilities:

  • Defining and implementing the re-engineering roadmap
  • Design, develop and architect risk systems in Java.
  • Define architecture for multi-threaded applications, distributed computation & large data volumes
  • Re-engineer existing risk systems to adopt new business and financial products

Knowledge of Risk and PnL would be an advantage but specific financial product knowledge not necessary and understanding of the following technologies would be good: Hibernate/JMS/Struts2/Spring/.net and C#/ C/C++/ Oracle.

Location: City
Salary: £80-100k basic + bonus (to 50%) + bens
Contact: Sam Turk
Telephone: 020 7280 9650
Email: Sam@curtisreed.com

 


 

Reference: CRA/ARZ/FRM
Type: Permanent
Position: Lead Architect/ Lead Solution Architect – Treasury, Finance or Risk
Skills: Lead Solution Architect with experience of Treasury, Finance or Risk domains is required by a major UK bank.Role:

  • Lead the design of solutions for large projects & programmes, through expert architectural skills translating high level business requirements into technology architectures.
  • Simplify the existing architecture and be a key driver of the design in key areas of strategic programmes & managing teams of Solution Architects
  • Architecture and Design experience within large Finance Services business is essential. Experience within Treasury, Finance or Risk would be an advantage.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design of large, complex systems including end to end solution though the entire project lifecycle.
  • Act as principal advisor for the domain technology architecture & strategy.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching for architects across the team.
  • Stakeholder management across the Bank and help provide governance to the technology delivery programme.
Location: London
Rate: £70000 – £90000 + bonus + bens
Contact: Jamie Osman
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7280 9654
Email: Jamie@curtisreed.com