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Solutions Architect
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Recruiter: Schroders
Listed on: 5th July
Location: London
Type: Permanent
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Who we're looking for

A Technical Architect to play a leading role defining and delivering the architecture for the Private Assets Domain
Who is capable of quickly getting up to speed with multiple technology stacks to formulate the architectural roadmap for a growing business
Who is able to drive the deployment of current technologies and best practice to continuously improve engineering performance and quality of delivery within the Domain
Who is able to balance delivery output with strategic architecture to meet our clients needs

The team 

Private Assets at Schroders is a growth area covering the following businesses: Private Equity, Real Estate, Insurance Linked Securities, Infrastructure Finance, and Private Debt
The team is responsible globally for delivery of technology to Schroders’ Private Assets Domain, providing solution design and development, change delivery, system maintenance, and architectural governance for the technology platforms front to back
We are an agile team using the SAFe framework and a combination of Scrum and Kanban

What you'll need to do

Work with key stakeholders to define and evolve the technology roadmap for Private Assets 
Ensure the engineering integrity of solution development and delivery across the Domain whilst reinforcing a positive culture that promotes learning and teamwork
Evangelise strategic use of data and customer centric solution design thinking across the enterprise
Act as a business partner to Private Assets to translate business needs into best practice solutions
Be at the forefront of change, helping Private Assets to exploit Cloud-based functionality and new technology as appropriate
Work with peers across Asset Management Technology to ensure solutions align and make efficient use of both data and technology
Mentor and coach teams of software developers that develop and design enterprise software products and operating systems
Undertake code reviews, operational reviews and integrity assessments
Review and direct the work of others: a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
Collaborate with technical leads and with them own the overall architecture, design and development of core projects
Inspire and motivate teams to strive for excellence and automation in all deliveries
Grow the next generation of successful technical leaders through hands on mentorship
Boost communication and facilitate feedback between developers and capability leads 
Deliver innovative, simple yet elegant technical solutions built for scale
Refine process and be accountable for team engineering performance and quality
The successful applicant must bring the communication and presentation skills necessary to represent IT to senior stakeholders up to and including the Group Management Committee

The knowledge, skills and qualifications we’re looking for 
Experience of design and implementation of robust, scalable technology solutions  
Experience of solutions which utilise components both in the Cloud and on premise   
Experienced in Agile methodologies  
A very strong technical background, knowledge of industry trends, architectural patterns and best practice 
Understanding and capable of modelling different aspects of a solution using industry standards 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
Problem solver, comfortable taking the initiative in challenging and ambiguous circumstances
Ability to balance strategic thinking and delivery with pragmatic tactical solutions when required
An understanding of the Private Assets business domain is desirable

What you'll be like

Friendly: people the world over like working with you, and they’re never afraid to ask you for help
Interested in the latest tech developments, and how you can use them
Calm: you’re positive under pressure and happy to take the lead in challenging times
Gutsy: you know 'good' isn't good enough, so you solve problems and challenge the status quo to find better ways to do things
Diligent and committed to excellence in all aspects of their work
Collaborative: open, honest and works well with others

Note to Agencies:
Schroders does not accept speculative CV's from agencies. We do have a PSL who are invited to support us when required.  We only pay fees to agencies instructed to send CV's and are submitted through our recruitment portal.  We do not pay fees on speculative or unsolicited CV's sent to Schroders or Schroders employees and reserve the right to contact unsolicited CV's directly.