Solutions Architect

IHS Markit | Posted 11-01-2022

Manchester (IT)


Department overview
IHS Markit provides innovative products and services that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Our customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. We develop large scale technology platforms and enterprise software to produce global financial data with focus on analysis and regulatory requirements.

Position summary

This Solution Architect position provides technical design within the Financial Service Solution division responsible for the end to end design and delivery of IHS Markit’s Enterprise Data Management (EDM) software focused on financial data management. The role is responsible for working with the CTO and a global team of Engineers in support of this mission, with additional support from the wider technology organization. The ideal applicant will have an organized and creative mind-set (thought leader) that drives him or her to find innovative solutions to common problems with the right toolset. They will be passionate about technology and have a self-driven interest to keep up with the latest technology developments and relate them to the current product landscape.


Duties & accountabilities

  • Assist the CTO in defining the strategic architectural for Financial Services Solutions group
  • Facilitate system design and changes in system architecture to meet
  • Maintain current knowledge of technology landscape and developments
  • Focus on cloud enablement to increase ROI and create new business opportunities
  • Track, analyze and monitor technology performance metrics of managed products
  • Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation, and creativity
  • Mentor team on technology and other work-related aspects.
  • Responsibility for quality of all deployed applications and services
  • Drive innovation and adaption of best practices.


Business competencies

Education and experience

  • Degree in Computer Science or relevant real world experience
  • 12+ years of development experience building enterprise software or platforms in a financial environment (still hands on)
  • At least 10+ years of experience leading technology teams
  • Ability to deliver products in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Should have excellent architecture and design skills
  • Strong understanding of and ability to apply architectural patterns
  • Deep and practical understanding of modern distributed architecture design
  • Expert on DBMS technologies (RMDBS, NoSQL, etc)
  • Strong background on leveraging cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Focus on Microsoft stack, but knowledgeable on cross-platform tech
  • Can handle both front-end and backend architectural design

Commercial awareness

  • Preferably has experience in financial software development.

Management requirements

  • 10+ years of managing medium to large development teams.

Personal competencies

Personal impact

  • Passionate technologist
  • Thought leader with focus on delivery
  • Displays energy, drive and stamina
  • Analytical and can work with the business stakeholder’s daily
  • Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations.
  • Comfortable working with global teams operating across different time zones.

Communication

  • Must be an excellent communicator both written and verbally.

Teamwork

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with overseas team.

Company overview

HIS Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. We provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Our customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. Founded in 2003, we employ over 3,000 people in 11 countries.

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