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Senior Solution Architect

Category:  Transformation Office
Job Type: 
Facility:  Technology
Objective

- The job holder plans, manages and controls The activities of The team responsible for designing, developing and implementing systems architecture / framework.
- The job holder will work with other tribes to design and develop technical solutions for business through studying, analyzing and advising business on feasibility.
- The job holder will apply methodologies, tools and practices to create a technical solution that best addresses current and future architectural design needs.
- The job holder enables The Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps by making effective decisions in The face of changing or unknown needs requires Agile teams to receive fast feedback on The solution’s effectiveness. Senior solution Architect support this need by advocating for, and steering The development and improvement of, The Continuous Delivery Pipeline, as well as helping to enable Release on Demand.

Key accountabilities (1)

A. Solution Architecture 
- Direct the tribe to gather requirements and functions specifications from current users to identify areas for improvements and/or integration for current systems.
- Review and improve proposals for solutions that is modular and scalable that will help address both current architectural constraints and future architecture improvements.
- Drive best in-class engineering practices (e.g. test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated deployment).
- Lead in improving existing and creating new applications, and ensure application software is effectively and efficiently designed, produced, tested and meets business requirements.
- Ensure solutions are designed in alignment with Technology Tribe’s strategic direction and roadmap.

B. Customer-Centricity and Design Thinking
- Responsible for making customer-centric decisions that have profound effects on the utility and usability of systems which ensure that the needs of the users are first and foremost.
- Apply Design Thinking to collaborate with Product and Solution Management in ensuring that proposed solutions meet user, customer, and market needs.

C. Act as Change Agents 
- Act on the human system that creates the technology to ensure greater agility and effectiveness. 
- As Lean-Agile Leaders, ensure the organization operates effectively by participating as members of the agile and Center of Excellence contributing to Value Streams and Custmer Journey Mapping workshops, and training and coaching engineers in achieving Technical Agility. 

D. Projects Management
- Manage project conflicts, challenges and dynamic business requirements to keep operations running at high performance.
- Work with team leads to resolve people problems and project roadblocks, conduct post mortem and root cause analysis to help squads continuously improve their practices to ensure maximum productivity.

E. Talent Development
- Attract, motivate and retain employees across all levels for a high performance culture.
- Develop and coach Senior Developers into fully competent Solution Architects.
- Identify and encourage areas for growth and improvement within the tribe.
- Teach, mentor and help improve the effectiveness of the Agile teams, rather than directly specifying the solution designs. 
- Contribute to the Vision and Roadmap in order to chart a course for the solution. 

Key accountabilities (2)
Key accountabilities (3)
Key Relationships - Line Manager

Architect Lead

Key Relationships - Subordinate

None

Key Relationships - Internal relationship

Teams within the Transformation Office and relevant departments in the Bank

Key Relationships - External relationship

Partners providing professional services

Qualification and Experiences

Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Technology
10 to 12 years of relevant experience working in software development projects with at least 3+ years hand-on Software Engineer, and at least 5+ years as Solution Architect with prior experience in leading technical solutioning activities
English proficiency requirements are pursuant to Techcombank's policy
Experience with and has deep insights into newest technology trends (AI/ML, IoT, RPA, Edge Computing, Blockchain, AR/VR)
Significant experience of infrastructure, environments and deployment strategies / technologies to drive efficient working practices and DevSecOps 
Experience making architecture decisions at a team and product level
Experience working on projects that span multiple journeys and squads
Deep experience in Agile Software Development and has mastery of Agile principles, practices and Scrum methodologies
Experience working in Agile teams to support successful digital transformation projects, involved in the end-to-end planning to implementation

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