Solution Architect

June 25, 2024

Solution Architect

ReferenceWEA002845

  • Permanent
  • IN-Tamil Nadu-Chennai
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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About BNP Paribas India Solutions:

Established in 2005, BNP Paribas India Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas SA, European Union’s leading bank with an international reach. With delivery centers located in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, we are a 24×7 global delivery center. India Solutions services three business lines: Corporate and Institutional Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking for BNP Paribas across the Group. Driving innovation and growth, we are harnessing the potential of over 10000 employees, to provide support and develop best-in-class solutions.

About BNP Paribas Group:

 BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 185,000 employees, including more than 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services for the Group’s commercial & personal banking and several specialised businesses including BNP Paribas Personal Finance and Arval; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment, and protection solutions; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated commercial & personal banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, and Eastern Europe. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and stability

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

About Business line/Function:

For 150 years, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been committed to protecting clients’ wealth, developing it, and eventually passing it on to their loved ones. We deliver tailor-made experience, with outstanding attention to detail and expertise from precise local knowledge to the global know-how that we access from the Group. Our goal is to create a new wealth management experience fit for a world where digital interactions have come to enhance human ones. Wealth Management Investment Solution Hub (WMIS Hub) provides a global IT solution for BNP Paribas Wealth Management where we develop, maintain and evolve IT applications which fits to the specific needs of BNP Paribas Wealth Management business users.

Job Title:

Solution Architect

Date:

04/05/2023

Department:

IT

Location:

Chennai

Business Line / Function:

Wealth Management (WM)

Reports to:

(Direct)

NA

Grade:

(if applicable)

(Functional)

Number of Direct Reports:

0

Directorship / Registration:

NA

Position Purpose

As a member of the IS Architecture team,  will be in charge of helping projects define their Solution Architecture and will review their proposals with the Enterprise Architects and Engineering/Production team to ensure that the solutions proposed are aligned with the Enterprise Strategy.

Responsibilities

 

Direct Responsibilities

·       Lead the solution architecture on the projects  assigned to:

o   Supporting the Project Manager/Business Analysts during solution ideation, design, and implementation

o   Collaborating with application teams and Business Analysts/tech leads of impacted applications to design the solution

o   Ensuring the alignment of projects with our architecture principles and IT standards

·       Support project managers and tech leads along the architecture validation process by:

o   Leading the build of a consistent architecture documentation

o   Presenting his projects in architecture validation committee

o   Being the reference point on a set of applications for support/evolution activities

o   Supporting the architecture process till the go-live

o   Bringing architecture awareness to application teams

·       Being the reference architect on a set of applications for support/evolution activities (having low architecture impacts)

Contributing Responsibilities

·       Collaborate with following roles:

o   Project managers/business analyst of major transversal projects  assigned to

o   Tech leads/developers to understand the architecture of the applications/screens and analyze potential issues

o   Application owner to update the referential information on applications

o   Production team to check the availability of infrastructure/Cloud services when specific requirements are expressed

o   Enterprise Architects

·       Ensure the reference documentation is updated all along the changes brought by projects:

o   Application referential

o   IT architecture diagrams

o   Application non-conformities and remediation plans

o   Architecture principles, checklist, guidelines

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

Mandatory

  • Broad technical knowledge and experience across application, development frameworks, technology
  • Experience of Enterprise Architecture discipline, processes, concepts, and best practices
  • Functional/Business knowledge (of his current/past companies)
  • Experience in modeling activities (application maps, software design models, data modeling, infrastructure diagrams, etc.)
  • Experience running Request for Proposal and assessing solutions
  • Strong analysis skills with problem solving attitude
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written documents and oral presentations, explaining concepts clearly to audiences at various levels of technical knowledge
  • Experience with Java/Spring/Angular, Oracle/PostgreSQL DB, Linux, API, Kafka etc.
  • Experience on Cloud migration, integration patterns, high availability patterns etc.
  • Effective leadership, planning and organization skills
  • Interest in Financial & Banking industry

Plus

  • Architecture certification (TOGAF) or Cloud Architect certification
  • Experience in Financial & Banking industry Knowledge of a Core Banking System such as ERI Olympic or Temenos Transact
  • SCRUM/Agile experience

Specific Qualifications (if required)

•                     Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

•                     5+ years of experience in IT either as an Enterprise Architect or Solution Architect

•                      3+ years of experience as a Developer or Tech Lead

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Ability to collaborate / Teamwork

Ability to deliver / Results driven

Attention to detail / rigor

Communication skills – oral & written

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Analytical Ability

Ability to understand, explain and support change

Ability to manage a project

Ability to manage / facilitate a meeting, seminar, committee, training…

Ability to develop and leverage networks

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 7 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)

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