VP – Technical Architect – Java

June 7, 2024

VP – Technical Architect – Java


  • Permanent
  • IN-Maharashtra-Mumbai
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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:

CIB Architecture & Digital is a global team of technology and domain experts whose mission is to help optimize value across the full IT lifecycle. Our extensive range of services are designed to support CIB teams from early stage experimentation all the way through to Production. These services ensure that projects align with CIB strategy, principles and standards, and comply with Group policies.

Job Title:

Senior Technical Architect




Transversal IT


Mumbai, Chennai

Business Line / Function:

ISPL CIB IT Architecture

Reports to:


Principal Technical Architect


(if applicable)


Number of Direct Reports:

Directorship / Registration:


Position Purpose

Current position is under ISPL CIB IT Architecture team to work with the ‘Technical Architecture’ team, to perform technical assessment of CIB applications and ensure application teams adhere to CIB Technology standards. The role can also involve leading studies into specific technologies or families of technologies and hence will involve interaction with various stake holders across CIB IT Clusters, preparation of synthesis documents and their presentation to senior IT and/or ITO management


Direct Responsibilities

  • Validate technical architecture of CIB applications as a part of the ITSVC & Innovation pipeline process
  • Ensure application teams adhere to CIB Technology standards while designing & building their solutions
  • Contribute/review the technical design and/or specifications
  • Responsible for managing & reporting technical risks
  • Participate in Global architecture initiatives and finding ways to roll out to the ISPL teams
  • Involve into studies of specific technologies or families of technologies & present synthesis documents to senior management

Contributing Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards innovation; suggest new technical practices for efficiency improvement
  • Contribute towards recruitment efforts for the team

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

Mandatory Skills:

  • Proficient in defining architecture solutions for complex enterprise applications
  • Strong knowledge about design patterns, integration patterns
  • Good experience in technical analysis of n-tier applications with multiple integrations using object oriented, APIs & Microservices approaches
  • Strong knowledge in at least one of the following technical stacks:
    • Core Java, J2EE, Spring framework, Spring Boot, Hibernate/JPA
    • C# .NET, ASP.NET Core, Entity framework/ADO.NET, Kestrel
  • Strong knowledge in RDBMS / SQL with Oracle or SQL server or Postgres
  • Very good understanding of principle behind various DevSecOps practices and working experience of industry standard tools
  • Significant development experience in building complex enterprise level applications
  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills
  • Ability & willingness to learn & work on diverse technologies (languages, frameworks, and tools)
  • Inclination to constantly keep up to date on new technologies and frameworks
  • Self-motivated with good inter-personal and organization skills

Nice to have Skills:

  • Good knowledge on containerization & orchestration tools

·       Exposure to financial domain

·       Knowledge on Software methodology practice – Agile Methodology & SCRUM practices

Specific Qualifications (if required)

Skills Referential

Behavioural Skills: (Please select up to 4 skills)

Decision Making

Attention to detail / rigor

Critical thinking

Communication skills – oral & written

Transversal Skills: (Please select up to 5 skills)

Analytical Ability

Ability to develop and leverage networks

Ability to anticipate business / strategic evolution

Ability to inspire others & generate people’s commitment

Ability to develop others & improve their skills

Education Level:

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Experience Level

At least 15 years

Other/Specific Qualifications (if required)

Not  Applicable

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