Leading Global Bank, Human Resources is recruiting for a Solutions Architect. Inside IR35 – London or Sheffield 

This role will be within the Future Skills Programme whereby the architect will be the Solution Architect for the systems / applications / integrations / etc architectures for this domain (and others as required).

The successful applicant will be responsible for establishing the most appropriate solution design, technologies and products to meet the needs of the business. They will have responsibility for technology decisions.

They will also work closely with, and under the direction of, the HRIT Enterprise Architect, and work in collaboration with related HR Business Architects (as well as other HRIT Architects and members of Corporate Functions IT Architecture) to ensure solutions are strategically aligned to the HRIT and Group’s Future State Architecture. They will also have accountability for all deliverables to the Future Skills Programme / Project Manager.

The is a contingent worker role and can be located in either UK (London or Sheffield) or India (Hyderabad or Pune). Core working hours to be UK 10:00 to 16:00.

Responsible for:

  • Understanding and assessing the needs of the business and recommending the most appropriate solution design through the Clear Choice process and following architectures Design Driven Decision process.
  • Following Solution Control Framework for all IT change
  • Documenting end-to-end solutions and architecture models through Solution Architecture, Architecture Definition Documents and other artefacts and following the SCF process
  • Ensure compliance to all relevant HSBC Architecture standards, Technology Strategies / Policies / Principles.
  • Helping ITSO and IT PM through all relevant IT and Business governance processes and taking the lead on related deliverables where required
  • Bring expertise in the fields of HR Learning and Recruitment solutions and in developing associated architecture patterns
  • Bring understanding and guidance on the use and application of vendor AI/ML models in solutions and related business processes. Advise HR Business on relevant risk mitigations for monitoring effectiveness of these Ai/ML models, developing relevant risk mitigations solutions, processes, skills and knowledge transfer.

Essential Experience:

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in delivering system solutions, preferably including enterprise systems, as a Solutions Architect or similar architectural discipline
  • Architecting solutions that have encompassed AI/ML models and fully aware of the ML Model Development Life-Cycle, associated Risk Management and Best Practices for the support and maintenance of AI/ML based applications.
  • Experience with a wide range of solutions addressing application architecture and design, systems integration, workflow, data & information management and reporting
  • A strong track record of delivery and supporting successful implementations
  • Capability to distinguish between appropriate segregation of solution design in terms of People, Process, Technology with an emphasis on end-user experience and the Banks Digitalisation agenda

Essential Skills:

  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently for long periods of time and remain focused on delivery of project objectives. Must be self-motivated, proactive, resourceful and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal) with capability to simplify complex technical concepts in to the language of the business and non-technical audience.
  • Excellent understanding of architectural concepts, principles and best practices
  • Architectural understanding of AI/ML and it’s practical implementation (not a data science role)
  • Solid understanding of methods and practices of systems integration and data management
  • Familiarity with reference data management and the concepts and methodologies of data and information architectures
  • A broad set of other IT skills gained from experience in various other IT roles and disciplines (i.e. Data Architecture, Security Architecture, Cloud (SaaS), Integration Architecture, Business Architecture, etc)
  • A good understanding of the project development lifecycle and project management and planning and experience in managing the architectural elements of a project plan

Under COVID19, working from home will be required. Some limited travel may be required once relevant local restrictions are lifted.