Middleware Technical Architect (Architect)

Recruiter
Nationwide
Location
Swindon
Salary
46150.00 - 55830.00 GBP Annual + GBP46,150 - GBP55,830 plus benefits
Posted
09 Mar 2017
Closes
23 Mar 2017
Category
IT, Internet
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Middleware Technical Architect (Architect)

Based at our Head Office in Swindon
Salary GBPnegotiable dependent on current package
Permanent opportunity, 35 hours a week

We are looking for an IT professional with experience in a service, data or process integration design role in the enterprise middleware domain.

Given business requirements and outline architectures, you will join a team responsible for designing the solutions, creating high level and functional specifications and quality assuring partner system development.

At Nationwide we believe in putting our members' needs first and are looking for individuals up-to-date with the latest developments in their fields, who strive to improve member experience through industry leading design, technical excellence and best practice.

You'll have experience working for an organisation that operates a complex technical portfolio with multiple objectives. You'll be used to working in a challenging environment and can react with pace to changing demands.

Who we're looking for in the Middleware Technical Architect (Architect)

As a minimum requirement you'll:

•Have strong stakeholder management & engagement skills, effective at all levels
•Be experienced working with both onshore & offshore resources
•Well-developed negotiation & facilitation skills
•Possess up to date knowledge (hands-on experience) of Service Oriented Architecture technologies and methods
•Have extensive experience designing performant, scalable & secure middleware solutions
•Have experience in task management & mentoring
•Where required, able to work with the business defining their requirements

Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate some/all of the following:

•Extensive experience of Solution / Integration Design across multiple platforms and technologies including IIB, BPM, ODM, MQ, and Datapower.
•Experience of working in the Financial Services industry
•Experience of the banking specific business model Information Framework (IFW)
•Experience of Application development in Websphere technologies
•Experience of SoftwareAG products - ARIS and Centrasite

You will have the proven Domain Knowledge and Experience in at least one of the three following disciplines:

Service Modelling

•Extensive experience of real time systems integration and Service Oriented Architecture
•Design experience (hands-on) using two of the following IBM Websphere technologies including Integration Bus, MQ, BPM, ODM and DataPower
•Experience of the Rational Design product portfolio, Rational Software Architect and Rational Team Concert.
•Experience of Designing Enterprise Middleware solutions
•Experience of integration across a broad range of technologies particularly including Microsoft, SAP, and Unisys, plus cloud hosted services
•Knowledge of WCF, WSDL, REST, SOAP

Process Modelling

•Experience of translating System Use Case and Analysis Process Models into architecturally aligned Orchestration Process Models
•Experience of Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN/BPEL)
•Experience of Technical Analysis role
•Experience of IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) / Operational Decision Management (ODM) are an advantage
•Knowledge of the Rational Design product portfolio, specifically Rational Software Architect and Rational Team Concert.

Data Modelling

•Practical knowledge and experience of working with canonical data models and their integration with multiple Systems of record (specifically within the Banking and Financial Services sectors).
•Knowledge of Message driven Service Modelling
•Knowledge of Process Modelling, Business Processes and Technical Workflow
•Experience in data modelling metadata, master data and data quality
•Object Oriented modelling, deep UML and SOA Service knowledge, SoaML
•Experience of the Rational Design product portfolio, specifically Rational Software Architect and specifically Rational Team Concert.

What you'll be doing as the Middleware Technical Architect (Architect)

You'll be a recognised expert and task leader who is responsible for the delivery of technical solutions within an assigned area. You will provide consultancy and support services as required.

Key Accountabilities of the Middleware Technical Architect (Architect) will include:

•Task leadership within an assigned domain
•Produce and review designs and technical requirements across all environments
•Produce and validate estimates and quotes
•Review business requirements, test strategies, warranty plans and other artefacts with accountability for the traceability of business requirements
•Provide consultancy, system support and service introduction support to Application Services
•Provide test support
•Build working relationships internally and with associated strategic partners
•Carry out technical quality reviews of strategic partner deliverables
•Help to drive continuous improvements across your assigned domain and within the Technical Practice
•Help to develop trainees and transfer specialist technical experience

To apply for the Middleware Technical Architect (Architect) role please click 'Apply now'.

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