Data Architect -London Investment Bank GBP90-100k basic + bonus

McCabe & Barton
90000.00 - 100000.00 GBP Annual
16 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Full Time
All applicants must have Investment Banking, strong experience of XML, XSD and FpML or other financial markup languages • To improve cost-effectiveness and value for money (TCO) • To improve developer agility and flexibility (time to market) • To improve integration incident handling and problem management • To help simplify and rationalise our systems landscape • To improve systems landscape and integration visibility at design-time and run-time • To retain and where necessary improve our current strengths, especially around stability and robustness. The Data Integration Architect will face off to a wide range of stakeholders in business and Technology, and externally to third parties, partners and vendors. They will work closely with the following Architectural functions: • Enterprise Architecture, which leads the definition of our target state enterprise architecture and a roadmap to get there • Enterprise Data Architecture, which is mapping our enterprise data model, attributing data ownership, and overseeing the implementation of an enterprise data management capability • Integration Platform Architecture, which owns and manages our real-time and batch integration platforms. Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities • To articulate and document the Data Integration vision and roadmap for the Bank, lead its implementation, and guide and support our solution architects in its usage • To understand and map out the information flows between our systems, and determine how we could simplify our systems landscape • To own schema design for integration between the Bank's systems and with external partners, including developing and running an enterprise-wide schema governance process • To help make our integration landscape more visible, at design-time and at run-time, through use of automated tools and metadata, in collaboration with Integration Platform Architecture • To look at whether our current interaction models (point-to-point, publish / subscribe, some request-response) are still right for our Bank. Preferred Qualifications and Experience • Undergraduate Engineering, Computer Science or IT qualification (or higher or equivalent) • Essential: Experience of working in an investment bank in a technology role Experience required to successfully perform the role: • Strong experience of data integration architecture for investment banking • Strong experience of XML, XSD and related technologies • Strong knowledge of FpML and other financial markup languages • Strong understanding of integration patterns and their application • Good understanding of trade, counterparty, product and instrument data • Good expertise in producing architecture, design and specification documents • Solid foundation of full IT systems lifecycle, from analysis through to operational support