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Head of IT ArchitectureRobert Walters Hong Kong
Head of IT ArchitectureRobert Walters Hong Kong
Job Highlights
  • Leading a team of 10+ solution architects
  • Agile practice
  • Top tier bank in Hong Kong
Job Description

I am helping one of my clients, a top-tier bank, hire a Head of IT Architecture position. This role is a senior executive level position and required to lead 10+ solution architects. Candidates with strong exposure in enterprise architecture and solution design within banking or financial services sector are highly preferred.

About the role

  • Managing a team of architects who serves as technology leaders in the Bank for their technical consultation, solution design and technical SMEs
  • Developing and maintaining architecture strategies, goals and roadmap for the Bank along the Group approach and standards, and communicating such plan for organisational agreement and commitment
  • Exercising strong governance of architecture compliance basing on Group policies and principles and supporting effective architecture decisions with well-defined procedures and documentation.
  • Designing IT solutions for different businesses and functions, governing design conformance in project execution, and enabling effective architecture input in devops model
  • Overseeing and managing the implementation of the data strategy from a design perspective and ensuring strong governance in data structure, integration and flow
  • Governing maintainability of systems and technology stack at the enterprise level, identifying improvement and saving opportunities in design whilst protecting the Bank against technology risks and debts
  • Improving the Bank's customer propositions, operational effectiveness, cost management and agility through adoption of new technologies including accelerated deployment of cloud

About the person

  • University degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in IT Development with over 5 years on IT Architecture, TOGAF and architecture certification preferred
  • Good enterprise architecture exposure and track record of solution design in banking or financial services
  • Strong technology leadership skills, hand on experience in emerging technologies including cloud computing, API and AI
  • Experience in working with diverse culture with global or regional exposure will be an advantage
  • People management experience and leadership skills in driving a high-performance team
  • Strong communication, analytical, problem solving and stakeholder management skills
  • Practicable experience in applying agile and devops, preferably from an architecture perspective
  • Great sense of ownership and servicing mindset to ensure efficient and effective customer service processes

Additional Information
Years of Experience
10 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Company details
Robert Walters is one of the world's leading global specialist recruitment consultancies. The Robert Walters brand stands for innovation, vision and leadership in the global recruitment market.

Robert Walters specialises in permanent and contract recruitment across all industry sectors and all levels of seniority, and count the world's leading investment banks, multinational blue-chip commercial organisations and innovative SMEs as clients. Our international network and global brand presence, along with our unrivalled professionalism and specialist knowledge, ensure that we offer only the highest quality of service to both our clients and candidates.

Established in London in 1985, the Group now operates across 28 countries. Robert Walters' Hong Kong office specialises in accounting & finance, banking & financial services, human resources & business support, information technology, legal & compliance, sales & marketing, as well as supply chain, logistics & procurement.

An award-winning business, Robert Walters has a proven track record of providing high quality recruitment services, and our success is further endorsed by the many awards we have won over the years.

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