Deutsche Bank AG


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Group architecture - technology architecture council lead

05 January England - Greater London, London Perm

Job Title: Group Architecture - Technology Architecture Council Lead
Corporate Title: Director
Division: Technology
Location: London


You'll be joining as the Lead Engineer, responsible for managing the definition of the Target State Architecture for a specific business unit or infrastructure layer. You will be ensuring adherence to rules and defined roadmap, providing horizontal oversight, architectural and technical governance. You will be responsible for longevity, scalability and resiliency of technical solutions delivered to our customers and provide thought leadership to technologists within the scope. You'll be reporting into the Head of Group Architecture.

Key Responsibilities:

* Working with Architecture and Engineering teams ensuring effective technology-focused governance structures (TAC) are defined and mobilised to support the Group Architecture aligned approach
* Ensuring processes are in place that leverage the available tools to track progress and effectiveness of these forums
* Working with Group Architecture Tooling Lead to define and implement tooling to facilitate and enhance the effectiveness of the TAC
* Engaging with the Group Architecture Communications Lead ensuring agreed governance approach, standards, artefacts and tooling are communicated clearly to key stakeholders
* Supporting Architecture and Engineering teams in the framing of problems and architecture decisions for the technology-focused governance forums
* Preparing communications materials for senior management and external regulators
* Supporting the development of an environment where people management and development is the number one priority
* Coaching direct reports and others in the organisation, as appropriate
* Supporting the business strategy, plans and values, contributing to the achievement of a high performance culture
* Acting as a role model for new employees, providing help and support to facilitate early integration and assimilation of their new environment

Skills and Qualifications:

* Stakeholder management and good communication abilities (all levels including Chief Information Officer / Managing Director), liaising with programme sponsors, key business users, operation of steering committees
* Persuasive communicator able to articulate the implications of non-compliant architectures
* Authoring of architecture directives (principles, policies, standards, patterns)
* Previous experience in the establishment, management and communications of Architecture Review Boards
* Substantial knowledge of technologies (spanning data and applications) and technology lifecycle management, technology trends and paradigms
* Significant architecture governance experience in a complex, fast-paced, highly-regulated environment
* Well-developed business and requirements analysis skills
* Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture governance in a Financial Services environment is a strong advantage
* Educated to bachelor's degree level in in Business, Economics, Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent qualifications/ relevant work experience

Deutsche Bank is an equal opportunity employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best available person for a job regardless of marital / civil partnership status, sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, belief, race, nationality and ethnic or national origin, colour, sexual orientation or disability.

Please let us know if you require any adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any concerns about the application process, please contact your recruiter.

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