Deutsche Bank AG


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Lead functional architect

05 January England - Greater London, London Perm

Job Title: Lead Functional Architect
Corporate Title: Vice President
Division: Technology
Location: London


You'll be joining the Group Architecture team, which is focused on driving through the delivery of strategic architecture across a number of cross-functional programmes. The Lead Engineer ensures adherence to architecture principles and contributed to the definition of the programme roadmap. You will provide horizontal oversight, architectural and technical governance, and are responsible for longevity, scalability and resiliency of technical solutions delivered to the customers. You will provide thought leadership to technologists within the scope.

Key Responsibilities

* Supporting and driving definition of the Strategic Architecture, identifying and resolving gaps or key issues
* Engaging with customer-facing divisions, operational teams, supporting regulatory functions ensuring alignment with architecture
* Contributing to standards, policies, best architectural practise and the process to govern against these standards
* Reviewing conceptual designs and architectural blueprints for quality assurance and consistency
* Supervising/assisting with the design and development of the domain-level roadmaps
* Ensuring the quality and consistency of architecture artefacts (e.g. system flows, data flows, conceptual designs, application/information models) across the embedded architecture domains
* Collaborating with the technology teams to establish the target state architecture and related delivery for programmes
* Performing specific analysis/design efforts as needed and constructing responses for consumption at senior stakeholder level
* 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

Skills and Qualifications:

* Previous experience in conceptual, functional and solution architecture definition
* Well-developed business and requirements analysis skills, including good communication abilities and stakeholder management (all levels up to Managing Director)
* Previous experience in Information Technology (IT) delivery across large programmes of work
* Relevant Financial Services experience
* Proven ability to balance business demands and IT fulfilment in terms of standardisation, reducing risk and increasing IT flexibility
* Background in a lead architectural role in business, operations and change management
* Ability to perform at a lead level and influence strategic decision-makers and functional stakeholders
* Business or IT Architecture experience; specifically designing and implementing integrated platforms from a functional or technical perspective
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Previous experience of developing and managing governance processes
* Knowledge of investment banking, sales and trading, asset management and similar industries is a strong advantage
* Educated to bachelor's degree level 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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