Senior VP, Enterprise Architect, GBT, GTO

United Overseas Bank Limited

Job Description

Senior VP, Enterprise Architect, GBT, GTO Posting Date: 03-Jul-2020

Location: Raffles Place, Singapore, SG

Company: United Overseas Bank Limited

About UOB
United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.
Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values - Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department
The Technology and Operations function is comprised of five teams of specialists with distinct capabilities: business partnership, technology, operations, risk governance and planning support and services. We work closely together to harness the power of technology to support our physical and digital banking services and operations. This includes developing, centralising and standardising technology systems as well as banking operations in Singapore and overseas branches.

Job Responsibilities
• Partnering with and acting as a trusted advisor to stakeholders in both business and IT to assist in defining and delivering high quality enterprise capable solutions
• Working closely with stakeholders to develop practical roadmaps to move the enterprise towards the future state vision, while taking into account business, technical and delivery constraints
• Analyzing stakeholder requirements, current state architecture, and gaps to create a future state architecture vision for one or more parts of the enterprise with a focus on reduced complexity, cost efficiencies, reuse, convergence, reduced risk and/or improved business capabilities
• Participate in defining and operating the architecture governance process to ensure change initiatives align to the vision and roadmaps
• Working closely with Domain Architects across key initiatives and projects to apply architecture principles and standards, and develop reference architectures and design patterns
• Communicating the principles, standards, vision and roadmaps to stakeholders and proactively addressing any questions / concerns identified
• Provide thought leadership on architectural or other topics, developing a forward looking view of current and emerging technologies and their impact on the Enterprise Architecture
• Embed Platform Thinking in everything
Functional Expertise Required in at least two of the below domains:
• Wholesale Cash & Payments
• Trade & Financial Supply Chain
• eChannels and CRM
• eco-system partnerships and API (Open Banking)

Job Requirements
Technical Skills & Experience
• At least 15 years' experience in the IT industry, preferably in large, complex enterprises
• At least 7 years' experience in Enterprise Architecture in a large, complex, multi-location, multi-national environment
• Deep experience delivering mission critical, enterprise scale IT solutions in a heterogeneous technology environment
• Familiarity with best practice methodologies and tools for the entire solution lifecycle from ideation to requirements, design, development, testing, deployment and operations
• A deep understanding of all domains of Enterprise Architecture, including the business, data, application, infrastructure and security domains
• Familiarity with one or more formal Architecture frameworks / methodologies (TOGAF, Zachman, BIAN, etc.)
• Familiarity with architecture governance frameworks
• Practical experience in data modelling, object modelling, design patterns and Enterprise Architecture tool or other software modelling tools.
• Practical experience to use business capabilities model
• Familiarity with heterogeneous technology platforms such as AS400, Unix/Linux, Windows
• IT Strategy consulting experience will be an added advantage
• Financial domain knowledge is necessary
Competencies
• Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills to stakeholders at all levels
• Ability to communicate complex topics in an understandable way using a level of detail and terms appropriate to the situation
• Capability to think conceptually and identify patterns across seemingly unrelated situations
• Must be a good team player and able to drive consensus amongst stakeholders with conflicting viewpoints and objectives
• People and team management in a transversal function
• Possess strong understanding of business strategies and able to translate them into concrete achievable action plans
• Able to collaborate and drive motivation across a diverse slate within and across teams and can deal with difficult conversations effectively
• Owns and enhances workflows and processes, and delegates with clear accountabilities across the teams to meet objectives / outcomes
• Promotes an environment of learning and development. Understand and develop team members and others to achieve their professional growth
Education
• Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science or equivalent
• Master's degree in business or technology is an advantage
• Formal architecture certification (TOGAF or equivalent)

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