Solutions Architect, Cloud

Standard Chartered Bank

Job Description

About Standard Chartered 

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.  It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good. 

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities

  • Understand Standard Chartered Bank IT Operations, Software Development, Release Management, Business Continuity policies, processes, methodologies

  • Lead incubation and development of components & solutions for Technical Services Infrastructure

  • Be able to comprehend and map complicated interdependencies between application dependencies and infrastructure components.

  • Be able to think laterally across multiple technology types and define patterns of usage

  • Bridge the gap between stakeholders in SCB Lines of Businesses, from C-level down to Application Developers level. Communicate technical concepts in clear and established terms using appropriate channels, off-line and on-line collaboration methodologies

  • Combine conceptual thinking and hands-on support for prototyping, PoC work, delivering examples. Translate logical architectures (based on both vendor and open source products) to technical architectures.

  • Work closely with TS Engineering, Platform Engineering, Database Engineering, Web Engineering and Middleware Engineering teams and close gaps in value chain between component of IT solution and business user.

  • Identify and propose new TS Infrastructure Service capabilities that are relevant to enable TS Strategy.

  • Lead continuous improvement based on existing TS Infrastructure execution and ongoing operation governance to ensure performance, security and enable business results.

  • Engage effectively with external partners, vendors and open source foundations.

  • Drive adoption and value realization leveraging the Cloud Infrastructure Services platform and digital capabilities.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Public Cloud Platforms.

  • Hands-on Continuous Integration experience using Jenkins Pipelines, Git

  • Hands-on experience of RESTful and/or web services deployment, including A/B testing

  • Hands-on experience in one of the following web application development technology: Java/Python/NodeJS

  • Hands-on experience of Hashicorp OpenSource tools, Ansible, Chef

  • 5+ years hands on experience RHEL/Windows administation

  • 5+ years hands-on experience in Solution Design, Requirements Gathering

  • 5+ years hands-on experience in bash scripting, distributed Linux based systems design and delivery

  • Exposure to and proof of hands-on exerience container orchestrators with Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Mesos, or other

  • Exposure to and proof of hands-on experience in Infrastructure as Code deployments

  • Hands-on experience in Semantic Media Wiki, Graph Databases, Apache TinkerPop, RDF


  • Bachleors Degree in Computer Science and/or similar field

  • 5+ years experience in Infrastructure Architecure or equivalent field

  • Amazon Certified Solution Architect Professional level or Google Certified Cloud Architect level or similar experience

  • Ability to manage priorities independently, re-prioritizing work to effectively deliver result to both business stakeholders and technical staff in collaboration-oriented environment

  • Excellent business communication skills with high proficiency in English

  • Mindset of continuous learning and innovation

Knowledge of the following areas would be an advantage:

  • Proven track of large-scale solution design in cloud and distributed computing infrastructure under change control

  • Proven track of test-driven software development in web applications

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional specialization

  • OpenStack & Terraform

  • Track of annually renewed PMI Continuous Certification Requirements (AGILLE/KANBAN/SCRUM)


Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions. 

To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages. We welcome conversations on flexible working.

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