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FVP, Domain Architect

Posting Date:  26-Nov-2022

Alexandra, 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


Scope of the Domain Architect

This role will lead the solution architecture aspects of DATA ANALYTICS domain such as; BIG Data engineering, Data Warehousing, Data Integration, Data Quality, Data Modelling, Visualization, Analytics, Machine Learning based model development.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with business partners to define technology solutions for business requirements/capability roadmap. 
  • Collaborate with technology peers and leaders to define the future architecture and application roadmap.
  • Create/maintain principles, practices, and standards to get there. Influence leadership and staff to constantly move towards it. Monitor the adoption and efficacy of architectural standards and practices.
  • Collaborate across the technology organization in ensuring execution plans are aligned with architecture and application roadmap.
  • Drive change across the Data engineering team via personal credibility, experience. Need to demonstrate empathy, continually balancing between autocracy vs. autonomy vs. anarchy around technology choices and change.
  • Create awareness and buy-in amongst various stakeholders about architecture, design pattern, framework and new way of working. Needs to be able to act as a mentor/executor when required. 
  • Participate in and lead cross-bank technology initiatives.


What will help you to succeed in this role:

  • Adopt an uncompromising attitude when it comes to quality and help raise bar of products and team members. 
  • Be a team player who communicates effectively and professionally with both internal and external customers. Evidence of your ability to influence an organization.
  • Identify ideas to improve system performance and impact availability.
  • Make good technical decisions that provide solutions to business challenges.
  • Embrace tackling and resolving complex technical design issues.
  • Possess strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills while exercising good judgment.
  • Be able to work under pressure and manage deadlines or unexpected changes in expectations or requirements.
  • Ability to understand the big picture – can step back and understand the context of problems before applying analytical skills to address the issues.
  • Proven ability to communicate and develop long lasting relationships with all levels of Management in a clear, concise manner.
  • Good communication skills - ability to convey technical information to non-technical audience.
  • Ability to develop long lasting relationships with all levels.
  • Deep understanding and experience in software development cycle, including Agile based rapid delivery.
  • Collaborate with business and IT to analyse, elicit and review business requirements.
  • Ability to work in a team distributed across multiple locations.

Job Requirements

  • 15 years of experience in services, product development, infrastructure and security experience as a domain architect or similar hands-on technology leadership role.
  • Deep knowledge of modern technology stacks, software development tools and practices, application and system performance monitoring, and the patterns and practices required to build highly available and scalable services.
  • Detailed understanding of infrastructure, integration, virtualization, storage, networks, and security technologies.
  • Detailed understanding of Industry data model, reporting data model and other standard data model required to support build-out of static and dynamic analytical capabilities.
  • Expertise in large databases involving e.g. Oracle, Teradata.
  • Expertise in Data Integration tools/platform e.g. Informatica, IBM Data Stage.
  • Expertise in Visualization tools/platform e.g. Qlik, Power BI.
  • Expertise in Big Data Engineering tools/platform e.g. Cloudera, Horton Works, APACHE etc. Deep expertise in HDFS, HIVE, IMPALA, Kafka, SPARK, YARN is a plus.
  • Has operated in a mixed portfolio of cloud-native and legacy technologies.
  • Passion to leverage Data/Analytics and Machine learning to advance business projects.
  • Good experience with large scale technology modernizations and platform migrations of data warehouse, data marts, reporting tools.
  • Recent experience with technology organization and culture transformations, particularly integrating effective Agile planning and development practices across large organizations.
  • Experience designing, building, and operating high volume, client facing SaaS products.
  • Solid financial and operational acumen. You must understand the cost of trade-offs of various technology decisions and be able to model short and long-term implications.


Experience / Certification in the below technologies will be an added advantage:

  • Demonstrates experience in translating high level business capability requirements into executable technical solutions in the larger context of Domain Architecture focused on DATA
  • Broad experience of projects involving one/more of relevant Data Analytics technology areas viz BIG Data engineering, Data Warehousing, Data Integration, Data Quality, Data Modelling, Visualization, Analytics, Decision Systems, Machine Learning based model development. 
  • Prior experience in defining enterprise data roadmaps for up-scaling and/or modernization of Data architecture
  • Prior Experience in leading experimentation and selection of technologies by leveraging his/her expertise on technology drivers, trends, analysis of cost and complexity with organizational and operational capabilities.



A Master’s degree in Computer Science or closely related discipline, OR

At least B.Sc degree in Computer science, Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics with significant relevant software development and Big data experience

Be a part of UOB Family

UOB is an equal opportunity employer. UOB does not discriminate on the basis of a candidate's age, race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or other non-merit factors. All employment decisions at UOB are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. If you require any assistance or accommodations to be made for the recruitment process, please inform us when you submit your online application.

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