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First VP, Infrastructure Architect, Group Infrastructure and Platform Services

Posting Date:  28-Nov-2021

Alexandra, 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

  • Be part of Infrastructure Architecture Team
  • Executes Infrastructure Architecture responsibilities to meet the regional business requirements of the Bank 
  • Engage and collaborate with engineering teams to establish and continuously improve regional IT Infrastructure Architectural Guidelines
  • Work closely with both application and Infrastructure engineering teams as well as the capacity planners to provide architectural oversight and, ensure validity and alignment of solutions with Bank’s Infrastructure guidelines
  • Review and build a strong understanding of the application before designing the right infrastructure solution
  • Perform infrastructure project cost review prior to submission for budget approval
  • Mentor and guide infrastructure teams to follow the agreed architecting guidelines

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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Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 8 years of IT experience of which at least 3 years as an Infrastructure Architect managing multiple, medium to large cross-functional projects. 
  • Track record of successfully designing infrastructure architecture and review of complex IT systems deployed across countries.
  • Strong experience in developing strategic roadmaps.
  • Preferred IT Skill areas include:
  • Cloud computing
  • Container and Microservices technologies
  • Virtualization technologies
  • Message Queues and Streaming
  • Compute, Storage and Networking Technologies
  • Windows, Linux and other Unix flavours 
  • Backup and DR solutions and recovery technologies


Significant technical projects outside of academic and work assignments that demonstrate a passion for infrastructure design would be highly valued.


Other desired skills include:

  • Stay abreast of how technology infrastructures are currently impacting and driving change
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively look for process improvement opportunities, challenge conventional practices, and adopt new methods and best practices
  • Demonstrated Leadership skills/potential along with the ability to interact and lead people in a matrixed organization – tact and diplomacy are essential attributes
  • Project Management experience – formal training beneficial
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrably action orientated
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