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First VP, Enterprise Architect, Group Technology

Posting Date:  25-Nov-2022

Alexandra Road, 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

Group Technology and Operations (GTO) provides software and system development, information technology support services and banking operations.

We have centralized and standardized the technology components into Singapore, creating a global footprint which can be utilized for supporting our regional subsidiaries and the branches around the world. We operate and support 19 countries with this architecture to provide a secure and flexible banking infrastructure.

Our Operations divisions provide transactional customer services for our businesses while also focusing on cost efficiency through process improvements, automation and straight through processing.

Job Responsibilities

You will be an Enterprise Architect for UOB and will be involved in activities across different functional domains and technologies. Your responsibility is to enable the purpose of the enterprise-wide architecture function, supported by domain architects who provide domain expertise.

  • 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 considering 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
  • Participating 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
  • Providing thought leadership on architectural or other topics, developing a forward-looking view of current and emerging technologies and their impact on the Enterprise Architecture
  • Maintaining and improving the process and tools to enable Enterprise Architect functions, owns and enhances workflows and processes, and delegates with clear accountabilities across the teams to meet objectives / outcomes
  • Embedding Platform Thinking in everything

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, Computer Science or equivalent; Formal architecture certification (TOGAF or equivalent)
  • Technically strong in different integration mechanisms with open systems, AS400 and Mainframe
  • Comfortable in working in an environment which is vendor-intensive
  • Ability to communicate complex topics in an understandable way using a level of detail and terms appropriate to the situation
  • Be independent, a quick learner 
  • Have good English communication skills to work with various seniorities of stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Excellent analytical skills (critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills)
  • A passion for learning and the willingness to solve problems.
  • Strong negotiation skill and results-oriented.
  • Good in time management and able to multi-tasking.
  • Good team player and able to drive consensus amongst stakeholders with conflicting viewpoints and objectives
  • Capability to think conceptually and identify patterns across seemingly unrelated situations

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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