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Senior VP, Domain Architect (Payments), Group Banking Technology

Posting Date:  18-Apr-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

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

We are in the journey of transforming overall Transaction Banking Architecture in UOB. This is a multi-year program where in we are transforming core cash management platforms which supports payables, receivables, virtual accounts, escrow servicing, domestic and cross border rails, trade, trust and securities services.

This is a senior leadership role, leading a broader team of Domain Architects including Digital Channels, Core Payment Processing, Virtual Accounts, Trust and Security Services. The role will have high visibility and will be the face of UOB to the industry payment initiatives.

You will be a part of the Architecture, Engineering and DevSecOps team directly reporting into Head of Architecture.  From technology perspective you will be given opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies including edge computing, real time data services, model run-time platforms, microservices, micro apps, micro front ends as well as embedding finance into ecosystem and partnerships.

If you are someone who is passionate about changing the overall financial services landscape then read on.

  • Work closely with stakeholders to develop practical domain roadmaps to move the enterprise towards the future state vision, while taking into account business, technical and delivery constraints
  • Analyze 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, reduced risk and/or improved business capabilities
  • Review application design, problem ticket and incident to propose short term and long term resolution to fit with the domain roadmap
  • Guide and challenge the project on architecture and design decision
  • Govern the technical debt of the domain
  • Review non-functional requirement and proposed architecture changes to anticipate evolving non-functional requirements
  • Develop architecture principles and standards
  • Communicate the principles, standards, vision and roadmaps to stakeholders and proactively addressing any questions / concerns identified
  • Act as a trusted advisor to stakeholders in both business and IT to assist in defining and delivering high quality solutions
  • Provide thought leadership on architectural or other topics
  • Embed Platform Thinking in everything

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar domain; Related professional/technical qualification will be advantageous although not mandatory 
  • At least 10 years of experience in banking technology
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Enterprise or Solution Architecture in a large, complex, multi-location, multi-national environment
  • Deep experience delivering mission critical, enterprise scale IT solutions in a heterogeneous technology environment, both in-house built and 3rd-party vendor products
  • Some level of experience in actual systems development work, with prior coding (e.g. .Net, Java, Cobol, RPG), functional specifications using modelling technics (e.g. UML, ERD, ORM, OCL) and technical specifications and systems development and testing experience
  • Have in-depth experience in deployment architecture with a view on functional disposition, state management, concurrency, coupling, cohesion, performance and high availability.
  • Familiarity with best practice methodologies and tools for the entire solution lifecycle from ideation to requirements, design, development, testing, deployment and operations
  • An 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.)
  • Practical experience in data modelling, object modelling, design patterns and Enterprise Architecture tool or other software modelling tools.
  • Familiarity with heterogeneous technology platforms such as CICS, AS400, Unix/Linux, Windows
  • Functional Expertise Required in at least two of the below domains:
    • Payables and Receivables
    • Treasury Management
    • Account Services
    • Liquidity Management
    • Relationship Based Pricing
  • Demonstrate deep domain expertise in:
    • Architecting, designing and developing large scale Digital Platform Solutions 
    • Integration with multiple partners for various functions
    • Migrating from legacy applications to an upgraded solutions.
    • building Workflow and Microservices
    • Working knowledge on Clear to Pay Platform or FIS Open Payment Framework is highly desirable or equivalent market leading payments platform
    • Deep experience in different payment schemes across ASEAN including ISO20022
    • Knowledge in one of the below 
      • SpringBoot
      • SpringBatch
      • Apache Camel
      • Apache Kafka
      • Apache Nifi
      • Any API Platform
    • Relational Database Experience (RDBMS) in one or more of the following:
      • Microsoft SQL Server.
      • Oracle.
      • MariaDB.
  • Practical experience to use business capabilities model
  • Comfortable in working in an environment which is vendor-intensive
  • 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
  • Consistent in approach and prescriptive in design process
  • Must be a good team player and able to drive consensus amongst stakeholders with conflicting viewpoints and objectives
  • Possess strong understanding of business strategies and able to translate them into concrete achievable action plans
  • Can deal with difficult conversations effectively
  • Promotes an transparency, an environment of learning and development while leading the team

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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