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First VP, Development Lead (Payments), Group Technology

Posting Date:  07-Nov-2021
Location: 

Cecil Street, 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 Requirements

The Cash & Payments technology team is responsible for all aspects of the cash & payments processing application portfolio, which includes:

  • Defining the application technology transition roadmap to support the business strategies and ongoing volume growth 
  • Delivering all IT solutions and enhancements.
  • Ensuring highly available and scalable system capabilities to accommodate business growth
  • Managing risk and security aspects of the application portfolio

As part of major investment program over the next few years significant enhancements, transformation and upgrades of the current payments pre-processing platform have been planned. 

Reporting to the Head of Cash & Payments - Channels, this incumbent is responsible for all day-to-day application development and integration activities related to the existing cash & payments channel, which includes:

  • All application software development and support activities from pre-project initiation, functional specifications to development, implementation, testing and post go-live support
  • Building out and leading a team of leads, developers and analysts to implement and integrate new-age solutions as per target roadmap that meets the business objectives.
  • Designing & developing application framework following software engineering principles
  • Defining and managing technical solution from design through to code level, in close collaboration with the enterprise architecture and software engineering functions
  • Managing 3rd-party vendors and integration partners to ensure application deliveries are timely and good quality.
  • Defining the technical phased implementation approach aligning to target roadmap 
  • Managing budgets and resources across multiple projects. 
  • Providing hands-on guidance to the team on functional and technical issues
  • Partnering with business stakeholders to understand business requirements and provide consultation on solution and technology.
  • Leading and contributing to cross-team improvement initiatives relating to agile methods, CI/CD tools, people, architecture, project management and governance, including further adoption and improvements to the Bank’s System Development Methodology (SDM)

Job Responsibilities

  • Strong IT delivery experience in implementing large scale, highly available applications, preferably payment processing, entitlements, orchestration solutions. 
  • At least 15 years of experience in application development and maintenance with full software development life cycle experience, including hands-on experience in actual systems development work, with prior coding, functional specifications and technical specifications and systems development and testing experience
  • Solid foundation in service-oriented technologies to be able to understand service interdependencies and drive towards technical solutions for multi-tiered systems.  
  • 3+ years’ experience on design, development and implementation of applications using microservices, Restful API, containers
  • Good understanding and experience in various software development cycle methodologies, including migrating from Waterfall to Agile methodologies
  • Technical skilllset: 
    • ESB, Event Driven, Microservices , SOA Architecture, Services governance and design
    • React, BackboneJS, NodeJS
    • Java, Microservices, SpringBoot, Apache Camel
    • JBoss, Weblogic. 
    • IBM MQ, REST, SOAP, WSDL, Kafka.
    • Spring Security, Netegrity, PKI, JCE, JSSE
    • Object Design and Modelling
    • DevOps (Git, Jenkins, Maven, Artifactory, Sonarcube, Fortify, Docker, Kubernetes, Cucumber etc.)
    • Any of the following: Oracle, MS SQL, Maria DB or any NoSQL 
    • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services.
    • Weblogic/JBoss, Unix operating systems, MQ/ConnectDirect messaging
  • 5 or more years’ experience at a manager level or above delivering global IT capabilities for a multi-national company with annual budgetary responsibilities 
  • Proven results-oriented person with a focus on delivery 
  • Experience with implementing and integrating 3rd party solutions is preferred
  • Domain knowledge in Transaction Banking, Cash Management and Payments preferred
  • Highly effective communicating with technical stakeholders, proficient communicating with non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong team player able to rally multiple teams towards common objective.
  • Good networking, problem-solving, analytical, system thinking and solutioning skills.

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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