The Role: 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Solutions Architect to join our well-established IT department. You will help lead and support enterprise and solutions architecture activities that guide the development and management of a portfolio of solutions. Solutions would span across projects, systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of our products and technology and to ensure that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards.


Benefit from:

  • Attractive remuneration package plus performance related reward   
  • Intellectually stimulating work environment
  • Continuous personal development and international training opportunities

Type of employment: Full time

Location: London or remote

 

 

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality!

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The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Translate business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives
  • Effectively collaborate with various teams to ensure a robust architectural runway that can support future business requirements throughout the product lifecycle
  • Identify deficiencies of the current solutions portfolio and the business-IT environment and recommending steps to take for improvement
  • Maintain solutions architecture by evaluating systems, infrastructure, and the selection of software product standards, services, and the design of standard and custom software configurations
  • Analyse and understand emerging technologies, competitors, and market trends and determine potential implications for a specific solution or a practical application
  • Provide consultation on a broad range of technologies, platforms, and vendor offerings and support application architects to ensure project and product alignment with enterprise architecture
  • Lead the evolution of the solutions architecture by developing a roadmap and managing its implementation across projects and products based on enterprise business strategy and business requirements
  • Support the architectural governance by designing and directing governance activities to assess the impact of new and ongoing technology investments on the business and IT estate

Main requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, system analysis, or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management, or cloud development
  • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps
  • Experience working with the main public cloud platforms, preferably AWS
  • Knowledge of various development languages like Java, Go, Python, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Knowledge of a range of database technologies like MySQL, MongoDB, and Oracle
  • Understanding and knowledge of system development lifecycle methodologies such as Waterfall, Spiral, Agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps
  • Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Knowledge of different modelling languages such as UML and ArchiMate
  • Ability to communicate new concepts, ideas, and business requirements in simple language to technical and non-technical audience
  • Strong business and technology acumen skills
  • Experience in managing, consulting, and engaging stakeholders
  • Outstanding teamwork, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Experience in the fintech industry will be considered a plus

Packages and extras

  • Trainings

XM is a large and well-established global industry leader. Our extensive financial experience, state of the art trading environment and dedicated customer support makes XM the broker of choice for online investors.
 With its headquarters in Cyprus and offices in the US, UK, Australia, Greece and UAE, XM currently employs more than 650 professionals.