The Role

The Technical Architect sits in the Divisional Teams and is responsible the relevant division’s solution architecture. Responsible for supporting the development of Domain Roadmaps, and producing architectural guidance that aligns with EA Principles and enterprise blueprints. What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?

  • Establishing and implementing standards and guidelines that govern the design of technology solutions including architecting solutions which require the integration of multiple platforms, operating systems and applications across the enterprise.

  • Designing and reviewing standard software and hardware builds, system options, risks, costs versus benefits and impact of designs on the enterprise, technology and business architecture, processes and strategic goals of relevant divisions.

  • Providing technical guidance and quality assurance to enable traceability of requirements to original project scope and solution design.

  • Completing Architecture deliverables to required quality, , Domain Roadmaps, design and integration principles.

  • Assisting with the development of and manages the relevant architecture governance process within the division.

  • Contributing to the community of practice capability and architecture frameworks, supporting practice employees in their use.

  • What will the candidate get from the role?
    Opportunity to work in a regulatory environment directly with key stakeholders. Shaping the way division operates. Gain an understanding of the FCAs technology landscape, prepare proposals for the design of new and changes to existing technologies to support business priorities and gain insights into the future technology to support delivery of the FCA mission and deliver public value. Skills/Experience Required

    Minimum Criteria 

    We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. This means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role. A minimum criterion needs to be measurable from reviewing a candidates CV. Exceptions may apply if due to the volume of applications we are not able to interview all eligible candidates who qualify under the scheme.

  • Significant experience as a solution architect, either in professional services, financial services, or the public sector / regulated environment, using architecture methodologies and tools (TOGAF, EA Sparx, RSA etc) to deliver sound high level technical designs, architecture deliverables and providing advice and guidance in relation to maintenance of an architecture road map.
  • Significant experience in complex and significant n-tier implementations, delivering architecture artefacts to software project management, SDLC, SCRUM, Agile methodologies 
  • Essential Criteria 

  • Experienced in interpreting business strategy into technical architectures, and awareness of the relationships between systems and process
  • Experienced in system engineering and/or development experience and a deep and up-to-date understanding of best practice application / business domain solution architectures and associated domains
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of architectural concepts, methodologies and mapping approaches, proficient knowledge of Archimate and UML, and relevant solution architecture skills (i.e. Data, Application, and Infrastructure)
  • Ability to work with imperfect information in the environment of uncertainty whilst still maintaining high standard, evidenced designs and documentation.
  • Experienced influencer and negotiator with credibility and gravitas, balancing the needs of the business whislt ensuring alignment to the FCA’s enterprise and technical architecture
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills, able to convey technical solutions to business stakeholders
  • Desirable Criteria 

  • Educated to degree level e.g BSc Enterprise and Solution Architecture or related IT discipline
  • Knowledge of how the divisions within the FCA, delivers the overall FCA strategy and their operational needs.
  • TOGAF certified
  • Knowledge of key platform technologies and software architecture eg Salesforce, ERP, Records, content and knowledge management, and security and cloud architecture
  • About the FCA

    At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

    The FCA’s Values & Diversity

    Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.

    As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.

    Useful Information

  • This role is graded Technical Specialist – TS E1

  • The salary range will be approximately £70,000 – £88,000 + a competitive benefits package 

  • Applications for this role close on Sunday 4th April 2021 

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