Director of Architecture

IT / Technology
Hong Kong
Posted 4 weeks ago

Our client a top financial institution is currently seeking a Director of Architecture who leads the architectural design for the whole Technology function and support their team management.
Job Description
The Architecture Lead owns the architectural design for the whole Technology function. He/She is an executor and ensure the architectural quality of the Digital, Data and Infrastructure landscape. The Architecture Lead values simplicity and is unafraid to challenge technical constraints and procedures to achieve an Agile design
The Architecture Lead uses his/her knowledge and experience to guide architects to minimize risk, manage cost, build capability and align the technology mission with the business. The Architecture Lead is a hands-on team member who actively coaches the team to solve complex problems
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Guide the architectural design for whole Technology function, developing target vision, roadmaps and ensuring core principles of API first, cloud based services and integrated DevOps mindset and development practices
• Coaching and developing the solutions architects as well as build and manage an architecture community and effective alignments between domain architects
• Develop, and deploy alignment processes, fostering collaboration among architects
• Perform regular architectural maturity assessments and ensure that architectural governance is a fair, consistent and transparent process
• Develop and communicate enterprise technology standards and policies
• Review new and existing program/project architecture for compliance with IT standards, policies and architectural plans
• Understand and integrate architectural process with Agile development methods
• Gain organizational commitment for enterprise level architecture and infrastructure initiatives
• Provide architectural direction to Domain Leads and Product Area Leads
• Develop architectural metrics and formats for the executive team, business and IT management
Minimum Job Requirements:
• You are required to obtain relevant license(s) if your job involves in regulated activities
• Bachelor degree in information technology or related discipline
• Skilled people manager of program managers and teams with experience in strength-based feedback, OKR based individual development
• Proven track record in recruiting and identifying strong enterprise architecture talent
• Evaluation and coaching of Enterprise Architects throughout their career
• Deep knowledge in architecture principles and design incl. Experience in API first design and public cloud migration, Architecture views and Viewpoint design, Building block design, Services Design, Solution Modelling and Systems Behavior & Integration
• Experience in designing integrating, deploying and monitoring complex technology systems involving multiple applications globally
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Cantonese and English

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