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Senior IT Architect

Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Oslo, NO, 0368 Helsinki, FI, 00500

Job ID: 4675 


Would you like to grab a challenging and exciting opportunity to shape the future of Nordea’s Core Banking landscape as part of the Loans and Deposits (L&D) Architecture team in Group Architecture? We are now looking for a Senior Solution Architect to join us.
The L&D Architecture team are accountable for the architecture of the life cycle of the products running on each of the countries account ledgers, that support the following products: Deposit Accounts, Savings Accounts, Corporate Deposits, Loans & Overdrafts, Consumer Loans,  Mortgage Loans and Corporate Loans. 


The L&D Architecture team are accountable for the architecture of the largest transformational programme in Nordea’s portfolio, the Core Banking Programme (CBP). CBP is a complex integration programme and L&D Architecture are in the driving seat to define the transition and target architecture for the platform.

At Nordea, we know our customers’ needs are changing – and we’re deeply committed to meeting them with the financial solutions of tomorrow. We are creating an agile environment where we’re harnessing the power of technology – one where you can make an impact. So bring your skills, ideas and unique background. With us, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to grow and make your mark on something bigger.
About this opportunity

We are looking for a candidate to join L&D Architecture who has extensive experience in defining end-to-end Solution Architecture covering all aspects of architecture including data, integration and security. The candidate will define and ensure a comprehensive and coherent view across Business, Information, Systems and Technology. They go beyond designing IT systems to deliver business change, which may also be supported and enabled by IT.
 What you will be doing:
 Be accountable for developing transition and target architectures for L&D that provides explicit guidance and steering for initiatives in the context of Group Architecture target architecture visions.
•    Collaborate with country account ledgers subject matter experts (SME) in creating IT roadmap's for the domain that defines each transition step towards a common target architecture. 
•    Craft architectural blueprints to support coordinated realisation of multiple initiatives across the bank. It includes documenting and diagramming conceptual, logical and physical architectures across the viewpoints listed. 
•    The candidate must also be able to articulate benefits and drawbacks of various design options and recommend solutions that deliver the most business value while limiting technical debt.
•    Provide detailed solution design and architectural leadership that includes creation of content relating to business, application, process and technology architecture viewpoints.
•    Collaborate with country account ledgers (SME) in gathering requirements, facilitating outcomes via conceptual design, technical design and implementation of the solution. In turn, providing architectural and technical leadership for L&D.
•    In accordance to Group Architecture methodology you will be required to create architecture and technical artefacts such as target and transition architectures and High-Level Design (HLD) artefacts.
Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best- and that we imagine you share with us. 
To succeed in this role, we believe that you:
•    Have the ability to work with engineers, developers, product owners, product managers, project managers as well as C-level executives to demonstrate Group Architecture’s value proposition.
•    Have the ability to communicate complex architecture concepts and recommendations and simplify it so that it can be understood by a wide variety of stakeholders.
•    Have the ability to advise and influence stakeholders to resolve architectural issues to support the implementation of the target picture.
•    Build effective relationships with other architects and stakeholders across the organisation to facilitate alignment of architecture in relation to other domains.
•    Drive discussions for evolving the domain architecture to deliver reduced complexity, cost efficiencies, improved agility, reduced risk, and/or improved business capabilities.
•    Adapt and respond to change and work effectively to resolve ambiguity.  
•    Have a strong desire for creativity and innovation.
•    Keep focus on personal development and learning and ability to mentor others.
 Required Skills and Experience:
 5+ years of related work experience in the areas of Core Banking, Digital and Assisted Channels, and Product Servicing.
•    5+ years’ experience with delivering architecture and solution design in a client-facing, consulting and/or delivery role, working in large transformation projects in areas of Core Banking in banking or financial services industries 
•    5+ years’ experience with Core Banking Software such as Temenos, SAP, InfoSys edgeverve, TCS or Oracle
•    Demonstrated ability to drive development of target and transition architectures and to craft fit-for-purpose architecture content that provides explicit guidance for large and complex transformation initiatives.
•    Demonstrated experience with integration technologies, methods and architecture patterns to support batch, real-time and near-real-time data integration to support operational lending, analytical and reporting use cases.
•    Experience with mainframe and mainframe applications e.g. IBM, zOS and HP Non-stop 
•    Experience in modernising integration landscape using traditional integration and messaging/streaming technologies such as IBM MQ, Kafka and Oracle Enterprise Service Bus . 
•    Ability to communicate technical concepts in simple terms; must be comfortable presenting solution design concepts and guiding solution design discussions / sessions.
•    Demonstrated experience working with agile methodology like SAFe


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 22/12/2021. 

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