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London, GB-ENG Permanent Posted: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Company Overview

At Schroders, asset management is our only business and our goals are completely aligned with those of our clients - the creation of long-term value to assist them in meeting their future financial requirements.
Team Overview

The Schroders Global Technology function is organised into a number of teams, distributed across Schroders' global offices, with technology hubs in London, Luxembourg, Singapore and New York. The technology change function is split between 4 domains: Investment, Portfolio Operations & Data; Distribution & Product; Corporate and Digital.

Schroders is entering a period where the rapid evolution of digital capabilities/technologies will be vital to meet its future aims. Headed by Schroders' Chief Digital Officer, Digital is looking for highly capable and motivated individuals to lead, implement and facilitate change. Like the rest of technology, Digital delivery follows the Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe.

Role Overview

The Digital Solution Architect (SA) will be a key member of the System Team in the Digital ART responsible for ensuring the development integrity, cohesive design and timely delivery of solutions within the ART. The SA will be responsible for high level solution design in response to business requirements, and communicating those designs to the management team, delivery leads ( Capability Leads ) and system architects within the individual delivery teams. As a virtual member of Schroders' Enterprise Architecture function, the SA will be responsible for ensuring that all projects within Digital follow the correct architecture governance process. The SA will provide technical consultancy to all delivery teams throughout the delivery process.

Working closely with the Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Capability Leads, the SA will help further develop an industry-leading, engineering discipline-based internal development team, committed to achieving Schroders' ambitions to be a Digital leader for the significantly changing financial services industry.

Key Duties

To ensure the engineering integrity of solution development delivery across Digital technology at Schroders.
To evangelise strategic use of data and customer centric solution design thinking across the enterprise
Mentor and coach teams of software developers that develop and design enterprise software products and operating systems.
Be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
Work with senior stakeholders to design a framework for solution development management
Work with technology and business teams to develop environments for rapid prototyping and help recruit, manage and maintain a world class engineering team
Collaborate with technical leads and with them own the overall architecture, design and development of core projects
Inspire and motivate the team to strive for excellence, automation, performance and teamwork
Grow the next generation of successful technical leaders through hands on mentorship and coaching
Boost communication and facilitate feedback between developers and capability leads
Architect, build, and deliver software to complement our product and engineering roadmaps
Help build and develop processes to continuously improve engineering performance and quality
Communicate objectives, key results and impacting changes clearly across the engineering org and beyond
Deliver innovative, simple yet elegant technical solutions built for scale
Reinforce a positive and inspired engineering culture that provides growth, learning and teamwork

The successful applicant must bring the communication and presentation skills necessary to represent IT to senior stakeholders up to and including the Group Management Committee.

General Skills

Excellent and effective communication skills including verbal and written
Solid mentorship & coaching skills
Excellent relationship building and stakeholder management experience
Experience of architecting secure, robust, scalable systems. Including web-based and distributed systems, based on a strong background in developing these systems
Passion for Digital technology and a vision for Digital's future
Experience with configuration automation and monitoring services

Personal Attributes

Capable of remaining positive when under pressure.
Friendly, approachable and collaborative team player who enjoys working with people from across the firm
Continuous improvement mind-set, challenges the status quo and seeks self improvement
Problem solver, comfortable taking the initiative in challenging and ambiguous circumstances

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.

London, GB-ENG, UK
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16/03/2019 07:04:39

About Schroders

As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients.

Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £449.4 billion (€508.2 billion/$593.3 billion) of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 4,900 people across six continents who focus on doing just this.

We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over 200 years and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests

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