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Our client in Paris are an award winning consultancy who are looking for a SimCorp Architect to join them in either Paris or London on a permenant or contract basis. 

Posted On: Wednesday, 4th April 2018
Location: France
Pay Rate: €100,000- €140,000pa
Duration: Contract and Permanent available
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Job Description:

Our client is a global technology and business consultancy, focused on the financial services sector. They are passionate about helping our clients succeed in an ever-changing industry.

To sum up my clients business they are:

  • Experts in banking and payments, capital markets and wealth & asset management.
  • Deep knowledge in financial services offering, including e.g. Finance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Crime, Core Banking etc.
  • Committed to growing our business and hiring the best talent to help us get there.
  • Focus on maintaining our nimble, agile and entrepreneurial culture.

As a SimCorp Architect (Managing Principal position), you will:

  • Be responsible for defining, maintaining and leading SimCorp Dimension platform architecture (technology platform, design standards and configuration patterns) working with other business and technology stakeholders in the bank.
  • Define and document architecture ownership with multiple cooperating applications, lead design and development of proof of concepts and conduct reporting and data integration evaluations.
  • Undertake project initiatives of high complexity and serve as technical lead to others.

Key responsibilities
Architecture

  • Ownership and Strategy: bring understanding and experience for investment management capabilities (including reconciliation and corporate actions), operational practices, industry processes, and investment services data knowledge.
  • Lead project solution and application architecture deliverables where SimCorp Dimension is the core component of the technology solution delivery.
  • Develop and maintain SimCorp Dimension architecture roadmap including bank’s products, ecosystem management, integration and reporting patterns in alignment with other technology roadmaps.
  • Lead technical evaluations to assess the merits of various solution options against business criteria, technical requirements and managing tradeoffs.
  • Oversee technical design specifications for SimCorp Dimension configuration and data integration requirements.
  • Innovation o Stay abreast of changes in SimCorp Dimension, Investment management vendor landscape (Front, Middle & Back solutions), and provide guidance on specific bank usage patterns or products.
  • Stay current on technology and software trends, application architecture methodologies and techniques, advocating for adoption of new products and standards while promoting continuous improvement.
  • Analyze and prepare recommendations to address existing and potential trouble areas in SimCorp Dimension as part of a continuous improvement process in consideration of changes in business environment, improvements in scalability, availability, maintainability, and TCO drivers and operational differentiators.
  • Identify need for and conducts POCs on new/emerging application architectures, integration and development frameworks.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Develop strong relationships with key bank’s business partners
  • Collaborate with domain specific, location, and global architects.
  • Collaborate closely with the applications lead engineers to ensure design and architecture are in sync and inform each other.
  • Provide technical guidance and work with IT development staff to address challenges that arise, especially when broad/systemic impacts are critical to system success.
  • Prepare comprehensive top management reviews.
  • Contribute to project / program validation and follow-up process.

Governance

  • Review and provide guidance for Dimension Integration solutions defined by others and ensure adherence to bank integration patterns and guidelines.
  • Insure that established standards for products, platforms and methods of work and architectural principles are adhered to in all solution architectures involving SimCorp Dimension.
  • Contribute to and challenge organization and capacity planning.

Experience and Background Technologies:

  • 10+ years of demonstrated hands on technology and architecture leadership role with increasing responsibility and scope in financial services firms.
  • Extensive experience working with the SimCorp Dimension platform (i.e. development, implementation, architecture, consulting) and interfacing solutions (e.g. Third party vendors, Data providers, SWIFT, etc.).
  • Extensive experience collaborating with senior management (IT & Business), application architects, infrastructure engineers and business analysts to identify, design and implement highly complex, end to end solutions.
  • Application development experience is a plus.
  • Data and Processes o Extensive financial services industry experience particularly in mutual funds & assets processing (middle-office, fund accounting, Investment Accounting), complex securities, financial reporting and related back office systems / processing.
  • Solid knowledge and/or experience in Investment Operations data domains including Portfolio Management, Trading, Pricing, Security Master, Accounting, Settlement, Reconciliation and Compliance.
  • Working experience of investment industry in an international environment.

Why join our client?

  • You will work on engaging projects with some of the largest banks in the world, on projects that will transform the financial services industry.
  • A work culture focused on innovation and creating lasting value for our clients and employees
    Ongoing learning opportunities to help you acquire new skills or deepen existing expertise
  • A flat, non-hierarchical structure that will enable you to work with senior partners and directly with clients A diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture

Additional:

  • We can’t have a current SimCorp employee.
  • We’re open for permanent or contractor
  • Location: Paris or London
  • Language: French &/or English

Preferred Skills: