Architect - Financial Services PZ

BAE Systems.
12 Dec 2018
04 Feb 2019
Job Type
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
As the market-leading provider of innovative financial crime and compliance solutions, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence helps global financial institutions to take intelligent action, control defences and evolve strategies against fraud, money laundering and other types of financial crime. With clients in over 100 countries, spanning four continents, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence counts seven of the world's top ten banks among its growing family of clients. 
Today, we have over 3,000 staff in 26 offices serving clients across the UK and Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our people apply intelligence to protect and enhance national and organisational assets so that they can grow and prosper - from improving the health and efficiency of leading corporations to protecting critical infrastructures, safeguarding vulnerable people and catching criminals.
New opportunities and risks are emerging and converging... every day. Come and be part of our team and make a real difference…
About The Role The Solutions Architect is a technology expert who uses their experience and vision to set out the direction of product, solution and module designs undertaken by the Financial Services Engineering teams. They ensure that the IP build-out for our Financial Services products meets our architecture principles and standards and also fits with our customers' technology stacks and requirements.
The role of a Solutions Architect has a large amount of variety in terms of hands-on vs hands-off time, technologies and product components & areas they're involved in.
The Solutions Architect is driven and motivated to push the boundaries of our existing capabilities, and has a proven record of solution architecture and project delivery as well as managing technological change.
About The Team
Our Engineering teams build the technologies and business-focused products that solve our clients' business problems in a scalable and comprehensive way. Our Architecture team supports and guides the Engineering teams for what we build, how we build, how we deploy, and how we support and evolve our products.
The successful candidate will be part of the NetReveal Engineering team, which is at the centre of the business' financial crime prevention and compliance activity. The team architect, design and build new innovative solutions. You will be working with a high performance and experienced team, having extensive technology and business knowledge 
What You Will Be Doing
  • Work with product management and product owners to define and prioritize the product roadmap. Assess High level requirements, provide high level designs and provide T-shirt size estimates where required to support product roadmap and release planning.
  • Contribute to the technology roadmap shaping the future of our product technology.
  • Support our agile development teams in backlog grooming and design activities. Work with development teams to explain functionality and technical designs with high focus on complex design areas such as performance and security. Review and approve technical/application designs and other documentation delivered by the team.
  • Take end responsibility of the technical aspects of the modules and solutions we deliver:
    • Meeting business requirements using an optimal technical design
    • Support multiple HW/SW infrastructures
    • Scalability and Performance
    • Modular Design
    • Easy to extend for Services/Partners
    • Versioning and Maintenance strategy
    • Security
    • Technology Modernization
    • Packaging/Build/Continuous Integration Strategy
    • Cloud readiness
  • Drive technical product quality improvements and constantly seek to reduce or eliminate technical debt.
  • Define and implement proof of concepts and validate the architecture of them in terms of generality, performance, maintainability and flexibility of the solution.
  • Evaluate new technologies (e.g. streaming platforms, microservices platforms, open source software)
  • Support the safeguarding of technology IP.
  • Work closely with Solution Architects within the professional Services organization to understand how we can meet customer technical requirements in the standard product.
  • Provide support to client projects as required to resolve technology related issues 
Skills and Experience
  • Must-have Technologies - Java ecosystem (Spring Framework, reactive frameworks),  JavaScript (Angular, React, Node), RDBMS (Oracle, PostgreSQL), NoSQL, Big Data, Cloud
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 8 years commercial experience in comparable business/technical/product environments.
  • Strong development background, ideally in software product development
  • Thorough understanding of the complete software creation lifecycle
  • Sound understanding of database and web enabled architectures, as well as issues relating to installing, tuning and managing complex applications in multiple environments.
  • Experience in architecting intensive analytical processing solutions and/or interactive data visualisations.
  • Experience in aspects of web application security.
REST APIs / MicroServices / API Gateways / up to date web technologies and knowledge of the state of the art in frontend technical design / data visualisation strategies and techniques.
Big Data : Hadoop / Apache Spark / Streaming and/or Realtime solutions / Kafka ecosystem/  HDFS / Parquet / Data security and lineage solutions / Process orchestration mechanisms / NiFi.
Cloud : Amazon AWS and/or Microsoft Azure
Full and current understanding of pen-testing and how to secure data in transit and data at rest.
Modern and agile Devops, containerized applications, cloud platforms , Docker, Kubernetes, cluster scaling
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Division Overview: Commercial Solutions
BAE Systems has been in the business of protecting some of the world's most important assets and networks for over 100 years. We apply the same techniques, intelligence and strategy used in defending nations and governments to businesses as well.  That's us - Commercial Solutions - a division of BAE Systems that specializes in providing businesses around the globe with the products and services they need to stay protected in today's connected world.

We offer a broad portfolio of on premise, managed and cloud-based products and services that are proven to protect our clients against financial crime and persistent cyber attackers. 
We aim to be a global industry-leading, cyber and financial crime products business and will do this by leveraging the BAE Systems brand and by delivering higher grade security solutions for our clients.

Help us secure a connected world by being an unseen hero. Apply now and be inspired.