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Vice President, Technical Architect (Integration and Solution), Global Transaction Services Technology

Singapore, , Singapore

Job Description:

About Bank of America:

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the World

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

GTST:

•     Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect and meet the diverse needs of our clients and employees around the world.

•     Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to perform their jobs successfully.

•     Wants to be a great place for people to work and strives to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.

•     Provides continuous training and development opportunities to help employees achieve their career goals, whatever their background or experience.

•     Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working to better serve our clients and their evolving business needs.

•     Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting our communities by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving them what they need to remain vibrant and vital.

Position Description

The Global Banking and Markets Technology & Enterprise Risk and Finance Technology (GBAMT & ERFT) Architecture Strategy group is responsible for the IT strategy and business alignment of the IT capabilities and Assets of the Wholesale Bank & Markets, Risk and Finance organization.  It performs this role within the USA and Canada, Latin America (LATAM), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Region; supporting IT platforms for business clients worldwide.

This GBAMT & ERFT Architect role provides API driven integration solution and end to end (E2E) solutions architecture services and consulting within the Asia region to multiple lines of business and technology teams within the Asia Region. The role consists two parts of the responsibilities: API & Integration Architecture, and E2E Solution Architecture, which provides extended exposure to global integration strategy and regional solutions. As the Integration Architect, the role is responsible for architecting and designing integration solutions including API and ESB/Middleware based solutions that meet business requirements. As E2E solution architect, this role is responsible for partnering with key stakeholders (including domain and solution architects, technology partners, business analysts, project managers etc.) to create solutions that are aligned to the architecture strategy principles and standards, leveraging common solutions and services that meet the financial targets (cost and benefits).

Key Responsibilities

  • Producing end-to-end conceptual, logical and physical architectures that meet strategic business, financial and technology objectives
  • Execute API and Integration Strategy in the APAC region and create integration solutions for a given initiative with collaboration from domain architect, project solution architect and project stakeholders.
  • Represent Integration Architecture in programs/initiatives.
  • Provide Work Effort Sizing with project stakeholder and technology partner support.
  • Technical leadership and exposure across a broad scale of tools, technologies, and architecture models
  • Adhering to standards and moving toward a defined strategic business and technical architecture, laid out in Architecture frameworks and blueprints
  • Development and updates of IT Strategies and Domain Blueprints as required by business and technology needs.
  • Managing tradeoffs between speed to market, strategic architecture, quality, and financials
  • Documenting systems, architecture, process flows and value-chains
  • Oversight of the technical architecture specification to ensure traceability to the business solution drivers and strategic direction of the GTS business
  • Adhering to the GBAMT & ERFT Architecture process and ensuring technology teams are aligned to the process

Key Requirements

Required

  • At least 3 years of REST API based integration solution design and ESB/Middleware based integration solution design experiences. Familiar with API Gateway and API security including OAuth2 related design.
  • At least 2 years of MuleSoft Anypoint platform based API management, API design and implementation experiences.
  • Familiar with RAML and OAS/Swagger, the industry common used API design.
  • Familiar with JSON, XML, ISO20022, SWIFT MTs industry formats etc.
  • Financial Services knowledge in Receivables and Payments such as Lockbox, workflow & document management, scanning & OCR, Payments (real-time, high/low value), Liquidity Management, FX,Operational Reporting, Credit, Trade Finance or Markets, and Core Banking Systems
  • IT knowledge and experience in broader IT areas (Hardware, Networking, Middleware).  Application development knowledge and experience (J2EE/C#, Design, Analysis).
  • Interpret Business needs and apply innovative technology solutions with a view towards immediate implementation, target state and transitional road-maps, balancing Risk, Financial, Process and Resource factors.
  • Translate complex concepts into multiple architectural “views” understandable by varying stake-holders, including process, operational, technical and cost views.
  • Effectively communicate, interact with and influence technology teams, Business Partners, and Executives within Asia Pacific and other regional geographies using various mediums.  Work effectively within a fast-paced, cohesive regional/global Architecture team and willing to learn fast and adapt quickly to change
  • Resourceful and drives consensus for key architecture decisions, and influencing the positive outcome of conflicting objectives and priorities
  • Strong, proactive leadership capabilities – inspiring fellowship, ability to stimulate and participate in creative thinking

Advantageous

  • Financial Services knowledge in broader Corporate Banking and Treasury / Cash Management e.g. Liquidity Management and Deposits/client accounting as well as common IT functions such as Channels, Core Banking, Reporting and Master Data Management.
  • Industry best practices in Architectural methodologies and standards (e.g., Zachman, TOGAF, CMM/I, Rational Unified Process, IEEE-1471, etc…)
  • Knowledge/experience of common industry vendor products such as Infosys Finacle, Finastra TI Plus and Loan IQ.
  • Governance and oversight processes for mitigating risk and managing change for global designs with regional implementations.
  • Spring Boot/Java based API and microservices design experiences.

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2 HARBOURFRONT PLACE, #02-01, Singapore, 098499