Lead Solution Architect - Operations, Finance & Risk

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Macquarie Group
  • 25 Sep 16

Lead Solution Architect - Operations, Finance & Risk

The Operations, Finance & Risk (OFR) group within Macquarie Technology plays a key role in enabling the entrepreneurial enterprise by pursuing delivery excellence and architectural simplification. We deliver cost effective services to our clients leveraging quality platforms, innovative technology and cloud based solutions.

OFR has a number of large exciting projects that will deliver real transformative change across Macquarie. You will have the opportunity to take the lead in designing solutions that will help our business change the way they operate, and enable them to grow. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in designs across a diverse technology stack and architecture that includes vendor packages, integration (ESB) and in-house developed applications. Day to day, you can expect to:

  • design solutions that apply technology to meet business requirements
  • assist delivery to make sure we are following designs and are producing quality solutions
  • ensure we are fitting in with the Enterprise Architecture Strategy
  • evaluate emerging application design tools and techniques
  • participate in architecture review boards in assessing solutions across OFR
  • think OFR-wide and firm-wide in approach

About you

  • should be well versed in adopting design and engineering practices and drive collaboration of programs and teams with a common technical vision
  • capabilities to provide best practices guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications, projects, or the enterprise.
  • ability to demonstrate effectiveness in working with the business on architecture and/or security needs and identify risks and requirements.
  • two or more years hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture - ideally AWS
  • demonstrate experience migrating complex, multi-tier applications to cloud
  • designing and deploying enterprise-wide scalable operations on private/public cloud
  • ability to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications to cloud.
  • ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people from technical, business and senior managerial backgrounds, including the ability to translate technical information into business language.
  • ability to be pro-active and innovative
  • motivated to produce commercial solutions that will be beneficial to our business and stand the test of time.
  • oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams
  • presentation skill with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences
  • prior work experience in a consulting /architecture position within a software and/or services company will be an added advantage


  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Sciences or equivalent

We are looking for a senior solution architect with demonstrated experience in design, development and implementation of enterprise scale applications. For more information, please apply through the link below or alternatively get in touch with Phil James at phil.james@macquarie.com

About us

COG Technology manages Macquarie's enterprise-wide platforms and provides business specific technology development for the businesses. Collaboration is core to how we operate in Technology: as a team we partner with the business to provide technology strategy and direction across the multiple disciplines comprising architecture, applications development, workplace technology, production management and infrastructure technology.

Find out more about Macquarie careers at www.macquarie.com/careers

Macquarie understands the importance of diversity and inclusion - our long history of success has come from being different. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you're capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team.

Advertised: 31 Aug 2016 Aus. Eastern Standard Time
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