Temenos T24 Product Architect

  • Market Standard
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions UK Ltd
  • 16 Aug 17

• Master in T24 CORE setup & TAABs • Master business units like credit, securities, lending & trade finance etc. • Help Bank users in providing business solutions and BRD sign off • Master in review functional specification in terms of T24 world understandable • Interact with Technical developer stream line the development as per the requirement. • Interact with Testing Team to ensure the quality control

Description

Cognizant’s Banking and Financial Services practice encompasses consumer lending, commercial finance, leasing insurance, cards, payments, banking, investment banking, wealth management and transaction processing. It is the company’s largest industry segment, serving leading financial institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. These include 9 of the top 10 European banks and 16 of the top 20 North American financial institutions. The practice leverages its deep domain and consulting expertise to provide solutions across the entire financial services spectrum, and enables our clients to manage business transformation challenges, drive revenue and cost optimisation, create new capabilities, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, capitalize on new business opportunities, and drive efficiency, effectiveness, innovation and virtualisation.

T24 Skillset:

• Master in T24 CORE setup & TAABs

• Master business units like credit, securities, lending & trade finance etc. 

• Help Bank users in providing business solutions and BRD sign off

• Master in review functional specification in terms of T24 world understandable

• Interact with Technical developer stream line the development as per the requirement.

• Interact with Testing Team to ensure the quality control

Position Summary:

• Provide Architecture consultation (Business + Product + Technology) to multiple accounts

• Lead solution/application architecture for large engagements & deliver technically complex applications

• Responsible for multiple products: Establishing the practice in multiple products

• Defining and developing various services around/for the products and develop the competency required

• Drive partnerships with product vendors, plan strategy, budget and support P&L of the practice

• Spearhead the competency across multiple accounts/geographies

• Interface between the product vendors and customers to drive product gap closure

• Provide consultancy during product configuration, installation, up-gradation, migration, releases, patches, etc.

 

Key Result Areas:

• Achieve personal utilization targets of 75% +

• Actively participate and lead in responding to RFI/RFPs and other critical presales/post sales activities pertinent to Product CoE

• Provide estimates for ’sufficiently’ large engagements taking into consideration, organization benchmark/guidelines, re-use of best practices / tools

• Play active role in talent acquisition for the practice, knowledge creation and dissemination through trainings, mentoring etc. 

• Mentor & manage a group of Product consultants to enhance performance and develop them for higher responsibilities

• Researching new technology/packages/COTS solutions, utilizing insights gained from various customers to compare and suggest suitable options 

• Achieve budgeted revenue and profitability targets as agreed with manager

• Actively lead knowledge and competence development

 

Typical Responsibilities:

Business / Customer 

• Actively engage with the multiple product vendors in pursuing opportunities and driving alliance relationships

• Build multiple product competencies in specific domain/sub-segment by identifying technology and domain skills, creating knowledge assets, grooming and building teams capable of delivering solutions in the respective product space

• Build product specific solution enablers and offerings for customers based on market requirements 

• Keep abreast of market trends, regulatory changes, technological advances/ product releases to incorporate appropriate changes in the consulting/service offering framework

• Research market trends, utilize insights gained from various customers to compare and suggest suitable product solutions 

• Pursue and respond to RFPs and RFIs 

• Participate in business development meetings and client meetings to “sell solutions”

• Work with account managers and client partners to support lead generation and business development activities 

• Participate in steering committee meetings

• Interface with the client organization to provide updates and address queries

 

Project / Process:

• Gain deep insights into client issues and potential risks based on subject matter expertise

• Facilitate functional guidance to the competency team on a need basis

• Define and develop various services around/for the products and develop the competency required

• Drive end to end product implementations involving interaction with multiple stakeholders

• Review identified risks and build mitigation plans for engagements

• Institutionalize and drive knowledge management processes across the product space

 

People / Team:

• Implement and anchor key HR processes for the team - performance management, promotions, normalization of the team ratings and recommendations on rewards

• Manage and motivate performance / development of the team through reviews, coaching, mentoring and development

• Build a second line for all key roles and persons

• Ensure that training needs of the team are identified and met 

• Participate in recruitment initiatives

• Facilitate knowledge sharing and capture within as well as across teams

• Participate in organizational initiatives 

• Manage the retention of employees through motivation and other initiatives

 

Degree of Independence/Supervision required:

• Requires minimal supervision on the job: Independently works under broad guidelines and follows principles of project management and quality guidelines when designing and implementing a solution; refers to supervisor typically for exceptions 

• Independent decision areas:

    - Propose customer specific functional solutions within the respective product space

    - Reviews estimates and approves project plan 

    - Approval for change requests (in some projects)

 - People decisions: Appraisal ratings, selection up to product consultants, R&R recommendations, promotion recommendations, leave approvals 

 

Team Management Responsibilities:

• Lead and manage multiple accounts 

• Manage a team of 30 to 50 members 

• Direct Reports: 3-6 Product Consultants

About Cognizant:

Cognizant (NASDAQ-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 230 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.