Head of Architecture - Hang Seng Bank (HK)

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Hang Seng Bank Limited
  • 25 May 19

Head of Architecture - Hang Seng Bank (HK)

A Career with Hang Seng Bank
Hang Seng is committed to service excellence. Our people are our most important asset and play a vital role in our efforts to continually enhance our performance for customers and provide best-in-class products and services. We seek to attract high-calibre talent by offering a dynamic working environment, good career development opportunities and competitive compensation packages.
Head of Architecture
Operations, Services and Technology - Information Technology
In Hang Sang Information Technology, we amplify our services and solutions through innovative application of technologies, delivering a comprehensive range of products and services in meeting changing customer needs. We enhance customer convenience, access and choices across our distribution channels, providing secure and engaged offering at individual's lifestyle expectation. We advocate creativity and collaboration to unlock the potential of our people, creating an open and progressive workplace. We develop deep expertise in financial technologies, consulting and partnering with our business in delivering customer centric propositions in an agile enjoyment.

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our department as Head of Architecture .
Principal responsibilities

  • Managing a team of architects who serves as technology leaders in the Bank for their technical consultation, solution design and technical SMEs
  • Developing and maintaining architecture strategies, goals and roadmap for the Bank along the Group approach and standards, and communicating such plan for organisational agreement and commitment
  • Exercising strong governance of architecture compliance basing on Group policies and principles, and supporting effective architecture decisions with well defined procedures and documentation.
  • Designing IT solutions for different businesses and functions, governing design conformance in project execution, and enabling effective architecture input in devops model
  • Overseeing and managing the implementation of the data strategy from a design perspective and ensuring strong governance in data structure, integration and flow
  • Governing maintainability of systems and technology stack at the enterprise level, identifying improvement and saving opportunities in design whilst protecting the Bank against technology risks and debts
  • Improving the Bank's customer propositions, operational effectiveness, cost management and agility through adoption of new technologies including accelerated deployment of cloud

  • University degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in IT Development with over 5 years on IT Architecture, TOGAF and architecture certification preferred
  • Good enterprise architecture exposure and track record of solution design in banking or financial services
  • Strong technology leadership skills, hand on experience in emerging technologies including cloud computing, API and AI
  • Experience in working with diverse culture with global or regional exposure will be an advantage
  • People management experience and leadership skills in driving a high performance team
  • Strong communication, analytical, problem solving and stakeholder management skills
  • Practicable experience in applying agile and devops, preferably from an architecture perspective
  • Great sense of ownership and servicing mindset to ensure efficient and effective customer service processes