Senior Solutions Architect – Retail Banking – Digital Technology Transformation – Cheshire

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  • Knutsford, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions UK Ltd
  • 12 Nov 18

Cognizant is enabling Banking and financial services organizations rewrite their futures with digital—and opening the door to new services, customer touchpoints and operational efficiencies. Our financial services solutions are driven by significant investments in key technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security, blockchain and customer experience management. Digital modernization gives traditional financial institutions more than a second chance which is why we are an FS award winner. 10 Years in row -FORTUNE Most Admired Companies

#17- FORTUNE Future 50

#205- FORTUNE 500

As a Senior Solutions Architect with our Retail Banking division you will be a key player in shaping innovative solutions for our clients.

This role will be based in Cheshire or Glasgow with a very attractive financial package on offer.

More about the role:
Lead the formation of a world-class Enterprise, Solutions and Technology Architecture capability to service our Customers in the Banking & Financial Services (BFS) industry sectors.
Devise innovative approaches for delivering tailored solutions leveraging advanced technical competency and industry knowledge. Understand technical constraints of client environment / architecture, support business clients in understanding any ‘requirement versus cost’ trade-offs.
Deliver comprehensive architectural and technology solutions across multiple technology families, platforms, functional and industry domains using diverse tools, frameworks and technologies
Maintain ownership of the design throughout the Software Development Life Cycle, ensuring continued alignment to end-to-end designs, reviewing and approving component designs driven from the wider end to end design.

Your background must include:
Expertise in architecting solutions across different technologies to achieve complex business objectives.
Extensive experience of solutioning / performing end to end design activities including application / integration in the financial services domain.
Subject matter expertise in one or more technologies/functions used by the bank such as banking packages, CRM and Customer solutions, sales & origination, mortgages, payments etc
Experience of working in a cross-functional Agile teams, Experience with Test Driven Development. Ability to mentor team members in the application of Agile development techniques.
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of enterprise systems design and operation in multi-national multi-platform environments.

Technically, your expertise should cover:
JavaEE, Webservices/REST/SOAP, XML, Application servers, Databases (Oracle / DB2 / SQL / IMS DEDB ), J2EE Frameworks (Chordiant, Hibernate, Struts), Mainframe, Open Source (JBoss) and Other Technology domains and frameworks.


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 205 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 or follow us @Cognizant.