Enterprise Architect (Cloud Native)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IG Group
  • 27 May 19

Enterprise Architect (Cloud Native)

Job Title
Enterprise Architect (Cloud Native)

Job Description

Who we are

Founded in 1974, we invented the concept of financial spread betting. Today, we're the world's No.1 spread betting and CFD provider, with offices in 14 countries and over 195,000 clients worldwide.
Recognised as one of Britain's top employers, it's no surprise that this success has come from empowering our people to be brave, innovative and inspiring. Join us, and you'll find the perfect place to showcase your talents and passion. Your achievements will be recognised, and you'll have the support of a collaborative global team.

Where you'll work

As part of a connected global team, you'll come to work in a friendly and dynamic environment. Our comfortable, cutting-edge offices contain everything you need to succeed:
• Agile workspaces and hot desks
• Private quiet rooms
• Breakout and refreshment areas

You'll work in our London office in the heart of the City of London and you will work daily with colleagues in London, Krakow and Bangalore. You'll work most closely within the Enterprise Architecture team in London who's job is to ensure that we have the technical capability to meet the future needs of the business and our clients. You'll be part of the team who's responsible for defining the future technical direction of the business so you'll be right at the heart of our engine of change.

How you'll progress

Your development is as important to us as it is to you. You'll be rewarded for hard work here, with support to get better at what you do.
We work in a fast-paced project environment where change is constant. If you're up for the challenge, you'll have opportunities to try new things and broaden your skills quickly through exposure to the executive team and new experiences.

This is a senior role within IT delivery and as such, opportunities for progression will take the form of senior leadership roles within IT development, Infrastructure and Operations or the business.

What you'll get

As well as having the chance to attend regular social events, get funding for your charitable endeavours and join a range of special interest groups, you'll receive an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:
• Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities
• Performance-related bonuses
• Pension, insurance and medical plans
• Career-focused technical and leadership training
• Contribution to gym memberships and more

In this role, you'll have the opportunity to shape the company's future direction and the way we go about delivering value to our clients.

What you'll do

* Work across IT to lead the architecture and adoption of our cloud-native practices (containers, Kubernetes, PaaS)
Drive our cloud / hybrid cloud strategy and adoption within IT Development.
* Collaborate with colleagues within Infrastructure & Operations on PaaS and Cloud adoption.
* Set standards for best working practices (i.e AWS Well-Architected Framework / 12 factor) and help teams in adopting them.
* Build and maintain collateral to position and sell DevOps Cloud Native Platform capabilities and solutions. These could be things like Brochures, Briefings, Workshops, Reference Architectures, Advisory Services, Sandboxes, POCs, and demos.
* Advise on software architectures that make the most of cloud / hybrid cloud in a cost-effective way.

Who you'll be

Essential
At least 2 years experience architecting container/DevOps Cloud Native Platform including Docker and Kubernetes/Openshift
At least two years experience architecting cloud / hybrid cloud solutions with more than one vendor (AWS/Google/Microsoft etc)
Accomplished software engineering background with knowledge of modern architectural patterns (Microservices, Event-Driven Architectures, Event Sourcing, Domain Driven Design)
Familiarity with Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as TOGAF
Experience of Agile, Lean and DevOps ways of working including Continuous Delivery
Excellent written and presentational skills (including technical documentation, UML etc)
Excellent influencing and relationship building skills
Experience in development,visualising and using high-level models
Passion for technology and experience of acting as technology adoption evangelist.
Willingness to keep technology knowledge up to date with personal study, conferences and relevant training as appropriate.
Minimum 8 years of industry experience

Desirable
Knowledge of the financial derivatives industry.
Experience of reactive architectures.
Extensive experience as an architect and technical evangelist.
Experience of EA modeling tools - e.g. Sparx, BizzDesign, etc
Financial industry trading experience or similar, with an understanding of the business impact of messaging properties/behaviors.

We're looking for tenacious, curious, eager and open-minded people to help us maintain our industry leadership. People who embody our three core values - who want to champion the client, lead the way and love what we do.
We recruit based on excellence, and believe that diversity is vital to success. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment or any other behaviour that stifles innovation and collaboration.

From the team

Enterprise Architecture is part of the Technology Future Design department at IG. Our primary reason to exist is to inspire positive change. If you're looking to inspire and to be inspired, we'd be delighted to welcome you.

Number of openings
1