Solutions Architect

London, Greater London, England
Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
28 days ago

Solutions Architect

Insdie IR35

Up to £700 p/d


Job Responsibilities

  • Hands-on Technical Architect working closely with the Business and agile development teams to define EMS architecture.
  • Subject matter expert responsible for vendor assessment.
  • Align Trading Architecture with the wider Enterprise Architecture and Business vision
  • Understand and review current system architecture
  • Define the glide path from current state to target architecture
  • Ensure our open platform architecture remains secure
  • Drive the highest levels of quality and service
  • Promote enterprise wide reuse of technology components
  • Track industry trends and ensure new system designs exploit enabling technologies
  • Maintain strong working relationships and ensure design patterns and best practices are communicated to and effectively adopted by development teams
  • Be accountable to ensure all strategic code development adheres to architecture design and guidelines
  • Communicate and win support from senior stakeholders for business-impacting technology decisions
  • Collaborate with development, QA, Application support and Infrastructure managers to improve the operational efficiency of the organization.
  • Selection of technology vendors and commercial negotiation.

Required Skills

  • Deep Architecture expertise in Equities EMS technologies, ideally from a vendor: Position mgmt, Execution Mgmt, SOR, GUI technologies, Workflow, FIX hub connectivity, Risk Mgmt inc. Trading Controls, Analytics and reporting, Reference Data.
  • High performance and low latency/jitter messaging infrastructures
  • Good understanding of FIX data/message modelling and FIX infrastructure management
  • Low Latency Trading Systems Architecture including Software, Bus, Caching and Database technologies.
  • Self starter, highly motivated, outstanding problem solver
  • Technology evangelist
  • Experienced at striking the balance between architectural vision and near term delivery
  • Effective collaboration and influence across organizational boundaries
  • Strong stakeholder management and negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications.
  • Design and architecture of systems and software components
  • Demonstrated track record architecting systems for quality, availability, supportability, scalability, extensibility and security
  • Experience in Cloud technologies particularly AWS, HTML5/JS, Docker, Kubernetes, databases, serverless.
  • Information security architecture and secure software development and tooling.
  • Network Architecture
  • Agile development methodologies and DevOps, CI/CD pipeline and associated tooling, Jira
  • Excellent organizational and analytical abilities
  • Strong ability to build and maintain working relationships with the Business and implementation teams.


  • AWS or Azure Certified Solutions Architect
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role in financial services

Experience with the following a plus:

  • Formal requirements analysis and architecture modeling methodologies and tools
  • API strategy and delivery
  • Application of AI/ML in financial services

If you feel like your skill set matches the spec, then please submit your CV and we shall be in touch!

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