Our client, a leading financial institution and a key player in the Maltese market, part of a highly diversified multi-national group of companies, is seeking to recruit a Solutions Architect.
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
- Collaborating with stakeholders to gather requirements and functional specifications for new or enhanced systems architecture;
- Designing and developing systems architecture that aligns with business objectives and supports scalability, reliability, security, and performance requirements;
- Ensuring that the architecture adheres to industry best practices and standards;
- Conducting technology evaluations to select the appropriate technologies, frameworks, and tools for the systems architecture;
- Proposing and implementing architectural improvements to enhance the functionality, efficiency, and effectiveness of existing systems;
- Collaborating with development teams to ensure the successful integration of architectural improvements;
- Assessing the impact of changes and modifications on the existing architecture and making necessary adjustments;
- Overseeing the implementation and integration of the systems architecture to ensure adherence to specifications and requirements; and,
- Providing guidance and technical leadership to development teams throughout the software development life cycle.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or in a related field (or equivalent experience);
- Relevant certifications, such as TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) or Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, are highly desirable;
- Proven experience as a Solutions Architect or a similar role, including experience in developing and implementing systems architecture;
- Strong knowledge of systems architecture principles, methodologies, and best practices;
- Proficiency in assessing and improving existing software systems;
- Experience in overseeing development teams and collaborating with cross-functional teams;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders;
- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities;
- Familiarity with industry standards and regulations relevant to the organisation;
- Strong understanding of API design, API management, and integration patterns;
- Familiarity with modern development frameworks and tools, such as RESTful APIs, OAuth, OpenAPI/Swagger, and DevOps practices; and,
- Experience in fintech or banking industry is desirable.
- The ideal candidate must be organised, have excellent problem-solving skills, and can work on his/her own initiative. S/he must be able to plan and deal with unexpected changes on a day-to-day basis and must be able to work with tight deadlines.