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SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial T Lead Complex Solution Architect in Beijing, China

SWIFT provides the platform, messaging, standards, and products & services to over 11.000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories.

Our employees are the foundation of this success. SWIFT has an unique corporate mindset, where diversity, personal development and networking are actively encouraged. And we think you'll like our office culture, built around the way we work to achieve a healthier work/life balance.

If you want to be part of our dynamic, multi-cultural institution with over 2400 employees of 75 nationalities, in 26 offices worldwide, then explore the vast opportunities, rewards and internationally competitive packages that we are waiting for you here at SWIFT.

The APAC Professional Services division is looking to fill a dynamic role to strengthen it's China operations.As Lead - Complex Solutions Architect, you will play a crucial role in the early stages of our projects by ensuring functional and technical requirements, as well as the cost estimations and plan around Professional Services are clearly documented and agreed between all stakeholders of the future solution

The Lead Complex Solutions Architect focusses on complex solution architecture and scoping for projects:

  • As part of the solution design; define, analyze and evaluate business requirements for projects by working in close liaison with customer stakeholders and peering with the Project Managers, Pre-sales team and Marketing team.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, ranging from the Business Analysts, implementation consultants, SWIFT project managers, Product Management team, while delivering the infrastructure and solution design documents.

  • Clearly and unambiguously define an architecturally sound solution design that meets the captured customer requirements specifications, taking into account all aspect of a solution such as data flows, information architecture, integration patterns, security aspects, topology, performance and resilience, etc... in SWIFT templates.

  • Design Configuration Management architecture for solution deployment and staging the configuration between customer environments.

  • Provide assistance during the internal build and test phase by clarifying the solution, and keeping the design documentation in line with the implemented solution through version tracking.

  • Manage the day-to-day workload of the scoping activities, including the workload of the virtual team members;

  • Maintain a clear view on the upcoming project pipeline and coordinate with capacity management accordingly.

  • Support Sales teams in building relationship with customer to assess willingness to take up full or partial ownership of some of the implementation efforts as well as of  the proposed solution

He / she also participates the evolution of scoping process definition:

          Evaluate the effectiveness of the team and the process around it;

         Proposes and implements process evolution when necessary;

         Interacts with other consulting groups within SWIFT to share best practices;

         Remains up-to-date with consulting industry best practices in term of scoping.

         Monitors the projects progress and identify any deviation from Scope;

         Reflects on lessons learnt upon project closure to improve delivery of future projects;

         Uses experience of past projects to identify potential risks even before the project starts.


         University degree in Computer Science or IT related fields, or equivalent relevant experience;


         5-10 years of experience in system architecture, finance/banking systems operations, complex software architecture or equivalent; market infrastructure (i.e., central bank, stock exchange, clearing house, central securities depository ...) systems or operations;

Professional skills:

         Fluent English and Mandarin

         Knowledge of (financial) messaging platforms, from architectural and integration point of view.

         Project experience with commercial background and customer interaction, or any other relevant experience in consulting or professional services;

         Knowledge in various Operating Systems, Networking technologies, understanding of Java technology and modern integration techniques and technologies; database and security technologies;

         Solid experience in overall integration patterns and systems architecture within a consultancy space.

         Solid experience of formal structured software engineering methodologies: Object-Oriented analysis, design and modelling (UML).

          Strong analytical skills;

         Excellent communication, coordination and planning skills;

         Eager to participate in continuous improvement of the architecture and design process, both during pre-sales and during delivery.

         Be able to work under pressure at customer location;

Following additional skills are an asset:

         Knowledge in SWIFT products, services and solutions;

         People Management experience;

RF number: 2019-6131

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