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Senior Enterprise Architect (Ref. 1178)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd is a leading sustainable private bank, offering all the advantages of the Swiss banking environment together with dynamic and personalised advisory services focusing on opportunities in international financial markets. The Bank provides a high level of services and expertise when acting as investment advisor and asset manager for private and institutional clients. Financial strength, excellent client services and outstanding quality are therefore key elements of its corporate philosophy.
J. Safra Sarasin’s most valuable capital is its employees. They are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future. Their technical expertise, professional qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the Group’s clients, management and business partners. The success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees worldwide.
Division
Corporate Center & Logistics
Function/Position
Senior Enterprise Architect (Ref. 1178)
Location
Basel
Function/Position objectives
Reporting to the Head of IT Business Center, the post-holder will ensure that close working relationships are maintained in order to assist the choice and development of IT solutions, guaranteeing adherence to the enterprise architecture. The role will require monitoring and assessment of new technologies and other advances in technical and application architectures, allowing Bank J. Safra Sarasin to support and develop its business strategy. The role holder will lead the development of our enterprise architecture across the organization at all levels; business, information, application and technology in order to verify that all activities are aligned within the context of our strategic framework.
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the definition, design and interpretation of technical architecture artefacts taken from user requirements specifications or in direct discussions with the business, to create a solutions architecture to meet business requirements
  • Define target architectures, as well as, their implementation roadmaps ensuring the most effective use of technology and digital services across Bank J. Safra Sarasin, while delivering the required business outcomes
  • Act as design authority and provide an assurance role, ensuring that all architecture activities and deliverables (in-house and external outsourced) are produced to a high quality and are consistent with existing standards, policies and strategies
  • Take lead role in the full life cycle delivery of the technical solutions for Business projects from initial concept, requirements gathering, specification, design, delivery, acceptance and into operational support
  • Responsible for determining and promoting the appropriate frameworks, standards, libraries and approach to be adopted in the translation of such architecture into working code; and to keep these up to date
  • Actively support the development of technological strategy, roadmap and investment planning for the group
  • Develop and optimize the application landscape, by managing the appropriate governance forums to ensure the agreement and maintenance of the overall Enterprise Architecture of the Group
Profiles
  • Bachelor in Computer Science or IT related discipline
  • Proven track record of driving and leading large-scale architectural projects throughout an entire business through to completion, with at least 5 years hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of working with Enterprise Architecture environments
  • Knowledge of IT Quality Assurance processes, Solution Design & Architecture and Security Architecture and their application in all aspects of the software development lifecycle within mobile, cloud and infrastructure solutions environments
  • Experience in reviewing and selecting Technical and Application Architecture solutions, supporting procurement of IT Architecture and architecting digital services, demonstrating exceptional strategic planning and problem-solving skills and ability to work in a high-pressure environment while making decisive decisions
  • Experience in Agile Methodologies and DevSecOps culture, CI/CD tools (Azure DevOps, FastLane and Nexus), Code Quality and Code Secure tools (Sonarqube, Checkmarx and Hashicorp Vault), automated test tools (Appium and Selenium), clustering of large-scale applications (Openshift, Kubernetes, Harbor and Docker), relational and NoSQL databases (Oracle, Redis and mongoDB), programming languages (.NET Core, Java, React.js and React Native), ETL tools (Pentaho), event-driven architecture (Kafka and Apache Flink), log management solutions (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats and Kibana), application performance monitoring tools (Apache Skywalking)
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills, including engagement with senior executive/leadership levels
Activity rate
100 %
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