Contract Product Solutions Architect, 1 year, to £320 per day
We are looking for a Product Solutions Architect to work for a household name in the City of London. A background in Financial Services as a Technical Product Manager, Business Analyst or Senior Technical Presales person may find this role suitable.
Embedded in the business is a dynamic software organisation that delivers high value solutions to the Back Office operations of Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and other Financial Service companies.
Due to continued organic growth, they are looking for Product Solutions Architect to join the Product Solutions Team that is responsible for building business solutions by configuring a standard, proven platform.
With confirmation matching, reconciliation, data integration services and transaction reporting solutions among its portfolio, Straight Through Processing (STP) and transaction automation are core competencies of the business.
They are looking for the new Product Solutions Architect to have been immersed in Financial Services and to fit in to a dynamic team that requires everyone to adapt to contribute fully and think on their feet. Consequently, you will need to have a deep understanding of the wholesale Banking world with a good understanding of MiFID, EMIR, Transaction reporting, Swift etc.
Don’t expect to be working in a dark corner, this role will involve interaction with all areas of the business such as Sales, Pre-sales, Development, QA, Customer support and Marketing as well as working with customers to ensure this product remains a viable solution that is delivered to plan and customers are satisfied.
Skills & Experience required
• Ideally someone with a development / DBA / Business Analyst / Product
Manager experience with a broad technical background
• Very strong knowledge of SQL is essential (including detailed knowledge
of SQL Server optimization)
• Knowledge of various network transports, with hands-on experience
with file transfer (SFTP), general networking, and ideally knowledge of
SWIFT and FIX;
• Exposure to Middle / Back Office financial processes, such as:
o Regulatory reporting
o Post-trade processes for multiple asset classes
o General familiarity with Middle and Back Office processes at
investment banks, buy-side firms, and prime brokers /
• Financial messaging with knowledge of / exposure to SWIFT / FIX/ FpML,
with experience in mapping & business analysis of these flows.
• Understanding of project management, application development
lifecycle and related methodologies (waterfall, agile, etc.)
• Familiarity with tools relevant to the above, e.g. hands on use of
systems for requirements gathering and bug tracking, documentation
tools, CRM systems, etc.
Location: Central London City of London
Remuneration: Daily rate of £272 - £320 or up to £60K + employee
This role is a contract role and can be either based on under a Limited Company or on a 1 year Fixed Term Contract basis – please indicate your preference