Your skills will drive our future
Western Asset's Solution Architect will lead the technical architectural design and execution for Trading, Portfolio Management, Compliance, Attribution, Reporting and other related systems to drive the competitive advantage and livelihood of the organization. You will work closely with, lead, and influence a multitude of product owners, analysts, architects, and stakeholders to help create and realize a combined technical and business strategic advantage for the firm.
As the Senior Front Office Solution Architect, you will ensure these systems are engineered in a modern, highly performant, scalable, resilient, and maintainable fashion using the state-of-the-art engineering and development process tools and techniques including ensuring high velocity development teams. The role will also be expected to make significant leading contributions to the firm's overall technical architecture and direction working collaboratively with fellow architects, engineers, product owners, and business stakeholders. The role will include hands-on work across multiple development teams and applications including influencing, prototyping, reviewing designs, and introducing new designs, technologies, techniques, and development processes. The role requires someone who is high-energy, driven, collaborative, articulate, proactive, and results-oriented aware of the needs of each unique stakeholder group.
What you will do
Understand and ensure the technical architecture of the front office suite of systems are engineered in a modern, optimal, scalable, performant, resilient, and maintainable fashion using state-of-the-art engineering and development processes so that our systems can significantly drive competitive advantage at the firm
Collaborate with, influence, and lead teams to ensure alignment and continual realization of target architecture specifications and goals as well as ensure realization of high-velocity Agile teams
Collaborate with product owners, business and other stakeholders to ensure the architecture is aligned and driven by the business needs of the organization as well as aligned with firm-wide architecture
Make leading contributions and influence senior technical team members and peers on overall firm-wide technical architecture, roadmap, and process
Lead teams in conducting evaluations and proof of concept activities in assessing new technologies to address business needs
Continually survey, understand, communicate, prototype, and introduce new technologies and techniques from the marketplace into our architecture process and development processes
Prove the power of Scalable Architecture
We'll look to you to champion the new technical architecture and make it work for our business. With in-depth technical expertise, you'll have a passion for technology, and the ability to understand and assess new developments. Success depends on an entrepreneurial mindset, along with an awareness of the demands of a highly regulated business. Leadership experience is essential, but you'll also take a hands-on approach, supporting and mentoring the team, and facilitating 'systems thinking' to solve problems. Exceptional communication skills will help you take full advantage of this influential role.
What you will bring
Proven track record of leading architecture of large complex scalable, modern platforms
Experience leveraging enterprise design patterns using modern technologies (e.g. AWS, DevOps, JVM)
Experience with Kafka, Flink and other modern technologies used in scalable, streaming, fault tolerant solutions
Excellent communication skills and ability to influence engineers, peers, and senior stakeholders to consensus decisions
Ability to effectively understand business needs and goals and translate into required optimal technical architecture
Bachelors or advanced degree in relevant field
About Western Asset
At Western Asset we're saying hello to the future. Committed to being the leading fixed-income investment management firm in the world, we're investing in new technologies, methodologies and markets. We're also investing in our people. Our business is guided by a belief in doing the right thing: that if we treat our clients and colleagues with fairness and respect, success will follow. We're building on our reputation and resources with an entrepreneurial approach that drives innovation. Every day is an opportunity for us to get better by making the most of the possibilities that our people and ideas can bring.
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