ING Bank Chief Architect Wholesale Banking Tech (WB Tech)
ING Wholesale Banking is active in over 40 countries with a wide range of wholesale products like International Cash Management, Treasury, Trade Finance, Derivatives, Industry Lending, etc. There is a strong drive to optimize/harmonize and simplify the current solutions across the globe and become better, faster and cheaper. Wholesale Banking has a strong client driven strategy, focusing on clients and their experience. We put innovation to the front and work with partners in the market to achieve this.
To guide the transformation, Wholesale Banking Tech (WB Tech) is looking for a Chief Architect. The key focus is to translate business vision and direction into (target) architectures and roadmaps that can be used to guide delivery. The architecture domain spans the full scope of infrastructure, middleware and applications, and covers the full range of high-level architecture to low-level technology choices. To summarize, the Chief Architect role has substantial width and depth.
The Chief Architect role is a global role that reports hierarchically to CIO WB Tech and functionally to the ING Distinguished Chief Architect The Chief Architect manages a team of Enterprise and Domain Architects on a functional level. The Chief Architect has the business, technical and leadership skills to create the designs for solutions and/or references, in response to the strategic business needs of the entire enterprise. The Chief Architect is the trusted advisor for executive management.
Candidates must be passionate about IT and related business processes, the team and ING. You need to have extensive knowledge of Agile/Scrum and Continuous Delivery and knowledge of IT banking systems in an overall integrated context of Wholesale Banking. Aside from that, you will be an inspirational figure to your employees. You have the ability to make key changes in small steps. As a manager, you are the figurehead. This means you have to exude vitality, strength and enthusiasm, also for prolonged periods of time (stamina). You will achieve results together with others, and must be able to communicate effectively and make your personal interests subordinate to those of the organisation/team.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities :
Sets the strategic direction of ING in the area of Wholesale Banking by working with stakeholders to define a comprehensive architectural and technology vision
Is the sparring partner of architects across Wholesale Banking and supports them on the interactions and dependencies between their architectural domains
Initiates and leads architectural Epics/Features at own initiative
Provides subject-matter expert assistance when the architectural vision goes to execution mode, to ensure adherence to that architectural vision
Provides architecture guidance to Senior level management (including COO and CIO) of WB Tech and interacts with Senior management of related domains
Represents ING towards relevant external parties (peers in other banks, regulators, IT industry peers, and academic researchers) for architectural topics
Initiates and leads market, vendor, and product studies. Knows the latest global scale developments on technology and wholesale market
Sets global standard architectures and cooperates with other domains
Drives the architecture guild and continuous improvement of the Agile Way of Working
Drives the execution of future state WB Tech architectures and Roadmaps
Manages the architects in the WB Tech. Together with the ING Chief Architects drives the global architecture community to One Global Architecture Practice
Is the ING authority for multiple strategic partners within ING. Develops in cooperation with the supplier, requirements for future standard package solutions. Steers the strategic development of the supplier
Educational, job experience, and other requirements
M.Sc. or Ph.D. education in computer science or a related area
Ongoing development, evidenced by relevant certifications
Extensive expert-level knowledge of a number of specific technologies like Distributed Systems, Mission critical application architectures, Advance Analytics techniques, Blockchain technology, etc.
Experience in Wholesale Banking and understanding of market directions of Wholesale products like Financial Markets, Corporate Lending, Factoring, Trade Finance, Payments, etc.
10 years of experience in an IT role from building applications to managing applications
Minimal 5 years of experience in a commercial IT environment and IT architecture in a banking environment
Experience in non-functional aspects of a banking environment (Scalability, Integrity, Security, performance, SDLC, etc.)
Experience with managing complex, diverse, international changes and teams
Experience with the Continuous Delivery method (Agile/Scrum)
Inspired by, and staying up to date with, technology developments
Strong English language skills, both written and spoken
Strong Analytical and communication skills
Deeply understands negotiation methods and the stakes and manages opposing viewpoints and negotiated equitable designs to ensure successful and stable outcomes
Ability to stay focused in high-pressure, high-stress projects
Holistic view on the role of architecture in a complex international organisation
Ability to achieve synergy between local business units by using architecture to support ING on a global level, instead of delivering point-solutions that are only locally optimal
Ability to communicate and cooperate effectively with partners from different cultural backgrounds and nationalities
Has co-creation skills (workshops, guiding, constraining, selling, telling)
Acts as the thought leader for the architects community and ensures the accomplishment of pre-defined outcomes.
Trains and coaches colleagues
What do we offer?
Working at ING means working in a dynamic and international setting. Very important is individual development of our employees and that is why ING offers excellent courses and programs. In addition we offer:
a thirteenth month
life-course savings scheme
extensive trainings and education
public transport season ticket (NS Business Card)
great career possibilities
full time position (36 hour week)
Are you keen to know more or apply?
For further inquiries, please contact Stanley Waccary, Global IT Recruiter Stanley.Waccary@ing.nl.