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Fancy being part of a dynamic and innovative IT Consultancy passionate about technology and its consultants? Are you an Architect or Development Lead interested in being at the forefront of delivering complex and challenging investment banking projects? If you have experience of working within an investment bank in an architecture role then we would like to hear from you.


  • London


  • Experienced professionals

Job category

  • Project Development
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About GFT:
GFT specialises in designing and implementing IT and business solutions for the financial services industry. Combining technological expertise and seamless project management with a deep understanding of the industry, GFT is the perfect strategic partner for many well-known companies in all corners of the globe.

Your principle activities will include:

  • Defining and managing the overall technical solution for a technology project covering both functional and non-functional requirements across multiple teams
  • Ensuring the end-to-end design meets the technology operating model and delivers a production strength solution
  • Co-ordinating the design activities across different global locations and time zones toward a single vision
  • Setting standards for tools and techniques where they do not already exist
  • Providing oversight on the development process
  • Providing input into the planning and project management processes
  • Identifying and tracking dependencies between components and processes across different work streams and phases
  • Identifying and mitigating technology risks across different work streams and phases
  • Following Architecture development processes
  • Data Analysis across work streams, especially at system boundaries
  • Definition or input into data policies such as retention, security, resilience and migration
  • Capacity planning or verification of capacity plans
  • Facilitation of Request For Information from vendors
  • Conducting Request for Price technical due diligence
  • Definition and execution of architectural prototypes
  • Architectural testing from conceptual to physical
  • Facilitating design workshops
  • Status reporting to senior stakeholders
  • Establishment of correct design governance framework such as design authorities
  • Facilitation of post implementation reviews
  • Technical audits or due diligence on existing solutions

Additional activities:

  • Participating in activities that support the continual development of the GFT Architecture capability
  • Sharing you experience and knowledge to help mentor and develop others
  • Ensuring that the GFT Architecture capability remains at the forefront of emerging best practices
  • Supporting pre-sales activities such as bid support and estimation
  • Establishing propositions leveraging architecture-driven thinking

What we require from you:

  • Experience of designing and implementing technology solutions across multiple applications and environments
  • Experience of working within an investment bank in, ideally , more than one asset class
  • Experience of more than one area of Front, Middle or Back Offices
  • Experience of complex, multi-platform, distributed applications
  • You have led a team of developers across multiple time zones
  • Experience with vendor management
  • Experience of different development methodologies such as waterfall, agile, SCRUM
  • Experience of planning, estimating, staffing, organising, and managing multiple projects
  • You have monitored and dealt with critical paths and risks areas
  • Understanding the finance infrastructure in large, global banks
  • A highly developed and effective written and oral communications skills, especially influencing and challenging skills
  • Demonstrates strong team work and focus
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Strong data modelling skills
  • Exposure to Architectural frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman or in house
  • The ability to work at both the summary and the detailed level
  • An ability to work with at all levels within an organisation
  • Can work under pressure and deliver on time, to plan
  • You can take ownership and demonstrate initiative through problem identification, and resolution
  • You are a logical thinker with strong attention to detail

Drawing on your proven experience you will thrive in our fast-paced environment where no two days are the same. Naturally, great communication skills, and inspirational and consultative approach and the drive to deliver above and beyond expectation are essential.

What we offer you:
You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.
The GFT Group is represented in eleven countries – and our customers are based in over 30 different countries. With a global team spanning 3,200 employees and 1,200 freelance experts at our disposal, we’re ready to act whenever and wherever our customers need us. Our interlinked development teams are able to tackle complex projects and respond to individual needs – rapidly, economically and to the utmost standards.