Vacancy of the week: Solutions Architect | City of London

Permanent – £100k-£120k .CGI is recruiting experienced Solutions Architects to address the key business and market issues that influence the Financial Services Industry and to provide Technology/Business Solutions for their banking customers.

Company Name: CGI
Location: City of London
Job Type: Permanent

Each candidate should be able to demonstrate:
* Experience working in the Financial Services sector
* Reference at least two successful projects where they personally make a significant contribution to the proposed solution, the design and the eventual implementation.
* Reference at least one major programme where they were the lead architect responsible for the overall technical solution
* Experience of business process mapping
* Systems Design for significant enhancements to existing systems

Knowledge of a number of:
* Six sigma
* RUP and the Rational toolset
* Unified Modelling Language (UML)
* Cost/benefit analysis

FS experience:
* 10+ years working in Financial Services organisations as architect, specifically on large, complex change programmes.
* Proven track record in the delivery of payments programmes
* Good understanding of ISO20022, specifically rule books and country specific variations
* To have a deep understanding of the working of retail and corporate banks, from both an operational and technology perspective.
* To have experience of the culture within a Financial Services organisation in particular, the interaction between the business and IT.
* Have in depth knowledge of clearing and settlement mechanisms in the UK and Europe. Knowledge of domestic clearing mechanisms in Europe would also be of interest.
* Extensive knowledge of channel strategies in both retail and corporate banking

Technical Skills:
* Deep understanding of payments in the UK and Europe
* Deep understanding of UK clearing and settlement systems, specifically CHAPS, bacs, FPS, Link and C&CCC
* Good understanding of current regulatory pressures on the payments industry but in the UK and in Europe
* Hands on experience of technical and or solution architecture within a UK or European retail or corporate bank
Business Skills:
* There is a requirement to engage with Senior Management within Banks and Insurers. The candidate should have experience of building and maintaining relationships at Director level and above in large FS organisations.
* The candidate should have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills. They should have experience of understanding how decisions are made within a large FS organisation, what types of roles are involved and how to adapt to a moving process.

* 10+ years experience working in change across large FS organisations as a consultant
* University graduate from recognised institution.
At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company – one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients – and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.


Industry: IT
Start Date: asap
Salary: £100,000 – £120,000 per annum
Salary From: 100,000
Salary To: 120,000
E-mail: [email protected]
Job Ref: J0115-1714



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