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Solutions Architect - Markets Finance / Transaction Accounting

Date:  07-Sep-2021
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Contract Solution Architect – Client Engagement

About GFT

GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading financial institutions. Other sectors, such as industry and insurance, also leverage GFT’s strong consulting and implementation skills across all aspects of pioneering technologies, such as cloud engineering, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for Industry 4.0, and blockchain. 


With its in-depth technological expertise, strong partnerships and scalable IT solutions, GFT increases productivity in software development. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.



Role Summary 

We are looking for Solution Architect to work with one of GFT’s clients, which will require you to bring technical excellence as a team member on this client engagement. Our emphasis is to enable our clients to embrace new technologies & techniques, and to incorporate these into their software development practices. You must therefore have a strong technological interest, great interpersonal skills and remain up to date in the latest industry trends and opportunities.


Role Responsibilities

  • Engagement as a Solution Architect for GFT client
  • Design application solutions using modern approaches to software development
  • Active engagement with colleagues to build strong, functional team


Competencies and Skills Needed

Business / Technical Skills:

  • Definition of technical architecture within the P&L and Accounting domain
  • Design of end-to-end solutions, across multiple platforms
  • Provision of architecture solutions for both tactical and strategic requirements
  • Provide the bridge between Product Management (i.e. business requirements) and Engineering
  • Creation of design options that can be discussed / agreed with Engineering, prior to implementation
  • Alignment of solutions with architecture functions outside of the domain
  • Microservices architecture, containers, and container orchestration
  • Cloud architectures, particularly GCP, and cloud native solutions
  • Data management, databases & messaging technologies
  • Data analytics & reporting
  • Solution design to support DevOps principles
  • Software development using Agile / SAFe methodologies
  • Strong technical background, with appreciation of current and emerging technologies


Behavioural Skills:

  • Ability to understand functional / business processes that the architecture needs to support
  • Leadership capabilities to bring teams together, facilitate discussion / agreement, and define solutions
  • Proactive approach to own problems and drive to conclusions
  • Confidence to build relationships with senior stakeholders in both IT and business
  • Able to use logic and critical thinking to analyse a problem
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels
  • Focuses on high standards of work and delivery of high-quality outcomes
  • A strong sense of ownership for both personal and team responsibilities


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.


Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 5,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt

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