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Enterprise Architect

Date:  15-Mar-2023
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Senior Enterprise Architect


What we do?

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT. With its deep technological expertise, strong partnerships and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers advice to the financial and insurance sectors. We have been recognised for our engineering excellence and work side by side with our clients in an agile way to solve their most challenging problems. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT applications and innovative business models.


Who are we?

GFT are a modern company with a passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team.  We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. At GFT, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive working environment for all communities is one of the main pillars of our diversity strategy, based on our core values and culture. We have been certified for 2022/23 as a ‘Great place to work’ in the UK. So, if you want to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding and progressive organisation this position could be right for you.


Role Summary

We are looking for well-rounded Enterprise Architects to join our UK team to enable our clients in deeply optimising their journey to transform and build enterprises that foster business resilience and business agility; leveraging upon modern IT practices with Cloud, Data, Operations/DevOps, Application Engineering and Enterprise Architecture. 

You would have a similar grip and drive to make IT deliver as a CTO would have for the org. The prospects of shaping opinions, reviewing the current state, optimizing the path to future state, diving deep on-demand across various connected IT disciplines, and learning by doing shall give you a genuine kick!


Role Responsibilities 
You will be looked upon as the “go to” person by our clients for guidance and advisory on all things IT from strategy to delivery. While, you are not expected to have expert in-depth knowledge of all fields, a comb shaped background and approach will be key to success with the role. 


Required Experience
•    Holistic view of Enterprise IT; Delivery, Operations, Product, Business, Customers, Vendors, Regulators
•    Adept at managing and overseeing multiple delivery teams simultaneously 
•    Pre-Sales and evangelization skills; GTMs, Client workshops, Roadshows, Tech Meetups
•    Operations => DevOps led approach to operational resilience; SRE, IaC, CI, CD, GitOps, DevSecOps and FinOps 
•    Operations => Understanding of ITIL4 and operational integration between DevOps, ITSM and ITAM processes
•    Cloud => Expert understanding of one or more public Cloud; GCP, AWS, Azure. Appreciation of challenges and gains of hybrid & multi-cloud architecture  
•    Cloud => Cognizance of optionality and best practices around Data Security, IDAM, Networking on Cloud
•    App Dev => Conversant with modern Application Architecture best practices; Microservices, Service Mesh, Event based Architecture, CQRS, Domain Driven Design, APIs, Containerisation, Kubernetes
•    Data => Conversant with modern Data Architecture and data driven empowerment of enterprises; Data Strategy & Governance, Data Mesh & Data Lake, Data Engineering – Batch & Streaming, Data Science – AI/ML, Data Warehouse, Data related regulations – GDPR, BCBS 239, PCI DSS etc.
•    Legacy => Exposure to On-Prem and legacy architectures; Enterprise Service Bus, SOA, Internal Clouds – Pivotal, OpenShift, Oracle 


Behavioural Skills:
•    Strong senior/CxO level stakeholder management, influencing and footprint expansion skills


What can we offer you?


At GFT we offer a flexible hybrid working environment. The majority of our roles are determined by client requirements, but the expectation is that you will be required on client site 1 or 2 days a week (this may vary depending on client requirements and could go up or down). From a non-client standpoint, we encourage everyone to travel into a GFT office periodically to build a rapport with the wider GFT team and to ensure you feel connected with your peers/colleagues.


Every individual at GFT co-creates a mapped career path with growth opportunities, the ability to diversify, access to amazing Learning and Development programmes in an environment of collaboration, flexibility and support. We believe that investing in employee development promotes innovation and job satisfaction. The strategic relationships we have with industry leaders gives you unprecedented access to emerging technology and the opportunity to be part of the conversation of the future of digital.


GFT is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are  inclusive. Selection for employment at GFT will be on the basis of performance and ability. Where possible, GFT will capture applicants’ diversity demographics as part of its recruitment processes to promote it’s DEI agenda.


Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people globally. We provide our people with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation.

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