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Senior Payment Architect

IBM Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP805-1267

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Senior Payment Architect is responsible for
• Architecting and designing comprehensive Payment solutions that meet functional and non-functional (e.g. performance, security, and operational considerations) requirements in support of a given initiative.
• Plays a role in establishing architectural vision and direction, architects solutions, provides advice and guidance, monitors emerging technologies, and assists in software and service procurements.
• Works collaboratively with the business to understand the business/product roadmap to develop architectural vison and direction.

Essential Functions
• Architecture Vision and Direction: Contributes to the technology strategy by identifying, assessing and recommending external trends in technology and methodologies. Assists with the development of frameworks, standards, policies, principles and procedures that guide technology decisions and maximize reuse of technology. Exercises solution design leadership on initiatives, driving alignment to target architecture and design standards. Facilitates architecture reviews, ensuring adherence to architectural standards, and consistency across organizational and design boundaries
• Solution Architecture Development: Creates Payment solution options and Payment architecture, adhering to architectural standards and the technology roadmap, and minimizing technical debt. Designs solutions that involve complex, multi-system integration, possibly across BUs or domains. Ensures non-functional requirements are satisfied. Involved in every aspect of lifecycle (from requirements to deployment assisting in design and triage of defects)Drives alignment between architecture and business needs. Participates in application rationalization and the development of application architecture roadmaps. Identifies applications and platforms impacted by the solution, the need for new platforms, and drives platform selection. Contributes to backlog of development team. Facilitates large groups of diverse stakeholders to consensus on target solution
• Advice & Guidance: Initiates guidance and oversight, ensures the viability of proposed solutions, and provides direction on the appropriate approach to the solution throughout the project, and ensures appropriate and complete unit/system/load testing and code review. Communicates architectures, relevant technologies, practices, platforms, and products to delivery team and other stakeholders. Performs due diligence during potential mergers and acquisitions
• Relationship Management: Builds effective relationships between IT, business users, and internal/external service providers. Effectively communicates relevant information to stakeholders and teams
• Emerging Technology Monitoring: Evaluates emerging technologies and the evolution of current technologies to define a future vision roadmap for optimal application of technology to meet business needs. Conducts Proof of Concept for feasibility studies. Recommends improvements to processes and technology that improve the effectiveness of the team
• Strategic Sourcing: Oversees and facilitates the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology, as well as the design of standard configurations for a particular project. Inspires technology policies, practices, and decisions which recognize the current and evolving needs of all the stakeholders. Validate that the delivery team operates according to the principles embedded in relevant standards


Solution Architecture
• Ability to: Lead the design of technical solutions for complex systems, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external and internal customers. Design solutions that involve complex, multi-system integration, possibly across BUs or domains
• Advice & Guidance: Ability to: Provide leadership and guidelines to promote the development and exploitation of technical knowledge in the organization. Effectively communicate technical concepts, options, and implications to non-technical stakeholders in written, verbal, and diagrammatic forms (and vice versa)Work with cross-functional architect teams to develop optimal solutions to complex issues

Relationship Management
• Ability to: Build long-term, strategic relationships with senior business and IT stakeholders
• Emerging Technology Monitoring: Ability to: Coordinate the identification and assessment of new and emerging technologies, products, methods and techniques. Evaluate likely relevance of these for the organization

About the Company

For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.

Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

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