Canara HSBC Life Insurance - Senior Manager - Digital Architecture (10-15 yrs) Gurgaon/Gurugram (Systems/Product Software)
Canara HSBC Life Insurance
6d ago
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Role Title : Senior Manager - Digital Architect

Role Purpose (overall high level summary of the role) :

The Architect role is expected to facilitate the development of the right future-state architecture and ensure its effective adoption.

This role also will provide overall direction, guidance and definition of architecture programs that effectively support business strategies.

This role will also advocate and support the enterprises IT strategies, identify and analyze enterprise business drivers, analyze the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies, recommend solutions for improvement and develop strategies aligning IT to the business.

Must have skills :

  • Digital delivery environments such including web, mobile & cloud
  • Delivering robust, highly scalable solutions in high transaction volume environments
  • Service Oriented Architecture and other integration methodologies, ideally in Life Insurance Domain
  • Developing API based Microservices hosted within a API gateway / Enterprise Bus
  • Experience with the full software development life-cycle using traditional and agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge of multiple technologies including, but not limited to,
  • Enterprise Java / J2EE
  • Digital / Mobile Frameworks such as iONIC, ReactNative, ReactJs,Angular, PhoneGap, Apache Cordova etc
  • Enterprise Integrations (middleware, ETL, ReST / SOAP bases services)
  • Portals & Content Management Systems
  • Customer Relation Management Products / Frameworks
  • Cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure
  • API managers such as Mulesoft or equivalent
  • Continuous Development / Continuous Integration Environments viz GIT, Jenkins etc
  • Soft Skills :

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to translate Concepts to Working Prototypes
  • Deep Collaboration - work with multiple stakeholders to deliver a common goal
  • Principal Accountabilities : Key activities and decision making areas Typical Targets and Measures :

  • Partner with product, engineering and business teams to provide technical direction and solutions for a range of digital products
  • Manage and lead the design and development of complex strategic Enterprise Architecture, including collaboration with 3rd Parties
  • Bring a product mindset and technical leadership in the production of technical solution designs, high quality functional specifications
  • Be a key contributor to the Technology team, and ensure strong partnership across the functions (Engineering, Delivery and Infrastructure)
  • Be accountable for Digital Enterprise architecture and broader solution architecture and integration of CHOICe internal and partner based IT solutions
  • Work very closely with the Delivery team to ensure that deliveries are aligned with the Technology architectural strategy
  • Help in implementing best practices with respect to processes, methodologies and standards related Digital IT architecture
  • Customers / Stakeholders :

  • Build strong relationships, adopting a win-win approach, to execute change at fast pace and with minimum conflict
  • Works closely with delivery partners to shape the programme, ensuring there are clear goals, benefits, scope, governance and delivery structure with planning, design and estimating, bringing together delivery and business partner teams;
  • actively managing dependencies between these teams and other projects and programmes

  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Resolve issues and conflicts within the project team, highlight issues & Risks to the Project Business lead / sponsor in a timely fashion
  • Operational Effectiveness & Control :

  • Manages and reports project risks, issues and dependencies, promoting good risk management across the programme's workstreams
  • Maintains project change control, ensuring any changes to baseline are managed through change request and all impacts are considered
  • Compliance with external regulatory requirements, internal control standards and group compliance policy
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Ensures governance processes and decisions are applied consistently, including engaging the programme sponsor / Business lead and stakeholders effectively
  • Promotes and takes accountability for project quality; identifies opportunities to improve delivery and oversees the governance process to reduce risk and ensure effective & timely decision are taken
  • Major Challenges (The challenges inherent in the role that require a continual test of the role holder's abilities) :

    The main challenges of the job are manifest in the following areas :

    1. Project re-prioritization

    2. Management & Control changes in the projects

    3. Meeting deadlines and commitments for projects during crunch or tight timeframes.

    4. Collaboration and cooperation whilst working with members of other units and departments to assure coordinated and effective operations.

    5. Work with stakeholders to ensure projects are on track and ability to communicate effectively the risks and concerns without influence or bias.

    Role Context (The environment and operating conditions of the role including the extent of guidance and authority) :

  • Self motivated with capability to learn new ideas both independently and quickly is crucial.
  • Enthusiastic and confident speaking publicly for both presentations and in delivering process improvements and functional changes.
  • Firm yet personable and good at building relationships quickly.
  • Possess a strong problem solving ability.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to priorities- work and have good time management skills.
  • An excellent communicator, both verbal and written skills are vital.
  • Maintain a healthy working relationship with business users and other members of the IT Team
  • Responsible for overall performance, cost and delivery of business applications

    Management & Leadership of Regulatory, Compliance & Operational Risk (Operational Risk / FIM requirements) :

    Report any operational risk or operational risk loss to the line manager immediately (who is required to timely report to Operational Risk Coordinator) if the jobholder becomes aware of emerging or inadequately controlled operational risk or identify an operational risk loss in accordance with Company policies.

    Observation of Internal Controls (Compliance Policy / FIM requirements) :

    The jobholder will adhere to and be able to demonstrate adherence to internal controls. This will be achieved by adherence to all relevant procedures, keeping appropriate records and where appropriate, by the timely implementation of internal and external audit / review points, including issues raised by external regulators.

    Others (e.g. Professional Qualifications) :

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Ability to translate Concepts to Working Prototypes
  • Deep Collaboration - work with multiple stakeholders to deliver a common goal
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