Banks and banking as we know them are changing, and we want to be the positive force that develops solutions through modern technologies to shape our own future. We create new strategies and innovative solutions to bring more value for our customers, employees and partners. This requires a creative mindset and drive to achieve. We are therefore looking for a Chief IT Architect (or Domain Architect as we formally call it internally) for our IT area focusing on trading in financial instruments, located in Stockholm.
About the position
As our Domain Architect you will shape and drive SEB's strategic IT agenda for the financial instrument trading area towards digital world class capital markets services for our clients. Your responsibility will be to set, continuously improve and implement the target architecture in line with the business objectives.
This position is a senior management position where you will be an instrumental part of the cross-functional domain management team as well as the IT management team for our area where you are expected to drive the IT and architecture transformation agenda. You will also have an important line management responsibility for a team of experienced and dedicated solution architects that together with yourself fulfill the architectural objectives and transformation.
Significant focus is spent on interacting with business representatives to truly understand needs, anchor ideas and shape workable solutions. Part of your responsibility is also to be an active part of the SEB architect community including other Domain Architects and Enterprise Architects to both align to and help shaping the bank's architectural principles, targets and roadmaps. Furthermore, you will guide and support development and delivery teams both on a strategic and operative level.
In short, this is a key and senior leadership role where you will be accountable for the overall solution architecture to meet client and business needs of trading Equities, FX, Fixed Income, Commodities and Financing instruments. It requires a strong understanding of the details combined with a strategic and visionary mindset. You will always strive to strike the right balance in between needs from clients, business and IT into a workable portfolio of solutions.
To succeed in this role, we would like to see a proven ability to manage, lead and inspire others to reach architectural objectives and solution concepts. You are experienced in stakeholder management and possess clear cooperation skills but still maintaining a strong hands-on drive and a goal-oriented approach. Furthermore, you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You can combine a pragmatic approach with a creative and innovative mindset to find solutions to business challenges. You are well founded in the IT-area and your proposals are based on a solid understanding of existing IT solutions considering possibilities of new technology. You assume personal accountability for creating and delivering high-value results.
You would ideally have previous experience from working with architecture at a portfolio level. It would also be a clear advantage if you have experience from financial instruments trading systems and corresponding data warehousing systems. Any certifications or architecture methodologies experience is a plus but not a requirement. A Master's or Bachelor's degree in computer engineering/science, electrical engineering, applied physics or similar is a benefit but not a necessity.
Equally important as any formal training or education is that you have a passion for architecture and capital markets with a strong interest in keeping you updated on the relevant trends in the industry and technology.
You will be part of a culture that is characterized by innovation, change, openness and commitment. You will have a chance to make a difference and to work with challenging tasks at a senior management level. You will have great opportunities to both develop and take further steps in your career - working with in a highly collaborative environment.
We believe that training and development opportunities are essential to keeping our colleagues and co-workers up to date with the latest business developments. At the same time, we aim to provide the conditions needed for our employees to combine working life with an active personal life.
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Attach your CV and a personal letter describing yourself and how you can contribute to SEB. Since we select candidates on running bases, feel free to send in your application today. If you have questions about the position you can contact Sandra Leindahl 0706391083 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Linnea Landahl 070 739 39 76/ email@example.com.