Solution Architect – API Architecture and Engineering Financial Services

Who you’ll be working with

Capgemini’s financial services specialists provide a complete range of services to help our clients capture sustainable business results.  Our Financial Services Strategic Business Unit is a global organization which focuses on key financial services domains: Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance, Payments & Cards, Wealth and Asset Management, and Risk Management & Compliance.  In addition to these domain areas, we have global practices that are dedicated to building innovative solutions in the areas of Business Information Management, Channels, Finance Transformation, Technology Development & Integration, and Testing.

The focus of your role

The Application Development & Maintenance practice is the largest practice within Capgemini Finanical Services, with a headcount of 6000+ servicing 500+ clients globally.

ADM is the primary home for delivery-focused individuals, and as such we have established a number of partnerships with the wider industry including Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle – to name but a few – with whom we collaborate on a regular basis to bring new and innovative solutions to the market.

Given our diverse skillset, ADM is involved in all aspects of client work within the financial services sector, and aims to provide exciting and challenging work to our employees, whilst also ensuring individuals have a defined progression path combined with a certification process that allows them to manage their development and careers at Capgemini.

We are seeking a solution architect to create new API strategies for our clients. Our clients are creating new business strategies based on modern API capabilities.

Be part of an innovating architecture leadership team focused on delivering quality solutions for our clients. You will be the API change agent on this team driving technology strategy working with client technical and business teams. You will learn and grow from both a technical and a domain knowledge working with the broad range of clients in the financial service sector.

What you’ll do

  • Demonstrated experience with Solution architecture for integration projects
  • Extensive architecture experience with service and API development
  • Demonstrated experience developing monetization based on API and data
  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple teams on API architecture initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience with security aspects of API Demonstrated experience developing API strategy for multi-cloud and/or hybrid deployment scenarios
  • Experience with full SDLC and multiple development tools such as Git
  • API strategy management/implementation
  • Rationalize API monetization strategy across multiple products/offerings
  • Perform competitive assessment and technical analysis for API management
  • Develop API taxonomy and classification across a broad range of products
  • Develop strategies for API payload optimization for integrations/interoperability
  • Work with stakeholders to rationalize and prioritize use cases for developing, consuming and running APIs
  • Develop requirements for SW for API management 
  • Rationalize existing API management tools with strategy
  • Validate API management tools
  • Drive adoption of API management tools in business
  • Contribute API governance strategy to client’s governance process around how API strategy is implemented by the business
  • Define KPIs for adherence to API management policies
  • Work closely with Capgemini colleagues and clients as a member of a solution architecture team, typically within/associated with a delivery, proposition or consulting engagement
  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, global teams to deliver strategic business, information & technology service architecture development
  • Support business development activities in the way of pre-sales, shaping and designing solution architectures for proposals
  • Experience with API management tools (Mulesoft, Apigee, Kong)
  • Working with development teams using technologies Java, J2EE, Spring MVC, Spring boot, JBOSS, JDBC, MongoDB, Hadoop, MariaDB, Swagger or RAML, REST standards 
  • Being involved in infrastructure activities using following tech CICD Pipelines, Jenkins build tools, RedHat Openshift Cloud Infra, DevOps etc.

What you’ll bring

  • Prior experience of working for a consulting firm
  • Experience in design & delivery of a variety of solution architecture led solutions e.g. SOA, API tech – Java, J2EE, Spring MVC, Spring boot, REST standards along with a demonstrable working knowledge of DevOps technologies
  • Proven background liaising with senior stakeholders to influence their thinking
  • Creativity and resilience in the face of change, obstacles and adversity
  • An outcome-oriented approach to architecture-enabled value creation
  • A broad knowledge of technology solutions, current trends and techniques, and ability to communicate new technology developments
  • Good financial services knowledge/experience, with consulting experience an added advantage
  • Good communication skills in English and ability to work in a team
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong initiative; able to self-manage
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to work through it to get the right things done
  • Must be able to see tasks through to completion without significant guidance
  • Personal time management skills and ability to meet individual and team deadlines
  • Team player who works well with technical and business resources.
  • Demonstrated experience with Solution architecture for integration projects
  • Extensive architecture experience with service and API development
  • Demonstrated experience developing monetization based on API and data
  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple teams on API architecture initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience with security aspects of API Demonstrated experience developing API strategy for multi-cloud and/or hybrid deployment scenarios
  • Experience with full SDLC and multiple development tools such as Git

 

Preferred Skillset

  • Experience developing API strategy for financial products.
  • Knowledge on standards for data exchange for financial institutions
  • Experience developing API strategy for brownfield applications Security Certifications
  • Experience with API management tools (Mulesoft, Apigee, Kong)
  • Experience working with enterprise, engineering and PLM Applications
  • Experience with encryption and Digital Rights Management
  • Experience with robotic process automation (RPA)

Why we’re different

At Capgemini, we help organisations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often ground-breaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that’s as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other and with our clients, we get under the skin of business and to the heart of their goals. You will too.

Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs. 

What we’ll offer you

Professional development. Accelerated career progression. An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. It’s all on offer at Capgemini. And although collaboration is at the core of the way we work, we also recognise individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you.

Inclusion

Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients.  We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their family and work-life needs.

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967241

Posted on:

January 28, 2022

Experience level:

Experienced Professional

Contract type:

Permanent Full Time

Location:

London

Business units:

FS

Department:

Financial Services