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Gabi

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Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Company Description

Ready to make a difference? Experian has evolved into a global tech company and leader in data and analytics. We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data in order to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. We’re a constituent of the FTSE 30 and for more than 125 years we’ve helped economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done.

Discover the Unexpected - Our 22k amazing employees in 30+ countries believe the possibilities for you, and the world, are growing. We’re investing in the future, through new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow. To do this we employ ‘big-thinkers’ and ‘can-doers’ that share our purpose #uniquelyexperian

Job Description

As a Senior Solution Architect, you will be responsible for the design and governance of innovative solutions that meet or exceed our Client’s needs. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to define high-quality architectural designs and strategies, ensuring they meet the functional and non-functional requirements.

As a senior architect, you will be expected to contribute to the wider UK Technology and Architecture strategy, ensuring innovation and market leadership is at the heart of what we do.

  • Lead the architectural design and governance of complex business solutions, ensuring alignment with the overarching business and technology strategies
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders to understand their needs
  • Respectfully challenge our Product and Engineering teams to ensure clarity and quality is paramount at all times
  • Work closely with the Engineering teams to validate, optimise and adapt the architectural solutions based on the delivery feedback
  • Attend relevant agile ceremonies to provide architectural input and understand delivery changes as they happen
  • Develop and maintain architectural documentation, including solution blueprints, patterns, conceptual, logical and physical solution diagrams, and technical specifications
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in the solution design and delivery process
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, industry trends and best practices
  • To mentor and develop the architecture team itself, and support our partners in the delivery of excellent products through optimal processes
  • Creation of blueprints and patterns for reuse across the enterprise
  • Identification of opportunities for improvements to Experian global tech direction and advocate effectively for change
  • Strong cost management skills, producing cost projections and cost optimisation plans for both strategic and legacy products

What would success in the role look like?

  • Recognition as the technology SME for one or more programmes of work within the Consumer Verifications domain
  • Strategic (business and technical) alignment of delivered solutions
  • Successful delivery of one or more strategic programmes or initiatives, supporting the on-time and to-budget aspects
  • Creation of architecture vision and multi-year transformation plan aligned with business unit goals and priorities (for one BU or Domain)

    Qualifications

    A highly motivated and results-oriented individual with a strong technical background and significant experience in solution architecture.

    • A hands-on technologist
    • A continuous learning and growth attitude
    • An innovation mindset; looking for opportunities to improve, optimise and automate
    • Batchelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
    • Proven experience as a Solution Architect, with at least 5 years experience in designing and implementing complex enterprise solutions
    • Strong knowledge of at least one cloud platform (AWS preferred)
    • Proficiency in designing and implementing scalable, reliable and cost-effective solutions using cloud technologies (AWS preferred)
    • Strong understanding of DB technologies; relational, no-sql, graph, vector
    • Solid understanding of security, compliance and data controls and compliance
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to effectively collaborate with multiple technical and non-technical stakeholders
    • Knowledge of Architectural Frameworks, e.g. TOGAF, Zachman
    • Experience in Agile delivery methodology – ideally SAFe (Scaled Agile)
    • Experience in financial services is advantageous
    • Experience of cloud-first, serverless solution design is advantageous (Lambda, Step Function, Glue, Event Bridge, S3, RDS, EKS etc.. – or other cloud vendor equivalents)

    Experience of CICD best practice is advantageous

    Additional Information

    Our uniqueness is that we truly celebrate yours. Experian's culture and people are key differentiators. We take our people agenda very seriously and focus on what truly matters; DEI, work/life balance, development, authenticity, engagement, collaboration, wellness, reward & recognition, volunteering... the list goes on. Experian’s strong people first approach is award winning; Great Place To Work™ in 24 countries, FORTUNE Best Companies to work and Glassdoor Best Places to Work (globally 4.4 Stars) to name a few. Check out Experian Life on social or our Careers Site to understand why.

    Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Innovation is a critical part of Experian's DNA and practices, and our diverse workforce drives our success. Everyone can succeed at Experian and bring their whole self to work, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, colour, sexuality, physical ability or age. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at the earliest opportunity.

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