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Manager – Principal Architect

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

In KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years. Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In IT Advisory we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

The Role

- You will lead the design of end-to-end architectures and deliver leading practice solutions in large complex transformation programmes
- You will support the programme delivery providing technical leadership, managing technical risk and lead the resolution of complex technical problems
- Communicating compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
- Building constructive working relationships across different teams, functions, countries or cultures
- You will join a rapidly growing Banking Technology team in Management Consulting Financial Services
- You will develop business cases for transformation programmes based on industry insight and providing the roadmap to ensure the achievement of the planned benefits
- You will architect solutions that contain a mix of cloud based solutions and on premise legacy applications
- You will interact and maintain primary relationships with CIOs, heads of platform/engineering, senior architects amongst our key clients
- You will work closely with leadership team to help build key propositions to go-to market
- You will take a leading role in the growth of the Banking Technology team and support the development of the other team members through coaching and mentoring

The Person

- Significant experience of architecting and delivering solutions in Financial Services, with domain expertise in either Retail/Commercial/Investment Banking, ideally with major global banks, with key business drivers and key regulations
- Strong architect with ability to strategize or take a hands on approach with detailed design
- Proven delivery experience including development of technology proof of concepts and engineering practices
- Recognises the importance of continuous self and team development and actively strives to achieve this.
- Helps others to understand how their work contributes to the overall success of an engagement and the wider firm
- Fosters a sense of self belief and confidence in others
- Seeks to understand others motivations
- Supports others to make brave decisions
- Motivated and pro-active individual who thrives on solving complex technical problems
- Sector experience of Financial Services, especially Retail, Commercial & Investment Banking,
- Additionally experience of Asset Management, Wealth and Insurance is desirable.
- Experience of operating and implementing in a cloud environment and understanding the impacts of implementing and operating on the cloud versus on premise.
- You are passionate about building large teams, and growing and developing others
- Ability to build and maintain senior client relationships
- Create and manage contract/commercial arrangements

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