London, United Kingdom

Application Solutions Architect

Full-time / part-time
Mid-Senior Level
3 More London Riverside
United Kingdom

Job description

Due to continued business growth and multiple acquisitions, we at IQ-EQ are going through a global transformation and have a newly created and exciting opportunity seeking an Application Solutions Architect. You will be working within the applications space and will be pivotal in leading the design work for key ongoing projects reporting to the Head of Group Architecture.

What to expect in your day to day role:

  • Provide project high level solution designs, factoring in internal drivers (architecture principles and technology strategy) and external market/regulatory forces
  • Influence and manage stakeholders, ensuring that solutions delivered realise the strategic intent
  • Provide architectural oversight and design authority on solution delivery, working with key project, technology and business stakeholders
  • Provide technology agnostic subject matter guidance around Application capabilities and their alignment with business processes

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Define and ensure the architecture and design approach is appropriately planned and delivered against
  • Own the suitability of the activities and artefacts to ensure the approach is not under/over engineered, and quality assurance of project architectural deliverables
  • Provide architectural guidance and input across project portfolios
  • Lead the delivery of outline/high level solution designs for priority projects, working closely with project resources to deliver an approved approach
  • Maintain key architectural assets and processes


  • Degree level education is preferred but equivalent professional experience is acceptable
  • Experience and use of architecture frameworks or standards, e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, PEAF
  • ITIL (Highly Desirable) 

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of architecture and solution design within an Architecture function or within a relevant consultancy firm
  • Experience of working in an agile development environment
  • Prior experience in architecting CRM, Risk & Compliance, Office 365 and/or acquired company integration programmes is beneficial
  • Understanding of the product and project development lifecycle from strategy or pre-sales to live operation and support.
  • Understanding of solution trade-offs such as cost, scope, timescale, and balance between long-term strategic and short-term pragmatic considerations.
  • Ability to work with a variety of business, domain and technology experts to develop solutions
  • Extensive knowledge of enterprise application applications
  • Knowledge of the key elements of business, data, technical and security architecture

Experience within at least one of the following (preferable):

  • Wealth management sector
  • Wider financial services industry
  • A highly regulated professional services industry
  • Experience in a software vendor and/or consultancy, or within an Architecture function
  • Experience of working in multi-national environment

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Interested? Please apply today for immediate consideration.

Company description

Do you want to be part of a Global Private Equity Administrator who provides outsourced Administration services for PE, Real Estate, Depository and Compliance with Assets under Administration in the excess of $650Billion? If so, please read on!

With offices across 23 jurisdictions including New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Cayman, BVI, Belfast, Dublin, Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Cyprus, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila our growth journey has only just begun. 

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