Middleware Solution Architect

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4 - 12 months
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Middleware Solution Architect - Our client, a leading financial services company is looking for a Middleware Solution Architect to join their team for an initial four months, with scope for at least one year. You will work within the Middleware and Frameworks team. The Middleware and Frameworks group engineers, supports and operates the communication and data management software tools, Middleware, frameworks and infrastructure. These are means and enablers for the integration of new and existing business services cross platform (Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mainframe and Tandem).

The Middleware and Frameworks domain encompasses Middleware Products, Technical Frameworks and Middleware Services. All technical stacks within technology division are divided into different silos (Mainframe, Networking etc.) and all silos are owned by a Technical Domain Owner who is responsible for the evolution and technology plan. Also silos have a Product Owner who look at evolution from a commercial level.

The Middleware Solution Architect will be looking at all technology in the Middleware domain, and technical experience is vital although Middleware Solution Architect does not need to be an expert in all areas. You will work with other Middleware Integration Solution Architects/Integration Technical Domain Owners and take an active part in key IT projects contributing to implementation of client's IT vision. Together with stakeholders you will understand the business needs, translate them in technology and technical design, and promote the proposed solution to the respective stakeholders in order to obtain the buy-in.
You will also drive or contribute to the elaboration of high-level technical designs by aligning business requirements with existing Middleware Services and Information System Architecture guidelines to meet strong non-functional requirements (eg availability, security, performance, TCO, ) and assess Middleware Service impact of technology evolution and of new business requirements. Middleware Solution Architect should be able to assess the advantages and disadvantages of using different service solution models (ie internal hosting, external hosting, managed services, ASP, cloud models like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).

Middleware Solution Architect skills required:

- Experienced in analysis, design and integration of OLTP (online transaction processing) intensive applications spread over multiple platforms and communicating via synchronous and asynchronous protocols
- Financial experience highly beneficial
- Experienced in Production Middleware
- Programming is not part of the role but candidate needs to understand where certain languages can be used and understand design patterns
- Strong leadership and presentation style
- Experience in design and implementation of data management and reporting applications including Business Intelligence and Datawarehouse
- Experience in design and implementation of Extranet communications with strong security requirements
- Experience in integration of cloud etc.
- Knowledge of application life cycle management based on agile methodologies (SCRUM)
- English speaker, French or Dutch advantageous

*Please send your CV to Rachel or call Rachel for further information on the role*