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Business Architect - Senior Manager
Capital One
3.1km | , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00190
Location
3.1km | , UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Financial Services
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Services
  • BUSINESS ARCHITECT
Description:

About this role

  • As a Lead Business Architect at Capital One, you will be part of the senior leadership team working on defining and communicating business architecture strategy and roadmap to aid our vision and long term success.  

  • In this role, you will have an opportunity to shape best practices in business architecture, and business design for teams across the entire company.

  • Drive the simplification of our business processes, operating model and technology, through the appropriate use of PaaS and SaaS.

  • Engage with Product, Business, Engineering and Operations to shape new initiatives and define new and enhanced products, services, processes, functions and ways of working.

  • Own the development of our Target Capabilities and Operating model, across business and technology, with the corresponding Roadmap that will get us there.

  • Coach and support other Architects, Senior Engineers and Product Managers, in making complex and challenging decisions and trade-offs between business and technical complexity.

What you’ll do

  • Establishing a presence in the key forums which set and direct investment priorities, and ensure that investment programmes and initiatives are delivering in accordance with the strategy and architecture; driving alignment and looking for opportunities to reduce costs or improve outcomes

  • Developing, communicating and promoting the business architecture, strategy and roadmap across the UK

  • Defining objectives and key results related to your architecture domains and negotiate with senior stakeholders to agree ownership

  • Shaping new initiatives, driving the exploitation of architecture domain capabilities across tribes and change programmes

  • Collaborating with senior stakeholders to ensure alignment on architecture principles and delivery roadmaps

  • Providing thought leadership for emerging trends in FinTech and SaaS through participation in key industry events and forums and driving the forward thinking of how we can best capitalize and exploit these opportunities to rapidly develop our business and platforms

  • Leading on the production and maintenance the content of the centrally managed architectural frameworks, including process and organisational architectures, ensuring that this content can be used practically to plan, direct and implement change, to increase efficiency and quality in architecture solution development

  • Provide vision, leadership and commitment to changing mind-sets and creating culture that supports our group objective

  • Excellent collaborator within internal architecture teams and across project teams/ external partners/vendors

What we’re looking for

  • You'll demonstrate a broad knowledge across architecture domains and technology, and our business, to align the large portfolio of change to our architecture direction and identify duplication and options for simplification across the portfolio; finding opportunities to "shift left" to release business value

  • You'll be able to work in partnership with the business and product to foster value creation by envisioning strategies that drive exploitation of our data assets

  • You’ll bring a broad knowledge of banking and financial services and modern business architecture and related enabling technologies including cloud, big data, AI & ML, API, digital and mobile

  • You'll be able to identify real solutions brought to market, demonstrating leadership level input across shaping, design and delivery workstreams

  • You'll be able to translate business strategy and architecture objectives into delivery work packages which can be used to plan and direct investment

  • You'll be able to pragmatically balance the demands of delivery projects with the need to maintain the integrity of the target architecture and the trade-offs across business, customer and technology value and complexity

  • You will have a strong understanding of the Fintech environment and how to engage and partner with Fintechs and make the most out of SaaS capabilities

  • You’ll have a growth mind-set which drives learning, motivation and achievement

  • You'll be able to evidence subject matter expertise spanning business products and innovation across banking, with strong knowledge of consumer lending and credit cards

  • Proven ability to lead, coach and mentor

Where and how you'll work

This is a permanent position and will be based in our London office. We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working model - one that creates the opportunity to work in your own way, but also provides great spaces for in-person collaboration.  

Our core in-the-office days are Tuesday to Thursday, but they aren't mandatory - you’ll be led by your team, the type of work you do and of course your preferences. Many of our team have flexible working patterns so we’re open to discuss flexible working arrangements with you.  

You can read more about the full announcement from our Founder and CEO Rich Fairbank here:Update on CapitalOne.com

We are committed to creating a level playing field and seek to create teams that are representative of our customers and the communities we serve.  We’d love to hear from you if you identify with a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women and ethnic minority candidates.

Key skills:
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Services
  • BUSINESS ARCHITECT
Competitive salary

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37.5 - 37.5 Hours
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