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Solution Architect, API Engineering Financial Services

London, England, GB

Company: Capgemini

Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations

Published on 2022-04-01 18:06

Who you’ll be working with

Through a global network of more than 25,000 professionals, Capgemini's Financial Services Strategic Business Unit (FS SBU) delivers deep domain expertise and enhanced service offerings to some of the world's top financial services institutions.

The Application Development & Maintenance practice is the largest practice within Capgemini Finanical Services, with a headcount of 6000+ servicing 500+ clients globally.

ADM is the primary home for delivery-focused individuals, and as such we have established a number of partnerships with the wider industry including Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle - to name but a few - with whom we collaborate on a regular basis to bring new and innovative solutions to the market.

Given our diverse skillset, ADM is involved in all aspects of client work within the financial services sector, and aims to provide exciting and challenging work to our employees, whilst also ensuring individuals have a defined progression path combined with a certification process that allows them to manage their development and careers at Capgemini.

The focus of your role

Major banks and insurance companies are outsourcing transformation programmes on a regular basis to Capgemini. In most cases, these are highly complex programmes that have major impacts on the multiple business lines of our clients. We use new technologies, and several Capgemini business units work together in a "distributed delivery model" to deliver such programmes.

It's important that we have the right people to help deliver these programmes. Are you one of those people?

What will you be doing

  • Work closely with Capgemini colleagues and clients as a member of a solution architecture team, typically within/associated with a delivery, proposition or consulting engagement
  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, global teams to deliver strategic business, information & technology service architecture development
  • Production of architectural visions and end-to-end designs, Application integration, etc
  • Co-ordination of impact assessment activities for proposed solutions
  • Be the steward for one or more capabilities/technologies, setting ongoing roadmap and direction for them ensuring all components remain in support and conform to Bank standards
  • Project governance in terms of conforming to architectural standards and strategy
  • Able to develop and maintain constructive relationships with senior business stakeholders at all levels;
  • Able to develop and maintain peer relationships with CTO and other architects
  • Support business development activities in the way of pre-sales, shaping and designing solution architectures for proposals
  • Being involved in infrastructure activities using following tech CICD Pipelines, Jenkins build tools, RedHat Openshift Cloud Infra, DevOps etc.
  • Strong understanding of applications, API architecture, including RAML, SOAP etc.
  • Exposure to Service Orientated Architecture design principles, service definition and web services implementation including external exposure of API components

What you'll bring

  • Proven background liaising with senior stakeholders to influence their thinking. Creativity and resilience in the face of change, obstacles and adversity
  • An outcome-oriented approach to architecture-enabled value creation
  • A broad knowledge of technology solutions, current trends and techniques, and ability to communicate new technology developments
  • Significant and proven experience in real world architecture with significant practical experience of defining enterprise wide technical solutions, documenting them and driving them to delivery
  • Significant and proven experience with an application background, as well as an understanding of API architecture, including RAML, SOAP etc.
  • Significant and proven experience in architecting end to end solutions including software/application architecture and integration
  • Experience in design & delivery of a variety of solution architecture led solutions e.g. SOA, API tech - Java, J2EE, Spring MVC, Spring boot, REST standards along with a demonstrable working knowledge of DevOps technologies
  • Experience of migrating from traditional on premise architecture to Cloud based solutions
  • Solution architect and enterprise architect training and certification, e.g. TOGAF or BCS
  • Good financial services knowledge/experience, with consulting experience an added advantage
  • Competence in the execution of substantial IT delivery programmes from inception through delivery

What we’ll offer you

Professional development. Accelerated career progression. An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. It’s all on offer at Capgemini. And although collaboration is at the core of the way we work, we also recognize individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you.

Why we’re different

At Capgemini, we help organizations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often-groundbreaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that’s as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other, and with our clients, we get under the skin of businesses and to the heart of their goals. You will too.


Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.

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