Lead, Architect

  • Job category
    Banking and Finance, Information Technology, Risk Management
  • Job level
    Middle Management
  • Contract type
    Permanent, Full Time
  • Location
  • Salary
    S$12000 - S$24000

Job Description

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and Never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities


Focus on architecting SCB On Premise and Cloud Infrastructure products and services with a special responsibility as Lead Architect for the Zeus Data Centre Programme. Influencing stakeholders to provide value to Business Users, meet hosted applications and services obligations and meeting go-live and release deadlines.

Mapping complex interdependencies of business requirements to solution building blocks using architectural best practices and leaving behind standards and robust processes.

Be a proponent of Infrastructure-as-Code and Compliance as Code

Delivering foundational resilience design patterns for all layers of Data Centre design and services to high level design specifications (across DC resilience, network, server, virtual compute, virtual network and storage) whilst designing for all elements of security, governance, risk and compliance for the overall and particular designs for the Zeus Programme.

Working with technical SMEs and being able to communicate requirements and critique design whilst relating them to a holistic design pattern to provide our next generation of seamless end to end application and service delivery.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.

Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

Lead to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.]

Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

Zeus Programme

CIO Architects

Other Responsibilities

Understand Standard Chartered Bank IT Operations, Software Development, Release Management, Business Continuity policies, processes and methodologies.

Lead the development of the holistic design of the Zeus Programme.

Work with business and technical stakeholders to weave together different technical designs and output to form a complete technical and process solution for the new data centers

Be able to comprehend and map complicated interdependencies between application dependencies and infrastructure components.

Be able to think laterally across multiple technology types and define patterns of usage

Bridge the gap between stakeholders in SCB Lines of Businesses, from C-level to Application Developers level. Communicate technical concepts in clear and established terms using appropriate channels, off-line and on-line collaboration methodologies

Combine conceptual thinking and hands-on support for prototyping, PoC work, delivering examples. Translate logical architectures (based on both vendor and open source products) to technical architectures.

Work closely with TS Architecture & Engineering, Network and Platform Engineering, Database Engineering, Web Engineering and Middleware Engineering teams and close gaps in value chain between component of IT solution and business user.

Identify and propose new TS Infrastructure Service capabilities that are relevant to enable TS Strategy.

Lead continuous improvement based on existing TS Infrastructure execution and ongoing operation governance to ensure performance, security and enable business results.

Engage effectively with external partners, vendors and open source foundations.

Drive adoption and value realization leveraging Cloud Infrastructure Services platform and digital capabilities.

Knowledge of the following areas would be an advantage:

Togaf 8/9


Proven track of large-scale solution design in on-premise and cloud infrastructure

Proven track of test-driven software development in web applications


Cisco ACI

NGX networking

Terraform Enterprise

Track of annually renewed PMI Continuous Certification Requirements (AGILLE/KANBAN/SCRUM)

Our Ideal Candidate

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and/or similar field an advantage

5+ years experience in Infrastructure Architecure

Amazon Certified Solution Architect Professional level/Google Certified Cloud Architect level or similar experience and advantage

Ability to manage priorities independently, re-prioritizing work to effectively deliver results to both business stakeholders and technical staff in collaboration-oriented environment

Excellent business communication skills

Mindset of continuous learning and innovation

5+ years hands-on experience in Solution Design, Requirements Gathering

5+ years hands on experience RHEL/Windows/Network administration

Hands-on experience in bash scripting, distributed Linux based systems design and delivery

Hands-on Continuous Integration experience using Jenkins Pipelines, Git

Hands-on experience of RESTful and/or web services deployment, including A/B testing

Hands-on experience in one of the following web application development technology: Java/Python/NodeJS

Hands-on experience of Hashicorp OpenSource tools, Ansible, Puppet, Chef

Exposure to and proof of hands-on experience with Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Mesos, or other schedulers

Exposure to and proof of hands-on experience in Infrastructure as Code deployments

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions. To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages.

How to Apply

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Diversity & Inclusion

Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.

Closing on 30 Apr 2021

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