Principal Architect – Strategy, Architecture, Java, Databases, API, Microservices, Cloud

Job title : Principal Architect – Strategy, Architecture, Java, Databases, API, Microservices, Cloud
Location : London
Job type : Permanent
Salary : £120000 - £140000 per annum
Sector : Sell Side
Contact : Caspian Arikan
Call : 0207 763 7092
Email : email Caspian
Reference : BH-18948-1
Principal Architect – Strategy, Architecture, Java, Databases, API, Microservices, Cloud


My client, a leading financial institution, is looking for a Principal Architect to join their team on a permanent basis.

You will be working on a critical platform, responsible for regulatory reporting, reference data and analytics. You will be responsible for leading the design and delivery of the future state of the platform, steering strategic direction of a flagship programme.

This will involve assessing the platform strategy and determining the solutions that need to be built to ensure the future architecture is aligned to industry trends. The platform is heavily data based, currently on premise, but with a need to move towards modern data and cloud technologies to ensure the longevity of the platform.


Candidates must have:

  • Good understanding of data intensive applications and databases
  • Good understanding and experience using modern architectures – Microservices, streaming, cloud
  • Understanding of technologies in current application stack – Java, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Good knowledge of Agile and SDLC processes
  • Understanding of information security, particularly with respect to web applications and multi-tenant applications
  • Deep experience in a software development or similar roles

This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of a leading financial organisations regulatory reporting platform.

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