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Director/Senior Director - Lead Software Solution Architect - Financial Services

  • London, UK
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Job #: 45960
Named as one of Fortune's List of 100 Fastest Growing Companies for 2019, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 33,100+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


Do you have a combination of deep technical expertise, business acumen and strong interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy helping customers architect systems and solve technical problems? Are you passionate about transforming and shaping leading organisations? Then you have an opportunity to work with highly skilled and professional architects and engineers who specialize in building and integrating custom software solutions at enterprise scale.

Come join us!


EPAM Systems is looking for a Permanent Director/Senior Director - Lead Software Solution Architect with a Financial Services background to join our FS Practice. You will lead on strategic client projects across a wide array of technologies and business domains with modern software architecture and Agile implementation at the forefront.


  • Lead implementation of solutions from establishing project requirements and goals to solution "go-live"
  • Provide Technical Governance across multiple projects and clients
  • Provide Technology Consulting services covering areas such as Architectural review / audit and Architectural road-mapping
  • Share network and knowledge both within the UK Architecture Solution
  • Practice and with other EPAM Architects globally
  • Participate in the full cycle of pre-sale activities
  • It is likely you will work with several clients and split time between onsite at client’s location in UK and Europe – travel flexibility is a must


  • Strong customer facing skills, combined with a consultative, problem solving approach
  • Hands-on coding and delivery experience
  • Ability to execute and lead on rapid proof-of-concepts
  • Ability to manage his and teams workload in addition to client billable work. Will be responsible for hiring and team growth
  • Should have an excellent understanding of major functional capabilities across Financial Services as well as common platform solutions leveraged by Financial Services Institutions, including but not limited to:
    • Retail / Investment Banking / Asset Management / Wealth Management / Payments
  • Well-versed in Solution Architecture, including network, data, application, system, and integration architecture
  • Deep understanding of security, scalability, resiliency and availability in high performance low latency systems
  • Strong experience with full life cycle of Disciplined Agile software development processes, approaches, delivery and methods (Java or Microsoft .NET) with scaling to the Enterprise
  • Strong experience in hands-on platform delivery and architecture design
  • Hands-on technical knowledge and delivery experience in several of these areas:
    • Legacy platform migration
    • RESTful APIs and API gateways
    • Microservice based Architecture
    • Mobile – Responsive vs native vs hybrid considerations
    • Cloud deployment (AWS or Azure or Google)
    • COTs platforms, Bespoke platforms and a mix of the two
  • Client-facing / onsite experience with the ability to influence and guide senior stakeholders on technical solutions
  • Excellent documentation, presentation and communication skills
  • Technical leadership in large multi-component, multi-team, multi-location projects
  • Travel flexibility as the role will involve some degree of travel within UK and Europe
  • Any exposure to Enterprise Architecture and/or Architectural frameworks such as TOGAF a bonus

What We Offer

  • We offer a range of discretionary benefits from time to time, including:
    • Group personal pension plan, life assurance and income protection
    • Private medical insurance, private dental care and critical illness cover
    • Cycle scheme and season ticket loan
    • Employee assistance program
    • Gym discount, Friday lunch, on-site massage and social events
    • 1 day off for your wedding and baby basket
    • Tech purchase scheme
    • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Some of these benefits may be available only after you have passed your probationary period

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