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Solutions Architect

Job Description

We are looking for a Solution Architect that can use their domain expertise to help a large financial organisation further their understanding of DLT, acting as a passionate and inquisitive leader for this exciting next phase of research.

  • Lead exploratory technology research, through a set of visible practical technology experiments with fintechs, financial institutions and technology vendors.

  • Perform theoretical and practical analysis of the potential use cases, risks, and benefits of DLT and blockchain.

  • Collaborate domestically and internationally through engagement with industry and other central banks.

  • Research and experiment to further understand the technology design choices and impacts for different DLT implementations.

You will perform a highly adaptive role that will provide the flexibility to make it your own. You will be responsible for guiding future research into DLT and ensuring that high quality outputs are produced as a result of our research. This may be through hands-on technical experimentation or more conceptual research in collaboration with internal and external technologists. The successful applicant will be the technical lead on key technology choices for experimentation, and will be expected to use documentation and specifications to ensure that your technical vision for specific experiments comes to fruition.

We will encourage the successful applicant to design, build and manage our technical work on DLT, providing the autonomy and freedom to be creative and adventurous.

While the role will be as a de-facto solution architect, there will be opportunities to do some programming to help build proof of concepts and prototypes. The role will also involve collaborating with colleagues on the regulatory, policy and economic impacts of different technology choices.

You may also perform a mentoring role for more junior technologists, using your technical experience to support the expansion of DLT knowledge. 

Role Requirements

  • Deep understanding of the DLT/blockchain ecosystem and hands-on experience of developing solutions and applications with one or more DLT platforms

  • Minimum BSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related subject, or equivalent qualification / professional technology experience

  • Interest in DeFi, Web 3, digital assets, CBDC and the future of money.

  • Experience of working as the conduit between business and technology functions, demonstrating excellent written and oral communication skills to assure a clear translation of business requirements into functional outcomes, and can articulate complicated technology concepts to non-technical colleagues

  • Proven interpersonal skills and a collaborative working style

  • Demonstrable experience of working on sophisticated pieces of work with minimal direction

  • Comfortable recommending solutions to specific problems, and explain and justify design choices, especially when multiple options are available. Understanding when, and when not, distributed ledger technology would be an appropriate solution for to address various requirements.

  • Broad exposure to software development projects within a financial or regulatory environment

Desirable Criteria

  • Sound understanding of financial and, in particular, central bank infrastructure

  • Experience in broader areas such as API development, cryptography, data science or internet of things

  • Awareness and interest in trends in across wider technology e.g. fintech, regtech, cloud, data