Solution Architect - Capital Markets

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26 July 2021, 17:30:00

London, South East England

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Our client is a London headquartered company that are a provider of institutional-grade exchange services intended to facilitate the trading of cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

They are now seeking to appoint on a permanent basis an experienced Solution Architect.

This is an opportunity to help implement the software platform for a new digital asset exchange that is focused on an institutional client base. The ideal applicant will bring previous experience of building scalable mission-critical financial systems, working with global teams within the Banking/Financial Services industry/Capital Markets.

We are looking for candidates who have previous experience working with outcome-focused, cross-functional teams who have a genuine passion for developing and coaching others around them and be able to evidence this. The candidate will have product experience that focuses on capital markets technologies and solutions who can bring a wealth of experience to the team and drive delivery of the product suite.


The Solution Architect is expected to significantly impact and drive the digital transformation by architecting and orchestrating solutions that map our current business requirements to end-to-end technology solutions.

Key accountabilities include:

Drives and delivers strategy through leading technology decisions and proving expertise across multi-domain solutions & offerings including our trading application, website, and desktop application;

Quantifies the needs of the business to achieve value outcomes, champions required methodology, creating new IP and shares recommended best practices;

Drives delivery excellence ensuring quality transformation plans and solutions are delivered;

Performs risk management and architectural oversight for cross-domain solutions working in tandem with the development team;

Participates in opportunity development focused on complex solutions in line with company strategy.

Salary is commensurate with the seniority of the position c £125,000. There is some potential for remote working but you will be able to commute to the London office on a regular basis. If you have the experience and skills outlined we would like to hear from you.


The Solution Architect should be able to demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Ability to engage in senior-level IT and business decision makers’ discussions related to agility, business value, and end to end IT;

  • Act as enabler for the development team across our business;

  • Be credible by possessing current and deep experience with implementation of large software systems;

  • Understand competitive technology and how to properly assess feasibility of using, integrating, or building in-house to support our clients;


  • Expert level knowledge in architecting, planning, testing, and deploying solutions and their experience should include the following:

  • The ideal candidate will have a degree relevant to Information Technology/Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent) and at least 8 to 10 years of relevant work experience

  • Previous experience with capital markets and trading software solutions;

  • Proven success and expertise in architecting innovative solutions both internally and externally

  • Demonstrated excellence facilitating company design & awareness sessions focused on complex application solution architectures;

  • Deep technical knowledge in architecting solutions using Microservices and Node/Typescript/React and/or C++

  • Deep technical knowledge in architecting solutions with Messaging architecture (ZeroMQ/Pub/Sub/WebSockets/Protobufs)

  • Deep technical knowledge in architecting solutions with containerized technologies (Docker/Kubernetes) and understanding of CI/CD and DevOps secure practices;

  • Deep knowledge of Cloud and in particular AWS, ideally with experience in banking/fintech sectors and industries

  • Demonstrated capabilities in developing an understanding of the customer business value associated with the deployment of modern financial productivity, system-to-system, and end-user applications

  • Architectural understanding of and implementation experience with the following solution architecture areas: Modern Applications, Business Productivity including but not limited to portal and browser-based trading solutions, Application Architectures including the use of cloud-based technology capabilities such as AWS Blockchain/Lambda/Beanstalk/Serverless, Application Life Cycle Management and Application Platform processes and technology capabilities, Data and DB Management using noSQL/MySQL, Caching, and application middleware architectures

  • Large enterprise deployment experience in complex heterogeneous environments;

  • Ability to move between high-level architectural review/design and lower-level implementation by fully understanding the SDLC

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills

  • Excellent English language skills (both spoken and written).

  • It would be nice to have additional technical understanding in the following areas:

  • Understanding of securities trading (debt, equity, derivatives, hybrids) and associated financial markets

  • Understanding in architecting and implementing blockchain solutions;

  • Has previously worked with Electron

  • Has previously worked with multi-threaded real-time/low latency systems;

  • Been involved in the inception of CI/CD practices.


£100,000 - £140,000 per annum, negotiable

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