Senior IT Architect (Application)

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank Of China (Hong Kong) Limited
  • 18 Nov 18

Senior IT Architect (Application)

Job Description: The Senior IT Architect (Application) is responsible for delivering architecture intent to the bank, especially focus on the design and definition of the enterprise application architecture. It is the technical authority on application architecture in the Bank.


  • Works collaboratively to addresses the conceptual/planning level of the technology in collaboration with other architects and subject matters experts
  • Ensures that the application portfolio evolves at an appropriate rate and does not become unviable as the other related architectures change
  • The application architect is the SME focused on designing application interfaces and software services to maximize reuse based on the business processes and governance rules for sharing
  • Provide guidance and coaching to Application Development team in the development of the application solutions
  • Ensures there are reusable standards, guidelines, patterns and frameworks for application development projects
  • Utilizes capability modeling to align collaboration strategy and planning with business strategy and goals
  • Prototypes and demonstrates innovative and effective solutions that align with organization's mission
  • Conduct analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine the strategies on the bank's architecture
  • Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work
  • Verifies that technology strategies and architectures are in regulatory compliance
  • Propose changes to methodologies, procedures, and software development lifecycle to ensure continuous improvement
  • Research, identify, and evaluate current and upcoming application and development technologies

  • Undergraduate degree in Information Technology or related discipline
  • 10+ years of experience in IT industry, in which 5+ years of experience in related role
  • 5+ years of experience as a technology leader with proven record(s) in practicing the associated application technologies as well as their incorporation into enterprise IT solutions
  • Experience in software development and coding in various languages (Java, C#, Python, .NET etc.)
  • Knowledge of application design in OO programming, API, UML, Tiered architecture, Relational Databases and Web development
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic IT technologies and related processes, procedures, and decision support
  • Experience with business requirements gathering/analysis
  • Excellent technical knowledge of up-to-date infrastructure systems and standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • Proven strategic thinker to provide big picture and visions for future technology development
  • Experience in managing projects is preferred
  • Related professional certificates are definitely an added advantage
  • Candidates with less experience will be considered as IT Architect