Principal Architect- Corporate & Investment Banking

Principal Architect- Corporate & Investment Banking

First Abu Dhabi Bank
5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description

FAB, the UAE's largest bank and one of the world's largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made financial solutions, products and services. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi the bank's international network spans five continents.
The Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) offer products to Government, Government Related Entities, Financial Institutions, Multinational Corporations and SMEs. Our service lines include Global Transaction Banking, Global Corporate Finance, Global Markets, CIB - FAB Islamic and Business Banking.
FAB CIB is looking for a Principal Architect that has experience and passion building modern web and mobile applications for corporate and investment banking customers. As a Principal Architect you will be a technical leader and exemplary practitioner.
FAB Principal Architects are hands-on and lead by example. They deliver artifacts that set the standard for engineering excellence, from designs to implementations. They remain close to the details. You will help establish technical standards and drive FAB's overall technical architecture and engineering practices. You are expected to produce both detailed technical work and high-level architectural designs.
You will need exceptionally strong technical skills, strong business acumen, analytical skills, and be able to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.
Responsibilities include
- Define the long-term technical strategy and architecture vision for FAB CIB.
- Think big and build foundational / reusable solutions and services that will help CIB brands to use these solutions, where applicable, instead of building their own.
- Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring other members of FAB architecture and developer community on advanced technical issues.
- Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
- Lead or contribute to multiple simultaneous product development efforts and/or technology initiatives.

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
- Domain knowledge in Corporate & Investment Banking services.
- Working knowledge in mobile banking, internet banking, host to host, open banking and corporate payments.
- Experience in building high-performance, highly available and scalable distributed systems, preferably running on AWS or Azure.
- Expert knowledge in reliability, performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices.
- 5+ years leading large-scale software projects.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Hands-on experience with infrastructure as code services such as AWS CloudFormation, AWS CDK, Terraform, Azure Resource Manager templates.
- Experience building web and mobile applications for corporate and investment banking.
- Experience with automated deployments using CI/CD pipelines.
- Experience driving large application and infrastructure platform migrations (and ideally application modernization) to AWS, Azure or GCP.
- Practical Experience and expertise in at least 3 of the following domains: Compute / Storage / Networking / CDN / Databases / DevOps / AI / ML / Big Data and Analytics / Security / Applications Development in a distributed systems environment.
- Experience developing cloud security practices and architecting highly secure public-facing infrastructures with significant market visibility and brand power.
- AWS or Azure certified.
Additional Information

Work location and International candidates:
  • This is role can be based in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
  • This role is open for candidates currently living outside the UAE who would like to relocate to the UAE. International relocation support will be provided.

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Ready to join our exciting transformation at the biggest bank in the Middle East Now is your chance! By being part of our journey here at FAB, you can make a real impact on customers, employees, shareholders and communities. In return, you'll have everything you need to be part of the #growstronger movement. If you're looking for a career that will help you stand out, kindly apply.

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