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VP, Cloud Platform Architect, IT Shared Services, Technology and Operations

Keywords / Skills : VP, Cloud Platform Architect, IT Shared Services, Technology and Operations

8 - 50 years
Posted: 2018-07-11

Banking/ Financial Services
Database Architect
Posted On
11th Jul 2018
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Job Description

Business Function

Group Technology and Operations (T&O) enables and empowers the bank with an efficient, nimble and resilient infrastructure through a strategic focus on productivity, quality & control, technology, people capability and innovation. In Group T&O, we manage the majority of the Bank's operational processes and inspire to delight our business partners through our multiple banking delivery channels.
Job Purpose
DBS is a leading regional bank, embracing innovation and digital technologies with a vision of Making Banking Joyful for our employees and our customers. We are underway with a Technology Transformation strategy, known as ‘Gandalf’, with clear vision to ‘Design for Modern Systems’ and ‘Automate Everything’, including to fully embrace both private and public cloud.
In 2018 we intend to accelerate our Public Cloud journey, already in place for a number of applications in production, to adopt AWS natively, with confidential data, and at scale.
A team has been created and is striving to deploy applications with confidential data and native services, and our target is to progressively enable more workloads with a scalable, automated, self-service approach.
Key Accountabilities
Work in a small multi-functional team to facilitate Public Cloud adoption across the organization for all workloads. Partner with and assist all Technology teams.
The Cloud Platform Architect is expected to;
Responsibilities with Architecture & Operations:
  • Owns the overall alignment to the technical blueprint and roadmap for the cloud platform
  • Principally responsible for architecture and integration of the respective cloud engines
  • Principal sign-off point for all detailed designs pertaining to the cloud engines and dependencies
  • Mentorship and guidance to Architecture and Operations team
  • Review and approve inbound pull requests for platform changes
  • Review and determine root-causes for operational issues relating to the core platform, and propose additional platform features to remediate
  • Receive and review feature requests for subsequent implementation
  • Testing and "white-box" validation of security controls independent of the Security Architect

Responsibilities with Application Enablement:
  • Principal Engineer responsible for interfacing downstream and upstream Architecture and Operations, which includes Discovery/Review, Execution / Development, Coaching, Go-Live
  • Provide principal review of the architecture of the LOBT application focusing on Availability, Durability, Scalability.
  • Understand the requirements of the application as mapped against the technical blueprint and roadmap for the cloud platform, and raise features and manage prioritization as required
  • Mentorship and guidance to LOBT application team on cloud engineering principals, native architectures, and AWS service considerations.
  • Review and determine root-causes for applicational operational issues, and propose additional platform features to remediate
  • Testing and "white-box" validation of specific application controls independent of the Security Architect
  • Consult, design, and build the requisite CI/CD environment (shared or otherwise) to enable Continuous Delivery of the application

  • 5+ years in infrastructure and enterprise architecture with at least 4+ years in cloud native architecture, with production experience in excessive of 1000 AWS instances 
  • 5+ years of Software development experience 
  • Expert in large-scale, secure, and high availability cloud solutions  
  • Thorough understanding of security principals and other associated cloud control frameworks 
  • Strong scripting skills – working with deployment automation configuration management technologies such as Puppet 
  • Strong experience with CI/CD methodologies, processes and tools, such as Atlassian Bamboo, Jenkins, CodePipelines, CloudFormation 
  • Logging & event management tools such as Splunk etc 
  • Proven knowledge of backup & recovery procedures and technologies, data storage and retention requirements 
  • Technical writing, experience in presenting technical material to a variety of audiences 
  • Experience in working in and with Agile delivery teams / projects / programs 
  • Cloud certification preferred i.e. AWS/AZURE/G Cloud 
  • Programming language proficiencies include NodeJS, Python, Java and C# 
  • Experience with DevOps Tools such as Ansible, Chef, Jenkins, etc. 
  • Hands-on experience with writing code i.e. AWS Lambda, CloudFormation 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science or commensurate experience 

Critical Competencies
  • Advanced architecture and DevOps competencies; 
  • Expert knowledge on Continuous Delivery 
  • Exposure to performing architecture design activities on Cloud platforms with relevant cloud certifications; 
  • Demonstrable advanced experience in design and iterating a cloud native DevOps platform for mission critical workloads in a major enterprise; 
  • Ability to coach and lead DevOps cloud teams with support of project manager / scrum master to deliver enterprise grade scalable solutions; 
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business desire for consuming new cloud native features into an automated platform service consumable with embedded controls; 
  • Experience working in a cross functional central cloud services team with ability to understand the nexus of various disciplines that impact cloud native service delivery in an FSI environment including developer experience, CI/CD, service delivery, risk and controls management, data sovereignty and privacy. 

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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.

About Company

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia's Best Bank” by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times group, and “Best Bank in Asia-Pacific” by Global Finance. The bank has also been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for seven consecutive years from 2009 to 2015.

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