Discover ING Bank
ING Bank is undertaking an aggressive digital transformation agenda, which builds on the success of the current mobile and online service offerings.
We are investing in innovative ways to deepen customer engagement through the use of digital channels. The ambition is to position ING Bank as one of the leaders in digital financial services and payments, and to enable ING Bank to deliver the highly personalized, real time experiences that customers increasingly expect.
As a member of our team you will dive head-first into creating innovative solutions that advance businesses and careers.
You’ll join an inspiring and curious team of technologists dedicated to improving the design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming that goes into creating high quality software and new products.
Coming in with an understanding of the importance of end-to-end software development-such as Agile / Scrum frameworks-is key.
The Application Architect will be responsible for articulating an architectural vision, conceptualizing architectural approaches, developing and validating the architecture and high level solution design against business requirements, and guiding and mentoring development teams on methodologies, processes and best practices aligned with the ING standards and policies, and Architecture strategy and roadmaps for applications.
The Application Architect enforces engineering methodology, reviews engineering design packages and drives to minimize technical exposure and risks on projects.
The ideal candidate is a trusted technical advisor that collaborates with both business and technical stakeholders, sets direction, builds consensus, and helps to create an environment which solicits contributions from all participants.
Identify technical improvements, propose them and help the development team to implement them.
Knowing when to focus on the details or taking a step back to look at the big picture and evaluating an issue.
To achieve these goals, the Application Architect is engaged throughout technical solution delivery, working closely with the following key organizational groups :
External providers to identify how their components fit within the solution and make sure the external components are compliant with ING standards.
What you bring to the team
Work experience : at least 2 years in a technical lead or architectural capacity or at least 5 years in software development.
In-depth understanding of banking environment, products and processes.
Other competences :
Ability to liaise with a broad range of people, including line management, senior management, external suppliers and related people.
Ability to operate at own initiative with a pro-active attitude, within the directions and confines of management.
Problem solving ability and strong analytical skills.
Accuracy and attention to details.
Technical skills required :
Large experience in developing, administrating or integrating complex applications and databases.
Knowledge of architecture methodologies
Enterprise Application Integration expertise (front-end, middleware, back-end).
Experience in coordinating technical teams on a technical lead role
In-depth database design or enterprise database performance tuning.
IT Security experience.
Knowledge of non-functional aspects of IT Architecture (Performance, Resilience, Availability, Security etc.).
Requirements analysis skills and stakeholder management, and ability to work across organizations to architect complex solutions.