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Solutions Architect (Financial Services)

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Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel

About Digicel


As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.


Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of 8 apps spanning sports (SportsMax), music (D’Music), news (Loop), local radio and podcasts (GoLoud), TV streaming (PlayGo), enhanced messaging and marketplaces (BiP), cloud storage (Billo) and self-care (MyDigicel app), Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.


Serving consumer and business customers in 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Pacific, its investments of over US$7 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 3 million people to date.


With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 7,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.


Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.


Key Purpose of the Role:


  • Architecture governance setup for Mobile Financial Services technology portfolio
  • Continues R&D on latest tools and technologies that may help to improve agility and Quality
  • Design and Develop product architecture along with successful development and delivery of Mobile Financial Services products with solutions having properties for future scalability, robust, fault tolerance.


Principal Responsibilities:


  • Having 5+ years of hands on development, architecture designing and governance experience.
  • Knowledge of Planning & Budgeting.
  • Ownership of the Architectural forum within Mobile Financial Services domain covering all platforms.
  • Play a key role in executing the strategy of Mobile Financial Services department and act as a trustworthy advisor to management in architectural decisions.
  • Evaluating and aligning the design of all Mobile Financial Services related projects w.r.t the best architectural practices.
  • Working in collaboration with all the Mobile Financial Services teams. Recommends any enhancements in the development and operations tools, or updates in architectural layers.
  • Ensuring delivery of the assigned tasks in line with the department’s KPIs.
  • Educating self and team members on emerging technologies and coordinating with the line manager to induct those into the mainline development. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all technical and non-technical members of the organization.
  • Interact tightly with business, in agile way, to deliver on business requirements in "pilot/develop/deploy/maintain" cycle
  • Manage existing and select/manage new 3rd party vendors
  • Drive IT architecture towards modular, scalable one
  • Build internal team and competencies where needed
  • skills. Candidate should be able to lead business and IT people through a collaborative problem solving approach and prioritization.
  • Prior work on large software project, or IT consulting background is a plus. Knowledge of agile methods and business acumen is a plus. Knowledge of traditional IT development methodologies is a plus.

Principal Working Relationships:



External - All customers through provision of customer facing products & Systems

Internal - All business units, deliver products to achieve the business plan.


Internal – All business units

External - Software Development, Database/Warehousing QA outsourced partners.


Person Specification:




  • Degree Level Education in Science, Engineering, IT, Computing, Maths or similar technical field.
  • Role will have to deal with potential ambiguity, changes, and managing sometimes conflicting inputs. Therefore, assuming problem solving leadership and cutting through ambiguity is a must, as well as strong people and communication


Background Experience


Ideal candidate should possess the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication and people interaction skills
  • Strong experience on Agile Development & DevOps practices
  • Good IT architecture knowledge, especially micro-services-based architecture, streaming and caching
  • Good experience with Testing Automation
  • Architecture designing and implementation for large scale financial services
  • System Analysis & Product designing
  • Web Services & Integrations Experience (RESTful, WCF, SOAP)
  • Strong concepts related to Design Patterns, SOA and micro service architecture.
  • Gift for source code management - Jenkins or similar CI/CD tools
  • Micro services tools (Kubernetes, Dockers)
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Service Bus / TIBCO / WSO2.
  • Hands on experience in oracle database, packages, store procedures, functions.
  • Automated testing of mobile and web applications (Selenium)
  • Load and stress testing (JMeter)
  • Jira or similar PM tools
  • Financial system  Knowledge




This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may, and probably will be asked to perform other duties as required.  Each employee, regardless of classification, is required to maintain a safe, orderly and clean workplace, using safety precautions and observing safety rules at all times.

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