Professional Services Solutions Architect

US18004
New York, US

 

The US Professional Services division is looking for Solutions Architects to add to its successful and growing organisation. The opportunity affords successful candidates the opportunity to work with SmartStream’s latest products being responsible for the design, installation, configuration and training necessary to deliver client solutions. You will be responsible for directing other team members in the design and delivery of solutions across a variety of client projects simultaneously managing your time effectively to ensure the success of multiple projects. The role will involve a commitment to spend extended periods on client sites as required.

The Solution Architect role is a senior role within the team and reflects the need to apply the increasing flexibility of SmartStream products to wider solution opportunity.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Act as SME across operational and technology areas to design and deploy creative solutions leveraging SmartStream’s product line
  • Engage with client senior management to assist in technical documentation process
  • Provide advice to clients on best practices for achieving efficient deployments and maximizing the ROI on SmartStream implementations
  • Work closely with sales team to identify new potential product applications
  • Provide detailed feedback into the product development process and drive platform evolution

 

Key Skills 

  • Competent knowledge of Windows software e.g. MS Office, MS Project etc.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of Operating Systems e.g. UNIX, NT, Windows
  • Competent knowledge of a RDBMS in particular at least one of Oracle, Sybase & SQL Server
  • Competent knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of financial messaging
  • Ability to translate business processes to productized implementations
  • Experience in UML (Use Cases)
  • Java Programming ability for use in producing custom controls
  • Organizational skills to make procedural decisions and ensure that deadlines are met
  • Analytical and research skills to diagnose and solve business and technical problems
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Confident and professional image at all times when dealing with customers and manage their expectations
  • Competent knowledge of the process to be followed for a Software Implementation
  • Experience with a 3rd party reporting tools e.g. B.I. Query, Crystal Reports, Business Objects, Actuate
  • Advanced knowledge of Financial Institutions business requirements and business practices
  • Ability to assist with functional requirements and convert those requirements into a technical design using the TLM product set
  • Experienced Project Management skill set; experience in managing complex and critical projects on time and on budget.
  • Management of cross cultural teams and ability to work with on-site/off site teams would be an advantage    

 

Desirable Skills

  • The ability to speak, read and write in Spanish to a fluent level would be considered advantageous

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in CompSci/Related Field or comparable experience
  • Experience in designing Financial Services industry solutions using the TLM product sets with a focus on Reconciliations, middle and back office trade process management, exception management, fails management and reference data management for Broker/Dealers, Custodians or Investment Managers
  • Experience in workflow/business process management
  • Experience working with Generic reconciliation solutions
  • Experience working with any of any product sets in the following areas: Financial Messaging, Settlement Accounting, Reference Data Management, Payments Processing, OMS, FX Processing Platforms, Central Matching (Omgeo CTM), GSTPA

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme matching up to 5% of salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • Life assurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage