Global Custody - SVP / Architect / Lead

Company: Blue Icy Water, LLC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 22.AUG.2021


Global Custody Domain SVP / Architect / Lead Location: Boston MA Duration: Long Term Job Description Key Responsibilities * Provide thou...


Global Custody Domain SVP / Architect / Lead

Location: Boston MA

Duration: Long Term

Job Description
Key Responsibilities

  • Provide thought-leadership in evolving the Custody platform and service model, and promote innovation such as digital assets, distributed technology, asset tokenization and data-driven transformations.
  • Drive modernization of the mainframe-based applications with a move towards distributed and digital ledger technology with emphasis on events-based architecture.
  • Lead a small and highly accomplished technical team of architects and solution designers specializing in the Custody domain and with deep understanding of all aspects of business, application, data, and infrastructure architecture.
  • Lead the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and IT practices.
  • Own, manage and apply architecture governance on systems inventory, lifecycle management on IT assets and reduce technical debt.
  • Apply Citi's Enterprise architecture principles to solve everyday and/or complex company issues.
  • Create detailed data flow diagrams and design across a complex integration footprint.
  • Develop and maintain the IT asset register and the data lineage across the applications for Custody Technology.
  • Develop and manage the Data Models for the Custody domain.
  • Design of physical architecture including hardware, capacity planning, and performance of various systems, in conjunction with the infrastructure and environment management team.
  • Conduct design reviews with the development teams and identifies the upstream and downstream dependencies.
  • Champion engineering excellence by actively promoting and governing the use of development standards and principles.
  • Create traceability between service offering documents, business requirements and the design/build of solutions.

Knowledge & Skills Required

  • Analytical problem solver approaching high-level Custody challenges with a clear eye on what it important, employing the right approach/methods to make the maximum use of time and human resources.
  • Exceptional communicating, influencing, and engagement skills across all levels in the organization. Carefully listens to management, technologists, and partners to devise the best design and explains complex concepts to non-technical colleagues.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize critical information to facilitate efficient decision-making, providing oversight and guidance to team members in implementing successful projects.
  • Hands-on technology leader who promotes and thrives in a culture of collaboration, partnerships, inclusion, and diversity.
  • 10+ years experience building and maintaining applications in the financial services industry, with extensive knowledge of Custody products and service offerings.
  • Demonstrable experience in architecture patterns enabling digital transformation, mainframe modernization, cloud onboarding, and footprint simplification.
  • Expert knowledge of integration design patterns underpinning a platform composed of in-house developed and vendor applications.
  • Expert knowledge of Domain-driven, and Events based architecture patterns.
  • Expert knowledge of Kafka based integration patterns to deliver real-time data flows and availability
  • Knowledge and experience of applying advanced technologies such as blockchain implementation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and predictive analytics in the context of Custody technology.
  • Strong expertise in technical analysis and ability to produce detailed mapping specifications and data flow diagrams.
  • Knowledge of external and internal systems integration through the use of APIs.
  • Experience with one of the enterprise metadata management tools.
  • Knowledge of one of the architecture frameworks like TOGAF, Zachman.


  • Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field, Masters desirable.
  • Architect certification is desirable.
  • Agile certification desirable



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