Architecture Governance - Vice President

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Dorset
Job Type:Full Time

Working in the Architecture Governance team, your passion for technology and thirst for innovation will help shape the future of global digital commerce, now and for years to come. Every day, you’ll bring critical day-to-day leadership and thinking to the table, working with architects across CIB to drive standardization of technology architecture, improve architecture governance and control and define and communicate CIB policy and guidance relating to technology architecture and the Software Delivery Life Cycle.

You’ll collaborate with internal teams and business leaders alike, both within CIB and the wider firm, to createan environment that fosters the generation of strategically sound and secure technology architecture. You will have a major say in setting priorities and fostering a client-centric environment where everyone learns and grows. At the end of the day, your work will have tremendous and positive impact, whether it’s in-house, in collaboration with technologists across JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s global technology community or in partnership with some of the most important tech firms in the world.

About the role:

This responsibilities of this role include:

  • Ensuring technology architecture governance and control for 2,200 active applications in CIB

  • Improving tools and procedures relating to technology architecture and driving standardization across CIB

  • Defining and communicating CIB policy and guidance relating to technology architecture and the Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Running a small portfolio of projects and associated working groups to improve processes and tools relating to technology architecture and the SDLC in CIB

  • Helping to run the CIB Architecture Governance Design Authority Group (DAG) and CIB Architecture Governance Forum

  • Representing CIB’s interests in meetings and forums run by Corporate program teams in the areas of technology architecture and the SDLC

  • Coordinating the review, approval and guidance of:

    • use-cases for new commercial software products in CIB

    • use-cases for open source downloads and contributions

    • exception cases for the usage of divest rated or prohibited software products ensuring low risk, cost effective migration plans

    • new application requests and the on-going governance around applications as they proceed through the application lifecycle

  • Developing, updating and publicizing guidance for the technology population in CIB, in a continuously evolving environment

  • Responding to requests for help from the CIB technology community.

About the individual - this role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:

  • Experiencein technology architecture and the software delivery lifecycle

  • Experience in process optimization, simplification and automation

  • Understanding and experience of an application’s evolution from the initial planning and design phase, through build into operate and finally retirement and decommissioning

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex ideas, processes and recommendations effectively at all levels including senior management

  • Experience in chairing and coordinating meetings and large forums involving senior stakeholders

  • Good negotiating and influencing skills

  • Understanding of methods and tools used by the technology community throughout the SDLC

  • Strategic thinking and passion for business strategy and business processes

  • Proven ability to work independently, across multiple teams and operate effectively in a global organization.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams and develop meaningful relationships to achieve common goals.

Desirable Skills

  • Project management skills ideally with a technology background

  • Experience in risk and risk control compliance

  • Experience with third party commercial oversight for Software or SaaS

  • Knowledge of open source licensing, membership agreements and other collaboration methods

  • Experience of application architectural standards.

As one of the main JP Morgan Technology HUBS, Bournemouth is at the forefront of innovation within the financial services industry and is pioneering the use of cutting edge technologies.

This role is in the Corporate Investment Bank (CIB) Architecture Governance team, which operates as part of the wider Enterprise Architecture function within CIB.