Platform Architect – Google Cloud Platform (GCP) - HSBC - City of London - Wizbii

Platform Architect – Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

  • By HSBC
  • City of London (United Kingdom)
  • Information systems

Job description

Role Title: Platform Architect – Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Business: Information Technology

New or Existing Role? New

Grade: GCB5

Role Purpose

Accountable for shaping the architecture domain roadmap within Programme and leading development of respective discipline within the CMB practice for data management.

This key responsibility within this role is to Maintains database by determining structural requirements; developing and installing solutions:

· Manage proof of concepts, exploratory projects to identify, evaluate and eventually adopt most suitable Cloud Computing (Public & Private Clouds, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS)
· Expertise in developing, refine, and execute the Cloud Computing strategy and roadmap.
· Collaborate with cloud computing teams to define Cloud Computing adoption models, best practices, use cases, guidance documents etc.
· Work with other technical and data center architects for migration plans; application migration plans, requirements and needs; .
· Should be able to develop a comprehensive technical architecture to support the multi-year agenda for cloud adoption.
· Should be able to plan and lead all aspects of Cloud Infrastructure projects such as Cloud Management
· Should be able to lead Technical Architecture reviews in coordination with the Lead Solution
· Recent experience in Architecture, Design, and Implementation of highly scalable, highly available, Cloud (SaaS) services and solutions.
· Hands on experience in creating and deploying complex cloud infrastructure solutions in small and large environments.
· Hands on experience with some of the following service architectures: Amazon Web Services, Google Web Services, Azure, Terremark, Rackspace etc
· Data Center architecture & design experience for large customer environments

Key Accountabilities

Impact on Business

· Determines structural requirements by analyzing operations, applications, and programming; reviewing objectives; evaluating current systems;
· Develops solutions by designing proposed system; defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, security, back-up, and recovery specifications.
· Installs systems by developing flowcharts; applying optimum access techniques; coordinating installation actions; documents actions.
· Maintains performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems; calculating optimum values for parameters; evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases; completing maintenance; answering user questions.
· Prepares users by conducting training.
· Provides support by coding utilities, responding to user questions, and resolving problems.
· Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
· Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Leadership & Teamwork

Lead the transformation of testing into a continuous and efficient end to end quality development function using quality processes, tools, and methodologies significantly improving control, accuracy and integrity.

Responsible for team mentoring and reporting to the DevOps team.

Demonstrate leadership on Regulatory & Compliance matters. Maintain awareness of operational risk and minimize the likelihood of it occurring including its identification, assessment, mitigation and control, loss identification and reporting in accordance

Operational Effectiveness & Control

Maintain and observe HSBC internal control standards, implement and observe Group Compliance Policy, including the timely implementation of recommendations made by internal/external auditors and external regulators. Foster a compliance culture and implement Group Compliance Policy by managing compliance risk in liaison with the Head of Group Compliance, Regional Compliance Officer, Area Compliance Officer or Local Compliance Officer, ensuring adequate compliance resources are in place and training is provided, and optimising relations with regulators.

Major Challenges

· Implementation of the project at aggressive timelines
· The need to quickly mobilise a solution to meet the demands of Business Sponsors
· In the initial phase heavy reliance on vendor resources

Management of Risk

Ensure compliance with all relevant internal instructions (FIMs, GSMs, circulars) and external regulatory requirements, including the management of operational risk and adherence to the Group's standards of ethical behaviour

Observation of Internal Controls

Ensure compliance with all relevant internal instructions (FIMs, GSMs, circulars) and external regulatory requirements, including the management of operational risk and adherence to the Group's standards of ethical behaviour

Seeked profile

Qualifications :

Knowledge & Experience / Qualifications

Project Management

- How project is Executed

- Schedule and Cost variance

- Usage of Tools

- Awareness of PM process and methodologies


- Timeliness of communication (emails, chat, Meetings, Reports etc.)

- Effectiveness of communication

Stakeholder Management

- Was there any escalations from stakeholders

- How stakeholders were identified and interacted throughout project

- Relationship with stakeholders

- Feedback from stakeholders

Risk Management

- Identification of Risks and Managing risk over project

- Timely escalations of Risk/Issues

Negotiation Skills

- Negotiating with Business Teams

- Negotiation with Project Teams

Team Player

- Functional or Line management within team

- Involving in departmental strategies and initiatives


- Ensuring strict adherence to all regulatory issues and compliance of all internal controls.

- Implement and comply with Group Compliance Policy

- Should deliver considering the operational risk associated with the role.

As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating a diverse environment. overview
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About HSBC

HSBC est l’une des plus grandes banques internationales avec une présence dans plus de 85 pays dans le monde. Elle a été créée en 1865 sous le nom de « The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation », et son siège social est basé à Londres. En France, HSBC totalise environ 400 agences et près de 10 000 salariés, avec une spécialisation dans plusieurs activités : une banque pour les particuliers, spécialisées notamment dans la gestion de patrimoine, une banque privée (gestion de fortune), une banque d’entreprises, qui s’appuie sur le réseau de l’ensemble du groupe HSBC dans le monde, et une banque de financement, d’investissement et de marchés. En 2012, HSBC France a réalisé un résultat avant impôt de 450 millions d’euros.

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