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Solution Architect

Location: This role is based in Singapore.

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Principal Accountabilities

Architecture

  • Responsible for system design, working with the various teams to build fit for purpose platforms.
  • Plays a lead role in working with analysts to extract and interpret high level requirements for complex, large scale initiatives and decomposing them into independent stories and sub-tasks for the team.
  • Makes key architectural decisions, developing arguments for specific directions & Sharing insight with R&D
  • Provide technical direction to CS development, helping to identify technical solutions to realize design.
  • Drives continuous improvement efforts by identifying and championing practical means of reducing time to market while maintaining high-quality products (i.e. – process improvements/automation opportunities).

Support Development & Implementation

  • Plays a lead role in preliminary story review, providing constructive feedback and input on both work effort estimation as well as architecture/design improvements.
  • Applies expert knowledge of kdb+, Q language, Kx Platform & solutions designing and developing key services.
  • Hands-on technical lead, building consensus on detailed design and architecture plans for complex, large scale efforts.
  • A team player – Assists the teams as required to achieve delivery milestones
  • Provide expertise & direction for 3rd Line Support to best manage customer issues.

Research

  • Completes research and conducts POCs on new technologies.
  • Works ahead – ensuring the architecture is responsive to evolving needs.
  • Help to inform technical road-maps to Product Team

Pre Sales

  • Significant involvement with Account Manager for sales initiatives inside current client and active participant in external sales initiatives
  • Provide technical pre-sales support to sales team, Respond to technical questions from sales team and from customers
  • Deliver demonstrations and use cases where possible

Best Practice

  • Embraces and enforces Kx SDLC and information security standards.
  • Participates in code reviews, proactively identifying and mitigating potential issues and defects.
  • Defines key metrics driving code optimization and re-factoring.

Corporate Citizen

  • Expected to develop network of relationships within the organization in order to achieve results and to effectively communicate vision and status both within/across teams as well as to management.
  • Develop next generation of Senior engineers and direct in terms of Best Practice, technical Skills and mindset, Formal mentorship

People

  • Not necessarily and direct reporting responsibility
  • Will help oversee more junior staff

Working for KX:

At KX, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.
We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Extensive Health Care Package
  • Pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual leave increasing with service
  • Group Life Protection Benefit
  • Training opportunities
  • KX Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for this role.