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VP, Senior Technical Lead/ Architect, Investment and Trading Technology, Technology and Operations

Location Singapore, Singapore
Posted 02-July-2022
VP, Senior Technical Lead/ Architect, Investment and Trading Technology, Technology and Operations - ( WD32631 )

Group Technology and Operations (T&O) enables and empowers the bank with an efficient, nimble, and resilient infrastructure through a strategic focus on productivity, quality & control, technology, people capability, and innovation. In Group T&O, we manage the majority of the Banks operational processes and inspire to delight our business partners through our multiple banking delivery channels.

About the Treasury and Markets (T&M) Group

DBS bank has been awarded the best bank in the world in 2019 #BBIW, and our Treasury and Markets group, providing products to customers in both Consumer and Institutional Bank, is an important component.

Essential aspects of our vision include strong pricing capabilities, data analytics, and AI, as well as extending our reach through digital ecosystems.

Job Purpose

Our team supports the technology needs of T&M, while we are part of T&O. We are looking for a Technical Lead/ Architect to help build solutions to support business growth and with a keen focus on innovation. The role will have regional oversight & delivery responsibilities in meeting the technology & digital needs of T&M Trading regionally

We are looking for someone who truly wants to redefine the banking industry especially in Investment Banking or Treasury & Markets. You should be well-versed in how to tap new & be innovative as we continue to build on a strong T&M franchise. The roadmap includes but is not limited to PaaS, Cloud adoption, microservices, in tapping data and analytics to drive business growth.

Will be a member of the regional Leadership team and will be responsible for hiring / building / leading top talent application development teams, defining the delivery operating model for the portfolio with tech colleagues and business on a regional basis.

Senior Technical Lead/ Architect will partner our Treasury & Markets (T&M) technology and business stakeholders in driving our digital strategynamely, to:

Digitalise channels for customer fulfillment of FX and other T&M products
Connect T&M products & services to ecosystems through APIs
Provide the FX trading desk with real-time, low latency position and risk monitoring
Drive business decisions through data-driven insights
Enable Microservice Architectures, Agile, DevSecOps, Cloud, and APIs

Key Accountabilities

Architecture & Strategy : Experience in application architecture relating to new emerging technologies and driving engineering practices based on these guidelines. Especially in the space of trading products. Able to partner closely with Business in jointly building a business, tech, digital strategy, and roadmap. Evaluate and implement technologies fit for modern, low-latency, scalable, distributed architectures
Generate new ideas and business streams with T&M to extend the reach and enhance reputation across Asia
Conceptualize and develop analytics models with tangible outcomes for market and customer insights, growth opportunities, and trading
In-house Capability: Strong engineering skillsets are required as a fair amount of delivery will be undertaken in-house via the adoption of standards and common frameworks and services. Provide leadership in re-defining our development team processes, as well as recommending technologies fit for modern, scalable architectures to deliver business outcomes and customer value
Operating Model: Build the operating model for delivery, i.e. metrics, processes/methods/tools, capabilities right-sourced, etc taking into account teams across the location
People Leadership: Able to lead delivery teams guiding them on architectural and engineering principles


Provide management and leadership support to in-house teams and vendor staff. Directs the teams strategic direction, development, and future growth related to architecture.
Drive end-to-end delivery of technology application services to the business for the following major areasTreasury & Markets, sales & distributions
Provide leadership to sub-department heads in a way that supports the companys culture, mission, and PRIDE values.
Conducts research and case studies on leading-edge technologies and makes determinations on the probability of implementation.
Lead and influence development teams for efficient technical builds, be an agent of change to introduce innovative technologies within team/organization
Acquire knowledge and understanding of DBS technology strategy as well as T&M digitization program and lead the team to model best practices.
Embraced and strengthened the start-up ecosystem, drive innovation in the technical area of expertise
Actively collaborate and spearhead initiatives with the Cloud Engineering Platform and EASRE (Enterprise Architecture and System Reliability Engineering)
Continuously improve and evolve comprehensive DevOps practices including Continuous Integration/ Continuous Deployment, Release Automation, Blue & Green/ Canary deployments, appropriate application telemetry, and observability
Be a consumer and contributor to enterprise architecture collateral. The patterns and guidance developed should be reusable in a broader enterprise architecture context. Deliver solutions for large and complex technical projects
Design and articulate technical solutions to business stakeholders, while considering all functional as well as non-functional requirements (e.g. performance, availability, consistency, scalability, security). Transform requirements into architecture and blueprint for the solution being created.
Understand the system processes and data flows of FX trading and other T&M trading products; provide a clear picture of pricing and booking flows across trading, sales, and digital channels. Become the subject matter expert in designing low latency eFX trading microservices applications
Understand the regulatory environment in which the Bank and T&M operates (e.g. MAS TRM, MiFID II, personal data protection, IT security)
Understand the emerging markets in payments and micropayments, and FXs role in cross-border payments
Communicate effectively and succinctly with business users, technical teams, application vendors, and business analysts
Communicate, manage and mitigate system issues and risks
Explore new technologies and drive innovation through experimentation
Contribute both internally and external IT community as an expert in the domain


At least 12-15 years experience in leading diverse Tech teams and managing applications used by the business.
Experience in design Cloud-native, Event-based, and Microservice Architecture; working experience in a cloud-native work environment, spring cloud data, Spring Security, oAuth, service monitoring on the cloud, PaaS environment such as Kubernetes.
Deep End-to-End Enterprise Architecture understanding, including Enterprise Java Stack (JEE), Front-End technologies, streaming technology or framework such as Kafka, Databases (SQL & No SQL), and Data Warehouses. Able to select suitable technology for a given situation, code quality Api/tool, logging/tracing, circuit breakers.
Experience with event-based and microservice solutions developed in large cloud computing infrastructures such as Amazon Web Services, Azure Cloud, and/or Google Cloud
Full-stack development background especially in HTML/CSS/Javascript,
Min 12 to 15 Years.

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