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IT Solution Architect Lead

Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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At HSBC, the health and well-being of our employees remains of utmost importance.  Many of our roles are permitted to work from home (in states in which HSBC is licensed to operate) until further notice. Upon resumption of normal operations, this role may be performed at our Depew, New York office.

The IT Solution Architect Lead with design and implement target state architectures across the Wholesale Banking landscape. This position will work closely with the business and technology teams locally in the US Wholesale Client Services organization, as well as managing stakeholder relationships in the wider HSBC Group. As an IT Solution Architect Lead, this will involve a close partnership with the business and technology to influence, optimize and consult on ensuring the architecture helps to unlock business value. At times there will also be a need to consult with other Value Stream and Platform teams to design solutions within the wider systems architecture beyond the Client Services domain, and at times this may involve collaboration across lines of business. This role works at the intersection of business and technology to define strategies that combine a deep understanding of business objectives, challenges with technology solutions and extending them into delivery execution, value realization and on-going product management.

Solving big, complex, and ambiguous problems is critical to the success of this role, along with the ability to provide timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skills areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.


  • Accountable for overall solution definition to support products, services and customer journeys in alignment with the appropriate roadmaps, group standards, policies and patterns
  • Technical leadership to multiple cross-functional teams, creating an atmosphere of confidence and accountable freedom in the team to deliver the solutions to realize program increment (PI) objectives
  •  Lead on architecturally significant decisions to maintain pace and return on investment against agreed priorities, by being prepared to deep dive on application specific issues as well as holistic platform-wide challenges
  • Partnering with product management teams to ensure roadmaps are oriented to deliver strategy, value creation objectives, and measurable key performance indicators
  • Delivers effective technical leadership across Value Stream and Development Pods through teamwork, supporting intentional & emergent design, identifying critical non-functional requirements, and design simplicity
  • Providing mentoring to teams to improve the quality of their technical capabilities and ways of working
  • Managing barriers to potential technology solutions, intervening to resolve and unblocking team impediments
  • Responsible for ensuring technology solutions are cost effective and capable of realizing business goals
  • Translates requirements into actionable designs and backlog items for development and implementation
  • Identifies and addresses opportunities for strategic enhancements and resolving technical debt
  • Managing alignment with group and local solution governance across multiple IT portfolios
  • Articulates and handles risks, assumptions, issues, decisions & dependencies (RAIDD) and enables light touch, effective delivery governance
  • Key participant in estimating and refining epics/features at PI planning, backlog refinement, and sprint planning
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders across portfolios and business lines to leverage support required to achieve business outcomes, find opportunities for synergies, and intervene to resolve potential barriers
  • Bridging the gap between how products and IT systems are shaped, built, and run to support a continuous feedback loop for iterative and incremental development practices
Posted: 2022-08-10 Expires: 2022-10-16

HSBC offers the opportunity to develop a fulfilling career within a supportive and inclusive environment. We aim to be a place where everyone can achieve their full potential, regardless of their background.

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