Cloud Enterprise Architect - Digital Business Services

Job Description

Job description

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IT Operations manages the IT infrastructure and supporting services that are critical for HSBC employees and customers, such as cost-efficient hardware, system software, middleware and databases, data centres, voice and data networks, ATMs, desktops and other devices.
The area comprises five functions: Client Services, Enterprise Services and Architecture, Data Centre and Service Management, Relationship Management, Project Management and Risk and Administration. Collectively, these areas define and deliver HSBC's technology strategy to support the Group's goals.
We are currently seeking a high calibre professional to join our team as a Cloud Enterprise Architect.
Principal Responsibilities
HSBC is looking for a step change in how we can leverage approved Cloud Services in a seamless way and the establishment of the Cloud Enterprise Architecture Practise is fundamental for our success to define enterprise architecture, deployment patterns and share best practise.
The Enterprise Architecture Team provides engagement aligned to both specific Cloud Service Providers and technology horizontals. Lead Enterprise Architects are expected to provide technical and non-technical leadership to their assigned areas of focus. As Lead Enterprise Cloud Architect you will be responsible for:

  • Defining & evangelising HSBC's Cloud Strategy
  • Provide Enterprise Architecture direction to Cloud Platform Teams
  • Ownership of specific technology domains within the Cloud Architecture Practice
  • Establishing a close partnership with our Global Business/Global Function CIOs & their Chief Architects to understand their demand through a Cloud Adoption Strategy & Adoption roadmap
  • Defining best practise for Cloud adoption, through the creation of an Enterprise Cloud Pattern Framework, enabling self-service with full automation, improving speed of delivery through standardized and robust set of cloud patterns with minimal manual intervention
  • Partnering and collaborating with HSBCs develoment and techology communities to define, evolve and modernise architectures and patterns
  • Present to Global Cloud Services in strategic programmes
  • Partnering with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Security Architect to support the definition and evolution of a Cloud Security Strategy and its implementation
  • Partnering with the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Chief Data Architect to support the definition and evolution of a Cloud Data Strategy and its implementation including enabling faster applications deployment through a set of standardized and secured data paths, patterns and tools
  • Partnering with IT Infrastructure Delivery (`cto) Cloud Services team to: engineer and design our Cloud common platform services define a fully integrated Cloud Services catalogue
  • Understanding appropriate Regulatory controls for Financial Institutions and the impact of material outsourcing. Provide appropriate support for our Regulatory engagements
  • Ensuring appropriate governance exists underpinning Cloud adoption, ensuring that appropriate regulatory, compliance, security and architecture controls are effectively maintained

In addition, all members of Cloud Architecture Practice are required to:
Evangelise the Cloud Strategy across HSBC. Have a high-level business understanding of, and the implications of Cloud adoption for:
  • Wealth and Personal Banking (inc Private Banking)
  • Markets and Security Service
  • Commercial Banking

Able to translate business needs into appropriate IT (and Cloud) solutions
Have a system engineering background and the ability to compare and contrast different solutions to meet a business requirement. Provide technical thought leadership in evaluation of new technologies to meet business requirements and influence key stakeholders leading to adoption. Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills - desire to solve complex problems at scale. Provide expert knowledge & expertise in design & engineering of:
  • Public IaaS/PaaS Cloud (GCP, AWS and Azure)
  • Integration with Public Cloud including SaaS (eg authentication schemes, single sign on systems from an application perspective)
  • Private Cloud environments (GCP Anthos, Cloud Foundry aPaaS & VMware IaaS)
  • Comprehensive experience utilising multiple Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, specifically demonstrable experience of implementing Terraform Enterprise at scale within a large organisation
  • Leveraging best practise through published reference architectures

Have in-depth conceptual functional and non-functional knowledge of:
  • Docker Containers, Kubernetes Cluster management and orchestration and Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS)
  • Serverless architectures and Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS)
  • Microservice architectures and Event-driven architectures
  • DevOps practices and tooling
  • Cloud Industry Security Best Practice, aligned to CSA & NIST
  • Multi-tenanted virtualized platforms managing mission critical workloads
  • Networking principals (TCP/UDP, Routing, Broadcast/Multicast, LAN/WAN, SDN)
  • Server Operating systems internals, benchmarking and performance tuning (Linux & Windows)
  • CPU Microarchitectures (Intel, AMD, SPARC, ARM) & Server Virtualization
  • Service Management (and implications for Enterprises of adoption Cloud computing)
  • Have excellent documentation and communication skills with an ability to clearly articulate complex IaaS/PaaS concepts to people new to Cloud Development
  • Have excellent understanding of availability, resiliency and durability architecture


  • Ability to mentor and lead the delivery of complex change
  • A track record of delivering significant change which improves business effectiveness in sustainable ways
  • Set and achieved challenging short, medium and long term goals which exceeded the standards in their field
  • Proven experience of leading others and creating an environment that supports and inspires people to develop and deliver
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills with experience of successfully influencing others, negotiating effectively and winning over audiences with compelling and persuasive presentations
  • Built effective networks both internally and externally and created opportunities for others to work collaboratively
  • A track record of making complex business decisions with authority, even in times of ambiguity, considering the potential long term risks and implications
  • Excellent vendor engagement and collaboration skills

You'll achieve more when you join HSBC.

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Issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

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HSBC Holdings plc is a British multinational universal bank and financial services holding company. It is the largest bank in Europe by total assets ahead of BNP Paribas, with US$2.953 trillion as of December 2021. In 2021, HSBC had $10.8 trillion in assets under custody (AUC) and $4.9 trillion in assets under administration (AUA), respectively.HSBC traces its origin to a hong in British Hong Kong, and its present form was established in London by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation to act as a new group holding company in 1991; its name derives from that company's initials. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation opened branches in Shanghai in 1865 and was first formally incorporated in 1866.

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