Software Integration Architect

Software Integration Architect

Sofia full-time

About us

About Apex
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 50 offices worldwide and 5,000 employees upon the close of announced acquisitions, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, capital markets, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of services in the industry including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody and super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.

We look to recruit bright, articulate and numerate employees who are not afraid of a challenge and are prepared to work hard and love what they do.

Every employee plays a part in making Apex who we are today and the more that we grow, the more important that becomes. Whatever your career path or specialism Apex provides a global platform to allow you to thrive.


The Role:

The successful applicant for this position should have 3+ years as a software or solution architect. The architect will be responsible for the creation and management of the integration architecture model as well as designs for integration APIs. The architect will also need to interpret, use, and apply information to support a range of strategic activities, particularly those involved in the transition, integration, and transformation of applications across the group.

Key duties and responsibilities:
Х Collaborating with various stakeholders to determine software requirements;
Х Creating high-level product specifications and design documents;
Х Providing the development teams with architectural blueprints to follow;
Х Working with project stakeholders and providing status updates, risks and escalating to have them resolved;
Х Identifying risks, issues, and assumptions with the application landscape;
Х Collaborating with business and IT teams to implement and transition to future state architecture;
Х Being a problem solver capable of translating business needs into technology solutions;
Х Ensuring that the design being applied meets policies, principles, and standards;
Х Ensuring that you adhere to development schedules and deadlines;
Х Presenting regular progress reports and setting goals;
Х Working with the technical design authority to ensure the software design meets the application landscape requirements.

Requirements and necessary skills

Experience and skills:

Х 3 yearsТ experience in a similar role with a complex application landscape;
Х Solid understanding of a variety of programming tools and development platforms;
Х Extensive knowledge of the most current software engineering standards, best practices, methods, tools, and trends;
Х Very good understanding of the Azure cloud platform and its services;
Х Experience with application integrations;
Х Experience with complex application landscapes and API designs;
Х Proficient in one or more modelling standards such as UML, Archimate;
Х Familiar with architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachmann, or other;
Х Experience with Modelling tools such as Archi, Visio, or other;
Х Strong understanding of application development and SDLC;
Х Experience working on large projects with multiple applications, interfaces, and stakeholders;
Х Very good understanding of CI/CD pipeline;
Х Experience working on transition and transformation projects will be beneficial;
Х Experience in the Funds or the Financial Industry beneficial;
Х University Degree in computer science or equivalent qualifications/work experience;
Х Fluent English (spoken and written) necessary to work in an international environment;
Х Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to present in a clear and concise manner.

We offer

What you will get in return:
Х A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business;
Х Exposure to all aspects of the business, cross-jurisdiction and to working with senior management directly;
Х Work for a fast developing and one of the world leading independent fund administrators;
Х Opportunities for professional development;
Х Competitive remuneration package including various benefits;
Х Positive and hospitable work environment;
Х Office location on communicative place at Sofia city center in modern office building.

Additional information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.
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