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Senior GRC Application Architect

Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Jun 1, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role Responsibilities
Job Summary
Define key responsibilities to reflect the duties and responsibilities of this role.
We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Application Architect to be part of Operation Risk domain. Resource will be working closely with Head of Engineering, Head of System & Analytics of Operational Risk (OR) & MI teams to streamline, simplify the architecture for Operational Risk, define Technology Strategy & Roadmap for the domain. Delivering value to our customers is at the core of what our teams do - this role will work closely with Enterprise Architecture teams to ensure alignment of application architecture to broader enterprise architecture patterns and strategies. This resource will also work on, to discovering and improving the Data Management related capabilities in OR.
This role will lead the Change & Transformation in Operational Risk Technology, work with multiple software teams to help them become high-performing and continuously innovate and optimise the application design, architecture and capacity.
Experience and expertise of the GRC Domain, Operational Risk Management & Technology is must. Overall experience of 12+ years in Information Technology and 10+ years of experience in financial sector is preferred. Lead and assist in development of projects that will establish quality objectives. Work with Solution Architects, Project Team, and Vendors to ensure that Patterns and Best Practices are being considered and applied appropriately. Guide teams through all phases of cycle development, including analysis, project design and development, testing and final delivery.
  • Engage proactively with business stakeholders to ensure that Technology / Architecture is involved at the onset of any solution that requires Technology, through active participation in business strategy workshops, QPRs and/or Refinement Forums. Contribute to investment planning/prioritisation with the businesses and TTO. Improve cost efficiency - drive efficiency by identifying opportunities to rationalise to a fewer best of breed platforms which provides strategic business capability and aggressively decommission redundant applications. Driving and enable cloud adoption and modernisation of technology landscape, where applicable, across the assigned applications and Group Functions whilst balancing regulatory requirements like cloud approvals, data sovereignty and security.
  • As a senior technology manager in the GRC team, lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations for the team and work in collaboration with risk and control partners. Passion for and ability to work with software development teams releasing production-ready software daily. Experience on GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance and Operational Risk domain knowledge. Hands on experience on Oracle DB , PL/SQL is must. Oracle Certification is added advantage. Be a mentor or coach to other members of the team, as appropriate.
Risk Management
  • Work closely with Project Team to ensure projects are implemented in line with approved Architecture and Target Architecture.
  • Work with project team closely to address day to day architecture and engineering challenges
  • Responsible to work with project Team to ensure submissions to Architecture Review Forum (ARF) and Functions Technology Council (FTC) meet the required level of due diligence and quality from an architecture perspective.
  • Responsible to ensure that Application/Project level architecture processes and any related deliverables are completed/met.
Regulatory & Business Conduct*
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct .
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Lead the GRC Team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.] *
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key stakeholders
  • Global Head, Legal and Compliance Technology
  • Domain Head - Operational Risk.
  • Global Head - Change Management - CFCC
  • Chief Product Owner / Product Owners - Operational Risk
  • Product Managers - Operational Risk
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Delivery Leads
Other Responsibilities
  • Embed Here for good and Group's brand and values in Technology Services - Functions.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country or Functional policies and procedures.
  • Bing continuous improvement culture in the team and work with SRE Lead to bringing automation first attitude of team
Training, licenses, memberships and certifications
  • Drive continuous improvement programs including introduction of tools, technology and best practices implementation and adherence. Ensure Architecture / Technology standards and processes are adhered to for the assigned applications and application level technical debt is tracked and monitored. Facilitate cloud governance & approvals for the assigned applications, constantly seek opportunities for process optimisation and enhancements.
Our Ideal candidate:
  • 12+ Years' of Experience in the relevant IT domain
  • Experience and expertise in M7, its data model and associated modules.
  • Experience in designing solutions using M7.
  • Experience is architecting and designing complex distributed systems
  • Excellent knowledge of various Architecture patterns and trade-offs between them
  • Knowledge of enterprise architecture and governance process.
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly to senior stakeholders
  • Programming languages (Java/Python/SQL etc)
  • Container Technologies (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • Data and Big Data Technologies
  • Manage Conduct
  • Manage Risk
  • Manage People
  • Manage vendors
  • Manage Stakeholders
  • Knowledge & Experience of GRC Domain
  • Knowledge & Experience of M7 & ecosystem
  • Application Architecture and Design
  • Architecture Governance and Processes
  • Programming languages (Java/Python/SQL etc)
  • APIs, Integration and Middleware Technologies
  • Container Technologies (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • Data and Big Data Technologies
  • PL/SQL & Oracle Performance Tuning
  • Technology Trends and Industry Knowledge

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity , together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours . When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.
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