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Vacancy Spotlight: Principal Architect | Invesco

Invesco logoAs one of the world’s leading asset managers, we are solely dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life.

Our passion for continually searching for ways to improve that experience is second to none, and we’re looking for people to join us who flourish with challenge.

Purpose Statement

We are looking for an experienced Investments Technology Principal Architect to join our Investments Technology team in London and Henley. Your role will be focused around supporting the needs of the business as well as being a key contributor to ongoing strategic projects.

You will play a meaningful role in supporting business growth and help drive the team forward. Working closely with the Engineering team in Hyderabad, you will be tasked with the creation, interpretation, and strategic direction of the Investments Technology development and capabilities.

You will:

  • Support projects designed to enhance the groups capabilities
  • Work closely with a group of agile development teams
  • Work with the business partners to help them understand the art of the possible and form strategic vision and future roadmap
  • Influence design
  • Champion engineering initiatives and standard methodology
  • Remain technically hands on
  • Become an influential member of the Solutions Architecture guild
  • Assist management by providing support and guidance to other team members

Experience and skills you will bring:

  • Have experience and knowledge of the capabilities of AWS services, design patterns and APIs as well as first-hand experience of existing technologies covering .Net, C# and SQL.
  • Experience in using at least one scripting language such as Python.
  • Understand the concepts of the Agile methodologies and related methods (e.g. SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, DevOps); be able to apply these as appropriate in different client contexts and solution phases.
  • Enjoy building positive relationships with internal partners as a collaborative communicator and teammate and have experience in working with Technology teams to implement system solutions and improvements.

Our commitment to you 

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone.  As part of Invesco’s commitment to ensuring our teams have the broad range of experiences and backgrounds required to promote diversity of thought, and to maintaining a positive, engaging work environment, we champion flexible working.

Please feel free to discuss flexible working options with us.

The Good Stuff 

Joining Invesco is just the start.  We focus on nurturing internal talent, offering a variety of tools to support your career advancement, including ongoing learning and development and internal career opportunities.

We have an outstanding benefits package, which includes (ensure county-specific benefits are included here):

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Company-provided healthcare
  • Annual leave + bank holidays
  • Generous pension provisions
  • Income protection
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Volunteering days
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Life insurance
  • 26 days annual leave

Our Commitment to the Community, the Environment and Responsible Investing 

We partner with charitable organisations globally to make an impact in the communities where we live and work.  Our people are encouraged to support the charities they feel most passionate about and are offered two days’ volunteering leave annually.

We are committed to adopting and implementing responsible investment principles and practices that uphold our fiduciary responsibility to our clients, as well as being good stewards of the environment.

Invesco is committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. We serve our clients in this space as a trusted partner both on specific responsible investment product strategies as well as part of our commitment to deliver a superior investment experience.

Join Us 

We’re driven by a passion to exceed. Our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting our colleagues both personally and professionally. If you're looking for challenging work, smart colleagues, and a global employer with a social conscience, we invite you to explore your potential with us.

People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply for employment with Invesco may request this by sending an e-mail to EMEA- Talent Acquisition.  Please include your name, the job you are interested in, and the type of accommodation you are requesting.

Recruitment Agencies: 

Invesco has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly.

Invesco will not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired. When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact hiring managers directly.

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A career in Technology is not what you expect | RBS Graduate Programme

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When you think of a career in Technology, what springs to mind?

  • Being at the forefront of cutting edge developments, innovation, creativity and helping to drive businesses forward?
  • Whether studying a related Degree or not, a career in here could provide you with the experiences you least expect
  • We all use it, so why not be a part of it, helping to build our bank for the future
  • Keep an open mind, and remember:

It’s not all about coding!

  • Graduates use a range of skills and the wide variety of roles and our people reflect this (only 3 of our Graduates studied Computer Science in our 2014 intake).
  • All roles will be technical in nature, so an analytical mindset will help, but these roles are suitable for Graduates interested in a wide range of careers – Graduates go on to be Business Analysts or Project Managers as well as Software Developers

You don’t need experience

  • Learning and development is at the very heart of the Graduate Programme.
  • A complete training programme is provided to bring everyone up to the same level.
  • Your Manager provides you with a project that has been pre approved with clearly defined objectives which are achievable at your level of experience.
  • The Services Graduate Programme will bring a greater breadth of opportunities, and we still have opportunities available in Edinburgh starting this September.

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The future you shape at RBS has the potential to be impressive. We’re an international financial services organisation operating in the UK, Europe, the Americas and Asia. We have a clear vision for the future and you’ll help make it a reality.

RBS is a bank with a history of looking ahead. Since we were established by Royal Charter in 1727, we have granted the world’s first overdraft, launched the first mobile bank and developed the first fully functional smartphone banking app.

Graduate opportunities in Technology & Transformation:

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RBS is an empowering place to work. We believe there’s a right way to do business and we’ve created a fair, open, honest culture that will value the part you play. Get ready to drive positive change as you rise to the challenge of building a better bank for our customers.

We have high expectations of our employees and we’ll give you the tools and support to deliver on them. After all, the sooner you reach your potential, the sooner you can start shaping our future. Expect exposure to live projects and lots of responsibility from the word go, supported by a formal induction and structured training from industry experts.

Alongside your professional progress, we’re equally interested in your personal, ethical and social development. You’ll find four deeply-held values driving your work at RBS: serving customers, working together, doing the right thing and thinking long term. These are the principles making us a stronger bank and they’re something you need to believe in.

Prepare for broader horizons too. We’re an international bank with graduate opportunities on an impressive scale, whatever your degree subject. We have careers for analytical minds, strategic thinkers, technology heads and business brains. Wherever you join, you’ll get to see a huge range of business areas, with genuine internal mobility on offer.

What you can expect

An experience that spans all of the Services divisions including: technology development, infrastructure, technical architecture, transformation and change. The holistic approach will give you insight into how we impact the customer and work towards simplifying and creating new solutions for them. Technology & Transformation is a diverse field with functions and specialist teams in over 30 countries. It’s the key to everything we do and allows us to trade across time zones, perform complex calculations, transfer funds and disseminate information.

As a graduate based in Edinburgh, you'll complete placements around our business. You could work on major international change programmes or the delivery of next-generation solutions and play a vital part in building and maintaining the technology which allows us to retain our competitive edge. Throughout, your work will touch all aspects of RBS, so variety – and the chance to explore the full spectrum of what we do – is guaranteed.

Who we are looking for

You don’t need to come to us with advanced technical skills. Many of our graduate trainees have degrees in engineering, mathematics, economics, computing and sciences. But we’ll consider anyone showing a keen interest in and aptitude for technology. Plus, as well as technical development you will be encouraged to develop broader capabilities such as communication, project management, team working and influencing skills.

It’s also important that you’re resilient, articulate and great with people. This isn’t an inward-looking business area: you’ll establish and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels and work across different sites as you do so.

Whatever your degree discipline, we ask all our graduates to have a minimum 2:1. We’ll also consider your top three A-level (or equivalent) grades from the first sitting (excluding General Studies) and look for a minimum of 300 UCAS points.

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