Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Client, Core Banking and Payments
  • Division:
    IBP Digital and Technology
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

D365 Solutions Architect FTC (5230)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Role: Solutions Architect

Location: London

Team Description

Investec is undertaking a once-in-a-generation transformation to move to a fully cloud native & SaaS technology stack, entirely built on Azure. As part of this transformation, we are heavily leveraging D365 as the backbone of our business processes.

The D365 Digital & Technology team plays the central role in this transformation, both in shaping the blueprint for the future state and the role of D365 in that vision, and also in delivering broad and deep digitalisation, automation and data-driven insights.

Our target Operating Model for D365 includes an offshore “Platform” team, responsible for a foundation of core D365 components and tooling.

Description of role and key responsibilities

This role is responsible establishing the offshore D365 Platform team.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Definition of the role of the Platform team and its interactions with other teams
  • Detailed responsibilities and operating model for the team
  • Metrics and measures of success of the team
  • In conjunction with the Platform Architect, define best practice and guardrails to be followed by D365 developers
  • Defining, and then overseeing the creation of tooling to implement guardrails and other accelerators
  • Identifying skills requirements
  • Upskilling / enablement / mentoring of members of offshore Platform team
  • Engagement with Microsoft and its partners to leverage best practice and the Centre of Excellence model.

Core skills and knowledge

The incumbent requires strong technical expertise in D365 allied with an ability to manage delivery and transformation.

Core skills include:

  • Excellent knowledge of Dynamics, Power Platform and Azure
  • Experience across the Microsoft Business Applications product e.g. Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Omni-channel, CDP, etc.
  • Experience of Azure Dev Ops and pipeline automation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with colleagues and other stakeholders at various levels of seniority
  • Ability to coach, mentor, share knowledge and foster a learning environment
  • Organised, proactive and self-motivated
  • Experience of defining and implementing operating models and team processes
  • Experience of working with offshore teams and diverse culturesExperience of establishing a Centre of Excellence or similar

Other attributes that would be helpful, but not essential for the role

Other beneficial attributes include:

  • Experience of banking across a range of financial products (savings, lending, advisory) and customer segments (individuals, companies)
  • Delivery of major business transformation and cloud projects
  • Application development across a broad range of technologies

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

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Judica Theron

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