Head of Architecture for Global Risk Analytics and WPB Risk Technology
Big Bank Funding. FinTech Thinking.
Our technology teams in the UK work closely with HSBC’s global businesses to help design and build digital services that allow our millions of customers around the world, to bank quickly, simply and securely. We also run and manage our IT infrastructure, data centres and core banking systems that power the world’s leading international bank.
Our multi-disciplined teams include: DevOps engineers, IT architects, front and back end developers, infrastructure specialists, cyber experts, as well as project and programme managers.
Risk IT provides technology services in support of Global Risk, HSBC’s “Second line of Defence” Function. Global Risk is a diverse and evolving Function, acting as “Risk Steward” for many of HSBC’s financial and non-financial risks. Given HSBC’s global and universal banking model, the Risk Function is structured to “Protect and enable” HSBC’s four global business across all regions.
To achieve these critical, dual goals, Global Risk is organised into a number of Sub-Functions. The Global Risk Analytics and WPB Risk sub-function focusses on the model development lifecycle for all aspects of risk, largely in relation to models for Wholesale Credit Risk (WCR), Traded Risk and WPB Risk
Global Risk Analytics and WPB Risk diverse and critical responsibilities give rise to a wide range of technology demands spanning:
- Data environments for the development of models
- Model development tools
- Platforms for the build and deployment of models
- Model execution orchestration
- Model Monitoring and reporting
These services must be provided reliably, in an environment of evolving regulatory obligations whilst driving towards HSBC’s goal of delivering its IT services in a cloud-first manner.
Reporting to the Chief Risk Architect, the role will work with the Head of Global Risk Analytics Technology to develop and be accountable for the architecture of this service line.
The role will be responsible for maintaining, developing and communicating the overall roadmap for the service line. This includes responsibility for a team of architects, working closely to provide guidance on designs and changes, and formally reviewing/approving submitted designs to ensure that they are aligned to Group and Risk technology principles, strategy and standards.
The role will have senior membership of the Global Risk Analytics and WPB Risk IT Exco as well as the Risk Architecture Exco.
All Architecture deliverables, including:
- Defining the target state architecture and interim steps from target state, in the context of the overall Risk Technology Architecture and the bank’s overall Technology and Data principles and strategies
- Obtaining approvals from appropriate technical design authorities
- Representing GRA on technology and architecture governance committees
- Presenting to senior IT and business stakeholders
- Guiding a small team of junior architects on developing appropriate detailed designs for approval
- Communicating GRA architecture designs and principles to the delivery and technical leads, providing suitable guidance
- Ensuring alignment with Risk and organisational level architecture principles, practices and strategy
- Leading and mentoring the team of architects within GRA
The key focus area for the role holder is to provide architectural support for the creation of a single hybrid-cloud modelling platform, with demise the existing systems. This platform will manage the whole lifecycle of modelling, from the development of a diverse set of models that support all businesses within HSBC, management of approvals to use the model, and the execution / monitoring of the model once approved.
This will involve stakeholder management, both high level and low level design activity, oversight on system designs and guidance to solution architects.
The role holder must work with the communities of practice to maximize automation to ensure designs increase efficiency and instil best practice, the latest tools, techniques and processes have been adopted