Solution Architect – Finance Systems


  1. Hyderabad
  2. Technology
  3. Permanent
  4. Clifford Chance

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Job description

Job Description

The Role


Part of the Product Management Group, the Solution Architect plays a critical role in helping align teams in a common technical direction, providing solutions to accomplish the portfolio mission, vision and roadmap.

This role focuses on the Finance Systems and, as such, the role holder will be conversant in a range of Finance Systems and Practice Management  technologies with a primary focus on PMS ERP's such as Oracle Financials.


Who you will work with

The Product Management Group is part of our Global IT Operations function, providing first class IT Operations to the firm in a secure, measurable & cost-efficient manner.

In addition to working with IT Colleagues the role will also work with Finance system business team and related stakeholders to ensure solutions are aligned with technical roadmap and business requirement.


What you will be responsible for

The Solution Architect role has the following key responsibilities:

  • Definition of subsystems and their interfaces, allocate responsibilities to subsystems, understand solution deployment and communicate requirements for interactions with solution context.
  • Establish high level solution intent; help establish the solution information models and documentation requirements.
  • Establish critical non-functional requirements at solution level, participate in definition of others.
  • Working with portfolio stakeholders (in particular the Domain Architect and Product Manager), develop, analyse, split and realise the implementation of Enabler epics.


What you will do

  • Work in cross-discipline teams that truly take a system view on solution development.
  • Participate in definition of higher-level functional and non-functional requirements, analyse technical trade-offs, determine the major components and subsystems, and define the interfaces and collaborations between them. Understand solution context and work with Business Professional teams and vendors to help ensure fitness for the Firm environment.
  • Understand complexities of large-scale solution development and apply Lean & Agile practices to address them where appropriate.
  • Work with Product Management to determine capacity allocation for enablement work (we have default rules to ensure we have capacity allocation to both business epics as well as Enabler epics).
  • Participate in release planning, definition and high-level design of the solution and explore solution alternatives.
  • Operate within the economic framework to validate the financial impact of design decisions.
  • Define, explore and support the implementation of value streams and program (we call these "Portfolios") enablers to evolve solution intent; work directly with Agile teams to implement, explore or support them.
  • Plan and develop the architectural runway in support of upcoming business features/capabilities.
  • Foster built-in quality and security


Your experience


  • Previous experience (at least 5 years) of working for a global professional service environment or corporate organisation such as finance/banking, specifically in support of Finance Systems .
  • Experience in Project Delivery framework practices and Scaled Agile practices (including waterfall projects delivery methods).
  • Practical experience of working in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment is preferable.
  • Practical experience of working with Lean & Agile delivery tools such as Agile Central (or other similar tools e.g., JIRA) is preferable.
  • Experience of solution architecture tools and techniques. 
  • Experience of working with multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments. 
  • Technical expertise in Finance Systems technologies in general and specifically PMS ERP's such as Oracle Financials (at least 5 years).
  • Proven experience in providing technology solutions for Finance Systems and business teams.
  • Extensive senior stakeholder management skills.
  • Excellent communicator, able to motivate, coach and mentor a strong technical team.
  • Knowledge of architecture frameworks and methods such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the ability to develop and maintain personal architectural knowledge, skills and abilities.


How we will support you 

From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and development your skills and knowledge. From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skills-based and technical training and on the job learning.

Company Description

Who we are


We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet

Additional Information

Equal opportunities statement


At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. 

Find out more about our inclusive culture here



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