United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)

Senior Vice President

United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB)| Date Posted: 12-Apr-2019
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Job Description

About UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, we operate through our head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices.

Our history spans more than 80 years. Over this time, we have been guided by our values — Honorable, Enterprising, United and Committed. This means we always strive to do what is right, build for the future, work as one team and pursue long-term success. It is how we work, consistently, be it towards the company, our colleagues or our customers.

About the Department

The Technology and Operations function is comprised of five teams of specialists with distinct capabilities: business partnership, technology, operations, risk governance and planning support and services. We work closely together to harness the power of technology to support our physical and digital banking services and operations. This includes developing, centralising and standardising technology systems as well as banking operations in Singapore and overseas branches.

Job Responsibilities

  • Developing architecture principles and standards
  • Developing reference architectures and design patterns
  • Analyzing stakeholder requirements, current state architecture, and gaps to create a future state architecture vision for one or more parts of the enterprise with a focus on reduced complexity, cost efficiencies, reduced risk and/or improved business capabilities
  • Working closely with stakeholders to develop practical roadmaps to move the enterprise towards the future state vision, while taking into account business, technical and delivery constraints
  • Communicating the principles, standards, vision and roadmaps to stakeholders and proactively addressing any questions / concerns identified
  • Participate in defining and operating the architecture governance process to ensure change initiatives align to the vision and roadmaps
  • Acting as a trusted advisor to stakeholders in both business and IT to assist in defining and delivering high quality solutions
  • Provide thought leadership on architectural or other topics
  • Embed Platform Thinking in everything



Functional Expertise Required in one of the below domains:

  1. Payments
    • Domestic / Local Payments, International / Cross Border Payments, Electronic Cheques, Real-Time FX and Contracts, Book Transfers
    • B2B, B2C, G2B, G2C, P2P, B2E and G2G
  2. Collections
    • Direct Debit/Giro Initiation, Direct Debit Mandates, Invoice Matching / Receivables, Bill Payments, Virtual Accounts, Inward Transfers
  3. Financial Messaging
    • Receivable Services, Bill Handling (Inward and Out Ward Letter of Credit, Letter of Guarantee, Advising, Confirmation etc), Finance Accounts (Trade Finance), Document Management
  4. Financial Supply Chain
    • ERP Integration (Supplier, Manufacturer and Distributor)

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or equivalent
  • Deep experience delivering mission critical, enterprise scale IT solutions in a heterogeneous technology environment
  • Familiarity with best practice methodologies and tools for the entire solution lifecycle from ideation to requirements, design, development, testing, deployment and operations
  • At least 15 years’ experience in the IT industry, preferably in large, complex enterprises
  • At least 7 years’ experience in Enterprise Architecture in a large, complex, multi-location, multi-national environment
  • A deep understanding of all domains of Enterprise Architecture, including the business, data, application, infrastructure and security domains
  • Familiarity with one or more formal Architecture frameworks / methodologies (TOGAF, Zachman, BIAN, etc.)
  • Familiarity with architecture governance frameworks
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills to stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to communicate complex topics in an understandable way using a level of detail and terms appropriate to the situation
  • Capability to think conceptually and identify patterns across seemingly unrelated situations
  • Must be a good team player and able to drive consensus amongst stakeholders with conflicting viewpoints and objectives


Good to have

  • Master’s degree in business or technology is an advantage
  • Financial domain knowledge is highly desirable
  • Formal architecture certification (TOGAF or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with heterogeneous technology platforms such as AS400, Unix/Linux, Windows
  • IT Strategy consulting experience will be an added advantage

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