Information Technology Solutions Designer - Sydney

  • Posting Date: 11-11-2019
  • Vacancy number: 23517

We are a global financial services firm with activities in over 25 countries and 85 of the world's securities exchanges.  We offer a broad range of products and services to professional market participants. We have offices around the world, operating in Sydney since 1998; other main offices are located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, London, Amsterdam and Chicago.

The IT Solutions Designer role reports to the CIO and the GITSO and is based in our ABN AMRO Clearing Office in Sydney.  This role is a Permanent full time.



  • Responsible for examining the business requirements and then work to define and translate into the best IT solution architecture that would address new requests and recommendations if required to refresh the existing IT infrastructure. There will be a strong focus on applications and the developments on moving to the (public) Cloud.
  • Responsible for clearly documenting each solution, working closely with the Business, Business Analysts, Project Managers, and all IT Teams involved in implementing or supporting the solution in the future
  • Responsible for identifying and solving any technical risks and implementing controls. Reviewing each solution to ensure it conforms to all ABN AMRO global policies and security standards


  • Providing technical design and solutions for APAC IT Architecture which is compliant and secure
  • Responsible for reviewing existing end-to-end designs and technical solutions incorporating the infrastructure and software components
  • Participate in process flow analysis and process redesign along with the Project and Infrastructure Manager
  • Produce a solutions architecture document to match business requirements, providing high level solutions and cost estimates for each project
  • Complete and co-implement a configuration workbook
  • Co-team with the infrastructure and development teams or subject matter experts to produce a technical specification for custom development and systems integration requirements
  • Provide current best practice and third party solution alternatives as part of the functional design document
  • Maintain good understanding of the latest technologies and industry trends, specifically applications
  • Maintain good knowledge on Cloud developments
  • Participate in project meetings and the product life cycle



  • University degree or equivalent qualifications
  • 10+ years experience working within an IT technical role, with 6+ years working experience in a Financial or Regulatory environment
  • Working knowledge of TOGAF, COBIT, ITIL and similar frameworks
  • Fluent in architectural modelling in Archimate
  • Proven experience in developing solutions across IT domains
  • Ability to work both at a conceptual level as well as an actual solution level
  • Ability to align business and IT strategies to deliver maximum organisational benefits
  • Deadline-oriented individual with an focus on detail and product quality
  • Excellent leadership, communication and documentation skills, particularly when facilitating and conveying information between business and technical staff
  • Demonstrate a strong personal commitment to customer needs and corporate objectives


ABN AMRO fosters a working environment for people who want to contribute to a culture of excellence. We make a difference with our expert employees, who are driven by a desire to continue developing. We have confidence in the professionalism and entrepreneurship of our employees.  We attract people who take their job and their talents very seriously, and in return we give employees the responsibility and the scope to excel in their role.  You will be working with a group of people who have the same drive and vision, but whose backgrounds and experience are as diverse as those of our clients. That is a way of ensuring that we exceed each other's expectations and continually grow. 

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has a professional approach, is a subject matter expert and has demonstrated IT solutions design experience.  In return, we will offer you an attractive remuneration package, great employee benefits and the opportunity to work in a progressive and innovative working environment. 


If you think you are what we are looking for, please apply now and in your cover letter, please let us know how your experience fits the above criteria.


Applicants will only be contacted if they are successful for an interview.