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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2021-04-20 21:00:00


Senior API Architect


    To accelerate the delivery of digital solutions though leading the design and build of APIs helping modernise Danske Bank architecture, e.g. building the right APIs and decoupling dependencies and optimising our tools and processes.

    To drive API governance within Danske Bank by developing, implementing and documenting the solution architectures and solution requirements and helping to define proofs of concept to test the architectures, models and corresponding technologies in sandbox or production environments and also to work with stakeholders in Group and the Bank to deploy those solutions in production environments.


     As the Senior API Architect you are responsible for:

    • Leading the bank’s strategy of design, development and maintenance of API technology solutions across all stages of the development life cycle, ensuring that solutions built are scalable and sustainable
    • Communicating complex technical information effectively to a diverse range of stakeholders, including those without a technical background, resulting in productive working relationships  and become a "trusted adviser" to business & technology teams
    • Work with the Head of Digital Transformation to create the technical roadmap for the evolution of the architecture for digital solutions
    • Identify, recommend, source (from Group/external) and implement the appropriate tools, software, applications, and systems, to support technology goals
    • Provide technical recommendations and engage with Group Architects, Business SMEs and other stakeholders throughout the business and recommend effective solutions to develop high performance and highly scalable digital solutions
    • Develop and implement key components as needed to create testing criteria and standards, in order to guarantee the fidelity and performance of API architecture
    • To coach a team of Developers in relation to the architecture and associated standards of operation, to ensure a high level of professional expertise, personal ability, operational efficiency and business performance
    • Group relationships – build and leverage relationships with Group API adoption colleagues and tribes, ensuring delivery of UK API roadmap, incorporating new technologies and relevant Group policies, concepts and practices into delivery of digital solutions
    • Build and continuously expand expertise, acting as an API subject matter expert across the development areas
    • Serve as the point of contact for questions regarding API use, optimization and adoption
    • Develop design patterns for common API problems to ensure consistency and quality of development
    • Develop, extend and update API best practices and guidelines
    • Conduct meetings with other stakeholders across Group IT and their teams
    • Act as mentor and provide guidance to junior developers working with API development
    • Co-ordinate API releases across stakeholders to ensure high quality and timely delivery
    • Ensure all activities are aligned to the Bank’s core values and consistent with the fair treatment of all customers




    • Degree in computer science or related field
    • Two or more years of software development (.NET or Java) and IT architecture experience
    • Two or more years of recent API development experience in the chosen platform (.NET or Java) and fundamentally strong in API basic concepts
    • Experience with API Management solutions, (IBM API Connect etc.)
    • Experience in API design and documentation tools (Swagger etc.)
    • Web development experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Designing, consuming and supporting APIs
    • Excellent understanding of API based design & development, including Domain Driven Design principles


    • Experience with web development using the single page application framework and experience with jQuery 
    • API Connect experience
    • Cloud-based(Azure, AWS, GCP and any other) development/exposure
    • API Authentication, authorization
    • Domain driven design (DDD) experience
    • Development experience in consuming APIs


    ·       Annual salary depending on experience.

    ·       30 days’ leave per year (plus 10 paid bank holidays).

    ·       Car allowance

    ·       Company pension contribution – we will contribute up to 10% of your salary.

    ·       Funded private medical care provided by Benenden.

    ·       Perks card offering discount on a wide range of products and activities such as eating out, fashion, accommodation, motoring and gym membership.

    ·       Financial support for Further Education after successful completion of 12 months service.


    ·       This is a full time role at 35 hours per week.

    ·       The job role may require travel to Copenhagen, and possibly other areas of the Group. Such travel may be outside normal business hours and require overnight stays.

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