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Solution Architect, Director - Banking

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Job description:

Solution Architect, Director - Banking

Description:

Senior/Lead Solution Architect for the Financial Services domain. The position will directly support the design and development of a new retail banking platform and be responsible for defining and building
the solutions architecture to support the product roadmap. The role will design and oversee platform
development, integration with core domains, and drive enablement of new digital channels and
experiences. The role is expected to follow architectural best practices and build scale and efficiencies
that enable future business growth.

This role requires a highly motivated and experienced Architect with pride of ownership reflected
through clean architecture design, code quality and a disciplined software development approach.
Qualifications & Experience

General:

  • At least 10 years' experience architecting and integrating 3rd party internal and SaaS applications
  • Prior financial and retail banking experience
  • Experience with core banking solutions (Thought Machine, Mambu, etc.) and banking capabilities (KYC, Payments, General Ledger, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Strong Java skills preferred
  • An advanced degree in computer science and/or information technology

"Ideal" skills:

  • Hands on Experience with Thought Machine Architecture and Integrations (strongly preferred, but this specific platform experience is not mandatory).
  • Azure Manages Services stack
  • Core Banking System knowledge
  • Message-based system integrations
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Azure based security
  • Ability to assess vendor developed architectures and integration proposals
  • Ability to have architectural discussions with Senior Customer, Vendor and Service provider representatives

Mandatory 1-2 days a week on-site

Architecture:

  • Experience designing and building large cloud-ready highly scalable software distributed, strong knowledge of integration design patterns and methodologies such as twelve-factor app
  • Experience with and knowledge of common Architecture patterns (e.g. microservices, GoF, SOA,Event sourcing, etc.)
  • Experience or knowledge with PaaS and designing applications that can run in a cloud environment such as AWS/Azure
  • Ability to evaluate new vendors and technologies
  • Ability to own architecture, including strategic direction and presentation of a vision for the future of the end-to-end banking solution
  • Ability to plan for implementing non-functional requirements
  • Ability to drive through, directly and through influence, efficient solution strategy, with agility and leadership skills which engineers recognize and respect
  • Desire and ability to understand diverse business domains and develop architectures that meet the current and anticipated business needs across a broad set of partners
  • Experience or knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Others:

  • Good judgment and the ability to handle high pressure situations
  • Proven record of delivering technology solutions within agreed upon timeframes
  • Experience with information security leading practices and requirements
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed, team-based organization
  • Skilled communicator and negotiator with exceptional written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to forge relationships and become a trusted advisor with personnel of various levels and responsibilities, from business partners, to technology partners, to software engineers

Personal Characteristics

  • Shows a commitment to high ethical standards and integrity and demonstrates this through action
  • Self-starter; takes initiative and can work independently
  • Excellent written communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Inquisitive, analytical, a strategic thinker, proactive and solutions-oriented
  • High-energy, positive, entrepreneurial in spirit while goal-oriented and results-driven
  • Well-organized and disciplined with high attention to detail
  • Direct, plain-spoken; conveys a genuine/authentic demeanor
Qualifications:
  • At least 10 years' experience architecting and integrating 3rd party internal and SaaS applications
  • Prior financial and retail banking experience
  • Experience with core banking solutions (Thought Machine, Mambu, etc.) and banking capabilities (KYC, Payments, General Ledger, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Strong Java skills preferred
  • An advanced degree in computer science and/or information technology
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Innovative company

Excellent compensation

Upward mobility



Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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