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Global Portfolio Architect

  • Location: TAMPA, Florida, 33610
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

Terrific 4+ month contract opportunity (with chance for extension or possible conversion to full-time) for a Portfolio Architect with experience managing architecture solution projects.  Will be responsible for day-to-day delivery of the portfolio architecture function, managing the delivery of architecture services to assigned development portfolios and their customers, with focus on both strategic alignment of business and technology architectures and tactical delivery of architectural design services in the context of portfolio initiatives, programs and projects. Will help play a key leadership role in formulating, shaping and influencing the data and technology strategy for Global Functions.  Will provide single point of contact for delivery of strategic architecture planning, key initiative support and architecture governance services.

Responsibilities include:
•    Develop & implement practical strategic architecture vision for assigned application portfolios: target state architectures and associated roadmaps
•    Develop & implement of a technology strategy execution plan for application portfolios, in accordance with enterprise technology strategy
•    Drive alignment of application portfolios with Enterprise Data Strategy to meet regulatory commitments
•    Strategic architecture planning focused on cloud enablement and adoption of cloud-native services, platform-as-a-service, and convergence on strategic platforms and technologies
•    Identify and execute appropriate architecture engagement model for individual portfolio initiatives, programs and projects, based on a thorough assessment of specific architectural impacts and requirements and optimally leveraging technical and data architecture shared services
•    Maximize technology reuse by leveraging of existing services, frameworks and components and development of new reusable services, frameworks and components where appropriate
•    Identify emerging technology trends and formulating value propositions and actionable strategies for alignment of application portfolios

•    5+ years of hands-on systems architecture or related technology experience in a complex, multi-vendor systems environment.   
•    2+ years designing and delivering cloud-native solution architectures.
•    Solid understanding of systems, business, data, and technical architecture disciplines, including exposure to such key methodologies and approaches as Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM), data/information modeling, Microservices, Big Data, Docker containers, cloud-native services (AWS, GCP, Azure) and high-availability/high-performance systems design.
•    Experience with delivery of enterprise-scale solution architectures supporting enterprise-level business functions.
•    Deep understanding of Microservices design patterns and designing solution at enormous scale.
•    Knowledge of Data Management Best Practices and familiarity with the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK).
•    Practitioner/Expert level understanding of enterprise architecture concepts, frameworks, models, methodologies and disciplines.
•    Knowledge of and experience with cloud-native data platforms (RedShift, Snowflake, BigTable, etc.)
•    Strong familiarity with both traditional and agile software development lifecycles.
•    Strong familiarity with technology products in the areas of data processing / ETL, Message-oriented middleware, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Business Process Analysis & Modeling, BigData, Machine Learning, AI, Robotics, Containers and Cloud-native services
•    Programming / development experience with Java/JEE, Python, Spark and AI/ML technologies
•    Proven track record related to formulation and driving execution of a holistic data and technology strategy for an enterprise.
•    Proven experience leading highly complex architecture initiatives with regular interactions and engagements with senior-level business and technology stakeholders. 
•    Stronly prefer Financial Services experience.
•    Prefer business/functional understanding of the Risk Management domain including Credit Risk, Basel, Operational Risk and Market Risk