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Senior Systems Architect

  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, 28280
  • Salary: 57.6
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 14 days ago

Terrific Long-Term Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!
As one of the largest financial institutions in the world, our client has been around for over 150 years and is continuously innovating in today's digital age. If you want to work for a company that is not only a household name, but also truly cares about satisfying customers' financial needs and helping people succeed financially, apply today.

Position: Systems Architect
Location: Charlotte, NC 28280
Term: 12 months

Job Description 

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • The Systems Architect is a key position reporting into the Senior Engineering Manager.
  • This position is responsible for analyzing the existing application and tech component portfolio across EFT, looking for modernization and optimization opportunities in alignment with EFT and enterprise goals, making recommendations and helping delivery teams execute on those recommendations.
  • This position will be working closely with the LOB partners, Enterprise Data teams, CIOs and Application managers to ensure adoption, report on progress and assist in the migration of applications, adoption of modern DevOps tooling and re-architecting applications were necessary.
  • Acts in a strategic role in the development and maintenance of architectures for a line of business or infrastructure sub-domain, ensuring compliance with the Enterprise Architecture.
  • Responsible for overseeing medium to high architectural impact projects, recommending exceptions to the Enterprise Architecture for high level projects, reviewing and approving medium architectural impact designs, communicating the Enterprise Architecture strategy and direction to both management and systems related teams and directing implementation of the architecture.
  • Supports implementation of primarily complex projects/initiatives that have Enterprise Scope or impact.
  • Leads efforts in the definition of future technology architecture and strategy.
  • Understands compliance and risk management requirements for supported areas.
  • Applies knowledge of Architecture frameworks.
  • Working with the LOB business leaders, application managers, and Enterprise Architecture, Information Security, Infrastructure Architects, and project teams to analyze our technology portfolio and provide recommendations for simplification, modernization and optimization of our technology assets.
  • Provide architecture leadership to project teams and product owners tied to enhancements and new functionality
  • Ability to collaborate with a team of architects to create and implement solution architecture components while working closely with LOB partners, CTOs and Application managers.
  • Assist in the creation of architectural artifacts for key technology initiatives.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • 7+ years of experience in information technology systems design
  • Experience in one or a combination of the following: systems, applications, or architecture planning
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management
  • Ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate to build successful relationships
  • 3+ year of experience using an industry standard modeling language
  • 7+ years of experience designing software solutions using software architecture design principles.
  • 5+ years of experience in application & data architecture and solution design.
  • 5+ years of application portfolio management experience.

Desired Qualifications 
  • Experience in one or a combination of the following: systems, applications, architecture planning and application portfolio management
  • Experience with DevOps tooling and processes
  • Exposure to Cloud based app implementations and Cloud migrations (private, public)
  • Exposure to agile software development and tools
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management
  • Ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate to build successful relationships
  • 3+ year of experience using an industry standard modeling language
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of relational databases
  • Knowledge and understanding of data governance challenges and approaches: metadata, data quality, and data stewardship
  • Knowledge and understanding of technology governance
  • Ability to influence and build relationships with LOB stakeholders, technology CIO leadership, external service providers, and architecture teams
  • 5+ Experience in the financial industry business and technology landscapes.