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Director, Solution Architect
New York, NY

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Director, Solution Architect for the Financial Services domain.  The position will directly support the design and development of a new retail banking platform (leading the Retail Banking practice) 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


At least 10 years’ experience architecting and integrating 3rd party internal and SaaS
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
Mandatory 1-2 day a week office work
Experience designing and building large cloud-ready highly scalable software particularly
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
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
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

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