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TECHNICAL ARCHITECT

Company: Sharp Decisions
Location: Wayne
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

A client of Sharp Decisions Inc. is looking to bring on a Technical Architect to be based in Wayne, NJ.

Job ID# 44549

As a Technical Architect, the role will be responsible for designing technology systems that will create high value for customers and will be an extension of the IT leadership team interfacing with all business and technology teams across the Bank and should be a trailblazer in the IT organization.

The Technical Architect will demonstrate thorough knowledge and/or success with completing and managing components of private, public or hybrid cloud environment-related Business Systems Integrations solutions. Ensure that the architecture and software design is fit for purpose, aligned with technical design authority / architecture review board, implemented as intended and aligned with the Enterprise-wide guiderails and policies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Lead to Program and/or Project Manager across multiple technology implementation systems.
Communicate complex technical information to all areas of Business and Technology Leadership, all stakeholders of the project, including those who do not have a technical background and capture non-functional requirements.
Leveraging thorough knowledge with the delivery cloud-based application architectures and development, integration, distributed data management, and application testing.
Understanding hardware virtualization (servers, storage, and networks), grid computing, internet security protocols and standards, application, integration, and data architecture.
Participating in and/or leading several project management workstreams and teams, including large development projects with offshore, vendor, and/or client resources components that emphasize evangelizing cloud computing at both the business and technology levels.
Building on existing investments in virtualization, service-oriented architecture, and web solutions, while leveraging mature concepts, architectures, and technologies largely borrowed from the mainframe.
Collaborating with other technical and non-technical team members, clients, and vendors in technology neutral language to define, build, and deliver solutions.
Create software and solution designs that the team can work with to deliver the outcomes required through initial MVP and subsequent iterative cycles of development.
Promote an evolutionary architectural approach, allowing designs to evolve as new information becomes available.
Ensure the team considers operational concerns when building solutions (monitoring, logging, deployment).
Balance short term tactical decisions with longer term aspirations to ensure that technical debt is kept at an acceptable level.
Work across teams to support the creation of non-functional requirements, including but not limited to performance thresholds and security considerations.


Required Skills:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success with utilizing the following technologies to provide architecture and solutions that include, but are not limited to the following:Programming languages: Java, .Net, C, C++, Python etc.
Side-server scripting language: PHP, Python, Ruby, etc.
SQL Server, Oracle, etc.
JSON/XML
o Web services, SOAP, RESTful, SOA
Object Oriented Programming
Unit Testing, Continuous Integration & Test-Driven Development


A deep understanding of technology and technology trends.Experience across a variety of architectures, technologies and approaches beyond Cloud
Excellent understanding of PaaS (ideally Azure), SaaS and IaaS; Cloud native design how this technology can be best utilized to increase team velocity and reduce cost of ownership using cloud first approach.
Excellent knowledge of integration patterns (API, pub/sub, ETL) and the design/build of them using enterprise integration platforms (MuleSoft, Kafka,
Azure Integration Services)
Understanding of Event driven microservice architectures; benefits, patterns, pitfalls and operational considerations
Experience with container technology (Docker / K8 / Azure AKS), sidecar patterns
Experience with serverless compute
Experience with Hybrid cloud implementations
Experience with DevOps practices
Experience with highly secure and highly available architecture
Analytics development experience with R, Python is nice to have but not mandatory


Experience in the financial industry is a major bonus; alternately the candidate will need to demonstrate outstanding ability to learn Financial Services business.
Knowledge of the Data Management and Reporting techniques.
Knowledge and experience in designing and implementing mobile solutions.
Good written and verbal communications skills.
Good stakeholder management and influencing skills at project stakeholder level.


Required Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT or related technology disciplines and a minimum 10 years' technology experience in a large global organization supporting large multi-pillar global initiatives and teams.
Additionally, with a minimum of 4 years' experience in at least three of the following IT Solution design disciplines:Information & Data architecture
Application architecture
Software System Design
Infrastructure architecture
Information Security architecture & data privacy
Integration architecture


Prior knowledge and experience (2+ year) in a Financial Service industry in any of the following business areas (including, but not limited to understanding business practices & processes, understanding and analyzing competitive situations, and regulatory climate of the industry):Retail Bank
Commercial Bank
Payments
Insurance


Proven expertise in solution design best practices including agile and waterfall methodologies.

Keywords: Sharp Decisions, Wayne , TECHNICAL ARCHITECT, IT / Software / Systems , Wayne, New Jersey

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