Enterprise Architect Enterprise Architect …

in Austin, TX, United States
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in Austin, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Enterprise Architect
Chief Enterprise Architect (US Lending & Retail) Austin/en-US/DHC/job/Austin/Chief-Enterprise-Architect--US-Lending---Retail-_REQ1120_0017545-1/apply

What will you contribute?

This role is to serve as Chief Enterprise Architect, responsible for the technical direction of a Finastra line-of-business (LOB), reporting to the Finastra VP of Enterprise Architecture (EA). Your peers will be the other 5 Chief Enterprise Architects for Finastras 5 other LOBs, who along with you comprise the Finastra EA Leadership Team. The Chief Architect will lead architectural decision-making based on pragmatic understanding of tradeoffs/cost-benefit analysis. In this capacity you own the technical roadmap for your LOB. You are expected to engage with the LOB General Manager, product managers and development heads to determine, validate and communicate the architectural blueprint, patterns and practices that must be followed by the LOB development organization, typically involving 200-700 developers depending on the LOB.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • As part of the EA Leadership Team you are expected to contribute to the definition of Finastra-wide EA technical strategy which you and your other Chief Enterprise Architect peers would then consistently apply across all Finastra LOBs. This technical strategy is the technical counterpart to Finastras corporate strategy of becoming the #1 Platform in Financial Services. This platform provides a solution to the financial industrys urgent need to transition business models in response to technical disruption arising from cloud, machine learning, block chain and open innovation.

  • Provide your LOB business with guidance on how to correctly formulate and implement technical value propositions. In particular:

- API as a Product:

Standards for developer experience

API-First design patterns and practices, including tools such as Swagger

- Data as a Product:

Architectural blueprints for data collation and processing (telemetry, data lakes, big data, Spark, )

Technical backbones required to support data analytics, machine learning and AI

- Digitalization:

User design paradigms

How to architect for multiple channels (mobile, online, )

Required Experience:

  • You are expected to be able to have the skills, if required, to personally develop sample applications involving any technology in your blueprint. Such sample applications are to be used whenever there is a need to validate the architecture prior to asking hundreds of developers to follow it.

  • To succeed in your role, you need to engage and gain the trust of all pertinent stakeholders in your LOB, including the General Manager, product managers, business analysts, development managers, technical experts, QA, and dev ops.

  • Architectural decision-making experience based on pragmatic understanding of tradeoffs/cost-benefit analysis.

  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams.

  • Good communicator and evangelizer: communicate technical blueprints to the developers, actively coach the developers throughout the development process, ability to confront and overcome resistance, communicate and justify technical strategy to executives

  • Experience with large, complex, critical systems and with the typical technical considerations involved in designing such systems. In particular: knowledge of enterprise design patterns and practices, AppSec, Polyglot experience (Java, .NET, C++ , Node/JS/Angular best practices, knowledge of BDD methodologies and acceptance testing, and cloud native, microservices practice and technology

  • Experience with building, deploying and operating SaaS products on a public cloud such as Azure, Google Cloud, or AWS. In particular:

- Microservices

- Service mesh technologies (Istio, Hashicorp, Netflix, )

- Hybrid technologies (cloud and on-prem)

- Big data / data lake (Spark, )

- Building applications in a PaaS environment

- Orchestrating / automation tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, )

- Kubernetes, containerization, Helm

- CI/CD pipelines

- Supportability, monitoring, ops in general (geo considerations, automation of handling support tickets, )

- Accurate cost models to deploy and operate


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact your recruitment partner.


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Finastra: Who are we?

At Finastra our purpose is to unlock the power of finance for everyone. We build and deliver innovative, next-generation technology on our open Fusion software architecture and cloud ecosystem. Were one of the worlds largest FinTechs working with over 9,000 customers, including 90 of the top 100 banks globally. Our scale and reach allow us to build long-lasting relationships that put our customers and their customers first.

Your future at Finastra

We believe that the future of finance is OPEN. By focusing on OPEN Collaboration and OPEN Finance, supported by our OPEN Platform, we can create financial inclusion and open innovation for everybody. Our people are our greatest asset and we provide an environment where you can develop and grow your career. From graduates to experienced professionals, were leaders in our roles and a key part of making Finastra one of the worlds leading FinTechs.

Why join us

Alongside amazing colleagues and engaging work, we want to help you get the best out of your career. We offer continuous learning and development to take your skills to the next level. Its not just about being the best you can be at work we also a variety benefits to make your non-work life better; including paid holiday, flexible working, pension, health and well-being initiatives and many more. If youre looking to build your career, work with experts and most of all have fun, join us.

At Finastra the future of finance is open. For more information please view our website: .


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