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Java Solution Architect

Cranston, Rhode Island Citizens Financial Group

DescriptionThe Solutions Architect will be responsible for the architecture, integration, design and implementation of Treasury Management Services (Global Trade Finance, Liquidity Management, International Cash Management, Receivable Management, and Online Access Tools). The role will focus on assisting business users, and optimizing and automating business processes. The Solution Architect will play a lead role in engagements that capture current state business requirements and use that knowledge to envision innovative solutions. This opportunity is a hands on position that will serve as a bridge between business, architecture and technology teams.
Solution Architecture Services
Architect, design and document integrated system solutions
Identify risks and provide alternative solution options
Review, recommend, and develop analysis and design processes and templates
Guide projects through architecture reviews and approval processes (e.g. Architecture Review Board)
Define reusable practices and artifacts for strategic technologies
Facilitate requirement and design activities as required to guide projects through scoping, analysis, and design
Produce analysis and design work products
Review existing documents and interview subject matter experts to gather information about existing business processes and systems
Assist project managers with creation of business cases
Perform technical evaluations for new vendor or in-house solutions
Act as an internal consultant to project and business teams
Technical Leadership & Solution Delivery
Full Stack Architect with experience integrating and building end to end quality products, enabling business capability and business objectives through technology
Ensure detailed designs align with solution architecture
Influence detailed network hardware designs toward best practices
Act as focal point for any changes to approved designs (solution or component level)
Ensure non-functional (solution) requirements are considered (e.g. monitoring, scalability, availability, etc.)
Ensure project plan reflects all required technical tasks related to the domain
Presents technology solutions to business partners, technology teams and senior management
Provide design process guidance for detailed design teams and review designs to ensure compliance with architecture
Required Qualifications
5+ years relevant technology architecture experience
Experience defining technology architecture in Financial Services
Experience leading virtual teams composed of business and technology resources
Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize activities
Excellent communication and influencing skills
Experience in using multiple SDLC methodologies (e.g. Waterfall, Agile)
Experience with web-service and ETL integration between vendor and in-house applications (REST, SOAP, IBM API Connect, DataStage, Informatica, TalenD, etc.)
Skilled communicator, leader, influencer, negotiator and presenter
Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with banking products and operations (Consumer / Retail Banking, Commercial Banking)
Experience creating and maintaining architecture perspectives and roadmaps
Experience working with the design, integration and/or support of vendor packages within an overall enterprise architecture
Working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks & industry models (e.g. TOGAF, ITIL, BIAN)
Experience working with EA tools, Agile Processes, CI/CD Practices and Tools
Experience with Java, Oracle Database, SQL Server Database
Knowledge of C#, .NET, SaaS, PaaS, DaaS, IaaS, Master Data Management, Data Analytics (NoSQL, Hadoop, OBIEE, Tableau, etc.)
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

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