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Principal Enterprise Architect

Company: Citizens
Location: Rehoboth
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


The Principal Enterprise Architect is an experienced professional providing technology architecture expertise and guidance across multiple business divisions, organizations & technology domains. This role will incorporate a strong consultant-oriented approach working across business and technology teams to summarize the current environment and establish a target vision aligned with business and IT strategy. Through engagement with business partners and a deep understanding of technology capabilities, industry trends and business areas you're responsible for, you will lead efforts to align strategic investment planning & major programs for one or more business areas.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Translate business strategy into target architecture (business, data, application & technology), and required strategic investments; Identify opportunities and key technology enablers to optimize IT investment.
  • Define / maintain Target Architectures in Roadmaps and platform blueprints.
  • Influence the technology strategy & technology investments that will realize the business strategy.
  • Lead and/or assist efforts to scope and architect major change initiatives, leading strategic options analysis & proposing end-to-end solutions & highlighting trade-offs.
  • Review ongoing designs of initiatives to ensure they align with strategic roadmaps, target architectures, and comply with technology standards. resolve design issues during delivery.
  • Provide technical guidance and feedback on architecture , software design, and best practices throughout the software development life cycle
  • Collaborate and mentor solution architects, engineers and business team members on enterprise and solution architecture

    Required Skills/Experience:
    • 10+ years relevant technology architecture experience - including evidence of scoping and architecting major programs, and leading efforts to shape strategic portfolio investment.
    • Working knowledge of the Financial Services industry preferably in either Consumer / Retail Banking (e.g., digital transformation), consumer lending including mortgage and student lending.
    • Experience creating & maintaining Architecture Roadmaps and Blueprints.
    • Define solution architecture / design, compliance, and initiative support
    • Strong communication and influencing skills with business & technology teams
    • Experience building prototypes to demonstrate new technology tools and solution capabilities
    • Demonstrated experience of leading virtual teams made up of business and technology resources.
    • Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize workload
    • Experience and familiarity with Enterprise Architecture frameworks & industry models (i.e., TOGAF, BIAN).
    • Strong competence in APIs, Microservices, Cloud, Agile, DevOps, Security etc.,
      Preferred Skills/Experience:
      • Exceptional technical communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical issues to a technical or non-technical audience
      • Familiarity with opensource tools, IDE/Development tools, infrastructure/networking components, and platform management tools.
      • Demonstrated experience of identifying and leading forward process improvements. Experience working with the design, integration and/or support of internally developed and vendor packages within an overall enterprise architecture.
      • Competence in full stack, web and/or native mobile applications, and hybrid hosting environments (on prem, cloud)
      • Experience in database design, back-end development, and JavaScript frameworks
        • Competence in Web and mobile front end, Back-end development (data access, services, MVC, APIs), JavaScript frameworks (React, Vue.js, Angular)
        • Advanced knowledge of architectural patterns for writing scalable and maintainable software and of security best practices for software development
        • Bachelor's Degree Required; Cloud Architect certification preferred
        • Experience working in Agile delivery (i.e., Scrum, Kanban Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials.
          Some job boards have started using jobseeker-reported data to estimate salary ranges for roles. If you apply and qualify for this role, a recruiter will discuss accurate pay guidance.

          Why Work for Us

          At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

          Equal Employment Opportunity

          Citizens, its parent, subsidiaries, and related companies provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, citizenship, physical or mental disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, genetic characteristic, marital or domestic partner status, victim of domestic violence, family status/parenthood, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth/lactation, colleague's or a dependent's reproductive health decision making, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

          Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran

          Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective affiliates.

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