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U.S. Bank Lead Solutions Architect in Irving, Texas

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions, enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed in the right ways, all more confidently and more often—that’s what we call the courage to thrive. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank, Elavon is committed to building the platforms and ecosystems that help over 1.5 million customers around the world to achieve their financial goals—no matter what they need. From transaction processing to customer service, to driving innovation and launching new products, we’re building a range of tailored payment solutions powered by the latest technology. As part of our team, you can explore what motivates and energizes your career goals: partnering with our customers, our communities, and each other.

Job Description

U.S. Bank is seeking a Solutions Architect with strategic planning and influencing experience to contribute toward the success of our technology initiatives. Research, model, and integrate business and technology architectures to align with business strategy, goals, and objectives. The Solution Architect will play a hands-on role driving the overall technical architecture and being responsible for the end-to-end solution architecture within MPS (Merchant Payment Services) business line. They will partner with the Business/Product Sponsors, Agile Product teams, and Peer Architects while driving MPS Technology’s digital modernization efforts. The Solution Architect’s focus is enabling and accelerating the delivery of our products by creating highly reliable, scalable, and secure solutions that deliver key business value.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership, prepare design artifacts, and implement solutions as part of agile teams. You will drive the end-to-end solutions architecture design. Own and articulate the architecture and design to the product leaders, product teams, and architecture leadership.

  • Engage with multiple Product teams to deliver architecture artifacts, drive issue resolution, wellness plans, and product roadmaps.

  • Analyze business direction, understand the long-term vision, and quantify the risk/benefits in developing strategic technical solutions. Collaborate closely with the product leaders and teams in technology evaluation, selection, recommendation, and configuration.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with product leaders, architects, and technical leads for individual products and applications. Partner with peer architects to find opportunities to refactor business processes, improve customer experience or perform capability rationalization.

  • Work both independently and with all levels of the organization, including technical and non-technical team members.

  • Strong presentation skills: written and verbal communication including the ability to influence.

  • Apply Architecture and Design concepts: layered Architectures, Components, Interfaces, messaging and patterns for enterprise Solutions.

  • Sets the direction of the architectural roadmap. Determines the Benefits for specific engineering initiatives and determines appropriate levels of investment for given strategic horizons. Establishes engineering strategic objectives that drive architecture and technical approach.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Six to eight years of relevant experience

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • 8+ years of industry experience in architecture, analytics, design, and development of enterprise solutions in multiple technology platforms, frameworks, and languages.

  • Demonstrated and extensive knowledge of APIs , UIs , infrastructure , data architecture , security, new technologies, Cloud migration strategies and product and vendor evaluation.

  • Demonstrated expert understanding of the agile development process and DevOps practices.

  • Demonstrated software development experience with expertise in client-side technologies (Angular/React, JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML, CSS) and strong experience using Java, Spring Framework/Spring Boot, and web application technologies.

  • Experience in cloud technologies and practices, building and deploying applications using either AWS or Azure or both. Cloud certification preferred.

  • Experience in microservices architecture.

  • Experience and successful modernization at large corporations ( re-platforming, re-hosting and service enablement).

  • Demonstrable experience migrating from OnPrem to Cloud, Preferably Mainframe modernization experience.

  • Possesses expertise in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices in an agile environment.

  • Experience in Payment Services, Financial Services, or regulated domains is a big plus.

  • Customer-focused attitude.

  • Experience with Domain Driven Design concepts.

  • Track record of critical thinking and translating business needs into technology solutions.

  • Passion for technology, not limiting yourself to a set of languages or frameworks.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and thought leadership skills.

** The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there's an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days.

* _This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship._ *

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants (https://careers.usbank.com/global/en/disability-accommodations-for-applicants) .

Benefits:

Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (https://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf) EEO poster.

E-Verify

U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program (https://careers.usbank.com/verification-of-eligibility-for-employment) .

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, U.S. Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401(k) contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $123,165.00 - $144,900.00 - $159,390.00

Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.

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