U.S. Bank Solution Architect Senior in Richfield, Minnesota
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Job DescriptionCredit Card Solution Architect
U.S. Bank is seeking a motivated Solution Architect within U.S. Bank’s Integrated Card System (ICS). The candidate will have solution-based architecture experience that can contribute toward the success of our larger and more complex technology initiatives in a product-based, agile environment. Drives early alternatives review for solutions. Candidate Is able to create an intellectually understandable abstraction of a complex business and/or technology process change. Participates in the definition of non-functional requirements and ensures that the application architecture supports these requirements.
Candidate provides strategic input for long-term application direction and executes on specific initiatives that support the long-term viability of the Integrated Card System. Ensures compliance with Enterprise Architecture, Technology Standards, and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning. Leads and provides direction in evaluation of vendor products to determine conformance with bank technical standards and appropriate fit with business needs.
Successful applicants will exemplify US Bank's ethical principles of uncompromising integrity, respect for others, accountability for decisions and actions, and good citizenship.
Solutions architecture is the science and art of ensuring a solution being developed for ICS is manageable, available, scalable, and secure (MASS). The architectural solution, developed early in the process, addresses significant requirements that may materially impact the cost, quality, or stakeholder satisfaction.
The goal of a Solutions Architect is to create an intellectually understandable abstraction of a complex business and/or technology process change. The act of developing an architectural solution: Supports early design evaluations, at the RPS portfolio level (Portfolio Solution Group) & journey-level, that impact ICS' development, deployment, and maintenance life (conceptual design) Facilitates communication with journey leaders, contributing to a solution that better fulfills their needs (collaboration) Enables for the execution of a fully feasible solution that meets the defined epic and features Establishes a foundation for re-use of elements and decisions (technical design patterns) Ensures that U.S. Bank enterprise direction is a consideration in design Fosters risk management and cost reduction
Architecture is design, but not all design is architectural. In practice, the architect is the one who draws the line between the conceptual architectural design and detailed design.
A Solutions Architect is responsible for creating the high level conceptual design (refinement) for our journeys prior to making commitments for large, multi-journey or enterprise initiatives, in order to uncover material impacts to scope and risk. They act as stewards for shared multi-journey, multi-team assets like the ICS logical data model, service design patterns, and the body of architectural design tenets and governance processes that help ensure MASS for ICS.
Solutions Architects will: As part of a Portfolio Solution Group (PSG), partner with RPS business leaders to assess early evaluation of larger, multi-journey initiatives:Provide technical feasibility consulting for efforts that impact the ICS application Shepherd single journey initiative assessments to the appropriate journey and multi-journey initiative designs to the associated journey leaders
Assist journey lead architects in defining the architectural solutions of RPS-driven, ICS-driven, and enterprise initiatives that impact the ICS application Maintain application stewardship through governance, architectural roadmaps, and other long-term viability initiatives. Expose the Solutions Architecture staff to a broad range of credit card lifecycle definition events in the interest of supporting the ICS "Generalists" initiative Maintain industry and competitor information including vendor analysis
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience At least 5+ years experience with the concepts, philosophies and tools behind the design of applications, information and underlying information technologies. At least 10 years experience with developing and implementing applications.
Extensive experience in: System development lifecycle Product-based agile development Cloud migration strategies Container technologies/microservices architecture Distributed platforms Open API strategies Product and vendor evaluation-Information security management
Subject matter expert in: IT environment Information management Application delivery process Requirements analysis Application design, architecture
Other preferred skills: Credit card processing experience Mainframe background Proven ability to guide the design of complex solutions from functional and non-functional requirements Strong leadership & collaboration skills with solid communication skills, both written and oral Engaging approach, with a hands-on style to solving business issues through technology Practical and thoughtful understanding of architectural & development principles and technique. The ability to develop effective conceptual diagrams and other architectural documentation is essential Proven ability to work effectively in the typical ambiguity of larger designs and implementation plans Business process modeling-System testing
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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.