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Enterprise Architect - Consumer Portfolio

Buffalo, NY

Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 1075349 Pay Rate: negotiable

Job Description


Lighthouse Technology Services is partnering with our financial client to fill their Enterprise Architect position! This is a remote, 6 month contract-to-hire opportunity. This is a position will be a W2 employee of Lighthouse Technology Services during the contract period.




Position Overview

The Enterprise Architect will collaborate with domain technology leadership to create an end-to-end vision for the overall technology landscape for a targeted domain / function as well as how it connects to the broader Enterprise technology landscape, including aligning to the enterprise Architecture standard.




What You'll Be Doing:
  • Understand both enterprise and domain vision and roadmap, and articulate their implication to the technology capabilities, and overall technology landscape for that specific domain
  • Support alignment of architectural / technology principles and standards for domain with enterprise guidance
  • Identify, analyze, review, and evaluate ideas and opportunities to support the product roadmap with technologies for the targeted domain
  • Participate in the planning and execution of strategic initiatives that require architecture guidance
  • Provide architectural oversight within the domain / function across architecture areas – application, data, Cloud and infrastructure, cybersecurity, and integration
  • Develop domain-specific technology / architecture roadmaps based on specific needs
  • Conduct analysis to determine best path / opportunities for solving domain problems that may include new products, new platforms, or system enhancements
  • Engage with initiative delivery teams to communicate and promote alignment with the domain architecture
  • Consult with delivery teams regarding the most critical or complex domain architecture areas
  • Participate in and support the governance process including artifact reviews, presenting to the Architecture Peer Review Group and the Architecture Review Board to ensure compliance
  • Understand business capabilities (future and current state) and determine corresponding enterprise systems and application and gaps to drive future state roadmap
  • Contribute to reference architecture patterns
  • Understand cybersecurity principles; identify and address impacts to ensure solutions comply with best practices
  • Understand corporate technology standards and ensure solutions fully comply; recommend exceptions where appropriate
  • Identify the principles, guidelines, standards, and patterns related to assigned domain to ensure decisions are aligned with the enterprise’s technology future-state architecture vision
  • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of new enterprise software product and platforms
  • Document all Enterprise Architecture conceptual and logical designs leveraging appropriate Enterprise Architecture tools.
  • Understand and adhere to risk and regulatory standards, policies, and controls in accordance with the company’s risk appetite; identify risk-related issues needing escalation
  • Work with Solution Architects, Enterprise Architects, Release Train Engineers, Product Owners, Technical Managers, Executive Leadership




Required Skills & Experience
  • Knowledge of core banking platforms, branch and teller platforms, mortgage lending, customer service systems, card, payments, web/mobile channels
  • Knowledge of small business & business processes
  • Experience working in two or more technical roles related to consumer banking
  • Breadth of knowledge across business, application, data, Cloud and infrastructure, cybersecurity, and integration architecture
  • Strong strategic planning capabilities with a consulting mindset and proven architecture modelling skills
  • Ability to connect across disparate parts of the organization and understand domain implications of enterprise priorities
  • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills like technical translator, abstraction, pattern recognition, logical and holistic thinking
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of commercial and institutional banking processes
  • A minimum of 6 years’ operational/technical experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 10 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 6 years’ operational/technical experience




Preferred Skills & Experience
  • Graduate degree in a business or technical discipline 
  • Consumer banking visionary with a focus on researching and driving innovation.
  • Knowledge of marketing tech stack, customer segmentation and propensity analytics
  • Knowledge of all components of an enterprise technical architecture
  • Strong understanding of application architecture and development methodologies, infrastructure and network architecture and cybersecurity
  • Prior experience working with developers in an in-and-out outsourced environment
  • Relevant certifications in Enterprise Architecture discipline, or other domain-relevant disciplines
  • Prior experience with Agile Scrum and Scaled Agile
  • Experience working in financial services industry in a consumer/retail domain
  • Experience in driving and delivering innovation within the realm of consumer banking
  • Experience in at least two Information Technology solution development disciplines, including technical architecture, infrastructure, application development, cybersecurity, database management or Information Technology (IT) operations
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments




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