IT Architect

January 13, 2021
Denver, CO
Job Type


Position Type :

Full time
Type Of Hire :

Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)
Education Desired :

Bachelor of Computer Science
Job Description
GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESnu2022 Documents and publishes appropriate architecture principles and standards, position papers, blueprints, best practices, patterns and frameworks.nu2022 Defines, constructs, supports and provides training for enterprise frameworks.nu2022 Defines and maintains a library of functional component models within and across FIS product lines.nu2022 Documents functional product solutions for key FIS product strategy and product management initiatives leveraging defined functional component model libraries and the defined product line architecture roadmap.nu2022 Documents functional product solutions for key FIS financial services sales opportunities leveraging defined functional component model libraries and the defined product line architecture roadmap.nu2022 Maintains a catalogue of reusable functional application components consumable across applications and product lines.nu2022 Reviews functional and technical designs to identify areas of risk and/or missing requirements.nu2022 Acts as tie breaker on design decisions.nu2022 Documents and communicates opportunities to leverage inter-project synergies, application and enterprise software or infrastructure asset re-use and opportunities to expose application assets for enterprise consumption.nu2022 Communicates system architecture to technical and business audiences.nu2022 Other related duties assigned as needed.nnEDUCATION REQUIREMENTSnBachelor's degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience. Post-graduate education desired. nRequires the following experience or equivalent combination of education and experience as a minimum to enter any level of IT Architect job:nu2022 Must have led technology direction for multiple projects and led or presented architecture concepts outside realm of immediate workgroupnu2022 Demonstrated experience as application development system designer or technical lead on many u201Cvery largeu201D, i.e., 10,000 hours or more spanning more than 6 months projects nu2022 May also require one or more of the following experience requirements:nu2022 Five or more years working in a distributed and heterogeneous computing environment (ZOS, UNIX, Windows)nu2022 Five or more years demonstrated experience in working with relational (and/or hierarchical) databasesnu2022 Five or more years demonstrated experience in modern software application technologiesnu2022 Successful design and implementation of applications in a shared service bureau environmentnu2022 Experience in building On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP), batch and reporting systemsnu2022 Experience in using Unified Modeling Language (UML) for Object Modelingnu2022 Experience in building robust and scalable infrastructure architectures (telephony systems, network services, web farms, multiple-node systems, etc.nnnGENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIESnu2022 Knowledge of FIS products and servicesnu2022 Knowledge of financial services industrynu2022 In-depth knowledge of end-to-end systems development life cycles including waterfall, iterative and other modern approaches to software developmentnu2022 Proficiency in solutions design and requirements definition disciplines leveraging model driven design based tools and techniques including conceptual solution component models, business process models, use cases, etc.nu2022 Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization, e.g., executive, management, individual contributorsnu2022 Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, team and time management skillsnu2022 Ability to persuade and influence others on the best approach to takenu2022 Ability to estimate work effort for project sub-plans or small projects and ensure the project is successfully completed nu2022 Positive outlook, strong work ethic and responsive to internal and external customers and contactsnu2022 Willingly and successfully fulfills the role of teacher, mentor and coachnu2022 May require a thorough understanding of design patterns and their applicationnu2022 May require a thorough understanding of Model-View-Controller design patterns for web applicationsnu2022 May require a fluency in developing and understanding sequence diagrams, class models, etc.nu2022 May require in-depth knowledge of networking, computing platform, storage, database, security, middleware, network and systems management, and related infrastructure technologies and practicesnnFIS JOB LEVEL DESCRIPTIONnCareer level role. Moderate skills with high level of proficiency. Focuses primarily on one of the four architecture disciplines typically within a single business group. Uses best practices and knowledge of technologies and processes that are appropriate for the architecture discipline the incumbent is assigned to improve FIS products and/or services. Works under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment. Works on small to large, complex projects that require increased skill in multiple technical environments. Possesses knowledge in a specific business area. Works on one or more projects as a team member or occasionally as a project lead. May coach junior technical staff. May consult with senior peers on certain projects. Typically requires four or more years of systems development.

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