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
u2022 Documents and publishes appropriate architecture principles and standards, position papers, blueprints, best practices, patterns and frameworks.
u2022 Defines, constructs, supports and provides training for enterprise frameworks.
u2022 Defines and maintains a library of functional component models within and across FIS product lines.
u2022 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.
u2022 Documents functional product solutions for key FIS financial services sales opportunities leveraging defined functional component model libraries and the defined product line architecture roadmap.
u2022 Maintains a catalogue of reusable functional application components consumable across applications and product lines.
u2022 Reviews functional and technical designs to identify areas of risk and/or missing requirements.
u2022 Acts as tie breaker on design decisions.
u2022 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.
u2022 Communicates system architecture to technical and business audiences.
u2022 Other related duties assigned as needed.

Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience. Post-graduate education desired.
Requires the following experience or equivalent combination of education and experience as a minimum to enter any level of IT Architect job:
u2022 Must have led technology direction for multiple projects and led or presented architecture concepts outside realm of immediate workgroup
u2022 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
u2022 May also require one or more of the following experience requirements:
u2022 Five or more years working in a distributed and heterogeneous computing environment (ZOS, UNIX, Windows)
u2022 Five or more years demonstrated experience in working with relational (and/or hierarchical) databases
u2022 Five or more years demonstrated experience in modern software application technologies
u2022 Successful design and implementation of applications in a shared service bureau environment
u2022 Experience in building On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP), batch and reporting systems
u2022 Experience in using Unified Modeling Language (UML) for Object Modeling
u2022 Experience in building robust and scalable infrastructure architectures (telephony systems, network services, web farms, multiple-node systems, etc.

u2022 Knowledge of FIS products and services
u2022 Knowledge of financial services industry
u2022 In-depth knowledge of end-to-end systems development life cycles including waterfall, iterative and other modern approaches to software development
u2022 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.
u2022 Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization, e.g., executive, management, individual contributors
u2022 Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, team and time management skills
u2022 Ability to persuade and influence others on the best approach to take
u2022 Ability to estimate work effort for project sub-plans or small projects and ensure the project is successfully completed
u2022 Positive outlook, strong work ethic and responsive to internal and external customers and contacts
u2022 Willingly and successfully fulfills the role of teacher, mentor and coach
u2022 May require a thorough understanding of design patterns and their application
u2022 May require a thorough understanding of Model-View-Controller design patterns for web applications
u2022 May require a fluency in developing and understanding sequence diagrams, class models, etc.
u2022 May require in-depth knowledge of networking, computing platform, storage, database, security, middleware, network and systems management, and related infrastructure technologies and practices

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