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Solution Architect (Closed)

SkillStorm is seeking a Solution Architect for our client in Charlotte, NC. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • The Global Banking Architecture and Strategy team has an opportunity for an ambitious individual. The Solution Architect will support Global Transaction Services with a focus on the corporate payments and cash management solutions.
  • The Solution Architect will design and drive comprehensive solutions which meet business requirements in support of a given portfolio. The role requires a strong technical and architectural background with an in-depth knowledge of corporate payments and treasury management. This person will also be accountable for solution designs, evaluation, and selection (buy vs. build decisions), and domain strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and drive comprehensive solutions that meet business requirements in support of the Global Payments, Commercial Card, and Receivables domains
  • Provide architectural support to key initiatives through ideation, design, scope, test, etc.
  • Define technology roadmap and long-term strategy by building a collaborative partnership between the Architecture, Operations, Product Management, and Technology Teams
  • Influence peers, managers, and build consensus while dealing with ambiguity
  • Help define and maintain design specifications and standards as well as coach others in adopting them
  • Ensure alignment of initiatives against documented strategy; Drive technology strategy across multiple teams ensuring simplification and consolidation where possible
  • Produce conceptual and logical architectures to meet strategic business, financial, and technology objectives through documentation of strategy, systems, architectures, process flows and value-chains
  • Represent the Enterprise Architecture team across regional and global technology, operations. and business partners
  • Support the creation and maintenance of technology blueprints and roadmaps showing the evolution of systems from current to target state which meet strategic business, financial and technology objectives
  • Participate in architecture consulting and advisory engagements to assist business partners meet their objectives
  • Support vendor selection activities including recommendations of when to make the appropriate build vs. buy decisions
  • Manage tradeoffs between speed to market, quality, and financial impact

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • 10+ years in information technology with 4+ years of financial services experience preferably in Global Transaction Services and/or Commercial Payments Processing
  • Skilled in software / systems architecture
  • Strong proactive leadership skills
  • Excellent written (technical) and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of management
  • Ability to work with various groups (business, technology, compliance, legal)
  • Ability to stimulate and participate in creative thinking for out-of-the-box solutions
  • Work effectively in a matrix organization with teams of architects, developers and business partners with minimal supervision
  • Interpreting business needs and applying innovative technology solutions
  • Governance and oversight processes for managing alignment of change to strategic goals
  • B.S. or M.S. in computer science or equivalent engineering/technology degree
  • Certification or extensive experience in industry best practices in architectural methodologies and standards (e.g. TOGAF, CMM, Zachman, etc.)

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