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Principal Enterprise Architect


Johnston, Rhode Island; Phoenix, Arizona; Remote

Req. Number: 227464

Full/Part Time: F

Shift: 1st Shift


The Principal Enterprise Architect is an experienced professional providing technology architecture expertise and guidance across multiple business divisions, organizations & technology domains. This role will incorporate a strong consultant-oriented approach working across business and technology teams to summarize the current environment and establish a target vision aligned with business and IT strategy. Through engagement with business partners and a deep understanding of technology capabilities, industry trends and business areas you're responsible for, you will lead efforts to align strategic investment planning & major programs for one or more business areas.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Translate business strategy into target architecture (business, data, application & technology), and required strategic investments; Identify opportunities and key technology enablers to optimize IT investment.
  • Define / maintain Target Architectures in Roadmaps and platform blueprints.
  • Influence the technology strategy & technology investments that will realize the business strategy.
  • Lead and/or assist efforts to scope and architect major change initiatives, leading strategic options analysis & proposing end-to-end solutions & highlighting trade-offs.
  • Review ongoing designs of initiatives to ensure they align with strategic roadmaps, target architectures, and comply with technology standards. resolve design issues during delivery.
  • Provide technical guidance and feedback on architecture, software design, and best practices throughout the software development life cycle
  • Collaborate and mentor solution architects, engineers and business team members on enterprise and solution architecture


Required Skills/Experience:

  • 10+ years relevant technology architecture experience - including evidence of scoping and architecting major programs, and leading efforts to shape strategic portfolio investment.
  • Working knowledge of the Financial Services industry preferably in either Consumer / Retail Banking (e.g., digital transformation), consumer lending including mortgage and student lending.
  • Experience creating & maintaining Architecture Roadmaps and Blueprints.
  • Define solution architecture / design, compliance, and initiative support
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with business & technology teams
  • Experience building prototypes to demonstrate new technology tools and solution capabilities
  • Demonstrated experience of leading virtual teams made up of business and technology resources.
  • Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize workload
  • Experience and familiarity with Enterprise Architecture frameworks & industry models (i.e., TOGAF, BIAN).
  • Strong competence in APIs, Microservices, Cloud, Agile, DevOps, Security etc.,

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Exceptional technical communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical issues to a technical or non-technical audience
  • Familiarity with opensource tools, IDE/Development tools, infrastructure/networking components, and platform management tools.
  • Demonstrated experience of identifying and leading forward process improvements. Experience working with the design, integration and/or support of internally developed and vendor packages within an overall enterprise architecture.
  • Competence in full stack, web and/or native mobile applications, and hybrid hosting environments (on prem, cloud)
  • Experience in database design, back-end development, and JavaScript frameworks
  • Competence in Web and mobile front end, Back-end development (data access, services, MVC, APIs), JavaScript frameworks (React, Vue.js, Angular)
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural patterns for writing scalable and maintainable software and of security best practices for software development
  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Cloud Architect certification preferred
  • Experience working in Agile delivery (i.e., Scrum, Kanban Education, Certifications and/or Other Professional Credentials.

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We offer competitive pay, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, maternity/paternity leave, flexible work arrangements, education reimbursement, wellness programs and more.

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