Develop and manage road maps and technical designs, govern implementations and ensure ongoing application health by applying a broad understanding of all areas of architectural domains (data, infrastructure, applications and security). Expertise will be applied to highly complex and/or broad scale projects in a general area or focused in a specific technical area (e.g. Data, Solutions or Technology Architecture). Translate business needs into technical solutions by planning, developing and refining to-be architectures.
Major areas of accountability:
- Architecture and Governance of Serverless Computing, Container Orchestration and App/Web Servers - Infrastructure Architecture for Public Cloud and Traditional Data Centers
- DevSecOps practices and a firm understanding of development processes
- Resilience, Recovery, Observability and Security of the above areas
- Strategy/Road Map Development
- Design of Repeatable Patterns
- Risk Assessment
- Decision Facilitation
- Developing and Managing Architecture Standards
Develop current to future state architecture road maps. Align and promote enterprise technology (data, infrastructure, applications and security) principles and strategy. Contribute to and author application and capability strategies. Establish, maintain and apply architecture standards, disciplines and principles. May or may not lead people.
Use appropriate design techniques and methodologies to translate project requirements into detailed designs, consistent with platform strategy and road map. Design external system interface architecture that includes appropriate application of techniques and standards. Determine integrated hardware and software architecture solutions that meet performance, usability, scalability, reliability, security and business/functional requirements.
Create effective and efficient control patterns, conduct risk evaluations, and enforce policies and standards to enable the enterprise to conduct business at an appropriate level of risk. Research and recommend technology to improve current systems. Ensure capabilities are reviewed and compliant with appropriate levels of risk respective to hardware/software currency, performance/availability, security and information/transaction integrity and drive the awareness of required improvements.
Maintain deep expertise in architectural modeling, frameworks, emerging technologies, and best practices. Mentor and develop less experienced technical staff. Provide technical leadership in both business-as-usual and crisis conditions. Recommend new procedures and processes to drive desired results on diverse projects. Perform industry research with external parties and maintain networks amongst peers.
Develop and communicate governance parameters that take into account stakeholders' interests and processes with measurable results. Partner with other architects to ensure alignment and integration across portfolio boundaries and promote an enterprise focus on applications management. Develop and build strong relationships within and across the lines of business and use effective communication skills to influence and accomplish strategic application architecture objectives.
Bachelors degree (4-years) in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field; or related work experience.
5-7+ years of relevent work experience required.
Deep experience in serverless computing and PaaS products, container orchestration products such as Kubernetes and associated technologies, application and web servers such as Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTP and Microsoft IIS
Deep experience in public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and GCP
Broad experience across architecture practices (data, infrastructure, applications and security) with depth of experience in at least one area.
Knowledge of Enterprise-wide architecture and ability to 'see the big picture' and how it affects current and future technologies.
Internal/External consulting experience that spans organizational boundaries and includes influencing technology and business leaders.
Depth of experience in the architecture, design, implementation and support of complex enterprise solutions.
Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and process improvements.
Significant business knowledge and have one or more areas of concentrated technical expertise.
Demonstrated ability to explain highly technical solutions to technical and non-technical teams.
About Our Company
The Ameriprise Financial Technology team mission is to create innovative technology solutions and engaging digital experiences for our clients, advisors, and employees. We embrace an inclusive and collaborative culture that allows us to partner across the business and lend our expertise in the areas of corporate computing, network infrastructure and security. We celebrate the unique qualities and reward the contributions of our talented, passionate employees. If you're motivated and want to work for a strong, ethical company that cares about you and your community, take the next step with Ameriprise Technology.
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