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Senior Solution Architect Compliance, Vice President

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Solution Architecture Manager within Enterprise Architecture, the Lead Solution Architect for Compliance provides advanced technology architecture expertise on decisions and priorities for this business domain, furthers the bank's vision for technology and is a leader in strategy and innovation to solve current and future business needs. The Lead Solution Architect for Compliance acts as leader of change and advisor to IT and Business Partners, proactively identifies improvement opportunities to effectively leverage technology to improve business capabilities, and collaborates with internal and external partners to ensure that technology decisions and blueprints align with the overall Enterprise Architecture Framework which supports the bank's business and technology strategies and goals. Partners with project teams to ensure all new technology solutions align with enterprise standards, architecture principles and patterns and meet non-functional requirements. Provides leadership and expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and IT practices. Determines which information technology investments will yield the best return, both in terms of hard costs and productivity benefits. Actively champions reduction of IT risk by managing the technology obsolescence with the business system portfolio. This role may supervise and mentor other architects to enhance their design and leadership skills.

The Lead Solution Architect for Compliance delivers business solution designs that meet the functional needs and operate reliably while aligning to enterprise technology standards, strategies, reference architecture and patterns. They manage the system portfolio for the business domain to ensure health, stability and strategic fit.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Support (40%)

The Lead Solution Architect for Compliance is assigned to complex enterprise projects and transformative initiatives. Engages with the business and technology teams during strategic planning phase to influence the investment to drive the strategic vision; enables stakeholders to visualize the target state and achievement of benefits. Draws connections across the enterprise to promote reusability of efforts and assets. Analyzes and translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve complex business objectives. Reviews and influences project requirements for clarity, quality and feasibility. The Lead Solution Architect for Compliance collaborates with other architects, information security, application development, and infrastructure teams to produce complete and optimal designs. Produces designs for cost effective solutions that take into consideration project and operational expenses. Makes appropriate architectural tradeoffs based on key business goals and is able to rationalize the decision. The Lead Solution Architect for Compliance proposes architecture solution alternatives considering business and technology constraints as well as opportunities. They drive alignment of business solutions to architectural standards. They are able to decompose project scope into multi-phase/generation projects, deliver the Solution Architecture Document for the project, engage on prototype development to demonstrate new concepts and technology, and communicate effectively across project stakeholders of various levels and disciplines to influence change and drive clarity.

IT Portfolio Management (40%)

The Lead Solution Architect for Compliance develops AS IS and TO BE state architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps to achieve the target state for the Compliance business domain. Maintains an organization-wide view of current and future business and application architecture and communicates across all levels of the organization to educate and inform the impact of change. Influences change opportunities and investments to achieve the target state. Describes the path forward regarding use of technology and champions the reduction of technology obsolescence. Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvement such as enhancing business processes, expanding capacity, reducing time and cost, and increasing overall effectiveness.

Advisory Services (20%)

The Lead Solution Architect for Compliance stays current on vendor offerings and develops recommendations to the business teams for consideration and investment, performs vendor solution evaluations for business fit and standards alignment, facilitates post problem resolution by identifying long term solutions to operational issues. Mentors and trains other IT Architects. They participate in relevant industry groups and network with industry peers to gain knowledge, share ideas, and stay current on industry trends. The Lead Solution Architect for Compliance leverages research on Technology trends to drive improvements through emerging technology adoption and authors technical white papers and position papers.


* Typically requires a B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and over 12 years of experience in multiple IT areas with at least 5 years of direct, relevant architecture design experience

* Requires 3 to 5 years of experience working in the Compliance Technology area for a large financial institution

* Preferred experience implementing large scale global compliance solutions for correspondent banking and retail banking business areas

* Experience designing compliance solutions such as OFAC and other regulatory sanctions screening, Anti-Money Laundering, Know Your Customer / Customer Due Diligence / Enhanced Due Diligence, Trade / Market Surveillance, Fraud, and Enterprise Compliance Case Management

* Experience leveraging Big Data / Data Lake architectures for Compliance

* Experience developing Compliance architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps

* End to end development lifecycle experience a plus including project management skills. Must be able to assess requirements, designs, test plans, deployment plans and perform peer reviews. Ability to prioritize projects and keep multiple streams of work on schedule.

* Demonstrates a high level of technology and organizational leadership and influence. Collaborate effectively with peers, SME's, business teams, vendors and project stakeholders. Experience with teaching and technical mentoring.

* Is viewed as the thought leader and is sought out for consultation and advisory services. Is able to initiate business cases and dialog with enterprise stakeholders to advance new strategies and methods.

* Must have executive presence and communication skills

* A strong an effective change agent with excellent written and verbal communication skills capable of addressing stakeholders at different levels in the organization (executives, IT management, business partners, and developers)

* Ability to concisely model concepts using standardized notation. UML knowledge, modeling tools and case management experience a plus.

* Have experienced success with agile development methods within a waterfall oriented security or risk and compliance driven environment

* Strong organizational skills (multi-tasking) and a self-motivator

* Experience migrating or re-architecting legacy capabilities for the cloud

* Professional experience architecting and/or operating solutions built on AWS, Azure, or GCP

* Ability to travel, including out of state and internationally

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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Associated topics: accounting, cash, cfa, chief finance officer, corporate banking, cpa, finance, financial, invest, investment banking


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