Solutions Architect

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First United Bank
MuleSoft, API Gateway, Cloud, Data, Security, Application Architectures, Scrum, Kanban
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel required to 10%.

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The Position

Job Title

Solutions Architect

Job Description


We are looking for a Solutions Architect to join the First United Bank IT Team in our McKinney office.  This position reports to the Director of Software Development and Integration.


  • Drives solution architecture to key problems and initiatives across all technologies and platforms.
  • Architecting SOA, cloud first, API centric and container-based services and events at scale.
  • Guides technical strategy to improve the organization’s ability to design, develop, test, operate, maintain, and control their services while identifying opportunities in the technical landscape.
  • Guides teams in the organization in anticipation of future use cases and helps them make design decisions that minimize the cost of future changes.
  • Coaches teams on making trade-offs, prioritization and managing technical debt. Identifies and manages technical and business risk.
  • Define, maintain, and manage architecture models, frameworks, and artifacts (e.g., current, and future state application architecture diagrams, data models, etc..).
  • Establishes engineering strategic objectives that drive architecture and technical approach.
  • Ensures expectations across the organization and external stakeholders are clarified between all parties involved. Identifies dependencies across the organization and works with individual teams to resolve them before they become an issue and establishes preventative measures to mitigate repeat occurrences.
  • Adept at Agile Methodology, Software Development Lifecycle, and Systems Architectures.
  • Drive conceptual and logical architecture design for new initiatives.
  • Develops standards, patterns, best practices for reuse, and acceleration.
  • Possesses knowledge in best practices around Continuous Integration/Deployment, automation, and containerization.
  • Evaluates vendors to maintain architectural compliance while keeping up with latest industry standards and best practices.
  • Establishes, reviews, documents, maintains, and publishes functional technology standards and architectural principles for enterprise consumption.


  • Completes all required compliance exams on a yearly basis.
  • Adheres to all First United Policies and Procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned. 
  • Dresses Professionally.


To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Work Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related fields with equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years’ experience with developing and implementing applications in modern programming languages.  Prefer experience with C# / .NET Core, Java, JavaScript /TypeScript.
  • 10+ years’ experience with the concepts, philosophies, and tools behind the design of Enterprise applications, information and underlying information technologies (preferably in the Financial Services domain).
  • 7+ years of experience in supporting, developing, designing, and implementing technology solutions on large scale enterprise initiatives - preferably in Financial Services industry.
  • 5+ years’ experience with Digital Banking solutions, Workflow & RPA, and Data Analytics.
  • 3+ years of experience with the MuleSoft Anypoint platform or similar API Gateway & management technology.
  • 3+ years of experience producing deliverables such as technology designs, architectures, diagrams, data models, overviews, design patterns and technology blueprints within an architecture framework such as TOGAF.
  • Demonstrated application of skills and knowledge across digital technologies (Cloud, Data, Security, Application Architectures (APIs, Microservices, Event Streaming, Automation) and with Agile delivery methods (Scrum, Kanban).
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, writing, and presentation) with all levels of employees and management; capable of successful formal and informal communication.

Required Technical/Functional Competencies

  • System/software development lifecycle
  • Agile Scrum development
  • Cloud migration strategies
  • Container technologies/microservices architecture
  • Distributed platforms
  • Open Banking API strategies
  • Product and vendor evaluation-Information security management
  • Practical and thoughtful understanding of architectural & development principles and technique. The ability to develop effective conceptual diagrams and other architectural documentation is essential
  • Ability to think analytically and objectively, without being biased by personal opinion or emotion.
  • Ability to think at both strategic and tactical level.
  • Strong consultative, listening, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please email us at for assistance. 


First United Bank is an Equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Company Information

First United is a purpose and values-based organization dedicated to each of our stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, partners, and communities. We are committed to helping others Spend Life Wisely by sharing information that educates, empowers, and inspires each person to reach their highest purpose, to realize their fullest potential, and to achieve their greatest success. We strive to ensure our stakeholders find their unique path to success by guiding them through an approach to life that encompasses faith, financial well-being, health, and personal growth. We aim to have huge impacts on individuals, families, and businesses within the communities we serve. We truly believe that by loving each other, we can achieve great things. We invite you to help us impact your communities - one customer, one family, one community at a time.

Dice Id : 90558597
Position Id : 7526718
Originally Posted : 3 weeks ago

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