Sr Solutions Architect

Service Level Agreements, business processes, process design, develop solutions
Full Time
$124,706 - $180,000
Travel not required

Job Description

The Sr Solutions Architect will identify and define technical solutions for medium- to large- sized projects independently and work in partnership with other Architects on larger projects. Individuals in this job work with one or more operations and/or product areas to understand and identify business problems and needs. You will work with delivery team(s) to ensure high-level architectural designs are understood, translated into effective detailed designs and being implemented throughout the project.

Salary Range
$124,706.00 To $180,000.00

 

*Relocation assistance is not provided and this is not a fully remote position. FirstBank does not sponsor work visas.

 

**External Individuals accepting this role may be eligible for a $10,000 Sign On Bonus. The Sign On Bonus is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the formal plan document and request form.
Founded in 1963, FirstBank maintains more than $25 billion in assets and operates over 110 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona and California. Its growth can be attributed to one simple philosophy: do right by customers, communities and employees, which is at the center of the company’s “banking for good” mantra. FirstBank believes that a company is nothing without the people that comprise it, and prides itself in hiring and training a diverse and talented group. By joining the FirstBank team you will experience its great team culture with ample opportunity for growth. There’s an opportunity for everyone with positions all across the company, from Teller and Call Center to Technology and Lending. Apply today to learn more and join the team!
A Brief Overview
The Sr Solutions Architect will identify and define technical solutions for medium- to large- sized projects independently and work in partnership with other Architects on larger projects. Individuals in this job work with one or more operations and/or product areas to understand and identify business problems and needs. You will work with delivery team(s) to ensure high-level architectural designs are understood, translated into effective detailed designs and being implemented throughout the project.
What you will do

  • Work with the appropriate business and operations stakeholders to understand and identify the business problem or need.
  • Partner with other technical stakeholders to define technology solutions for medium- to large-sized projects.
  • Work with senior resources from other teams to: Understand the current technology applications, services, systems and solutions in the problem and solutions space(s); Identify an optimal platform/environment for the solution; Identify an optimal design and implementation of the solution while keeping Service Level Agreements in mind; Identify opportunities for asset reuse, architectural simplification and consistency; Develop proofs of concept when appropriate; Coordinate on technical application strategy.
  • Assist Enterprise or Chief Architect with defining FirstBank’s architectural governance framework.
  • Assist in evaluation of significant new technologies, tools or development approaches.
  • Work with Project Sponsor and Enterprise PMO to determine resource needs for all development projects.
  • Attend technical conferences to maintain knowledge or industry best practices.
  • Perform a Technical Design Lead role when necessary.
  • Provide support to the software delivery teams to ensure high level design has been followed through implementation.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Understand and comply with all provisions of the Safety in the Workplace policy.

Minimum Requirements

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 7 years may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, other technical field, or business preferred
  • Hands-on, technical experience in software development process (8-10 years preferred)
  • Experience in heterogenous technology environments, including object-oriented development, RESTful services and cloud

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Sufficient technical knowledge and judgment to be able to identify when other Application Developer(s) or IT Architect(s) need to be pulled in or coordinated with
  • Build familiarity with all major applications and platforms at FirstBank; strong understanding of multiple platforms, applications and interfaces between applications
  • Strong understanding of FirstBank’s information architecture
  • In-depth understanding of current, applicable business processes, and able to participate in accommodating future business needs
  • Strong process design/re-design skills to participate in business requirements analysis
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex tasks concurrently
  • Excellent technical and operational problem solving skills
  • In-depth understanding of FirstBank Software Development Standards and Procedures
  • Working knowledge of information security concepts and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to interface and collaborate with peers, developers and technical management in an Agile environment to develop solutions that will meet the needs for those interested in the outcome
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to lead technical groups

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Frequently remains stationary throughout a typical business day
  • Frequently operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and other rooms
  • Occasionally positions self to access drawers and shelves of various heights
  • Frequently reaches for and handles paperwork and files
  • Constantly communicates with customers, coworkers, and management in-person and on the phone
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information

Statement of Benefits
FirstBank offers a suite of benefits that support our employees’ professional, financial, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Benefits currently offered with our positions include: Paid Time Off/paid leave programs, 401K/Employee Stock Ownership, United Healthcare medical, MetLife dental, VSP vision, Employee tuition reimbursement, Volunteer Time Off, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Group Life Insurance/AD&D

FirstBank is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. FirstBank does not permit pay inequities. Anyone who believes they have been subject to pay inequity should immediately report their concerns to the Human Resource Department.

Dice Id : 10212765
Position Id : 7510304
Originally Posted : 3 weeks ago
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