Lead Enterprise Architect
Company: Advance America
Posted on: May 22, 2020
Address : 750 Shipyard Drive Suite 300 , Wilmington , Delaware ,
United States - 19801
Purpose Financial, Inc. is an innovative consumer financial
services company that offers a diverse suite of credit products,
promoting financial inclusion and meeting consumers wherever they
are. Through its brands, the company is committed to helping
customers achieve their version of financial stability in the
moment and in the future. Since 1997, Purpose Financial has been a
pioneer in the consumer credit and financial services market, with
more than 5,000 employees in over 1,800 storefronts and offices
across 28 states.
At Purpose Financial we are always on the lookout for motivated
individuals who share in our values of mutual respect to join our
team of outstanding professionals.
- Competitive Wages
- Life/Health Benefits
- 401(k) Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance
- Paid Vacation/Holidays
- Employee Discounts
- Work-life Balance
- Business Casual Environment
- Paid Volunteer time off
- Rewards and Recognition Program
To learn more about Purpose Financial visit Purpose Financial
This role is responsible for the overall design, strategy,
architecture and some development for the enterprise including all
enterprise planning, process and standard definitions. This role
requires the technical subject matter expertise necessary to
deliver predictable enterprise-level solutions which utilize
distributed processing to meet both the business and technology
needs of Advance America. Skills include experience with
development, documentation, research, process and pattern
implementation with current toolsets and principles. This position
requires substantial communication and interpersonal skills, and
the ability to interact and collaborate with all IT teams.
Furthermore, this position defines and ensures a comprehensive and
coherent view across Business, Information, Systems and Technology.
The Lead Enterprise Architect will guide the development of
roadmaps describing the evolution of all enterprise solution
portfolios from current state to future state.
- Participate in the definition, development and maintenance of
enterprise-level processes and principles.
- Creating documentation and training related to the applications
and integrations which are managed by this role.
- Define models, including solution patterns, to guide solution
decisions for the enterprise.
- Create a strategic plan describing the gaps between a company's
current and target state.
- Leverage enterprise architecture frameworks to make systematic
decisions Bringing a "big picture" perspective to the adoption of
new ideas for digital transformation
- Determine and develop architectural approaches and solutions by
conducting business reviews, documenting current systems, and
developing recommendations at the capability level.
- Evaluate current architecture and influence future strategy and
road maps with proactive feedback. Lead analysis of the current
Technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and
recommend solutions for improvement. Participate in detailed
analysis to align requirements and equipment configurations with
defined system specifications.
- Research, introduce and transition new technology into the
organization. Keep abreast of Technology advances and issues across
all enterprise domains.
- Research, test and recommend tools and practices for potential
- Provide technical assistance to implementation teams.
- Apply best practices using innovative ideas to increase
awareness and effectiveness of enterprise architecture.
- Keeping abreast of developing and emerging design and
implementation strategies tools along with technologies to
facilitate training and mentoring on these topics to the
Equivalent Education Level Required: Bachelor's degree in
Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics or other
Experience Required: 10+ years of experience in one or more
architecture domains (e.g. business architecture, solutions
architecture, application architecture) with:
Demonstrated experience in advanced architectural practices and
techniques with emphasis on reliability, scalability and reuse.
Practical experience with J2EE applications with associated
automated testing practices such as unit, integration point,
durability and resiliency.
Practical enterprise integration experiences through the use of web
services or products such as TIBCO, webMethods or Tuxedo a definite
Extensive experience within the SDLC and software management
techniques across the enterprise.
Advanced knowledge and experience in one or more current
AngularJS), Python or PHP).
Experience defining the architecture of cloud deployed
Experience with containerized applications using Docker, Kubernetes
or other similar tooling.
Experience defining and driving SecDevOps best practices.
Experience establishing legacy modernization and migration roadmaps
for large scale applications.
Experience building applications using service-oriented, micro
service, and/or API based architectures at an enterprise scale.
Experience with event-driven applications using queues, service bus
and other related patterns.
Experience in migration approaches for applications moving from
traditional hosted to cloud based environments.
Experience in evaluating various re-factor, re-engineer,
lift-and-shift approaches and the criteria necessary to make
informed capability level decisions, formulate migration plan
approaches, and to aid in the execution of migrations with
development and agile teams.
Experience with the major big data solutions like Hadoop,
MapReduce, Hive, HBase.
Experience in working with ETL tools such as DataStage, Informatica
Excellent history of building solutions that meet business needs,
accelerate digital transformation while being sensitive to
environment costs, operational activities and costs, and
audit-ability/security concerns and requirements.
Previous experience with mobile development a plus.
Knowledge Required: Excellent written and verbal communications
skills as would be needed to communicate in person, by phone, and
through email; adaptability and flexibility to changing
environment; and comfortable working in a dynamic, high volume,
fast-paced environment. Ability to read, write, evaluate, and apply
information. Ability to interact professionally and exhibit
appropriate social skills. Ability to understand and ensure
compliance with policies, procedures, and laws governing our
industry/business and products. Ability to develop and maintain
business relationships. Demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively and effectively other IT teams. Ability to analyze
and learn rapidly changing technologies. Financial Services
industry specific knowledge that includes a working knowledge of
industry standards and architectures is a plus.
Physical Requirements: Sitting for long periods of time; standing
occasionally; walking; bending; squatting; kneeling;
pushing/pulling; reaching; twisting; frequent lifting of less than
10 lbs., occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.; typing; data entry;
grasping; transferring items between hands and/or to another person
or receptacle; use of office equipment to include computers;
ability to travel to, be physically present at, and complete the
physical requirements of the position at any assigned location.
Travel: Expect to travel, international, on an as needed basis.
Attire: Business Casual.
Other: Must be eligible to work in the USA and able to pass a
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, or disability.
Requisition ID: 521
Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia
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