Compliance Specialist, Solution Architect

Northern Trust Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 weeks ago

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.

We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world's most admired and ethical companies. Build your career with us and apply today.

Compliance Solutions Architect


IT Compliance Team is looking for a Solutions Architect to join our team. In this role you will serve as an Architect Lead on systems designs, concepts, and architectural patterns. You will translate technology and business conditions into system designs and processes, and oversee the implementation of technologies while maintaining the vision of Northern Trust.

The key responsibilities for this role:

1.Serve as Lead Architect on various implementation, including AML solutions (i.e. Actimize and Accuity), Fraud prevention (i.e. SAS/Feature Space/Actimize) and Compliance surveillance solutions (i.e. Bloomberg and Verint)

2.Provide solutions architecture direction by working with vendors and NT technology teams ( i.e. enterprise architecture) to ensure technology design and delivery conforms to NT strategic architectural direction.

3.Create and maintain architectural documents, including current state, target state, and roadmap for implementation in support to projects.

4.Able to hands-on perform design analysis, rough sizing of projects, as well as review designs from other members on the team.

5.Collaborate with NT business partners and vendors to ensure alignment of new business requirements and application functionalities.

6.Collaborate with other domain architects, system design engineers, and infrastructure team on project deliverables.

7.Support project and/or product teams on functional and technical design activities.

8.Define the interaction between application packages, databases, and middleware systems to optimize product functional coverage.

9.Act as subject matter expert (SME) for products that require integration into the application.

  1. Collaborate with the development teams on the platform and provide recommendations and guidance on solutions.

  2. Consult on appropriate use of architecture and technologies.

  3. Analyze the production environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.


Requires architecture experience within a financial services environment. Must have excellent consultative and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with enterprise architecture, business partners, vendors, other systems applications and development teams. Must be able to effectively communicate clearly with multiple levels of management.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience in information technology for a large, highly-regulated enterprise.

  • A minimum of 10+ years of information technology experience in a large, highly-regulated enterprise.

  • Current System Architecture expertise and responsibilities, with a (must have) previous hands-on coding experience on server applications, API frameworks, and/or web apps.

  • Current working experience with AML and Fraud prevention, including Customer Onboarding, KYC - Customer Due Diligence, Customer Risk Scoring, Sanctions Screening frameworks. (Specifically on Actimize and Accuity products).

  • Experience with real time system designs and architectures, and ideally have worked in development of those systems.

  • Experience with cloud solutions, such as from onboarding through implementation of solution (including any on-prem requirement constraints).

  • Expertise in Data Warehousing architecture and design, data modeling principles.

  • Experience with AWS, UIPath, Pega, Appian, BVD (Moody's), LexisNexis, and other recent AML/Fraud prevention solutions.

  • Hands-on design and documentation of architecture documents related to Compliance technologies, including operating models, processes, framework, integrations, and BCP/DR.

  • Ability to work under pressure and take ownership of issues. Sense of urgency to solve problems and propose solutions.

  • Ability to work within a geographically distributed and culturally diverse development organization.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to multi-task, proactive and attention to detail.


  • Knowledge of the laws applicable to money laundering, to include the BSA, USA PATRIOT Act, OFAC, Broker Dealer surveillance requirements, conduct risk surveillance, Control Room monitoring, Finra requirements and Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements.

  • Strong research skills and sound knowledge in current architectural solutions.

  • Knowledge of banking compliance requirements.

  • Ability to adapt to multiple client environments.

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS), or other relevant professional certification.

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