U.S. Bank is seeking to hire a motivated Solutions Architect to work with our Integrated Card System (ICS). Candidate competencies and responsibilities include:
Technical definition and architecture experience to contribute toward the success of our technology initiatives.
Drives early alternatives review for solutions.
Facilitates improved estimating, planning and commitments for delivery teams by creating an intellectually understandable abstraction of a complex business and/or technology process change.
Translates functional requirements into a conceptual design.
Participates in the definition of non-functional requirements and ensures that the application architecture supports these requirements.
Designs application's technical infrastructure, such as application components, platforms, interfaces, development tools, and testing approaches.
Possesses broad knowledge of platforms and applications across all technologies.
Converts specifications into design approach instructions to solve business problems through automation support.
Reviews developer technical designs.
Provides strategic input for long-term application direction and executes on specific initiatives that support the long-term viability of the Integrated Card System.
Monitors and maintains compliance with Enterprise Architecture, Technology Standards, and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning.
Participates in evaluation of vendor products to determine conformance with bank technical standards and appropriate fit with business needs.
Uses models, hypotheses, and cognitive analysis techniques to elicit real problem-solving knowledge from the experts.
Successful applicants will exemplify US Bank's ethical principles of uncompromising integrity, respect for others, accountability for decisions and actions, and good citizenship.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
At least 3 years experience with the concepts, philosophies and tools behind the design of applications, information and underlying information technologies
At least 8 years experience with developing and implementing applications
Extensive experience in:
System development life cycle
Application development tools
Product and vendor evaluation
Information security management
Application & system testing
User interface design
Credit card processing
Other preferred skills
Proven ability to lead technical definition in the typical ambiguity of larger designs and implementation plans
Solid communication skills, both written and oral
Strong ability to collaborate with delivery representatives, business analysts, PM's, testers, enterprise architecture, and application groups outside of ICS
Engaging approach, with a hands-on style to solving business issues through technology
Practical and thoughtful understanding of architectural & development principles and technique
Proven ability to develop effective conceptual diagrams and other architectural documentation is essential