Principal Architect, Cloud Transformation

Invesco Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 months ago

Invesco is one of the world's leading global investment managers, entrusted with managing $1.2 trillion* in assets on behalf of clients worldwide. We are the 6th largest US retail asset manager and the 13th largest investment manager globally, and our more than 8,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. We are purely focused on managing a comprehensive range of active, passive and alternative investment capabilities, which we draw on to provide customized solutions aligned to client needs, our most important benchmark. (*As of May 31,2019)

About Invesco Technology

At Invesco Technology, we are strategic problem solvers. Our mission is to create world - class technology solutions to enable global operations, lead in the innovative use of data and emerging technologies to redefine the investment experience, and help our clients "get more out of life." This mission is fueled by our high performing teams, which thrive on collaboration, operate on shared trust, and leverage diversity of thought to deliver valuable results every day to Invesco, clients, and partners.

We wholeheartedly believe that our success is driven by our people. That is why we invest heavily in our top talent, providing opportunities for continuous learning and professional development. Our employees are encouraged and supported in taking advantage of development opportunities tied to their goals and are recognized for employing new skills to make an impact beyond the scope of their daily roles.

To continue building our high-performing, OneTech Team, we are seeking candidates who champion innovation, operate effectively in an agile environment, challenge the status quo and are empowered to take risks.

Job Purpose (Job Summary):

Invesco is part of the Financial Services Industry, where cutting-edge technology can deliver a competitive advantage to our business.

A principal cloud architect has three core responsibilities, implementing and execution of our Cloud strategy, developing and coordinating cloud architecture, leading change for cloud adoption.

Our cloud architects will be responsible for architecting and designing comprehensive solutions that meet business requirements in support of a given project or capability. Cloud architects will be responsible for partnering with key roles (e.g. Application Engineering teams or other Infrastructure functions) to create solutions that are aligned to our architecture principles, leverage common solutions and services, and meet the financial targets (cost and benefits) as defined by Infrastructure leadership.

Business communication, project management and technical leadership are all important trait of a successful architect in the Invesco Technology organization. The Cloud Architect will be expected to lead in the development of the technical solution or offering, in translating the business needs into technical requirements. They will be expected to handle complex, long-term focused projects involving multiple disciplines or business units, while providing direction to high priority or special projects undertaken by different business areas. The cloud architect will also provide high-level specialized technical support and consultation to business and Technology management.

Any domain architect will also have broad knowledge of all different aspects of the technology landscape, as well as robust business domain knowledge. Will be responsible for validating a complex architecture and ensuring its successful implementation.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Design of a Secure Cloud Foundation, repeatable cloud patterns, templates, and/or accelerators to enable faster business IT adoption of cloud service.

  • Development of process and code required to transform traditional services to modern architectures

  • Lead large scale and complex cloud service development programs

  • Consult, Advise and Facilitate the implementation of cloud practices and services

  • Promote, mentor and educate the client community on Cloud Adoption, Operating Guidelines/Principles, and Cloud Services/Solutions

  • Build a strong relationship and rapport with key stakeholders, including business partners, Application leads and other Infrastructure functions (Engineering, Operations, etc.)

  • Technical leadership and exposure across a broad scale of tools, technologies, and architecture models.

  • Ability to engage with technical members from other teams to collaborate on designs and specifications for cross-functional technical solutions

  • Keeps abreast of current developments and trends in Infrastructure and assigned business domain through networking, continuing education and industry/technology publications

Work Experience / Knowledge:

  • Advanced Experience with AWS services like: CloudFormation, IAM Policies, EC2, Lambda, S3, Glacier, Multi-Region VPC, Route53, Security Groups, ALB/ELB/NLB, CloudWatch, etc

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect associate or high, or ability to pursue certification within 18-24 months of hire

  • Knowledge of how to build cloud ready applications, containerization, microservices and serverless application architecture

  • Foundational knowledge of data centric services used by data science professionals

  • Financial services experience in Asset Management preferred

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact and communicate throughout the organization with a variety of individuals at all technical levels is required.

  • Knowledge of mutual fund industry, data and processes highly preferred.

  • The ability to cooperate in a team environment is critical.

  • Must have the ability to manage projects, establish priorities, meet deadlines and concentrate on detailed information in a fast-paced, demanding work environment.

  • The ability to influence others so that project objectives are met is required.

  • The ability to cooperate in a team environment is critical.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills are a must.

  • Must have the ability to present technical presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to collaborate with business analysts and clients to develop strategies and solutions of high business value

Formal Education: (minimum requirement to perform job duties)

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field of study or equivalent years of direct experience required
  • A Master's of Business Administration in a related field is preferred or commensurate relevant work experience

Working Conditions:

  • Normal work environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature.

  • Regular working hours; flexibility of timing is available depending upon the project or assignment.

  • Frequent sitting and intermittent walking is also required.

  • Hours may include occasional evenings and/or weekends. Frequency and duration to be determined by manager.

FLSA (US Only): Exempt

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The job holder may be required to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by their manager from time to time.

Invesco's culture of inclusivity and its commitment to diversity in the workplace are demonstrated through our people practices. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, or veteran status. Our equal opportunity employment efforts comply with all applicable U.S. state and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

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