Senior Architect

Ameriprise Financial Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago

The Senior Solution Architect designs systems to meet functional and non-functional requirements, consistent with long-term strategies. A key responsibility is to ensure future flexibility for evolving business requirements. Individuals in this role provide leadership and guidance on solution options and trade-offs, to business partners and development teams.


The Senior Solution Architect is responsible for conceptualizing and designing detailed solutions, enabling the organization to meet business objectives. Solutions will cover the end-to-end architecture (e.g. browser to services layer to underlying data repositories).

Provides technical leadership to ensure technical design and implementation are aligned with business requirements. Ensures compliance of technology solutions with architectural standards and strategies.

Gathers Non-Functional Requirements

  • Partners with business analysts, systems analysts and engineers in gathering and reviewing non-functional requirements.

  • Identifies key business and technology drivers that impact architectures, including end-user requirements, existing application environment (including legacy and packaged systems), and performance/availability requirements.

  • Collaborates with application and infrastructure teams to understand scope and requirements.

Assesses Technology

  • Conducts assessments of current business and technology architectures

  • Identifies and documents any risks, issues or critical success factors


  • Translates project requirements into detailed designs consistent with long-term roadmaps.

  • Designs system interfaces.

Best Practices

  • Researches and maintains a deep understanding of current and emerging technologies to solve business problems.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field; or equivalent work experience.

  • 7-10 years of relevant experience.

  • Broad experience across architecture practices (data, infrastructure, applications and security) with depth of experience in at least one area.

  • Knowledge of Enterprise-wide architecture and ability to 'see the big picture' and how it affects current and future technologies.

  • Internal/External consulting experience that spans organizational boundaries and includes influencing technology & business leaders.

  • Depth of experience in the architecture, design, implementation and support of complex enterprise solutions.

  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and process improvements.

About Our Company

With the right company, life can be brilliant. At Ameriprise, we're not just in the business of helping clients with their financial goals we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential. Be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions and work with other talented individuals who share your passion for doing great work. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office and a difference in your community. So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a strong ethical company that cares, take the next step to create a brilliant career at Ameriprise Financial.

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