Solution Architect

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Johnston , RI 02919

Posted 2 months ago


The Solution Architect contributes to enterprise architecture by ensuring that common architecture decisions are implemented consistently across business and IT in order to support the business and IT strategy. Perform research, analyze, design, propose, and deliver IT architecture solutions that are appropriate for the business and IT strategies in one or more domains.

  • Responsible for the Design, Customization, and Implementation of robust, secure, scalable systems across n-tier platforms. The Architect will also help set the product direction and be responsible for evaluating and incorporating emerging standards and new technologies.

  • Integrate and maintain moderately complex to extremely complex applications throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). These applications can be a combination of in-house developed applications, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) applications, SaaS and Cloud applications. Typical application deployment to include multiple web server code deployment, mobile technologies, database connectivity, IIS configuration, advanced COM+, Workflow integration and MQ Series connectivity.

  • Work with the lines of business including HR and Legal, support staff, and technology areas, to design a technical structure based on the existing standards and processes and meets the strategic needs of the business and integrates with other business and IT Processes.

  • Support, resolve and document issues that arise in the architecture. This may include reviewing designs and recommending improvements to the architecture.

  • Work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups.

  • CANDIDATE CAN WORK REMOTELY with ability to be on site in Johnston, RI two days/week


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience developing and/or supporting systems with at least one of the following: Server technology, data center, networking, storage, Java, Cron, JCL, SQR, ETL scripts.

  • Experience working with the following platforms: Windows, UNIX, Mainframe OR 4 years of multiple technology, platform, applications experience.

  • Experience in vendor hosted applications and associated cloud/SaaS support models.

  • Experience with file based integrations, API's, and transmissions.

  • Advise leadership on technology architecture issues

  • Promote the development of technical infrastructure/architecture and standards to enable delivery to business domains.
  • Ensure compatibility of solutions across business units
  • Ability to negotiate and allocate resources appropriately for development and implementation

  • Identifies business operation IT practices to develop and implement projects aligned with business strategy.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in Information Technology (IT) or IT minor or other engineering degree with minimum 7 years of experience

  • Experience in the HR and/or Legal applications (nice to have)


  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Master's Degree preferred

Hours & Work Schedule

Hours per Week: 40

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Why Work with Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

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Solution Architect

Citizens Financial Group, Inc.