• Solutions Architect-Financial Services

    Location US-IL-Downers Grove
    Job ID
    2019-111666
    Institution
    Adtalem Global Education
    Department
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The position is responsible for the overall solution of the Architecture & Strategy Knowledgebase for the Financial Services Vertical. The individual will be responsible for the design of one or more applications or services within the organization. Work collaboratively between the enterprise architecture team and their primary team to develop technical solutions based on the company’s strategic vision. Key responsibilities will include collaborating with business architects, analysts, and stakeholders to understand strategic business initiatives, and developing technical solutions that satisfy those needs.

    Responsibilities

    • Plays a key role in driving the program/project development activities governing all development and change activity to ensure alignment to future state.
    • Aligns strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding products and services; partners and suppliers; organization; capabilities; and key business and IT initiatives
    • Collaborate with business and IT to understand requirements, and ensure that the opportunities are properly interpreted, well-understood and clearly documented.
    • Determine when resource, technology and/or application constraints warrant change to the solution design, and modify the conceptual design accordingly.
    • Develop solution summary documentation such as conceptual data models and process flows.
    • Incorporate software and system architecture (e.g., infrastructure, network) into conceptual design (e.g.: system flow diagrams).
    • Review conceptual designs to ensure scalability, applicability, quality, and comprehensiveness.
    • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products related to architecture solution.
    • Coordinate, administer, and support activities related to data planning, data recovery and development.
    • Develop a business architecture strategy for the Financial Services Institutions based on a situational awareness of various business scenarios and motivations.
    • Capture tactical and strategic business goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field, Master’s preferred.
    • 5+ years of architecture experience across software development technologies, having highly  competent knowledge of standard software development lifecycle and project management techniques/methodologies.
    • 3+ years of experience partnering with multiple medium-to-large, cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.
    • Experience with Salesforce, Drupal, LMS, Integrations Platforms, financial systems like Lawson, preferred.
    • Significant hands-on software development ability with a track record of speed and quality.
    • Experience with systems development lifecycle and system management processes, including business requirements, design, and configuration, and user acceptance testing.
    • Detailed and process oriented with demonstrated capabilities in business process design, modeling and requirements analysis.
    • Ability to work autonomously, with a team spirit and cross-functionally.
    • Desire to make a difference and to challenge the organization towards new ways of doing business.
    • Proven ability to communicate professionally in a corporate environment, work in cross-functional collaborative teams and implement organizational change management.
    • Ability to mentor and indirectly develop staff.
    • Experience working in multiple Information Technology environments preferred.
    • Advanced written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent collaboration, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
    • Exceptional organization, problem solving, and analytical skills.
    • 20% travel required, mainly to Miami.  1-2 international trips per yr (Hong Kong and India)



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    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.

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