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Integration Architect

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Integration Architect

Category: Architecture

City: Knoxville, Tennessee, US United States

Position ID: J0921-2082

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

We are going through a large-scale and significant digital transformation. We are looking for individuals who want to be part of this change, people who are passionate about their craft, and people who are excited about changing people’s lives through technology.

We are currently on a transformation journey. This includes replacing a significant part of its technology estate, evolving its product-engineering operating model, and streamlining and modernizing its business operation. This transformation is a key accelerator for the bank's business strategy, increasing our speed and ability to create compelling digital experiences for our customers. We are utilizing both modern and relevant architecture in addition to current software design and engineering approaches to become a world leader in digital banking experiences.

The Integrations Architect is a key role in this transformation, designing and managing the implementation of the interconnections of systems across the Bank. The person will be responsible to ensure that the architecture implementation is both fit for purpose, understood, and agreed by the team, in addition to ensuring it has been implemented as intended in alignment with the Enterprise-wide guide rails and policies.

Your future duties and responsibilities:



Candidate will manage a team of software engineers, collectively shaping the strategy, architecture, and standards of integration. This person will technically lead the team in the implementation of the strategy ensuring it is aligned with the architectural intent and the broader Enterprise guardrails (architecture, data, and security).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Define the strategy for integration including event sourcing, real-time API, ETL, and other patterns

• Partner with business teams and engineering teams to understand needs, desired outcomes, and constraints; producing solution options and blueprints to enable the realization of those specific outcomes

• Create and maintain reusable building blocks - proven through POC and working code.

• Specify, publish and govern API standards in line with the Enterprise-wide standards for security and data

• Create unambiguous architectural direction for the integration team in alignment with Enterprise ambition and strategy.

• Consideration for operational concerns when creating solutions (monitoring, logging, deployment)

• Conduct code reviews with the team to ensure the architectural intent has been realized

• Conduct benchmarking / sizing and viability exercises via PoC to ensure the proposed architecture is fit for purpose, operationally sound, and appropriate for the problems you are solving.

• Continuous improvement of the architecture and implementation through an ongoing exploration of industry standards and technology and tooling advancements

Team membership responsibilities

• Grow, lead and continually mentor team through a complex, multi-phased implementation of the architecture providing hands-on delivery guidance throughout

• Support the career aspirations of your team members, providing continual mentoring and guidance.

• Recruit the best and continually nurture the team to achieve high performance.

• Ensure your team members clearly understand what is important through the definition of objectives.

• Reward and recognize team members' achievements.

• Resolve team member conflicts.

• Encourage team member development and career progression.

• Encourage a culture of learning and curiosity.

• Champion knowledge sharing.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

o Must have performed as an integration architect in complex hybrid (multi-cloud/datacenter) environments utilizing multiple integration patterns (events, API, ETL, etc.)

o Hands-on experience of technically leading an Agile team (acting as technical product owner)

o Experience building cloud-native solutions utilizing relevant and modern tooling

o Hands-on experience working with Azure public cloud

• Preferred: Prior knowledge and experience in a Financial Service industry in any of the following business areas:

o Retail Bank

o Commercial Bank

o Payments

o Insurance

o FinTech

o InsurTech

Skill Set/Years of Experience/Proficiency Level

• A deep understanding of technology and technology trends.

o Experience across a variety of architectures, technologies, and approaches beyond Cloud

o Excellent understanding of PaaS (ideally Azure), SaaS and IaaS, and Cloud-native designs

o Excellent knowledge of integration patterns (API, pub/sub, ETL) and the effective usage utilizing enterprise integration platforms (MuleSoft, Kafka, Azure Integration Services, Azure Data Factory)

o Understanding of Event-driven microservice architectures and serverless compute

o Hands-on experience with container technology (Docker / K8 / Azure AKS), sidecar patterns

o Experience with Hybrid cloud implementations

o Experience with highly Secure and highly available architecture

• A good grasp of the importance of data, recognizing the value of acting on empirical evidence.

• An ability to work closely with software engineers to resolve ambiguity and to impart an architectural intent.

• An ability to work with non-technical people to describe topics of a technical nature.

• Ability to work within a team, to enjoy being challenged, and to enjoy challenging others.

• Demonstrable problem-solving skills

• Experience in defining and managing an API estate including the tooling and process for designing, implementing, securing, and managing APIs

• Experience with designing and building event-driven architectures

• Experience with domain-driven design

• Experience with DevOps and CI/CD concepts

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field





Team Oriented, client facing skills, able to collaborate with multiple teams.

What you can expect from us:

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