Lead Architect

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank   •  

Columbia, SC

Industry: Financial Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 341 days ago

Requisition Number: 10 2017 15 Lead Architect

Description/Job Summary

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, a growing agricultural lender with over $30 billion in assets, is seeking a Lead Architect. The Lead Architect provides senior level expertise at the enterprise level on decisions and priorities regarding the Bank’s overall systems architecture. The Lead Architect also facilitates the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems and applications across the District, as well as reviews, advises and designs standard software and hardware builds, system options, risks, costs versus benefits and impact on the District business processes and goals, develops and documents the framework for integration and implementation for changes to technical standards, and assists areas as appropriate.  Finally, the Lead Architect tracks industry trends and maintains knowledge of new technologies to better serve the District’s architecture needs.


  • Participate in architectural meetings and analyze all technical requirements for . NET applications framework . Review infrastructure for any issues and recommend solutions.
  • Establish architectural methodology of all deliverables.  Develop solutions for various components and recommend changes for customers.  Design architecture for different components and validate tools.
  • Continuously scan the technology landscape for new technology and leverage appropriately.  Develop architectural principles and standards for various IT groups. 
  • Assist CIO with all governance activities as well as tool selections
  • Coordinate Application Architect / Application Development team leads with hands on development expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field.
  • 10 or more years of experience in Information Technology including Agile / Scrum and Senior.Net.  Experience with biz flow, Microsoft Team Foundation (TFS) preferred. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective group presentation skills
  • Effectively manage competing demands.