The Personal & Business Banking Canada group works to translate business needs for customer and employee facing applications, either for the creation of a new application or enhancements of various existing applications, particularly online banking products. This Solution Architect will be tasked with working on projects involving the digital channels, credit card and digitization space.
Candidate Value Proposition:
This position will allow for a candidate to not only play a vital role in the development and implementation of solutions, but will be also involved in its socialization and adaption by the business sponsors. This role will allow a candidate to develop business and technical expertise in the Personal and Business Banking domain, be exposed to industry and leading edge architectures, solution patterns and technologies and develop meaningful cross-functional relationships with other groups at BMO.
This candidate will be working with a team of the following make up:
- A team of solution architects (FTE and contractors)
- At team of Account Managers (AM), representing the business
- Business Analysts (BA) to aid in the collection and clarification of application requirements, of uncertain quantity
The team is incredibly close-knit, collaborative and high performing.
Role Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
- Lead and manage technical solutions for enterprise programs, and portfolio projects
- Build effective solutions based on business requirements, as clarified by AM’s and BA’s
- Produce conceptual and logical architectures to meet strategic business, financial and technology objectives through documentation of systems, architectures, process flows and value-chains
- Ensure adherence of the solutions design with all relevant internal standards and external regulations.
- Manage trade-offs between speed to market, quality and financial impact
- Work alongside Account Managers and Business Analysts to clarify application requirements
- Attend requirement and analysis meetings
- Clarify application components and consolidate requirements to account managers, which are further extended to the business for approval
- Work alongside the Enterprise Architecture team to gage the feasibility of application enhancements/creation and answer:
-Are these requirements feasible to implement?
-are these requirements properly aligned with existing application features/limitations?
-How will this solution look once completed?
- Present and defend the solution at various governance forums.
- 5+ years of Solution Architect experience in a large, enterprise level environment
- 10+ years of experience in enterprise, application and information architecture design
- 5+ years of software development experience (no specific software development experience specified)
- Strong understanding of service-oriented architecture, databases, and data modeling techniques
- Strong experience with real-time and batch interface design and implementations, including sequence diagrams and documentation
- Strong understanding of TOGAF framework
- Strong experience designing and implementing micro-services
- Strong experience with SOAP/XML and RESTFUL/JSON schema design and implementation
- Strong experience with database structures and relational database design and modeling
- Experience working in an Agile environment
- Previous banking/finance experience
- Previous experience working on digitization projects
- Previous experience working on mobile or online banking channels projects/groups
- Experience with Hadoop migration projects/initiatives
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written are a MUST
- Strong facilitation/negotiation skills are a MUST
- Ability to influence members of management and advocate for a solution is a MUST
- Strong critical thinking skills
- Ability to work well with a team
- Ability to work independently with little supervision and multi-task numerous initiatives.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a similar field
- TOGAF Certification or similar (preferred)