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Principal Architect – Payments and Applications

REMOTE, REMOTE
Our direct client a banking company is seeking to hire a VP, Principal Architect – Payments and Applications to work 100% Remote.

Role – VP, Principal Architect – Payments and Applications
Location:  Remote
 
New Digital Bank Mission Statement:
Join us on our mission to create a completely new, 100% digital bank that truly serves customers' best interests. We are a close-knit and fun-loving team of seasoned financial services professionals who came together for the challenge of building a bank from scratch - and we are committed to doing it all the right way (from technology infrastructure to modern marketing to customer experience).

General Summary:
We are looking for a candidate with a proven background architecting solutions across Product and Technology Architecture across Payments and Banking Technologies. As the Principal Architect, you will own the architecture strategy, solution architecture blueprints and roadmaps for Payments and banking technologies.  We are looking for candidates with hybrid cloud experience including GCP, Azure and on-prem.



Principal duties and responsibilities:
  • Develop and drive architectural vision to support the new Digital Bank platform and continued modernization effort of the Bank
  • Partner with the other Engineering and Product Heads to successfully deliver payments and banking platform capabilities from design to production
  • Responsible for architectural governance within Bank and aligning with broader bank holding company level architectural governance practices
  • Responsible for high level recommendation and validation process of all aspects of payments and banking solutions including cloud solutions, bank technology stack, and 3rd party solutions.
  • Identify enterprise payments and banking solutions needs, architect appropriate internal solutions and partner and integrate with vendor solutions as appropriate.
  • Define the target logical and physical architecture and infrastructure and cloud components needed to support the solutions.
  • Partner with technology team to build out the needed components.
  • Work closely with other architects and engineers to recommend and design banking solutions that meet customer needs
  • Work with product engineering to conduct proofs of concept, demonstrations, and implement appropriate solutions into production
  • Work with application teams to understand their functions and needs, and design solutions to enable end to end integration
  • Lead and mentor the engineering team on design, technology, and best practices for the payments and banking platforms

Requirements
Position Specifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in Financial Services or Financial Technology (FinTech) field
  • 8+ years of experience in leading solution architecture teams and architecting solutions in the payments and banking technology areas.
  • 5+ years of hands-on engineering and solutions implementation experience
  • 5+ years of related work experience, specifically within Payments (Card, ACH, Real Time Payments, Cross Border, Digital Currency), Network processing, Money Movement, Card Issuing and Processing, Treasury and/or Cash Management, or Merchant Acquiring
  • Prior experience building solutions for and integrating with Banking as a service platforms.
  • Proven experience managing the software development of highly available enterprise-level multi-tier applications and services utilizing tools and technologies including Kubernetes, distributed ledgers, java, and various databases in the cloud.
  • Experience of cloud-based infrastructures – GCP and Azure.
  • Experience in Fintech/Start up technology environment
  • Proficiency in one or more programming and/or query languages
  • Expertise in the latest thinking in DevOps, DevSecOps, automation, and technology innovation for the scaling and automation of banking operations.
  • Strong understanding of the payments ecosystem, including service providers of various sizes.
  • Broad knowledge of information technology, data/software development principles, emerging technologies, and project management techniques.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, presentation, facilitation, and interaction skills
  • Experience in influencing decision-makers, stakeholders, and team members
  • Ability to represent technical and business issues and solutions to multiple levels internally and externally to support organizational plans
  • Experienced in producing detailed technical design documentation
  • Ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with opensource governance, onboarding, and communities

For immediate consideration please submit your resume in Word format, along with daytime contact information. Client is unable to provide H-1B Visa sponsorship at this time. All submittals will be treated confidentially.  Selected candidate may be asked to pass a comprehensive background, credit and/or drug screening.  Principals only, no third parties please.
 


 
Established in 2000, Atrilogy Solutions Group, Inc. provides organizations of all sizes with high-quality, cost effective information technology (IT) and business process consulting & staffing services.  Our industry-leading service model combines experienced project managers with seasoned technical and functional consultants to eliminate client uncertainty and deliver superior value and results.
 
Clients turn to Atrilogy for expertise in:
  • IT staffing and placement (Project Managers, Agile/Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, DBA’s, Software Engineers, Mobile Developers (iOS, Android), DevOps, Automation, QA, Systems & Network Engineers, Cyber Security / Information Security Specialists)
  • All major ERP & CRM packages (including Oracle, Workday, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Lawson, SAP, Dynamics AX, Salesforce, Microsoft CRM, NetSuite)
  • Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Big Data Integration
  • Creative (Interactive Project Manager/Art Director, Information Architect, UI/UX Designer, Web/Graphic Design)
 
Atrilogy has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Atrilogy also has offices in Denver, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Dallas with satellite offices in Boston, Jersey City, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Delhi, India.
 
Atrilogy Solutions Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
 
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

 
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