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Solutions Architect

at Texas Capital Bank

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Reference #: 4087

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-TX-Austin
    ID
    2019-4087
    Location: Address
    98 San Jacinto Boulevard
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    At Texas Capital Bank, we are driven by a singular purpose: to power prosperity in business and in life. We pride ourselves in our ability to develop solutions that give the bank and our clients a competitive advantage. We partner with our clients to push the boundaries of what's possible and achieve their goals—together. Our culture is defined by our entrepreneurial spirit, our willingness to venture into uncharted territory and our passion for creating opportunity for clients, communities and employees.

    Texas Capital Bank is currently hiring for a variety of positions to support our digital banking offering. Our digital bank will expand upon our reputation for premier client experience, engaging new customers in new and exciting ways. We are looking for team members who embody our culture, are driven by purpose and motivated by innovation.

    Responsibilities

    Technology Acquisition & Project Execution

    • Research and make recommendations on technology products and services in support of procurement, development and technology integration efforts
    • Lead the development and documentation of architecture overviews to assist with delivery efforts to estimate and integrate new technologies and technology changes into the IT environment
    • Align technology projects with corresponding IT strategies, business strategies and technology standards. This will be achieved by providing consultative guidance, documenting architecture approaches, leading complex decisions and reviewing technical designs
    • Collaborate with analysts, engineers, delivery teams and system owners in the design of new technology solutions and upgrades to existing technologies
    • Lead efforts with analysts, engineers, delivery teams and system owners to resolve architecture and design issues
    • Review vendor proposals and technology designs to assess the alignment with technology standards and IT Blueprints.
    • Escalate design issues as needed with senior IT leadership and business sponsors and agree on mitigation approaches and action plans when architecture exceptions are needed on projects
    • Proactively recognize when architectural decisions have cross-IT impacts and work to identify the best solution with other architects, delivery and operations
    • Understand the IT processes and information needs of architecture, delivery and operations teams and demonstrate the ability to collaborate with IT teams and business teams to resolve design issues and develop technology solutions
    • Help ensure that technology projects meet technology requirements and goals, fulfill end-user requirements and identify and resolve systems issues

    Operational Management

    • Proactively work to establish and maintain a knowledge base about technologies used in the IT environment
    • Serve as key subject matter expert about technologies used in the IT environment
    • Support root cause analysis as-needed for production incidents
    • Conduct architecture assessments of existing production systems to make recommendations to improve stability, security, end-user experience and operational efficiency
    • Evaluate results of technology projects, then report and make recommendations and changes to IT Blueprints based on findings

    Strategy & Planning

    • Develop and maintain IT Blueprints for the organization, specifically within the Digital Banking portfolio.
    • Ensure that IT Blueprints are aligned with strategic business goals, the company’s overall strategic vision and IT Strategy
    • Present technology briefings to IT and business line management to help keep operational teams and delivery teams aware of industry changes and IT Blueprints
    • Plan, execute, and manage the integration of new technologies into exist systems and software throughout the enterprise
    • Conduct research into technology capabilities and industry trends
    • Assess opportunities and propose solutions to improve efficiencies IT environment
    • Build and maintain relationships with IT and business teams to gain an understanding of current technology and required functionality
    • Build and maintain relationships with technology vendors of systems deployed in the organization’s IT environment. Learn about their capabilities and help determine if / how these fit into the IT environment. Proactively evaluate new versions to understand capabilities to drive our upgrade path
    • Develop and maintain technology standards and architecture patterns to support and the efficient implementation and delivery of technology solutions

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree required in a related Information Technology or Computer Science discipline
    • 7+ years of experience designing and implementing technology solutions on large projects required
    • 5+ years of experience working in a technology organization for a Financial Services organization required– preferably in Consumer Banking
    • 2+ years in an Architect role with experience using frameworks and modeling required
    • Experience with Consumer Digital Banking preferred
    • Experience with both cloud based and on premise projects preferred
    • Experience with Marketing Technology applications preferred
    • Experience working in Agile methodology preferred
    • Expert MS Office skills to include Visio, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and comfort using these tools to build system designs and provide updates on key initiatives
    • Sound data analysis, problem resolution, team building, judgment and decision making skills required
    • Sound knowledge of all aspects of technology architecture - networking, application, infrastructure and security
    • Ability to communicate highly technical and complex security concepts effectively across all levels of the organization (both IT and business)
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