Federal Reserve System Senior Solution Architect in Chicago, Illinois
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
What we Do:
Federal Reserve Financial Services (FRFS) delivers a suite of payments services to financial institutions via FedLine® Solutions, FedNowSM, Fedwire®, National Settlement Service (NSS), FedCash®, FedACH® (Automated Clearing House), and Check Services. We are currently leading a strategic effort to transform FRFS to a national, enterprise-focused organization. Through our evolved structure, we will meet the needs of the marketplace for new products and services more quickly, seek to provide a more robust and unified customer experience across our financial service offerings, and create new career growth opportunities for FRFS staff.
We are seeking leaders to set the vision, strategy, values, and priorities that enable FRFS to achieve its mission. Our leaders must demonstrate a strategic, action-oriented mindset focused on intellectual curiosity, agility, accountability, and the ability to drive innovation through experimentation. To achieve our vision for a people-focused organization with a strong collaborative and innovative culture, we expect our leaders to champion an inclusive environment and demonstrate our values in how we work and interact with each other and our broader community.
As a Senior Solution Architect you will be part of the Federal Reserve Financial Services (FRFS) Solution Architecture team. The Architecture team has accountability for technology choices and solution design across multiple payment systems. You will be a technical leader responsible for researching, analyzing, proposing, and architecting requirements-based products and solutions that align with the business and technology needs of the enterprise by acting as a trusted partner to business. You will collaborate with partners, technology providers, security, and other architects to develop technology and information architectures, solution designs, strategies, and roadmaps for payment systems.
Partner with senior leadership of internal business lines, customer entities, Infrastructure provider and peers to help identify business needs and shapes IT vision by offering appropriate strategic and tactical technical solutions to the business along with a transition roadmap & plan for realizing it.
Define strategic direction in terms of the technologies, standards, processes, and current/target state architectures across the enterprise.
Ensure product level solutions adhere to strategic direction in terms of the technologies, standards, processes, and current/target state architectures across the enterprise.
Work across technology, organization, and business to outline large transformation programs and work with program leads and business lines to deliver on them.
Partner with other Enterprise, Platform, Security, Data, and Infrastructure Architects to deliver best in class solutions.
Guide the organization to incorporate architecture design patterns, system best practices and standards in architecture, security, and infrastructure.
Evaluate new technologies and vendors that might be beneficial to the business line along with conducting vendor evaluation, proof of concepts, MVP definition, and recommend solutions for improvement to drive the business forward.
Demonstrate leadership and agility when responding to change or when working with ambiguity.
8+ years of architecture experience in a complex, multi-platform distributed environment.
Strong problem solving, oral and written communication skills including experience with executive presentations.
In-depth knowledge of current technology, industry standards and frameworks, information management & emerging technology trends and industry developments.
Ability to relate architectural decisions and recommendations to business needs.
Strong organizational skills to lead competing and dynamic priorities, and multiple concurrent activities.
Desirable to have banking, financial or payment processing experience.
Experience defining future state strategy and architecture principles in support of business roadmaps.
Strong understanding of software development methodologies including Agile and product centric execution models
Experience developing reference architecture, principles, and standards.
Ability to drive ideas and influence stakeholders.
Ability in confident presentation and in writing for a variety of audiences.
Desirable to have Cloud certifications or experience.
Desirable to have strategic Data experience.
Bachelor’s in computer science, Information System, Systems Analysis or related experience
What we offer
Comprehensive benefits package include medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, 401k savings plan, retirement plan, paid time off, transit benefit, onsite gym and subsidized cafeteria
A continuous learning environment with opportunities to gain new skills and grow your career
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.
Candidates that live near one of our Reserve Bank locations will be provided some work from home flexibility. Rules for hybrid work arrangements differs from Bank to Bank and should be discussed during the interview process.
This position has additional screening requirements due to the information accessed while performing the job. These additional screenings would be initiated at the time of offer acceptance and can take approximately two months to be completed. The screening covers areas such as education/employment verification, criminal history, credit history, and reaches out to your references and people that know y (http://well.As) ou well.
As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago employees must comply with the Bank’s ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities, and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics official if necessary
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.
Full Time / Part Time
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Job Exempt (Yes / No)
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OUR BANK has one of the most recognizable brands around the world. The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States—one of the world's most influential, trusted and prestigious financial organizations. The Federal Reserve is charged with the important mission of promoting a strong economy and a stable financial system and fulfills this responsibility by formulating national monetary policy, supervising and regulating banks and bank holding companies, and providing financial services for banks and the U.S. government.
OUR PEOPLE are diverse in background and ideas, which allows for ongoing creativity and innovation. Ultimately, they are the ones who push our high-performance, exchange-driven culture forward.
Why Our People Choose Us:
Our reputation precedes us
There will always be room for personal growth
Our people are first
You’ll find the right balance
Your responsibilities will be meaningful
We hope that you will be our future colleague.