Software Architect Sr

Company: PNC Financial Services Group
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 14.FEB.2019

Summary

Position Overview At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united i...

Description

Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Innovation Architect within PNC's Technology and Innovation organization you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Do you have a vision for how financial services can improve people's everyday lives? Are you skilled at making what could be a reality, instead of iterating what has been? Are you entrepreneurial, with an action-disposition? As a member of the Enterprise Innovation team you will develop edge technologies through pattern-matching to craft and test compelling, usable and productive solutions for our users. Blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, microservices architectures and IoT are within our solution set, as well as agile development, product management, design thinking and human-centered design approaches. You will thrive inside a dynamic work environment that empowers your ability to explore emerging technologies, changing the way financial industries do business and driving the education of this ever-changing market.

Primary job responsibilities
•Lead the technical solution for the team's proofs-of-concept, prototypes and eventual end products or solutions.
•Team up with PNC Bank stakeholders, third-party partners, fintechs, software vendors, and academia to design and build innovative prototypes and solutions that tackle real-time issues and advance the core of how we do business.
•Regularly take abstract, early-stage product or solution concepts, and build them with technology.
•Work along a strong design thinking team, and be an expert in using technology to advocate for the customer.
•Facilitate software ideation and design sessions to rapidly identify solutions, align stakeholders and drive timely and achievable results.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills:
•Experience in collaborating and working alongside executive-level and senior-level partner stakeholders
•Proven success facilitating software design and ideation sessions
•Expertise with modern, Agile-based application development methodologies and emerging technologies like microservices, API management, web-scale architectures, DevOps engineering, container-based delivery, cloud automation, TDD, BDD, continuous integration (CI), and CD.
•Significant development and delivery experience with multiple programming languages, primarily Java and with working knowledge of others including Go, C/C++/C#, Haskell, JavaScript, Angular, Node, Python, PHP

Job Profile

  • Leads in the overall design of cross-functional, multi-platform, and Web-based application systems; oversees all application system processes.
  • Develops application architecture and blueprints aimed at reflecting enterprise business logic.
  • Defines application components, platforms, interfaces, and development tools. Directs mapping activities on specific technology platforms.
  • Provides technical guidance to application development teams. Consults on integration and conversion activities.
  • Conducts reviews, and analyses organizational needs and goals to develop and implement applications.



Core Competencies

Manages Risk - Working Experience

  • Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework.

Customer Focus - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.



Job Specific Competencies

Products and Services - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of major products and services and product and service groups; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Industry Knowledge - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of the organization's industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT TOOLS - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize a variety of specific tools and toolkits for the development and support of applications.

Analytical Thinking - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business.

IT Architecture - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to design and improve organizational IT structures and blueprints in order to better support business operations and efficiently achieve organizational objectives.

Platform Architecture - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of technologies and methods to design processing mechanisms and roadmaps to execute business application systems; ability to design these roadmaps and deploy supportive interfaces for end-users to access related systems, in accordance with standards and processes.

Service Oriented Architecture Technologies - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of the technologies used to enable excellent IT service for business clients; ability to develop, implement and support a variety of such technologies.

Software Process Improvement (SPI) - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of formal software process improvement disciplines, and ability to assess and improve the quality and operating costs associated with an existing application.



Certifications/Licenses

TOGAF preferred

Required Education and Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, PhD, or certifications is desirable. Industry relevant experience is typically 8+ years. Specific certifications are often required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.

EEO Statement

PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law

 
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