Solutions/Portfolio/Systems Architect
Signature Consultants - Charlotte, NC

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Location: Charlotte, NC, Onsite.

Job Description/Responsibilities

- Participates in the development/maintenance of business and system architecture(Current State, Target State, Roadmap, Blueprints, etc).
- Involved in various end-to-end strategy and solutions architecture activities in Trade Finance and/or Commercial Credit Card engagements as a primary role along with other treasury management capabilities including, receivables, billing, deposits and global banking.
- Applies technical knowledge in determining end-to-end solutions designs for large projects involving business partners, technology development teams and vendors.
- Work closely with business partners to define strategies for technical solutions and develop functional designs to deliver business objectives with new and existing BAML solutions.
- Provides integrated systems planning and recommends new or different technologies that will enhance current systems and support overall corporate and business goals/strategies.
- Conducts system architecture studies of new and existing IT systems to permit development of integrated systems that operate at low cost levels.
- Serves as a proficient technologist with routine accountability for technical knowledge and capabilities as a team member or as an individual contributor.
- Acts as key resource to drive and deliver architectural deliverables under minimal supervision.
- Ensures solution architecture definitions are aligned with enterprise and domain strategies, and functional and technical requirements.

Required Skills

- 7-10 years experience in information technology with 3 years of financial services experience (preferably in the treasury services domain) and 2 to 3 years of technology architecture experience.
- Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
- Strong communication and presentation skills.

Desired Skills

- Previous role experience is highly preferred.
- Able to clearly communicate complex technical topics with non-technical personnel.
- Knowledge and experience in core treasury technology and commercial banking systems, such as receivables, deposits, liquidity, trade finance, commercial credit card, and billing.
- Proficient understanding of architectural frameworks(i.e., TOGAF) and deliverables that balance functional and non-functional requirements to ensure business and technology drivers are met.
- Strong consulting, analytical, and facilitation skills.
- Ability to think across a broad set of product domains from a business & technology strategy perspective.
- Proficient understanding of delivery methodologies, architectural frameworks, and architectural deliverables that balance functional and non-functional requirements to ensure business and technology drivers are met.


Treasury Business/Technology Domains
• Commercial Credit Card, Receivables/Lockbox, Account Analysis/Billing, Deposits, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Client Liquidity Management
Vendor Products
• Oracle - Flexcube Deposits, Misys - TI Plus, ACI - Trade EP, TSYS
Current Resume Excerpts
• Identify business architecture, current state architecture and define target state architecture roadmaps
• Provide consulting expertise, leverage business and technical knowledge to support business strategies and deliver business value
• Translate strategic vision into business capabilities and an appropriate design for project delivery.
• Resolve architecture related issues across multiple delivery teams
• Provide architectural thought leadership on new development projects and strategic initiatives that influence the technical investment of the platform.
• Ensure IT investment is aligned with portfolio strategies and business goals
• Works with Business and Technical Architects to identify technical solutions and business process improvements in support of the strategic direction
• Partners with the Technology Strategy & Operations organization in determining a practical adaptation of enterprise standards
• Interacts with business partners to share and direct architecture practices that may affect business solution delivery
• Performs as a high-level, technical subject matter expert for the platform/applications supported within the portfolio
• Establishment of architecture design principals, frameworks and processes
• Develop and deliver Software Architecture Views (SAD), Architecture Decisions, Architecture guidelines, frameworks etc and present to various stakeholders.
• Maintained a global view of trade product portfolio and developed initiatives that drove fee revenue and long term strategy such as, MT798, BPO/TSU, e-Invoicing, Supply Chain Finance (SCF) and third-party partnerships
• Maintained a global view on market trends/developments and competitor benchmarking to support product development and innovation.
• Provided leadership for a complete re-design of the Supply Chain Finance product including ability for buyers to self on-board suppliers and self-learning as well as Working Capital Management solutions.
• Lead architect on projects from conception to completion, responsible for end-to-end solution including ability to meet functional and non-functional requirements.
• High level concept design, and requirements gathering with business stakeholders
• Determination of solution options, estimates, costs, associated risks and recommendations
• Deliver solutions that are fit for purpose, align to enterprise roadmaps, are secure, resilient and deliver business value
• Architected new settlement application requiring multiple integration points from legacy payment gateways plus infrastructure and security considerations.
• Managed payments domain strategy and architecture.
• Developed initial high-level solution design for all clearing streams in short period of time in order to meet schedule
• Sold and advocated more strategic solutions over tactical solutions where business value could be gained.
• Provided consultancy and subject matter expertise to project team responsible for migrating corporate payments processing to the groups strategic payments platform
• Contribution to high level and detailed solution design, plus review of project and vendor deliverables.
• Involvement in a broad range of treasury management activities supporting the bank’s core banking modernization program
• Adherence to architecture standards and compliance with internal/industry security requirements and governance of technical designs
• Establishment of architecture design principals, frameworks and processes

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Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants...