Domain Architect - Finance Technology

Makena Tech Solutions Inc

partnering with Bank's product and business teams in this space on multiple fronts and become a trusted advisor

  • Tempe AZ 
  • Santa Clara CA
  • Austin/Dallas/Houston TX 
  • Atlanta GA
Domain Architect - Finance Technology

As a Finance Technology Domain Architect, you will be responsible, partnering with Bank’s product and business teams in this space on multiple fronts and become a trusted advisor to these groups – 
  • Creating domain architecture roadmaps and vision maps
  • Strategic initiatives within the domain and initiatives where Finance Technology t is playing a key role in
  • Help drive Finance Technology Business cases
  • Prioritization discussions within portfolios and across 
  • Bring domain related knowledge to the table – inject ideas and industry trends and best practices 
Collaborate with other architects in the organization (Solutions Architects, Data Architects, Enterprise Architects etc.) and engineers on specific solutions related to the Finance Technology domain. Align with other stakeholders in Bank (Security, Privacy, Legal) to ensure compliance to Bank standards  
Be a key contributor on architectural governance, decisions related to projects, and participate as part of a cross functional architecture decision group both collaboratively within Intel and as an externally regarded leader in the space.
About the role:
  • Be the Finance Technology expert in the bank – the one-stop shop for technical and non-technical teams to have strategic and tactical discussions related to the domain 
  • Understanding of the technologies, the data model and the access patterns.
  • In collaboration w/ Solution architects, research and identify the right tools and technology stack based on scalability, latency and performance needs.
  • In collaboration w/ Solution architects, assess technical feasibility by building rapid PoCs, find technological solutions for gaps, and create strategic IP as necessary.
  • Work closely with User Experience designers and product owners to translate specs into consumer facing functionality
  • Collaborate with globally distributed engineering teams, product managers, designers, user researchers, business unit managers, marketing executives, and customers.
  • Be well versed in taking teams from legacy to modern architecture in production
  • Ability to learn & master new business domain to drive the right design
  • Able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment and achieve results amidst constraints.
About you:
  • Expert in the Finance Technology domain in the US and preferably other geographies (explicitly EMEA)  
  • Specifically, experience building solutions in at least two of these sub-domains – FP&A, Regulatory Reporting, Accounting, Risk and Controls, Treasury, Sourcing & Procurement, Corporate Tax
  • Excellent functional and business familiarity of these sub-domains 
  • Proven experience in building solution using AWS platform.
  • Understand containerization (Kubernetes based) an d orchestration solutions including OpenShift, EKS/Fargate
  • Deep understanding of best design and software engineering practices – design principles and patterns, unit testing, performance engineering, best practices for security, privacy, identity protection.
  • Proven experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Architect and design leading solutions with a strong focus on security, performance and scalability. Hands on experience with TDD is a plus.
  • Experience with Security, Privacy, Identity concepts is a plus.
  • Experience working in FinTechs & with different banking applications is a strong plus
  • Experience working with Data assets such as MDM, EDW and Data Lake is a plus
  • Ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms for all levels of organization
  • Experience working with a distributed team
  • Your heart at the right place, good sense of humor, live our values, and ability to form connections with the people you work with
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in CS, EE or equivalent
  • At least 10 years of software development, solutions architect, or architect experience
  • At least 7 years of experience designing, developing, and architecting enterprise systems
  • At least 7 years of experience in application architecture, design patterns, and cloud patterns
  • At least 5 years experience as a domain architect or a principal architect in the Finance Technology space
  • Experience w/ architecting Finance Technology solutions in a commercial bank is a must
  • Excellent understanding of the business and product aspects of the Finance Technology world
  • Experience in interacting w/ senior leadership, including to C-suite
  • Extraordinary communication & presentation skills.
Nice to have Qualifications
  • Masters Degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience with architectural patterns, building APIs and microservices.
  • 3+ years building cloud native architectures, architecting enterprise applications on public cloud platforms and cloud ecosystems including AWS, GCP or Azure
  • 7+ years architecting highly scalable and reliable back-end systems in production
  • Experience speaking in conferences and other industry forums 
  • Experience and knowledge of consumer banking (private banking, retail or fintech)