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Solution Architect
at Ameriprise Financial
Boston, MA

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Job Description
We are looking for a driven and passionate Solution Architect to join our global team working within Asset Management Technology. At Ameriprise the Solution Architect conceptualizes and defines designs/solutions enabling the organization to meet business objectives.

In this role you will work on various challenging projects and strategies involving web services, data warehouses/BI, cloud, trading, middle office and accounting systems, integration patterns and best practices, and business intelligence. You will be constantly learning about new business topics, technologies, and systems.

You will leverage a strong foundation of technologies and development practices such as C#, Java, JavaScript, functional programming, programming best practices, REST, patterns, agile methodologies, object and data modeling, and databases.

Serve as the primary point of contact between the project team and the architecture delivery organization.
Gather Non-Functional Requirements
- Partner with business analysts, systems analysts and engineers in gathering and reviewing non-functional requirements.
- Identify key business and technology drivers that impact architectures, including end-user requirements, existing software distribution capabilities, existing application environment (including legacy and packaged systems), and performance/availability requirements.
- Collaborate with application and infrastructure teams to understand scope and requirements.
Assess Technology
- Conduct assessments of current business and technology architectures including: functional assessments, such as end user satisfaction and functional overlaps/gaps; and technical assessments, such as platforms, tool proliferation, age of underlying technologies; uptime/availability; and business processes.
- Identify and document any risks, issues or critical success factors that may require immediate action.
- Translate project requirements into detailed designs consistent with current and future platform strategy and roadmap while influencing requirements and balancing needs for immediate action and the POA.
- Design external system interface architecture that includes appropriate application of techniques and standards.
- Maintain and promote use of appropriate design techniques and methodologies.
- Actively participate in testing design and execution to validate coverage and perform causal analysis.
Risk Assessment
- Create effective and efficient control patterns, conduct risk evaluations and enforce policies and standards to enable the enterprise to conduct business at an appropriate and known risk level. Ensure capabilities are reviewed and compliant within defined risk levels while considering hardware/software currency, performance/availability, security and information/transaction integrity and drive the awareness of required improvements.
- Communicate and manage governance parameters that take into account stakeholders' interests and processes with measurable results.
Best Practices
- Research and maintain a deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.
Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field; or related work experience.
- 5-7 years of relevant experience.
- Skills in general architecture, operations, and deployment methodologies and techniques (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, ITIL, MOF).
- Solid understanding and applied expertise in solutions architecture designs and concepts, which include but are not limited to: SDLC Process, Security, high availability, recovery, performance, monitoring and operations design, and application architecture.
- 5+ years relevant solutions architecture experience that includes successful software integration experience.
- 3+ years software development and/or technical support experience.
Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in Asset Management business and technologies.
- Experience with Salesforce, SharePoint, Cloud, Data Warehouse; OR Front Office/Trading Technologies
- Considered by peers to be an expert in C# or Java languages.
- Experience architecting Web Services/SOAs within Enterprises.
- Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to effectively interact with all levels of technology and business partners.
- Experience writing standards, cookbooks, and best practices on development topics.
- Experience delivering concurrent, large information management projects at all phases-from project definition through design and delivery.
- Experience working directly with Asset Management business and technology senior leadership.
About Our Company
With the right company, life can be brilliant. At Ameriprise, we're not just in the business of managing our clients' finances - we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential, too. Be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions and work with other talented individuals who share your passion for doing great work. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office and a difference in your community. So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a strong ethical company that cares, take the next step to create a brilliant career at Ameriprise Financial.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.
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