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Senior Consultant, Enterprise Architecture

Northern Trust
Chicago, IL 60602
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About Northern Trust:
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg

Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America's best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

The enterprise architecture group at Northern Trust operates as a small internal consultancy. Our approach to improving architecture is collaborative, and we believe that collaboration across organizational units is essential to establishing the kinds of mutual understanding that are required for success, especially when making long-term architecture decisions.
The governance and guidance processes that we provide are both consultative and mutually beneficial. Enterprise architects learn and grow through consulting engagements and through coaching application or solution architects through preparing for governance. Enterprise architects are leaders of initiatives and thought leaders in specific architecture domains and technological constructs and practices. Enterprise architects are required to be both mavens and connectors, bringing their expertise along with their organizational knowledge and network into every conversation and engagement. Our team is a small horizontal enabler in an organization of significantly larger business aligned vertical technology delivery organizations along with horizontal infosec and infrastructure groups, so working across other technology or business groups is essential to our success.
We are looking for someone with a developing leadership trajectory to join our team and to continue to grow in expertise and leadership. We are looking for generalists that can fill a specific expertise gap in our team:

Cloud native application software engineering practices enablement

What this role might do in the first year:

1) Contribute to several enterprise architecture (EA) initiatives (e.g. patterns, blueprint, cyber security, etc.)
a. Collaborate with other EA team members.
b. Provide feedback and help refine product offerings.
c. Engage with solution and application architects as stakeholders in this product.
2) Participate in enterprise architecture processes
a. Architecture Review Board
b. Cloud Governance
c. Software Assessment
d. Consult on solution or infrastructure initiatives.
3) Participate in or facilitate broad IT architect communities
4) Develop new personal architecture practices
a. Collaborate with other EA team members to develop existing skills
b. Find opportunities to develop new skills or practices
5) Identify opportunities (make recommendation) for EA products, projects, or practices to improve IT as a whole.
a. Define or refine principles
b. Enhance or improve EA products, artifacts or processes.
c. Assimilate practices from delivery silos into distributed EA operating model.
d. Propose a new process facilitated by EA to improve some aspect of some IT.
e. Clearly articulate path to value for any opportunity.
6) Create and follow both short and long-term plans, navigating contradictory stakeholder priorities, technology direction, security requirement and budgetary constraints

Activities Critical to Success:

1) Build network of IT leaders and thought leaders
2) Earn trust and respect from stakeholders and key influencers
3) Understand the IT leadership and architecture culture and how to operate within the culture.
4) Work well as a solo practitioner, make and keep commitments, manage self in the context of larger initiatives and deliverables.
Reports to: Manager, Enterprise Architecture; Chief Enterprise Architect


1) Collegiate degree in some IT related field (CompSci, MIS, IT management, etc.)
2) Prefer additional degree in technology, management or financial services related field (MBA, or Finance, etc.)

Experience Profile:

1) Software engineering, programming, application development, etc.
2) Systems administration and engineering (DBA, Server Admin, etc.)
3) Has experience with DevOps, infrastructure as code, CI/CD tool chain, application deployment.
4) Has experience with private cloud technologies (containerization, platform as a service, workload orchestration, deployment automation.
5) Has experience with automation (generally), digital/modern web/mobile apps, AI/ML, big data, warehousing/analytics
6) Has experience with public cloud platforms (i.e. Azure & AWS)
7) Role as a technology lead in a delivery or infrastructure engineering role.
a. Has led the design and construction of an application system "from scratch".
b. Has led the implementation and integration of a significant vendor (COTS) software product.
c. Has led the design and implementation of a technology foundation product (e.g. new database or middleware)
8) Role as manager in a project or engineering work context.
9) Work in a collaborative context with IT thought leaders and stakeholders.
10) Develop architecture (design) artifacts
11) Has worked in or led a distributed (global) organization.
12) Define, develop, contribute to IT strategy or strategic technology initiatives

Architecture Skill Profile:

Data modeling, data management (speaks DAMA)

Domain Driven Design

Security architecture

Event Driven Architecture (i.e. event sourcing, CQRS, event storming, etc.)

Broad architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, ArchiMate, Zachman etc.)

Business architecture (i.e. business capability model, process model, value stream analysis, etc.)

IT strategy development

Non-functional requirements and measures

Alignment with business strategy

Alignment to security and risk strategy

Platforms strategy alignment
o Cloud
Azure / AWS / Pivotal-Tanzu
Containerization - Kubernetes / Docker
PaaS Pivotal Cloud Foundry
o Messaging / integration
Events / KAFKA
API's, REST, API Management
o Application Portfolio Management
o DevOps

Agile architecture

Agile delivery Practices (beyond scrum, to agile engineering, CI/CD, TDD/BDD)

Additional Information

Posted: 2021-04-14 Expires: 2021-05-13
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