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Specialist, Solution Architect

Northern Trust
Chicago, IL 60602
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This Solution Architect candidate is responsible for driving strategic solutions for the digital transformation program of Wealth Management. The candidate will be a key member of the Wealth Management Architecture team whose collective responsibility is to provide strategic technology guidance across the Digital Transformation Journeys through a set of fully aligned technical strategies, roadmaps, designs, patterns, and frameworks. This role will partner with architects and application developers across cross functional teams to implement technology solutions.

Must demonstrate the capability to build technology solutions that effectively address the business objectives of a complex organization. Ensures that business strategy along with market & technology trends are effectively represented in the organization's systems and business processes. Analyzes the architectural requirements, defines the vision, defines the target state architecture, analyzes the current state and partners with solution architects/engineers to realize the target state. This individual must be delivery-oriented, possess excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to reach senior business management as well as technical audiences.

Must be able to influence current needs and future direction and make pragmatic decisions to optimize the balance between strategic value, time to market, cost and risk. The preferred candidate will have a broad background in application development, public and private cloud transformation and delivery, and enterprise/solution architecture. Must be able to work independently to solve complex problems, yet possess the soft skills to work with a variety of partners.

Knowledge / Skills

Hands-on software development experience using development languages and open source frameworks like Java, .Net, Spring, etc.

Significant experience with enterprise architecture patterns and best practices

Hands on experience designing and building cloud-native applications using Pivotal Cloud Foundry's Application and Container Services as well as Azure; AWS and/or GCP experience a plus.

Experience using Kubernetes/Docker and container related tooling is a plus.

Experience managing infrastructure as code using Terraform and/or CloudFormation is a plus.

Ability to demonstrate an Agile mindset in approaching Architecture/solutions (building in increments, exploring must-have vs nice-to-have, etc.).

Must be able to follow within the guidelines of Agile frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban.

Experience with DevOps best practices and toolchain /pipeline automation; Atlassian Suite and Azure DevOps preferred.

Knowledge of the financial services industry and in particular, a broad and deep understanding of products and services provided by Northern Trust.

Strong knowledge of security frameworks and controls.

Major Duties

Identify appropriate technical solutions that provide business value while mitigating technical debt.

Mediate conflicting priorities to drive optimal solutions.

Identify and escalates duplication of efforts, functional and technical redundancy, and enforces the use of existing firm-wide shared services.

Create fully functional frameworks for typical archetypes, e.g. Web, Microservice, Mobile, 3rd party app, etc.

Quickly build proof of concept prototypes with new technologies being researched.

Enable the development organization by creating working examples

Create cloud-related frameworks that instill all of the non-functional requirements in scope

Define cloud delivery best practices

Training technologists and provide project-based consulting/expertise

Liaise with the Enterprise Architecture groups

Solve problems collaboratively.

Acts as a subject matter expert on technologies and trends in cloud, middleware, and infrastructure architectures.


Minimum 10+ years development experience

Minimum 7+ years architecture experience

Additional Information

Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-04
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