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FIS

IT Architect

Job Description

Are you curious, motivated, and forward-thinking? At FIS you'll have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is open, collaborative, entrepreneurial, passionate and above all fun.

About the team

DataNavigator/Payments Product Architecture: Team consists of Solution, Application and System Architects enabling DataNavigator and back office systems within Payments.

What you will be doing

Primarily responsible for Solution and System Architecture, for existing and new enhancements and requests and solution integration with other payment platforms
  • Documents and publishes appropriate architecture principles and standards, position papers, blueprints, best practices, patterns and frameworks.
  • Defines, constructs, supports and provides training for enterprise frameworks.
  • Defines and maintains a library of functional component models within and across FIS product lines.
  • Documents functional product solutions for key FIS product strategy and product management initiatives leveraging defined functional component model libraries and the defined product line architecture roadmap.
  • Documents functional product solutions for key FIS financial services sales opportunities leveraging defined functional component model libraries and the defined product line architecture roadmap.
  • Maintains a catalogue of reusable functional application components consumable across applications and product lines.
  • Reviews functional and technical designs to identify areas of risk and/or missing requirements.
  • Acts as tie breaker on design decisions.
  • Documents and communicates opportunities to leverage inter-project synergies, application and enterprise software or infrastructure asset re-use and opportunities to expose application assets for enterprise consumption.
  • Communicates system architecture to technical and business audiences.
  • Other related duties assigned as needed.


What you bring:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience. Post-graduate education desired
  • 7+ years of experience working as a Senior Software Engineer in a C/C++, Java or similar software development environment.
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL.
  • Cloud-based experience, including experience working with Azure, AWS or similar technologies
  • Requires the following experience or equivalent combination of education and experience as a minimum to enter any level of IT Architect job:
    • Must have led technology direction for multiple projects and led or presented architecture concepts outside realm of immediate workgroup
    • Demonstrated experience as application development system designer or technical lead on many "very large", i.e., 10,000 hours or more spanning more than 6 months projects
  • In-depth knowledge of end-to-end systems development life cycles including waterfall and Agile.
  • Proficiency in solutions design and requirements definition disciplines leveraging model driven design-based tools and techniques including conceptual solution component models, business process models, use cases, etc.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization, e.g., executive, management, individual contributors
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, team and time management skills
  • Ability to persuade and influence others on the best approach to take
  • Ability to estimate work effort for project sub-plans or small projects and ensure the project is successfully completed
  • Positive outlook, strong work ethic and responsive to internal and external customers and contacts
  • Willingly and successfully fulfills the role of teacher, mentor and coach


Added bonus if you have:
  • Financial industry experience.
  • Experience transforming existing applications into a cloud agnostic environment.
  • Experience working with DevOps technologies such as Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker, etc.
  • Experience working as an Architect is a plus, but not required
  • Mainframe may be useful


What we offer you
  • A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities
  • A competitive salary and benefits
  • The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant issues in financial services & technology
  • Time to support charities and give back in your community


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For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

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