Solution Architect - Staff Services Technology

PNC Financial Services Group - Pittsburgh, PA

Full-time
Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Solution Architect within PNC's Staff Services Technology practice you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA or Strongsville, OH. As an Innovation Solution Architect you will support 1 or more development teams by providing architectural / design support for a variety of new technology innovations. You will focus on evaluating in-house development and integrating internal and vendor-developed systems with broader enterprise services, adhering to our corporate standards and processes. You will document and build consensus around critical architecture decisions and communicate architecture direction with business partners, enterprise technology, MIS and senior leadership. Additionally, you will identify and manage platform strategic direction in coordination with business users' needs and direction. Ensure delivered solutions are in line with architectural vision. Responsibilities: • Strong communications and organizational skills to insure alignment between technical Product Owners and Lines of Business leads • Elicit and elaborate key non-functional requirements including availability, performance, recovery and security. • Identify opportunities to reuse enterprise and shared technology services. • Maintain strong and effective working relationships with Platform Tech Leads, Technical Operations, and Risk Management teams. • Perform the duties in accordance with established processes and formal agreements with the business. • Work on assigned projects to deliver the architecture artifacts in alignment with target architectures and relevant standards recommending changes to the latter where appropriate. • Own the technology/infrastructure and documentation of non-functional requirements including: availability, scalability, resiliency, security, etc. • Drive delivery of technology roadmap related items by various teams, interface with Enterprise, and give presentations on upcoming initiatives • Establish relationships with various technology partners (IT Operations, Innovation, other delivery partners, Lines of Business etc.) Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering • At least 3+ years of enterprise architecture, solution architecture or software architecture experience • At least 2 years of experience implementing applications and platform services on public cloud with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Azure (AWS, GCP or Azure) • At least 2 years of experience with microservices architecture, cloud native architecture or 12 factor application architecture • At least 2 years of experience in containerizing applications to deploy and run in containers, container-as-a-service, Platform as a Service (PaaS), immutable infrastructure, and enabling blue-green or canary deployments • At least 2 years of experience in building Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines with Jenkins, Artifactory, Chef, Terraform, Ansible, Amazon Web Services CloudFormation templates, GitHub or Sonar • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies. Have an appetite to evaluate and prototype with early stage technology sourced from the external market. • You'll bring solid experience in emerging and traditional technologies such as: Java, J2EE, AngularJS, React, REST, Spring framework, .NET, NodeJS, HTML / HTML5, CSS, NoSQL databases, Relational databases, Hadoop, Chef, iOS, Android, and AWS/Cloud Infrastructure to name a few. • Experience in Java, Spring boot, Angular, SQL, Database, Rest API, Basic data structure, algorithm, design patterns, GIT, typescript, DevOp, architecture, Maven or Gradle. • Must possess excellent oral/written communication skills. No exceptions!

Job Profile

Designs solution roadmaps, according to business strategies and processes in solution architecture, through client requirement analysis, cross-team collaboration and problem resolution.
Designs solution roadmaps, and system and software architecture according to business strategies and solution architecture standards/processes.
Analyzes client requirements and determines appropriate solutions to these requirements based on business needs.
Resolves routine to moderately complex problems and issues in solution architecture; assesses any potential risks and determines solutions to these risks.
Works with other solution architecture staff, technology experts and business stakeholders to provide functional support to clients on solution architecture updates.
PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
Competencies
Analytical Thinking – Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business.

Effective Communications – Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Effectiveness Measurement – Ability to measure the quality and quantity of work effort for the purpose of improvement.

Industry Knowledge – Knowledge of the organization's industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Planning: Tactical, Strategic – Ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan.

Platform Architecture – Knowledge of technologies and methods to design processing mechanisms and roadmaps to execute business application systems; ability to design these roadmaps and deploy supportive interfaces for end-users to access related systems, in accordance with standards and processes.

Problem Solving – Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Software Product Design/Architecture – Knowledge of and experience with activities, tools and techniques for converting market requirements into the software product design.

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) – Knowledge of and ability to use this universal framework released by 'The Open Group' to effectively plan, develop and govern enterprise architecture.

Work Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 5+ years of industry-relevant experience. Specific certifications are often required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.

Education

Bachelors

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