Full Job Description
American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.
We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.
Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.
Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.7 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., we also have offices located in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt; Sydney; Los Angeles; and Mountain View, Calif. (Silicon Valley).
For more information, please visit americancentury.com.
Our IT teams support that mission by building applications and products that serve our customers. We’re looking for a Systems Architect that’s interested in leading software evolution and innovation for multiple product teams. The ideal candidate would be passionate about leadership and utilizing modern engineering principles for building and delivering software to market.
Primary responsibilities of this position are to provide strategic thought leadership, technical research and innovation, architectural design, technical roadmaps, operational planning, coaching and mentoring. Systems Architects work closely with Business Partners, Product Owners and Engineers to identify solutions and help deliver enhancements to our clients through Agile development.
Provide leadership for application developers, including mentoring, technical problem coaching, skill development and general guidance.
Create concepts and designs for technical solutions which utilize innovative principles and adhere to enterprise architecture standards.
Measure application performance and contribute to product roadmaps in combination with Product Owners and business partners to enhance the capability and resiliency of applications.
Participate in industry outreach and research to sharpen skills and identify new principles for our most critical business functions.
Provide consultation to business partners on projects, opportunities and problems. Participate in the enterprise prioritization process to represent technical needs and gain consensus for new enhancements.
Participate on the Application Development leadership team. Actively influence strategic direction and architecture for the Application Development organization and ensure all tactics are in support of the long-term strategy. Prepare and implement departmental goals and objectives. Assist in the development of the IT department budget.
Improve the efficiency, cost effectiveness and quality of the Information Technology department and business area.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, finance or business or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
A minimum of five years application development and support experience.
Experience leading IT Transformational activities.
Broad knowledge of software engineering and testing methodologies.
Experience working in an Agile framework.
Proven leadership and communications skills.
Experience building and maintaining key business relationships.
Candidates must be willing to perform on-call duties outside of business hours in alignment with our general DevOps practices. Occasional overtime and travel as needed.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.
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