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Principal Architect - Cloud Connectivity and Network Security

Company: Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Provide overall direction, mentorship and definition to the organizational architecture to efficiently support the corporate business strategy. Interact across multiple business areas, proactively assist in defining the direction for future projects to ensure the success of enterprise-level rollouts. Resolve and develop architectural approaches and solutions, conduct business reviews, document current systems and develop recommendations. Responsibilities Major areas of accountability:

  • Architecture Lead for Cloud Connectivity and Network Security Services
  • Lead Projects in above areas
  • Strategy / Roadmap Development
  • Assessment of our current environment and influence strategic direction
  • Develop Reference Architectures and Repeatable patterns
  • Establish and Manage standards
  • Provide direction to our cloud journey
  • Lead complex projects and ensure the success of enterprise-level application rollouts. Resolve and develop architectural approaches and solutions by conducting business reviews, detailing current systems, and developing recommendations at the capability level. May or may not leader people.
  • Proactively assist in defining future projects. Bring enterprise perspective to all initiatives. Ensure projects align with enterprise architecture. Lead technology direction within and across infrastructure teams. Participate in determination of domain standards, project requirements, and migration plans for infrastructure or business portfolios. Develop and ensure compliance with architectural principals and standards for various systems and components. Develop/maintain key strategy artifacts.
  • Evaluate current architecture and influence strategic direction and road maps with proactive feedback. Lead analysis of the current Technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement. Participate in detailed analysis to align requirements and equipment configurations with defined system specifications. Translate customer requirements to process and data requirements.
  • Document and support applications and tools consistent with established specifications and business requirements. Document all architecture design and analysis work. Research, craft and develop product hardware and software interfaces. Incorporate architectural principles into enterprise architectural design, including opportunities for common services and service reuse. Consult with capability development teams to fit/modify architecture to business objectives.
  • Research, introduce and transition new technology into the organization. Stay on top of Technology advances and issues across all enterprise domains. Research, test and recommend tools and practices for potential implementation. Provide technical assistance to implementation teams. Apply standard methodologies using innovative ideas to increase awareness and efficiency of enterprise architecture.
  • Eloquent, advocate and support the architecture perspective in strategy and delivery discussions with technology and business unit leaders. Publish accurate monthly dashboards. Encourage, develop and participate in cross-portfolio/capability dialogue. Collaborate with business leaders to acquire strategic requirements, colleagues to lead project delivery, vendor partners on product selections and research partners to understand the industry technology architecture view. Required Qualifications
    • Bachelors degree (4-years) in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field; or related work experience.
    • 7-10+ years of relevant work experience required.
    • Work experience in multiple technology areas and 2-3 years of relevant enterprise architecture experience in one or more specialty areas.
    • Prior experience in design, development and implementation of application development solutions at an enterprise level.
    • In-depth knowledge of application, information, infrastructure, network and security architectures.
    • Demonstrable Understanding of AWS, Azure Cloud, Connectivity and Network Security services
    • Provide Architecture direction to our Cloud Journey - AWS and Azure
    • Strong Influencer
    • Leader With Vision in his domain area
    • Understanding of Application Architecture - On-prem, Cloud and hybrid
    • Able to collaborate with various cross commits - application, network, security teams at multiple levels to get results
    • Ability to drive architectural discussions, help run POCs, drive decisions and ready to do hands on
    • Work with vendors, understand their roadmaps and connect with our strategic direction
    • Have solid grasp of AWS, Azure, SaaS or PaaS integration solutions and how those interact within with on-premise solutions
    • Deep Experience as a senior-level Solutions or Technology Architect working on significant enterprise change initiatives Preferred Qualifications
      • Confirmed experience presenting architecture concepts and goals to technology leaders and business partners.
      • Financial Services industry specific knowledge that includes a shown understanding of industry standards and architectures.
      • Engineering and Delivery experience in Cloud and Network technologies About Our Company The Ameriprise Financial Technology team mission is to create innovative technology solutions and engaging digital experiences for our clients, advisors, and employees. We embrace an inclusive and collaborative culture that allows us to partner across the business and lend our expertise in the areas of corporate computing, network infrastructure and security. We celebrate the unique qualities and reward the contributions of our talented, passionate employees. If you're motivated and want to work for a strong, ethical company that cares about you and your community, take the next step with Ameriprise Technology. Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Keywords: Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Minneapolis , Principal Architect - Cloud Connectivity and Network Security, IT / Software / Systems , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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