Zions Bancorporation's Enterprise Technology and Operations (ETO) team is transforming what it means to work for a financial institution. With a commitment to technology and innovation, we have been providing our community, clients and colleagues the best experience possible for over 150 years. Help us transform our workforce of the future, today.
We are seeking an experienced Solutions Architect that will focus on driving data solutions/technologies for applications, as well as analytics/business intelligence, and as a data service offering central to the future of the bank.
The Engineering and Core Services organization is at the heart of innovation at Zions Bancorporation. We continually modernize on many of Zions' key banking applications and its banking core. In addition to application development, we manage the key platforms, services, and processes which enable modernized engineering and IT operations and delivery through DevOps and lean principles. Ensuring scalable, quality, innovative solutions for our teams and our customers is integral to what we do.Come join us in transforming engineering and banking software!
As a core member of the Enterprise Architecture team, your expertise and collaboration skills will help drive development of quality data solutions and data ecosystems, while ensuring alignment to strategic technology directions.Whether working alongside project team members as part of an Agile Release Train or helping to build patterns and reference architectures for data standards, or driving modern data solutions, your contributions will help ensure Zions applications and solutions are built to deliver maximum business value. You will be a driver in Proof of Concepts, Pattern Development and Architectures utilized to transform Zions Data and Application space to achieve these goals.
The Data Solutions Architect will:
·Serve as the technical expert for data platform architectures and solutions to include traditional and modern data platforms.
·Focus on complex, interrelated applications and systems being designed to drive strategic direction in today's integrated data platforms in various business areas.
·Ensure successful engagements by delivering on critical business data requirements for current and future systems.
oArchitecture and Design documentation for data platforms and their integration
oTechnology evaluation and selection recommendations of data related solutions
oDeployment documents and production transition plans
oIntegration with Data Warehousing - design and best practices
oRequirements analysis for business efforts dependent on modern Big Data platforms, data integration, processing, analytics, and reporting
The main responsibilities of the role can be summarized as follows:
·Provide thought leadership and drive architecture and the design of modern data/data as a service solution and demonstrate the understanding of concepts, best practices and functions to implement data solutions in a corporate environment.
·Ability to provide technical expertise in traditional and modern data integration/processing patterns.
·Become conversant with and cognizant of the future direction of systems, how that direction will impact the enterprise, and how future and current systems can be exploited for the benefit of the enterprise
·Lead/Participate in the evaluation and integration of Data Technologies as well as developing Proof of Concepts to assist engineering teams.
·Use business acumen to understand what drives the organization, which factors influence strategy and how the data can contribute to the success of the strategy
·Build and conduct solution design reviews for specific solutions ensuring the solution is aligned with current and future state data architecture standards, technologies, principles as well as funding preparations.
·Bring new and innovative ideas around data related practices
·Define and communicate a shared technical and architectural vision for an Agile Release Train (ART) to help ensure the system under development is fit for its intended purpose.
Technical Experience and Qualifications:
·10+ years of experience as a technology leader designing and developing data architecture solutions with more than 5+ years specializing in big data architecture or data analytics; Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related area.
·Ability to listen for understanding, resolve conflicts, negotiate compromise, and collaboratively lead business leaders and project teams to optimal solutions.
·Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation experience, with proven leadership and mentoring abilities
·Strong, in-depth experience in data systems (modeling, data mining, processing) for both traditional and modern big data platforms.
·Understanding of streaming technologies and their application such as Kafka, and the utilization of Spark/PySpark Databricks is preferred.
·Experience with integration technologies that provide API management, messaging/streaming, file transfer, integration gateway, and/or complex integration techniques as well as Data Virtualization with such tools as Denodo or Dremio
·Experience with a range of big data architectures and distributions such as Cloudera or Hortonworks based upon the Apache Stack or MongoDB types of repositories.
·Experience working with Public Cloud Offerings (AWS, Azure, GCP) with emphasis on integration, storage, and data processing
A combination of the above qualifications may meet requirements.
Location:This position has a hybrid work from home schedule with a minimum of three days per week in the office at the Zions Technology Center in Midvale, Utah.
The Zions Technology Center is a 400,000-square-foot technology campus in Midvale, Utah. Located on the former Sharon Steel Mill superfund site, the sustainably built campus will be the company's primary technology and operations center. This modern and environmentally friendly technology center will enable Zions to continue to compete for the best technology talent in the state while providing team members with an exceptional work environment with features such as:
·Electric vehicle charging stations and close proximity to Historic Gardner Village UTA TRAX station.
·At least 75% of the building is powered by on-site renewable solar energy.
·Access to outdoor recreation, parks, trails, shareable bikes and locker rooms.
·Large modern cafe with a healthy and diverse menu.
·Healthy indoor environment with ample natural light and fresh air.
·LEED-certified sustainable building that features include the use of low VOC-emitting construction materials.
·Apply now if you have a passion for impactful outcomes, enjoy working collaboratively with co-workers, and want to make a difference for the clients and communities we serve.
·Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE!
·Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
·Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
·Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays
·401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
·Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
·Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees
·Employee Ambassador preferred banking products
·Employees may, at the company's discretion, be eligible to receive a cash bonus award
Zions Bancorporation, N.A. is one of the nation's premier financial services companies with annual net revenue of $2.9 billion in 2021 and more than $90 billion of total assets. Zions operates under local management teams and distinct brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Bank is a consistent recipient of national and state-wide customer survey awards in small and middle-market banking, as well as a leader in public finance advisory services and Small Business Administration lending, ranking as the tenth largest provider in the U.S. of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loans. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices.