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TIAA CW Application Architect in Charlotte, North Carolina

This is a Non-Employee Contingent Worker Role providing services for TIAA’s family of companies and will be employed by TIAA's preferred 3rd Party Supplier. As a Non-Employee CW, perform a variety of moderately complex business planning, support, and project-related duties. Demonstrates an exceptional standard of quality and holds themselves accountable to achieving excellent results.

This role will sit onsite, likely in a hybrid capacity, at the location(s) listed in this posting.

The anticipated term of this engagement will be 6 months. This term could be extended based on company business needs.

CW-Info Systems Architect II

Designs architectural roadmaps for enterprise architecture(EA), in accordance with enterprise strategies and (EA) processes, while analyzing client requirements and collaborating with R&D divisions to provide ongoing support.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Designing enterprise architectural roadmaps, and aligning these with enterprise strategies, business objectives, (EA) standards, processes and methodologies.

  • Analyzing change requirements and IT opportunities in enterprise business processes; providing resolutions for (EA)improvements by utilizing new technological applications.

  • Providing advice and explanations for customers in business process design and system development, including application architecture and integration architecture.

  • Working with other (EA) staff, experts and decision makers to accurately define client requirements; providing ongoing support for data, applications and system client requests.

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 2+ Years Required; 3+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level


General Architectural Skills and Experience

Advanced Solution Design and System Integration Architecture experience including:

  • Development of Architectural Guiding Principles , Viewpoints and Patterns

  • Conducting Architecture Reviews to assess compliance and adoption of these thing.

  • Assessing Vendor/Product/Technology Suitability in a given business context

  • Designing Systems with High Availability achieved through Resiliency Designs and Predefined Degraded Modes of Operation

Application Architecture Skills and Experience

Looking for candidates that are familiar and experienced with our target runtime environment:

  • Primary

  • Java, OpenJDK, Spring Framework

  • Kubernetes/OpenShift

  • Cloud Hosting: AWS (primary), GCP (secondary, nice to have)

  • Familiar with Standards and Best Practices around DevOps / SecDevOps

  • Secondary

  • Redis

  • Istio, Kong

  • mongoDB

Business Domain Experience

  • Direct experience with or strong knowledge of the FinTech Services industry (retirement, banking, insurance) including Core Products and their Legal/Compliance/Regulatory requirements

Methodology Skills and Experience

  • Agile (Safe Agile) experience strongly preferred.

Roles and Responsibilities

Model ‘A’ Requirements: Architectural Policies and Reviews

Ability to clearly define, document, socialize and help apply Architectural Guidance for AppDev Teams.

This will include: Guiding Principles , Viewpoints / Leans , Standards and Best Practices , Policies , etc.

Ability to document emerging Application Architecture Patterns and assist AppDev Teams with their adoption.

Conduct Conceptual Architecture and Logical Architecture Reviews .

Identify new and emerging Patterns for Pattern Library inclusion

Model ‘B’ Requirements: Architect Practitioner

These requirements are important if we decide to adopt the Embedded Architect model.

Define , Document (diagram) and Justify Solution Design Architectures with an emphasis on High Availability , Resiliency , Omnichannel Design (foster composability, re-use), DR Capable , Future Extensible and optimized Cost Management . Other Architectural Deliverables

  • Documenting ADRs

  • New Pattern Submissions

TETRIS Architectural Coordination

Start Date: 19-Jun-2023

End Date: 30-Dec-2023

Travel Required: No

Base Pay Range: $74.13/hr. - $85.95/hr.

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.

Equal Opportunity

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