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Ameriprise Financial Senior Architect in Minneapolis, Massachusetts


Job Description:

Develop and manage road maps and technical designs, govern implementations and ensure ongoing application health by applying a broad understanding of all areas of architectural domains (data, infrastructure, applications and security). Expertise will be applied to highly complex and/or broad scale projects in a general area or focused in a specific technical area (e.g., Data, Solutions or Technology Architecture). Translate business needs into technical solutions by planning, developing and refining to-be architectures.



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Full-Time / Part-Time:

Full time

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in prototyping to validate hypothesis through scripting or coding in languages like Python

  • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence concepts such as Machine Learning and Business Analytics

  • Significant business knowledge and have one or more areas of concentrated -- technical expertise.

  • Domain knowledge of Finance, HR, and corporate functions

  • Demonstrated ability to explain highly technical solutions to technical and

  • non-technical teams.

NOTE: The company does not offer L Visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

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Posting Title:

Senior Architect


Major areas of accountability:

Strategy/Road Map Development Design Risk Assessment Practice Leadership Governance

Develop current to future state architecture road maps. Align and promote enterprise technology (data, infrastructure, applications and security) principles and strategy. Contribute to and author application and capability strategies. Establish, maintain and apply architecture standards, disciplines and principles. May or may not lead people.

Use appropriate design techniques and methodologies to translate project requirements into detailed designs, consistent with platform strategy and road map. Design external system interface architecture that includes appropriate application of techniques and standards. Determine integrated hardware and software architecture solutions that meet performance, usability, scalability, reliability, security and business/functional requirements.

Create effective and efficient control patterns, conduct risk evaluations, and enforce policies and standards to enable the enterprise to conduct business at an appropriate level of risk. Research and recommend technology to improve current systems. Ensure capabilities are reviewed and compliant with appropriate levels of risk respective to hardware/software currency, performance/availability, security and information/transaction integrity and drive the awareness of required improvements.

Maintain deep expertise in architectural modeling, frameworks, emerging technologies, and best practices. Mentor and develop less experienced technical staff. Provide technical leadership in both business-as-usual and crisis conditions. Recommend new procedures and processes to drive desired results on diverse projects. Perform industry research with external parties and maintain networks amongst peers.

Develop and communicate governance parameters that take into account stakeholders' interests and processes with measurable results. Partner with other architects to ensure alignment and integration across portfolio boundaries and promote an enterprise focus on applications management. Develop and build strong relationships within and across the lines of business and use effective communication skills to influence and accomplish strategic application architecture objectives.

An ideal candidate will:

  • Conceptualize and craft detailed, end-to-end solutions

  • Provide architecture and technology leadership for multiple projects simultaneously

  • Serve as primary point of contact between product or business team and technology delivery

  • Translate requirements into detailed designs consistent with current standards and future platform strategy

  • Explain complex concepts to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Collaborate with global teams to build customer centric solutions and stablish multi-functional partnerships

  • Apply knowledge and experience in decision making to arrive at optimal solutions

  • Operate in fast paced, ambiguous work environment but still be able to “see the big picture” for current and future solutions

Recruiting Location:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Boston, Massachusetts

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (4-years) in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field; or related work experience.

  • 5-7+ years of relevent work experience required.

  • Broad experience across architecture practices (data, infrastructure, applications and security) with depth of experience in at least one area.

  • Knowledge of Enterprise-wide architecture and ability to 'see the big picture' and how it affects current and future technologies.

  • Internal/External consulting experience that spans organizational boundaries and includes influencing technology and business leaders.

  • Depth of experience in the architecture, design, implementation and support of complex enterprise solutions.

  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and process improvements.

An ideal candidate will be grounded in:

  • Cloud architecture and engineering for Azure and AWS

  • Data architecture and concepts

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