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Technical Architect

Company: Empower
Location: Littleton
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Grow your career with a growing organization

Whether they're helping people reach their long-term financial goals or providing personal wealth management strategies, every associate contributes to changing the lives of those we serve for the better. When it comes to job satisfaction, that's hard to beat. And from a personal satisfaction perspective, you'll enjoy the freedom to support causes that matter to you and experience a truly inclusive work environment. Your future starts now.

What you will do

  • Help define and execute on the business aligned data strategy and vision.
  • Develop, document, and provide input into the technology roadmap for Empower.
  • Create Reference Architectures that demonstrate an understanding of significant components and the relationships between them.
  • Maintain a high level of skill in various application deployment and workload architectures, such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
  • Connect data strategy to integration protocols and technologies, such as REST & resource-oriented design, OData and API Gateways.
  • Design and modernize complex data architectures into cloud compatible or cloud native data solutions where applicable. Create strategies and designs for migrating data to cloud systems.
  • Participate in the evaluation of new technologies, integration options, challenge the status quo, create solid business cases, and influence direction while establishing partnerships with key constituencies.
  • Implement best practices, standards & guidance, then subsequently provide coaching of technology team members.
  • Make leadership recommendations regarding strategic architectural considerations related to data design and process.
  • Provide strong leadership and direction in development/engineering practices.
  • Collaborate with other business and technology teams on architecture and design issues.
  • Respond to evolving and changing security conditions. Implement and recommend security guidelines.
  • Provide thought-leadership, advocacy, articulation, assurance and maintenance of the Enterprise Architecture discipline. What you will bring
    • Technical bachelor's degree (e.g. computer science, IS, engineering, math, etc.) or a non-technical bachelor's degree (e.g. Business) What will set you apart
      • 5+ years of experience in the development and delivery of database systems.
      • 3+ years of experience creating solution architectures and strategies across multiple architecture domains (business, application, data, integration, infrastructure and security).
      • Solid experience with three or more of the following technology disciplines: SOA & Microservices design, Cloud Architectures, Big Data/Advanced Analytics, Data Warehouse systems, Advanced Programming, Modern Integration Methods (API Gateway/Web Services, Messaging & RESTful architectures), NoSQL, Client-side Development (e.g. Web and/or Mobile).
      • Expertise in addressing architectural cross cutting concerns and their tradeoffs, including topics such as caching, monitoring, operational surround, high availability, security, etc.
      • Demonstrates competency applying architecture frameworks and development methods.
      • Strong knowledge of data modeling, security patterns and integration methods.
      • Experience with DevOps processes and tools.
      • Understanding of business process analysis and business process management (BPM).
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Demonstrates continuous learning of new technologies.
      • Self-motivated individual that thrives in a team environment.
      • Financial industry expertise preferred (Investments, Asset Management, etc.). What we offer you

        We offer an array of diverse and inclusive benefits regardless of where you are in your career. We believe that providing our employees with the means to lead healthy balanced lives results in the best possible work performance.
        • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
        • Retirement savings - 401(k) plan with generous company matching contributions (up to 6%), financial advisory services, potential company discretionary contribution, and a broad investment lineup
        • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250/year
        • Business-casual environment that includes the option to wear jeans
        • Generous paid time off upon hire - including a paid time off program plus ten paid company holidays and three floating holidays each calendar year
        • Paid volunteer time - 16 hours per calendar year
        • Leave of absence programs - including paid parental leave, paid short- and long-term disability, and Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
        • Business Resource Groups (BRGs) - internal networks that rally around common interest, experiences and identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, military status and sexual orientation. BRGs play a vital role in educating and engaging our people and advancing our business priorities.

          Base Salary Range

          $112,800.00 - $163,575.00
          The salary range above shows the typical minimum to maximum base salary range for this position in the location listed. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation offered may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

          Equal opportunity employer --- Drug-free workplace

          We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, religion, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

          For remote and hybrid positions you will be required to provide reliable high-speed internet with a wired connection as well as a place in your home to work with limited disruption. You must have reliable connectivity from an internet service provider that is fiber, cable or DSL internet. Other necessary computer equipment, will be provided. You may be required to work in the office if you do not have an adequate home work environment and the required internet connection.

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Keywords: Empower, Littleton , Technical Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Littleton, Colorado

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