Senior Solution Architect

at M & T Bank in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

The Enterprise Architecture, Data, and Engineering (EADE) group at M&T is taking on the challenge of building out the Enterprise Platform and its corresponding capabilities. The group acts as the primary development team for bank wide services – their usage as well as their promotion across the bank. These services include: core banking functions, shared libraries used for accessing data, user experience, and orchestration of code delivery from management to deployment. The team partners with business and technical teams across the bank to understand and build capabilities that can be leveraged now and in the future.

What is the opportunity?

M&T Tech is hiring a Senior Architect to define an aspirational, outcome-based state of the business and will focus solutions for the Institutional Client Services (ICS), Commercial Capital Markets, and M&T Realty Capital Corp (MTRCC) divisions. From coordinating a multichannel customer experience to overhauling back-office processes, architects construct a comprehensive view of the future that the business needs to achieve its strategic objectives and establishing yourself as a trusted partner. Responsible to build a transformation roadmap that captures the needs of, impacts of, and plans for the business initiatives that will create that future state by building the business & technical capabilities the enterprise needs all while designing and delivering efficient, reliable, scalable and secure solutions.

What will you do?

+ Develop and curate a representation of current & target state systems architecture aligned to business and customer goals

+ Develop and socialize end-to-end solutions for key initiatives based on strong collaboration with business and technology leaders with alignment to enterprise architecture, technology standards and industry best practices

+ Influence decision making and facilitate teams with multiple stakeholders at all levels in the organization

+ Provide technical leadership and mentorship, including contributing to knowledge within the architecture community

+ Proactively drive rationalization of competing interests and achieve consensus on contentious issues

+ Establish and maintain effective partnerships and relationships with Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Software Engineering, Technology Delivery, Technology and Business Leadership, Infrastructure, and others

+ Ability to manage multiple priorities and aggressive deliverables and take a leadership role in moving initiatives forward and removing obstacles

+ Contribute to developed roadmaps and reference architecture patterns

+ Provide consulting support to application architects within projects to ensure the project is aligned with overall enterprise architecture

+ Analyze the technology industry, competitors and market trends, and determine their potential impact on the enterprise

+ Define the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns related to assigned domain or LOB to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise’s future-state architecture vision

+ Support governance activities associated with ensuring solutions architecture assurance and compliance

+ Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards and services, as well as the design of standard and custom software configurations

+ Identify the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impact of the solutions architecture

+ Document all solution architecture design and analysis work, leveraging appropriate Enterprise Architecture tools

What you will need to succeed?

+ Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years’ operational/technical experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 10 years’ higher education and/or work experience

+ Experience with designing and delivering solutions; ideally within a Financial Services organization

+ Passion and drive to take a complicated business processes and strategize a way to compartmentalize and introduce innovation and flexibility into the process

+ Experience in at least two Information Technology solution development disciplines, including technical architecture, infrastructure, application development, cybersecurity, database management and/or Information Technology operations

+ Understanding of diverse technologies, cybersecurity principles; identify and address impacts to ensure solutions architecture designs comply with Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) best practices

+ Understanding of Corporate Technology standards and ensure solutions fully comply; recommend exceptions where appropriate

+ Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models

+ Advanced knowledge on different architecture/design techniques (e.g. Integration patterns, component-based design), data integration, security integration and infrastructure with a broad technical knowledge on integration and messaging technologies including batch, synchronous, asynchronous technologies

+ Have experience with Agile Methodologies (Scrum and Kanban)

+ Relevant certifications in Enterprise Architecture discipline, or other domain-relevant disciplines

Tech Stack:

M&T Bank has many different technologies. This list is a highlight of technical areas that you may need to work with:

+ Front End

+ Primary: Angular

+ Secondary: React, VueJS, HTML/JavaScript`/CSS

+ API:

+ Primary: C#, Java – Spring Boot, Python

+ Secondary: Go, Node.JS

+ Release Engineering:

+ Primary: GIT, Azure DevOps

+ Secondary: Gitlab

+ Infrastructure, Cloud & Containers:

+ Primary: Linux, OpenShift, Azure

+ Secondary: AWS, Docker, Kubernetes

+ Mainframe:

+ IBM z Mainframes

+ Security

+ Ping, oAuth, OpenID, SAML, LDAP

+ Data/Event Streaming

+ Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, RabbitMQ, Python, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau

+ Database

+ SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MongoDB


At M&T Tech , we’re a team of makers, doers, and builders, working to create the most advanced technology solutions in banking. We’re not your stereotypical suit and tie bankers: we’re an innovative team of leading tech experts, pushing boundaries, and taking risks. We’re building an agile team of the most skilled and creative workers to solve complex problems, architect solutions, write high-performance software, and chart our new path, all to make the lives of our customers, and the communities that we serve, better. Join us and be part of something new as we build tomorrow’s bank, today.

M&T Bank is a Top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing and financial stable regional banks in the country, we offer our technology employees a wide range of performance-based career development opportunities. We have a strong commitment to our customers and the communities we serve, and we continue to grow with a focus on the future. So, when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. Grow with us.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

At M&T Bank, we make a difference in people’s lives. For more than 160 years, we’ve been providing our customers with guidance and financial solutions, leading our communities through challenges and growth opportunities, and empowering our employees to build purpose-driven careers.
Our talent and culture set us apart. Our core values drive the work we do – integrity, ownership, collaboration, curiosity, candor. We seek to further build upon our record of success by bringing in diverse talents and fresh skill sets while supporting the growth and development of all team members. At M&T, we are a talent and peo

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Job Posting: JC193091944

Posted On: Sep 24, 2021

Updated On: Dec 08, 2021