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in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architect - Financial Services Req #: 19973 Location: Chicago, IL US Job Category: Applied Technology Job Summary

Crowe’s Financial Services Consulting team delivers deeply specialized, high-value offerings to financial institutions, fintech companies, and insurance organizations across the globe. Our unique solutions enable financial services organizations to grow safely, to perform optimally, and to manage risk effectively. Our team of innovative consultants, fintech specialists, and business-building entrepreneurs manage a long pipeline of advanced technologies and offerings that address our mission: make the world more honest, transparent, safe, and secure by helping financial services companies transform how they grow revenue, compete for customers, govern themselves, manage risks, and comply with standards and regulations.

The Financial Services Enterprise Solutions Architect is the most senior level of Technical Architect and has primary accountability to define the overall systems architecture(s) of Crowe’s Financial Services products to support the Business Unit strategy. This position is responsible for partnering with industry focused business teams to create profitable technology products and solutions. This includes the creation, maintenance and management of architecture reference models and their lower level components for the financial services product portfolio. The primary role of the Financial Services Enterprise Solutions Architect is to ensure that the respective business, application, data and technology perspectives are in line with the organization’s technology and data governance strategies, policies and standards.

Company Overview

Your Journey at Crowe Starts Here:

At Crowe, you have the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are widely recognized for their in-depth expertise and understanding of sophisticated process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their commitment to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our commitment to internal career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing. Come grow with us!

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Technical certifications required.
  • 8+ years of experience designing, developing, and implementing enterprise-scale technology products, in the financial services industry.
  • 3+ years of experience defining and implementing technical strategies.
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more architecture domains: application, security, data, integration, infrastructure.
  • Experience with medium to large scale financial services software/product development processes.
  • Experience leading hybrid onshore / offshore (India) teams preferred.
  • General understanding of financial services data and integration challenges and solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to delegate effectively and develop team members to elevate their contribution.
  • Extensive financial services industry knowledge with an innovative mindset and an eye to the future.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Provides compelling vision and inspired leadership to guide the development of innovative products to meet future business needs and strategic imperatives within the organization.
  • Leads and participates in activities related to the design, development and maintenance of entire Financial Services product portfolio.
  • Develops Financial Services product architecture strategies, standards, processes and methodologies for individual project teams, and holds product architects accountable to these standards.
  • Recommends and participates in the analysis, evaluation and development of Financial Services enterprise-scale long-term strategic and operating plans, infrastructure, and architecture.
  • Ensures architectural vision and products adhere and comply with regulatory, security and audit requirements.
  • Collaborates with product stakeholders to create a technical design that meets complex business requirements and use cases.
  • Shares best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and upcoming vendor products and Solutions.
  • Leads architecture working groups for the development and maintenance of enterprise-scale architecture for Financial Services.
  • Works closely with the Technology Innovation Lead on New Product Development (NPD) initiatives as they move toward the Development phase and current product portfolio, ensuring proper estimating, funding requests and blueprint architecture.
  • Advises product leaders and business stakeholders on ROI for technical investments into products that align our products with our market strategy.
  • Collaborate with business and technical leaders inside and outside of Financial Services.

About the Team:

Applied Technology professionals at Crowe lead the software development efforts for the firm and build technology solutions in a consistent and reliable way. Applied Technology owns the software development competency for the firm, which is tied to standardized processes, practices, policies and controls for client-facing products and projects. Team members share expertise across various industries, targeting manufacturing and distribution, government, healthcare, financial services, and private equity groups based on demand from other Business Units. You will learn and build on a wide range of technologies in an environment where innovation and new ideas are highly encouraged. Hop on board to join one of the fastest growing technology consulting practices in the industry.

Our Benefits:

At Crowe, we know that great people is what makes a great firm. We value our people and offer employees a comprehensive benefits package. Learn more about what working at Crowe can mean for you. How You Can Grow: We will cultivate your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach who will guide you in your career goals and aspirations. Learn more about where talent can prosper.

More about Crowe:

Crowe (www.crowe.com) is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.