• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-12-16

Solutions Architect

Location: New York, NY, USA

The AVP - Solution Architect role will be a part of the Moody's EBS Architecture team and will have several key responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance to solution development teams in accordance with published best practices and standards
  • Participate in design sessions to understand business needs and functional / non-functional requirements, and apply appropriate patterns and practices
  • Facilitate solution architecture working sessions with infrastructure and operations teams
  • Participate in governance of solution design and development through Moody's EBS architecture governance processes and bodies
  • Adopt new technologies and patterns while mitigating associated risk
  • Represent data architecture concerns in design, implementation and deployment reviews
  • Lead proofs of concept and prototypes of leading and emerging technologies
  • Provide guidance to business, solution development and operations teams in applying leading and emerging technologies

With 400 employees and 800 contractors worldwide, Moody's Information Technology ("MIT") is the largest department of Moody's Shared Services and provides end-to-end technology solutions for Moody's Investors Service and Moody's Shared Services, as well as infrastructure for Moody's Analytics. The development and ongoing support of key ratings and enterprise systems ensure the company's premier standing among credit rating agencies and enable its evolution among regulatory and business demands. MIT continuously seeks talented individuals to drive the execution of its technology roadmap, which offers exciting career opportunities in program management, business analysis, enterprise architecture, software development, quality assurance, IT risk management, vendor management, technology operations and service management.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate experience in each of the above responsibilities and focus areas, with the following specific qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Business, Statistics or related technical field required.
  • 7+ years related work experience in solution architecture in specific product stack that includes SalesForce, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP or Oracle Finance ERP suites.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Strong technical skills designing, developing, implementing applications through agile and waterfall SDLCs.
  • Extensive, real-world experience designing enterprise software and defining Solution Architectures and technology (UML, design patterns, independent / micro-services, etc. )
  • Experience building and supporting mission-critical applications, running in a highly distributed manner
  • Knowledge of business process technology implementation with regards to SaaS products for Sales, Customer Management, Product Management, Contract Management, Procurement, Billing, Finance, HR, and Financial Planning & Forecasting
  • Knowledge of leading Business Intelligence/Reporting tools or reporting database design is preferre
  • Experience with application security technologies and approaches
Technical Experience
  • Strong experience with Java 1.7 / Java EE 6 and above.
  • Strong experience in Object oriented design and development; ability to create design artifacts using various UML diagram types and other notations
  • Experience developing on Unix/Linux platform. .NET experience a plus
  • Strong experience in developing services using SOAP, REST and messaging platforms
  • Knowledge of SOA application development using ESB such as MuleSoft
  • Experience with message driven application development using IBM MQ or Active MQ and JMS.
  • RDBMS experience developing and designing databases and SQL a plus
  • Strong experience with open source technologies such as Spring Framework, Hibernate, Java caching
  • Experience developing reactive distributed applications, real time data pipelines & streaming applications, large-scale data processing applications, and Microservices.
  • Experience with software change and configuration management processes and tools, such as Subversion, Git, Jira
  • Experience with software build technologies such as Maven, Gradle, Jenkins, Sonarqube/Coverity and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
  • Experience developing user interfaces with Javascript


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email accommodations@moodys.com.. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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