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Platform Solutions Architect

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About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. 


Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!                

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018. 

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. Build your career with us and apply today.


The Northern Trust Company is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative Platform Solutions Architect to help facilitate and drive the successful design, development and implementation of Cloud Platform Services projects for the Client Digital Technology group.


The Client Digital area is transforming its core platform to meet the future needs of our clients, and the Client Digital Cloud Platform Services team is building common services, components, frameworks and developer tooling for use by client facing application teams to deliver the solutions on Cloud Platforms.


This position will have the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and methodologies, including Spring, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Azure, Agile/Lean methodologies, etc.. 


In addition, the role will provide excellent exposure to key resources across the bank. The position will work closely with highly experienced and tech savvy resources, collaborate with multiple application teams and tech partners.


The ideal candidate would have to be technically versatile and savvy, either with experience in multiple technologies, and/or the ability to pick up new technologies quickly.

Excellent communication and analysis skills are a must. A key part of this role will be working closely with application architects from other teams to understand their needs, determine common solutions, and then communicate the solutions back to architects to drive adoption of common services, frameworks and tooling solutions.


Major Duties:


• Create Services, frameworks, and libraries that can be easily incorporated into new and existing applications

• Collaborate with application architects to understand their goals, objectives and pain points, and devise strong solutions to address them securely, effectively and efficiently.

• Collaborate with Application Architecture, Infrastructure and Technology Risk organizations as needed to recommend strong solutions.

• As subject area expert, provides comprehensive, in-depth consulting and leadership to team and partners

• Consume, understand and review complex requirements.

• Be able to articulate solution and design in terms the business can understand. 

• Work as Lead Architect on major design decisions.

• Make smart, secure design decisions independently.

• Work closely with developers on their designs and give advice as needed.

• Actively contribute to Architecture and Design discussions and to the work of the Client Digital group, including:

o Developing and using common development Frameworks and Patterns.

o Promoting and leveraging general re-usability and the use of common services.

o Gathering competitive and industry intelligence/research relevant to specific technology areas

• Ensure the creation and deployment of sound solution designs and minimizes the company’s overall “technical debt” by making informed, deliberate, and pragmatic decisions concerning the various factors involved.


Minimum 7 years IT experience with at least three of those years focused on Application Security


• An In-depth understanding of information security and software development

• Practical experience with security and authorization principles


Understand the technology stack:

o Spring Framework, including Spring Security

o Spring Integration

o Spring Boot/Cloud

o Oracle 12c

o Pivotal Cloud Foundry a plus


Understand Application Security:

o Basic knowledge of OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities, and solutions for resolving/preventing

o Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC)

o Experience in static analysis tools like SonarCube, FindBugs, PMD, etc

o Authorization


Application Development

o Rest API Development o Java/JEE and Web based development

o Maven or Gradle or similar tool

o JSON, AJAX, JDBC, JPA/ORM framework


• Understand cloud architectures as well as how to architect a 12 factor application (12factor.net)

• Understand architectures of highly scalable, highly available and highly performant applications.

• Understand SRE best practices and implementation of instrumentation and monitoring for observability.

• Excellent listening and interpersonal skills along with the ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.

• Articulate and effective communicator, able to influence others through sound judgment and good sense

• Team-oriented perspective with a collaborative operating style


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