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IT Wealth Investments is seeking a Senior Technical Architect to lead design and engineering of the Investment applications. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for systems design, technical architecture, code review, technical standards, security due diligence and governance. 


The role will be focused on the Investments Portfolio and will include Trading, Ledgers, Statements, Reporting, Compliance and the supporting data.


The candidate will significantly evolve the capabilities of the organization and cultivate an environment of perpetual innovation and transformation in how Northern Trust Wealth does business. 


 The complexity and criticality of this work require an individual who brings deep application architecture experience, an understanding of technical trends and new innovation in the financial industry, technical expertise in digital/automation engineering, financial services business acumen and senior leadership, influence and execution skills to the role.

Required Skills


• Prior experience in digitalization and automation solutions for back office operations

• Hands-on design, development and implementation of technical components, frameworks, interfaces and services.

• Ability to define solutions to solve large scale, complex business problems with high resiliency, scalability, performance and concurrency requirements

• Ability to research and understand new technology solutions and present essential comparisons, pros/cons, and target use cases.

• Adept at IT operations, Agile Methodology, Software Development Lifecycle, and Systems Architectures

• Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules

• Ability to collaborate with business and technical resources to understand and develop solutions that meet business requirements, translating strategy and objectives when necessary

• Ability to lead discussions in a matrix environment focusing on team and organizational success

• Communicates well both written and verbal and can influence decisions across business and technology

• Large scale technical delivery experience

• Relevant experience in the software architecture, 3-4 years of financial services experience

• Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with high energy and a positive, winning attitude.

• Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering


Desired Skills

• Design and development experience in modern platforms using platform, REST/API integration, Cloud Native Solutions, Containers, Micro services

  • Software design and development experience in programming languages, Java, JS, .NET, C#, Python

• Experience with Charles River, Flow-Through-Processing, MarkLogic would be a plus

• Knowledge in Continuous Integration/Deployment and Container automation

• Ability to provide recommendations supported by Proof for Concepts (POC), Vendor evaluation & other methods that substantiate the proposals and recommendations

• Knowledge and experience with working in an agile SDLC methodology environment

• Self driven, innovative and pushes for high-quality measurable outcomes

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