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Head of Architecture / Senior Architect Lead - Application Architecture

Job Description

 

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.

 

Corporate Technology & Risk (CTR) delivers streamlined and consistent solutions supporting JPMorgan Chase’s Controls, Compliance, Legal, HR and IT Risk agendas, with a focus on stability, delivery, efficiencies and people. The goal of CTR’s drive to standardization, consistency and simplicity is a JPMorgan Chase architecture that fosters long-term productivity, quality and innovation across the entire enterprise. The disciplines within this organization are Compliance Technology, Oversight & Controls Technology, Legal & e-Discovery, Identity & Access Management, IT Risk & Controls, HR Real Estate & Global Services Technology, and Third Party Risk Management. 
 
Architecture & Delivery Services (ADS) sets, develops, and refines the Corporate Technology (CT) target-state architecture as well as the processes and roadmaps to achieve it. Architecture also ensures that CT applications are developed to firm wide and CT standards.  Application Development Shared Services (ADSS) works to optimize application development and deployment across CT through robust performance metrics, solution engineering, standardization of practices, and support of Application Development communities for continuous learning and communication.
 
J.P. Morgan Chase is seeking an ambitious and experienced leader to act as the head of Application Architecture for its Corporate Technology & Risk (CTR) line of business. 
The head of Application Architecture will define, create, communicate and ensure adherence to architecture design, principles, guidelines and solutions across CT&R. The position will be responsible for determining requirements; ensure sufficiency of architecture requirements for top projects; shape direction by influencing vendors to meet CT&R‘s; consulting; mentoring members of the organization. As head of Application Architecture you will be expected to define an overarching strategy for dynamic business, technology, and regulatory goals of the enterprise.
 
Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for managing the team of architects and create/update application strategy, target architectures and roadmaps 
  • Works with the IT organization and business units to obtain business requirements for performance and improvements to ensure the existing and future information systems are implemented according to the organization’s goals, needs and objectives  
  • Establishes the organization’s application structure, defining essential design features and providing a framework
  • Required to prepare architectural design documentation, including diagrams and inventories  
  • Oversee building business plans, strategic direction, and standards for procedures and policies as they relate to IT application architecture
  • Coordinates with the other architects on issues dealing with the quality flaws of the existing standards 
  • Monitors the emerging standards and sets the standards and technologies to be used by the enterprise
  • Collaborates with staff, users and senior management on establishing business goals, reviewing new and existing IT projects, systems designs and plans, and conducting research on emerging technologies to support changes in infrastructure/application strategy
  • Provides thought leadership in defining architecture direction and global multi-year road map
  • Define architected approaches, frameworks and principles for enterprise-wide custom integration solutions w/ applications, services and processes that drive business results
  • Participate in cross functional project planning activities to ensure project success
  • Collaborate and partner with other Architecture disciplines (Technical, Information and I&AM) reporting to the Corporate Technical & Risk Chief Architect, to ensure consistent communication and alignment to all principles and standards fostered within those practices
  • Participate in driving the communication, verbally and in writing to foster adoption of Architecture principles, standards, and best practices
 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Information Sciences/Computer Sciences, or related degree.

  • 10+ years experience with information modeling, information visualization, data modeling, data management technologies, data integration, data sourcing, data analytics, data warehousing, metadata, semantics and ontologies.

  • Strong understanding of large scale system, information and technology architectures, including application integration patterns, messaging, service-oriented architecture, information models, and data lineage.

  • 10+ years experience applying the above disciplines to real-world business problems, especially in the domains listed above.

  • Experience defining relevant standards, processes, and best practices and incrementally deploying them within application areas in a controlled, evolutionary way that can serve as basis for all current and future projects within CTR.

  • Guide tech leads to create roadmap of target state architecture with intermediate states.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results under demanding timelines.

  • Ability to define/manage detail project plans, milestones, manages deliverables; understand financial/budgetary impact of technical decisions.

  • Strong writing and communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with business and technology partners, peers and senior management.

  • Must exhibit strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with multiple stakeholders to drive success.

  • Willingness to learn new technologies, methodologies, applications and grow with team.

  • Knowledge of the Financial Services industry is highly preferred.

  • Experience defining relevant standards, processes, and best practices and incrementally deploying them within application areas in a controlled, evolutionary way that can serve as basis for all current and future data-related projects within CTR.

  • Ability to create trusted partnership with lines of business technology teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results under demanding timelines.

  • Strong leadership and management skills.

  • Strong communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with business and technology partners, peers and senior management.

  • Must exhibit strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with multiple stakeholders to drive success.

Req #: 160033056
Location: New York, NY US
Job Category: Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 5000 US Dollar (USD)

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