Senior Solutions Architect in Chicago, IL at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    8 to 10 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job ID: 54605

Senior Solutions Architect-54605

Job Description:

  • The Client Digital Technology organization within our company  is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative Senior Solutions Architect to lead our transition to the next generation Digital Platform
  • The Client Digital area is transforming its digital experiences to meet more personalized needs of our clients and partners
  • As part of this effort, this role will provide high level leadership to move all the client facing portals off of Web Logic Portal and onto a Persona Driven, Omni Channel, micro service based cloud native platform running on Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • This position will report to Client Digital Architecture, Security, and Innovation Manager and will be responsible for defining target architectures, organizing high-level planning roadmaps, and insuring day to day architecture decisions across Client Digital teams and projects follow enterprise, business aligned CIO, and department target patterns
  • You will have the opportunity to work with some of the latest technologies and methodologies, including REACT, Spring, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and Agile/Lean methodologies
  • In addition, the role will provide excellent exposure to highly experienced and tech savvy resources and collaborate with multiple application teams and business partners across the bank
  • This role will be the main Technology representative for all Client Digital strategic programs
  • Ideal candidate should be technically versatile and savvy, with experience in multiple technologies, and have the ability to assess and learn emerging technologies
  • Additional they must quickly cultivate relationships with key business and technology individuals across the enterprise to as insure that digital needs are being fulfilled


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Business knowledge of Financial Service applications
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create conceptual and high-level architecture diagrams
  • Strong client management skills and competencies
  • An In-depth understanding of information security and software development: 
    • Understanding of OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities and preventative solutions
    • Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC)
    • Experience in static analysis tools like SonarCube, CheckMarx, FindBugs, PMD, etc
    • Authentication, Authorization, Identity Management
  • Understand the application development & technology stack:
    • Continuous Integration – Atlassian Bamboo, Maven or Gradle or similar tools o    Rest API Development
    • Spring Framework, including Spring Security
    • Spring Integration
    • Spring Boot/Cloud
    • Kafka
    • PL/SQL, Redis, NoSQL – Marklogic, SOLR, etc
    • REACT, Angular, JQuery
    • Java, J2SE, Java Serve Pages, XML/XSLT, JSON
    • JSON, AJAX, JDBC, JPA/ORM framework
    • Kubernetes
    • API gateway/ZUUL
  • Understand cloud architectures as well 12 factor application development (; Pivotal Cloud Foundry a plus
  • Understand architectures of highly scalable, highly available and highly performant applications. 

Major Duties:

  • Thought leader helping drive future proof target architectures
  • Meet with business product owners to understand current and future product requirements
  • Provide long term technical strategy and architecture leadership to the Client Digital Technology Department
  • Work closely with Client Digital solution architects and teams to identify conceptual architectures
  • Participate in Enterprise Architecture recommendations and technology solutions reviews
  • Engage with Digital Experience Solution Human Centered Design Lab to provide feasibility assessments for Lab engagements
  • Ensures compliance with all audit, security, and risk management requirements
  • Provides innovation and creativity to solve business or technical issues
  • 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 partners at all levels of the organization through sound judgment and good sense
  • Review vendor software solutions to confirm they meet corporate and technology standards and guidelines


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 8-10 years as a website application development architect working within large web and / or mobile application architectures
  • Experience providing architecture solutions for medium to large complex website application projects 
  • Experience defining architecture standards or best practices

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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