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Enterprise Software Architect - Merchant Services

Req #: 170111758_1
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)
Job Description:
 
Reporting into the Director of Architecture for Chase Merchant Services, the Architect Lead position is a principle technical leadership role in the architecture organization responsible for developing technology roadmaps and plans for key business strategies supporting the Chase Merchant Services business.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Decompose business charters and strategies into well-defined architecture guidance for software development and infrastructure teams
  • Creation of architecture artefacts including business context diagrams, conceptual, logical, security, and physical architectures.  Data flow diagrams and entity relationships.
  • Work with IT and business units to create investable and executable technical roadmaps
  • Work with business stakeholders and gain support for critical technology investment decisions
  • Act as a key advisor to senior IT and business leadership
  • Scope and size technology investments
  • Evaluate technologies, vendor solutions and applications
  • Evangelize architecture best practices across JPMC in support of the firm-wide technology strategies
  • Manage the application portfolio lifecycle, and champion IT assets that can be leveraged across lines of business
Transferable Skills:
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work at a high level with little detail.
  • Good communication skills 
The points below have been carefully considered as being essential for the role. Your background must accurately reflect all of these, with or without a reasonable accommodation, for your application to be considered.
 
Qualifications:
  • 15+ years of IT experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience as an software architect responsible for designing large complex IT solutions
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in collaborating directly with business partners to ensure technical solutions deliver on business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage enterprise architecture principles to develop business strategies into investable technical roadmaps
  • Very strong presentation and communication skills with experience providing communication to C level executives 
Preferred Skills:
  • Financial services experience with a focus on merchant acquiring and payments
  • Banking knowledge and direct exposure to credit card processing business principals
  • Experience in Mobile technologies and architectural approaches
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • TOGAF certification
  • Prior consulting experience
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