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Senior Solution Architect

Description

Together, M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust, a part of M&T Bank Corporation, represent one of the country’s leading depository and lending franchises, a premier wealth advisory firm, and the partner of choice for corporate transactions and structures.  As one of strongest, most successful companies in the U.S financial services industry, M&T continues to grow, offering value to our shareholders and opportunity to qualified professionals.  M&T Bank Corporation is one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies headquartered in the United States. With over 16,000 employees and more than 700 branches, M&T serves more than two million consumer households and commercial clients. 

The Opportunity:

Develop and maintain an integration /solution architecture that supports the most efficient, reliable, scalable, and secure solutions to meet the business needs and technology strategy; this includes planning, evaluating, recommending and designing the solutions to ensure that technology projects are cost effective, compliant with enterprise standards and do not diverge from business and technology strategies.


Responsibilities

Delivery & Methodology:

Contribute to, design and/or develop an architecture framework including technology architecture strategy, policies, ‘guiding principles’ and standards to govern how technology solutions will be developed and implemented


Research/analyze business requirements to evaluate and recommend optimal solutions within technology architecture


Contribute to the development of project plans by providing input and manage projects/initiatives by directing assigned resources, communicating project status and providing timely escalation of issues


Ensure projects are compliant with technology architecture and design/operate processes to provide ongoing review of in-progress activity against technology architecture and development standards


Provide expert consultation and participate as a subject matter expert on projects


Apply knowledge of business requirements and architecture to the maintenance and enhancement of the enterprise-wide and/or project specific architecture framework


Apply industry/technical knowledge to provide solutions that increase business results and/or minimize risk


Contribute to meeting key project milestones and overall project deliverables on time, within budget, adhering to standards


Conduct pre and post implementation reviews, ensuring all technical solutions have met business requirements


Develop/maintain expertise in architecture planning, processes and standards


Develop/maintain a proficient knowledge of system development methodologies, key business initiatives / issues, IT implications for systems or technologies and their impact on business solutions


Consult with clients and/or project teams with respect to all aspects of architecture including IT governance


Lead the development of detailed/ complex and/or comprehensive project plans and/or large projects


Act as a resource in the exchange of architectural information for project teams, the business and/or outside vendors


Define the solution architecture guiding principles and determine which integration capabilities are to be implemented


Analyze the use cases and activity diagrams to identify integration requirements


Work with Technology Business Analysts to develop a Requirements Traceability


Matrix to ensure end-to-end traceability of the solution to the requirements


Engage Domain Architects to define components of the solution blueprint; oversee their creation and compose them together


Review the detailed solution architecture and design to ensure that the design meets the requirements and complies with the architectural and security standards, patterns and frameworks


Support Solution Designers with the detailed technical design; review and sign-off the detailed design


Work closely with the Technology Business Analysts to ensure requirements support service reuse


Technology & Infrastructure:

Work with infrastructure, and security teams to understand the security standards, risks and ratify solution security design


Business:

Contribute and/or conduct ongoing assessments of architecture strategy, influencing business and IT decisions as necessary to ensure consistency in approach over time


Support the development, documentation, communication and execution of a comprehensive strategy, policies and solutions


Contribute to and/or develop the process by which decisions will be made regarding technology standards


Protect/enhance the security, availability of technology, brand integrity and shareholder value by establishing parameters for continued investment in technology solutions, and by providing technical risk analysis and assessment


Continuously enhance knowledge/expertise in own area and keep current with emerging industry trends, new technologies and best practices in the external market that can contribute to delivering effective client solutions


Advanced knowledge of architecture for own technology, tools, applications, programming languages and processes and procedures on a broad, organizational level


Sound to advanced knowledge of business/ organization, Bank standards, infrastructure, architecture and technology in related areas from an architecture design/ solutions perspective


Support the supplier/software selection effort for the solution components

Identify enhancements and gaps in architectural frameworks, standards and patterns to raise them for consideration for inclusion in the future versions


Professional:

Build consensus and alignment between enterprise-wide technological direction and business specific initiatives and requirements


Facilitate collaboration and decision-making within/across business units to ensure consistent application of IT strategy and compliance with architecture framework


Collaborate with business leaders, IT professionals, vendors and outsourced partners to assess viability/priority of projects/initiatives and ensure architecture issues are clearly communicated


Communicate project status and provide timely escalation of issues to ensure project objectives are met


Job Accountabilities:

May develop and/or contribute to negotiations of third party contracts/agreements


Participate in knowledge transfer with senior management, the team, other technical areas and business units


Work effectively as a team, supporting other members of the team in achieving business objectives and providing client services


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Minimum of an Bachelors’ degree and 9 years’ relevant experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 13 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 9 years’ relevant experience.  Experience on large system enhancements, conversions and production problem resolution.Familiarity with application development support software and hardware platforms.Ability to effectively use project management, word processing and spreadsheet applications.Excellent problem solving skills to assist in issue resolution.Familiar with application development software and hardware platforms.Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively present to the target audience.Excellent analytical skills.Strong organizational, project, and time management skills.Strong decision-making skills.Ability to work effectively with clients and IT management and staff personnel.  Encourages teamwork and acts as a role model when leading and directing others.Ability to assert ideas and gain support and commitment from others.Experience and skill in managing across functional and organizational lines.IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline.Complete understanding of the system development life cycle and of the Bank’s enterprise architecture.Understanding of multiple business area’s functions.Good understanding of the Bank’s application framework.Must be proactive.Self motivated and able to motivate others.  Ability to handle multiple tasks.Aware of the Bank’s business plan and strategic objectives with the ability to shape direction.

About M&T
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future. 



Job Posting:  Mar 20, 2017, 12:00:15 PM
Unposting Date:  Ongoing

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Location US-NY-Buffalo
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
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M&T Bank

M&T Bank is a multi-state community-focused bank serving New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, M&T Bank provides banking, investment, insurance and mortgage financial services to consumer, business and government clients. Learn More

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Description

Together, M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust, a part of M&T Bank Corporation, represent one of the country’s leading depository and lending franchises, a premier wealth advisory firm, and the partner of choice for corporate transactions and structures.  As one of strongest, most successful companies in the U.S financial services industry, M&T continues to grow, offering value to our shareholders and opportunity to qualified professionals.  M&T Bank Corporation is one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies headquartered in the United States. With over 16,000 employees and more than 700 branches, M&T serves more than two million consumer households and commercial clients. 

The Opportunity:

Develop and maintain an integration /solution architecture that supports the most efficient, reliable, scalable, and secure solutions to meet the business needs and technology strategy; this includes planning, evaluating, recommending and designing the solutions to ensure that technology projects are cost effective, compliant with enterprise standards and do not diverge from business and technology strategies.


Responsibilities

Delivery & Methodology:

Contribute to, design and/or develop an architecture framework including technology architecture strategy, policies, ‘guiding principles’ and standards to govern how technology solutions will be developed and implemented


Research/analyze business requirements to evaluate and recommend optimal solutions within technology architecture


Contribute to the development of project plans by providing input and manage projects/initiatives by directing assigned resources, communicating project status and providing timely escalation of issues


Ensure projects are compliant with technology architecture and design/operate processes to provide ongoing review of in-progress activity against technology architecture and development standards


Provide expert consultation and participate as a subject matter expert on projects


Apply knowledge of business requirements and architecture to the maintenance and enhancement of the enterprise-wide and/or project specific architecture framework


Apply industry/technical knowledge to provide solutions that increase business results and/or minimize risk


Contribute to meeting key project milestones and overall project deliverables on time, within budget, adhering to standards


Conduct pre and post implementation reviews, ensuring all technical solutions have met business requirements


Develop/maintain expertise in architecture planning, processes and standards


Develop/maintain a proficient knowledge of system development methodologies, key business initiatives / issues, IT implications for systems or technologies and their impact on business solutions


Consult with clients and/or project teams with respect to all aspects of architecture including IT governance


Lead the development of detailed/ complex and/or comprehensive project plans and/or large projects


Act as a resource in the exchange of architectural information for project teams, the business and/or outside vendors


Define the solution architecture guiding principles and determine which integration capabilities are to be implemented


Analyze the use cases and activity diagrams to identify integration requirements


Work with Technology Business Analysts to develop a Requirements Traceability


Matrix to ensure end-to-end traceability of the solution to the requirements


Engage Domain Architects to define components of the solution blueprint; oversee their creation and compose them together


Review the detailed solution architecture and design to ensure that the design meets the requirements and complies with the architectural and security standards, patterns and frameworks


Support Solution Designers with the detailed technical design; review and sign-off the detailed design


Work closely with the Technology Business Analysts to ensure requirements support service reuse


Technology & Infrastructure:

Work with infrastructure, and security teams to understand the security standards, risks and ratify solution security design


Business:

Contribute and/or conduct ongoing assessments of architecture strategy, influencing business and IT decisions as necessary to ensure consistency in approach over time


Support the development, documentation, communication and execution of a comprehensive strategy, policies and solutions


Contribute to and/or develop the process by which decisions will be made regarding technology standards


Protect/enhance the security, availability of technology, brand integrity and shareholder value by establishing parameters for continued investment in technology solutions, and by providing technical risk analysis and assessment


Continuously enhance knowledge/expertise in own area and keep current with emerging industry trends, new technologies and best practices in the external market that can contribute to delivering effective client solutions


Advanced knowledge of architecture for own technology, tools, applications, programming languages and processes and procedures on a broad, organizational level


Sound to advanced knowledge of business/ organization, Bank standards, infrastructure, architecture and technology in related areas from an architecture design/ solutions perspective


Support the supplier/software selection effort for the solution components

Identify enhancements and gaps in architectural frameworks, standards and patterns to raise them for consideration for inclusion in the future versions


Professional:

Build consensus and alignment between enterprise-wide technological direction and business specific initiatives and requirements


Facilitate collaboration and decision-making within/across business units to ensure consistent application of IT strategy and compliance with architecture framework


Collaborate with business leaders, IT professionals, vendors and outsourced partners to assess viability/priority of projects/initiatives and ensure architecture issues are clearly communicated


Communicate project status and provide timely escalation of issues to ensure project objectives are met


Job Accountabilities:

May develop and/or contribute to negotiations of third party contracts/agreements


Participate in knowledge transfer with senior management, the team, other technical areas and business units


Work effectively as a team, supporting other members of the team in achieving business objectives and providing client services


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Minimum of an Bachelors’ degree and 9 years’ relevant experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 13 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 9 years’ relevant experience.  Experience on large system enhancements, conversions and production problem resolution.Familiarity with application development support software and hardware platforms.Ability to effectively use project management, word processing and spreadsheet applications.Excellent problem solving skills to assist in issue resolution.Familiar with application development software and hardware platforms.Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively present to the target audience.Excellent analytical skills.Strong organizational, project, and time management skills.Strong decision-making skills.Ability to work effectively with clients and IT management and staff personnel.  Encourages teamwork and acts as a role model when leading and directing others.Ability to assert ideas and gain support and commitment from others.Experience and skill in managing across functional and organizational lines.IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline.Complete understanding of the system development life cycle and of the Bank’s enterprise architecture.Understanding of multiple business area’s functions.Good understanding of the Bank’s application framework.Must be proactive.Self motivated and able to motivate others.  Ability to handle multiple tasks.Aware of the Bank’s business plan and strategic objectives with the ability to shape direction.

About M&T
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future. 



Job Posting:  Mar 20, 2017, 12:00:15 PM
Unposting Date:  Ongoing

Requirements

 
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