Software Architect

    PNC Bank
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Job Description

    Position Overview

    At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Software Architect within PNC's Retail Technology organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh PA or Strongsville OH.

    The Retail Software Architecture team is responsible for creating technical design for our micro-apps and APIs and designing how those applications connect and integrate to systems of record. The team will develop long-range strategies based on technical trends and business forecasts. The team will always be at the leading edge of technology/business practice. All the while, the team enjoys visibility to senior technology and business sponsors, as well as a number of service partners and vendor partners.

    Retail Software architecture work is hands-on; we are not here to simply draw diagrams but rather to take on and solve technical challenges and solve technical problems, enabling our development crews to move quickly and to focus on implementing business logic and experiences. This will frequently involve digging in, prototyping solutions, and modeling problems in code. In doing so, we enable development crews by providing patterns to follow, backed by a solid understanding of the problem space and practical methods of solution.
    We collaborate on these challenges with our PNC technology and business partners - combining technical expertise with industry knowledge and experience with the PNC ecosystem.

    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

    5+ years of relevant / direct industry experience
    Work in an AGILE environment

    Working background in various architecture disciplines (Cloud, Application, Solution, Enterprise, Application, Data, Information, Security, Mobile)

    The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, analytical, detail/results oriented with excellent problem-solving skills and strong work ethic

    Highly motivated self-starter and an evangelist for 'doing things right' with a passionate desire to understand and deliver high quality solutions that meet customer needs

    Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

    Additional experience desired (not required)
    Experience architecting solutions using cloud Native Architecture, MicroServices, and APIs
    Familiarity with Architecture Patterns and Practices including TOGAF, BIAN, SEI
    SaaS, PaaS, IaaS experience
    Experience with CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins, GitHub etc.
    Experience with Java/.NET modern web applications

    Job Description
    • Participates in defining functional designs and application systems architecture across all technologies and platforms.
    • Designs an application's technical infrastructure, such as specific databases, programming languages, utilities, and testing approaches.
    • Participates in the assessment of software defects discovered during the quality assurance process.
    • Participates in addressing enterprise-wide platform and technology requirements for applications.
    • Develops detailed programming instructions to solve business problems through automation support.
    PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:
    • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
    • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

    Analytical Thinking - Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business.

    Application Development Tools - Knowledge of and ability to utilize a variety of specific tools and toolkits for the development and support of applications.

    Industry Knowledge - Knowledge of the organization's industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

    IT Architecture - Knowledge of and ability to design and improve organizational IT structures and blueprints in order to better support business operations and efficiently achieve organizational objectives.

    Platform Architecture - Knowledge of technologies and methods to design processing mechanisms and roadmaps to execute business application systems; ability to design these roadmaps and deploy supportive interfaces for end-users to access related systems, in accordance with standards and processes.

    Products and Services - Knowledge of major products and services and product and service groups; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

    Service Oriented Architecture Technologies - Knowledge of the technologies used to enable excellent IT service for business clients; ability to develop, implement and support a variety of such technologies.

    Software Process Improvement (SPI) - Knowledge of formal software process improvement disciplines, and ability to assess and improve the quality and operating costs associated with an existing application.

    Work Experience

    Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 5+ years of industry-relevant experience. Specific certifications are often required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.


    Bachelors (Required)

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    Posting ID: 556637860Posted: 2020-05-21