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Application Architect

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St Louis, Missouri, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Omaha, Nebraska, Jersey City, New Jersey ID# 2018-18261 Regular Full-Time Senior Level Professional


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Application architects enable the organizations application development and deployment environment by providing strategic coordination as well as tactical governance aligning to organizational goals around quality, speed to market, maintainability, and innovation.  They focus on initiatives requiring significant collaboration across multiple teams or business lines, needing new technologies (e.g. messaging/middleware, caching, persistence, containerization, and micro-services), or require improvements to architectural characteristics.  In addition, as a thought leader across multiple teams and domains, they make significant contributions to key elements of the application architecture by building and maintaining strong working relationship with internal and external partners.  Application architects also work closely with Security, Data, and Technology architecture domains to provide a cross discipline view that aligns the domains to the application development and deployment environment.


  • Establish and maintain an integrated architectural framework across the firm’s application environment to ensure application, information and infrastructure integration work effectively and efficiently, enhancing security, reliability and availability
  • Identify gaps or underperforming elements in the enterprise application space and work with the Enterprise Architects to create new or upgraded capabilities to fill those gaps
  • Research, document and maintain the existing and future application architecture reference architecture artifacts
  • Ensure proper governance is followed for projects/initiatives, including adherence to IT policies, procedures, and processes that have been approved at the director level
  • Ensures that project approaches meet the overall Architectural Principles and standards for the firm (such as performance, scalability, reliability, etc.)
  • Engage on projects to refine requirements from an application perspective and partner with the other architecture disciplines to produce engagement deliverables, including application modeling, system interaction contracts, and the proper use of standards


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of open source and commercial landscape of applications and frameworks
  • Experience with modern service architectures, technologies, and REST-ful API’s
  • Experience working in public cloud or PCF environments
  • Experience with high performance / low latency applications and systems, preferably in the financial industry.
  • Experience using or certification in an architecture framework (e.g. TOGAF) is preferred
  • Military education or experience may be considered in lieu of civilian requirements listed.

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