Application Architect IV (Lead)

Application Architect IV (Lead)

02 Jun 2022
Michigan, Southfield, 48037 Southfield USA

Application Architect IV (Lead)

Huntington Bank Job ID:
Job Title:
Application Architect IV (Lead)
Start Date:
End Date:
06/10/2022 Contract to Direct
Job Title: Application Architect IV (Lead)

Job Description:
Provide the technical vision and direction within an application domain. Develop, maintain, and communicate the application architecture and application-level roadmap. Design, document, develop and govern frameworks/platforms for consumption by the larger technical delivery organization. Be accountable for the creation and evolution of the overall application architecture strategy, its alignment with the Huntington Target State Enterprise Architecture and its usage patterns within the development community. Communicate and govern use of architectural trends and best practices within the application domain in both their delivery organization and the Huntington Enterprise Architecture organization. Develop, maintain, and communicate standards around design leadership, documentation, and stakeholder communication in line with HNB's federated architect program. Conduct product/solution evaluations for architectural domain in both their delivery organization and the Huntington Enterprise Architecture organization. Mentor technical delivery staff.
The Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Cloud Architect is responsible for leading the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of HNB's initiatives in cloud computing and automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on cloud platforms. The Cloud Architect reports into the Chief Development Office but would be embedded into the Cloud-IaC effort to provide architectural leadership and best practices. Additionally, the Cloud Architect will be responsible for ensuring that critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery. Implementing your ideas, innovations, and prototypes to help transform the cultural and IT capabilities of a top regional financial institution.

The position requires strong leadership and team building skills and must be able to collaborate effectively with a group of high performing individuals.

Cloud Architecture and Design and Development
Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)
Demonstrate knowledge of Infrastructure as Code software and templates: Terraform, CDM, CFT, ARM, etc.
Demonstrate knowledge of Security as Code principles, policy, best practices, and tools
Demonstrate knowledge of Credential, Certificate and Encryption best practices, rotation, and policies
Demonstrate knowledge of ADO pipelines
Demonstrate knowledge of source code management best principles and best practices
Demonstrate knowledge of DevSecOps tool chains and processes
Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for HNB cloud end-to-end architecture, networking, provisioning, and management
Define and apply cloud design patterns, based on the HNB application portfolio, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud
Back decisions with research and the "why," and articulate several options, the pros, and cons for each, and provide recommendations
Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.
Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services
Contribute to DevSecOps development activities and complex development tasks
Research, propose, and design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications
Evaluate existing application stacks and articulate cloud-based/native designs and/or migration strategy (e.g. re-platform or re-architect applications in cloud)
Thought Leadership
Provide thought leadership to fellow team members across business and technical project dimensions solving complex business requirements
Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts
Advocate and contribute to cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems

Demonstrate best practices and mentorship to team members and technical staff on their assigned project tasks
Develop a cohesive team and ensure their continued success
Contribute to the definition and development of cloud reference architecture

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
7 + years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations
Hands on cloud experience
Perform code reviews
Mentor others

Preferred Qualifications
A professional cloud solutions architect certification
Familiarity with financial industry
Understanding of containers and serverless computing concepts
Background in application and infrastructure monitoring tools
Background in Databases or Data warehousing
Background in Digital experience & agile delivery
Experience as a team lead
Full stack engineering knowledge application, network, infrastructure

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