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Managing Systems Architect 1- Infrastructure

Job Description

Enterprise Information Technology (EIT)

Technology at Wells Fargo is at the heart of what enables us to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We lead technology for one of the highest market cap financial services institutions in the world, serving over 70 million customers each day, helping more external customers every day, both in the United States and internationally, than any other group in our company. We help them directly every time they do business with us, delivering a Wells Fargo experience and ensuring their security, regardless of channel. We also help them in our role as trusted business partners working with the business to develop and deliver value-added products and services.

The Position

The Managing Systems Architect acts in a strategic role, providing leadership direction, in the development of the enterprise architecture, infrastructure designs, and related business architectures. While managing a team of senior architects, designs standardized solutions to meet the requirements of the line of business and infrastructure domains while still applying enterprise standards. Responsible for reviewing and approving high architectural impact designs and exceptions to the Enterprise Architecture, communicating the Enterprise Architecture strategy and direction to both management and systems related teams and directing implementations of the architecture across lines of business and infrastructure domains. Tasked with constant improvement the design process to deliver more consistent solutions with a faster time to market. This function is responsible for delivering the most strategic technology solutions to meet Wells Fargo’s business strategies.

The Managing Systems Architect leads a team of roughly 8-10 professionals, consisting of Senior Architects and working with and aligned to the businesses and IT operations teams as part of Wells Fargo’s global architecture capability. This person would work intimately with this team to set goals, evaluate progress, create strategy, coach and develop the team.

Success in the role would include continuous improvement and maturing the infrastructure and architecture discipline, ensuring a record of availability (Infrastructure) for the business, influencing the Enterprise Architecture Partners regarding Governance and providing strategic technical guidance as the needs of the business evolve. The successful candidate will evaluate current architectural processes within Wells Fargo and recommend and implement change in order to provide greater efficiencies to the overall organization.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years design and planning experience in systems, applications or IT Architecture

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated technical expertise and comprehensive knowledge of an entire line of business or infrastructure sub-domain
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management
  • Ability to manage process improvement initiatives to optimize operational effectiveness and efficiencies

Other Desired Qualifications
  • A combined business and technology background in a large and complex corporate environment that is relationship driven, to include a well-run technology, financial services or professional services company. Ideally an organization that is regulated, consumer and is services oriented.
  • Proven ability to build and deliver innovative, industry leading solutions to efficiently solve business problems at line of business and/or enterprise levels with financial discipline.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership in providing strategic and architectural direction for an organization and ability to lead and manage other architects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multiple technical disciplines, including storage, network, compute, voice, video and application development, across lines of business or entire infrastructure domains.
  • Solid consulting experience and ability to influence decisions/actions at all levels of the organization.
  • Able to understand and articulate short and long term costs, benefits, and risks of technical solutions.
  • Ability to work with multiple business constituencies, balance resources and ensure alignment of technology strategy with the business vision
Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time


    All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.