Solutions Architect

Fiserv (Tipperary, Ireland) 11 days ago

Fiserv is a global provider of financial services technology. Our clients include banks, thrifts, credit unions, securities broker dealers, leasing and finance companies, and retailers. In Nenagh, we are building the next generation of commerce infrastructure, services and analytics to support continued growth of our business. 

We are currently looking at expanding our technology centre and are seeking to talk to people who will help us to: 

  • Create better experiences for users and clients
  • Prioritize ease of use and functionality
  • Build and deploy new services
  • Ask questions of the biggest datasets
  • Be passionate, impactful and Be first
  • Join a team on a mission.

Role Overview 

The primary responsibilities of the solutions architect as part of a highly skilled team are to work on the solutions design in an enterprise context seeking to leverage the best industry standards and practices, and also advocates in the adoption of edge technologies tying with stakeholders’ expectations and budget allocation. The person will be a role model in terms of behaviors and actions and will proactively and positively support the culture of our organization. 

Primary Objectives 

  • Translate business requirements into a technical solution view and vice-versa aimed to deliver business value to our stakeholders.
  • Design solutions taking an enterprise-wide view for new services and applications as well as integration solutions for legacy systems, ensuring the design is realized in the end product.
  • Working closely with Solutions Architecture Team to contribute with architecture vision, discussing ideas of architectural patterns, tyles and its trade-offs.
  • Partner with application architects, tech leads and developers across different regions, to help them with the solution and technical understanding.
  • Development of prototypes and proof of concept applications as required to prove new architectures and technologies.
  • Outstanding communication and stakeholder management capability with technology and business stakeholders.
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to colleagues across all disciplines in order to support business and operational partners. 

Knowledge & Skills 

  • At least 8 years’ experience in software engineering with at least 2 years in an architecture role.
  • Excellent understanding of business challenges around delivery of digital solutions at pace within a large organisation.
  • Deep knowledge of large-scale solution architecture patterns.
  • Strong understanding of Software Development Life Cycle on which has experience with CI/CD/CD (Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment), security, policies and governance.
  • Strong understanding of how technology relates to business, market and industry and the ability to provide technical thought leadership and ability to compare and contrast different technologies to meet a business requirement and influence key stakeholders leading to adoption.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of:  
    • Software engineering fundamentals with a problem-solving mindset.
    • Security first mindset.
    • Microservices architecture style.
    • Full Stack solutions (frontend to backend).
    • API Gateways – such as Apigee, Kong, Ambassador etc.
    • Distributed computing.
    • Enterprise-scale data structured – OLTP - and unstructured database experience.
    • CAP theorem as well as ACID and BASE principles.
    • Network and transport layers – TCP, TLS and mutual TLS.
    • Communication protocols – REST, gRPC, HTTP/2.
    • Encryption and Hashing mechanisms – symmetric/asymmetric – AES/RSA/SHA.
    • Building resilient and fault tolerant solutions – high-availability clusters, in-memory data grids, caching mechanisms, Non-blocking I/O solutions.
    • Experience using containers – Docker etc.
    • Cloud technologies - PaaS/IaaS/SaaS – Cloud Foundry, AWS, Azure, GCP, etc. Deep understanding of provisioning and security models of a leading cloud providers.
  • Would be an advantage:
    • Payment domain knowledge.
    • Experience with inter-service communication – Service Mesh.
    • Experience with Orchestration technologies – Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, etc.
    • Experience with IaC (Infrastructure as Code) - tools such as Terraform, Helm and CloudFormation.
    • Experience in creating immutable infrastructure and continuous integration, delivery and deployment.
  • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills with experience of successfully influencing others, negotiating effectively and winning over audiences with compelling and persuasive presentations.
  • Detail and customer oriented with a passion for delivering outstanding quality.
  • Can do, will do attitude. This is exciting, you will wear many hats, some you will be familiar with and others will be an opportunity to develop.

Learn more about Fiserv: Life moves fast. And as it does, we know most people aren’t thinking about “financial services” But we are. We help people and businesses move money and information every minute of every day. Our solutions connect financial institutions, corporations, merchants and consumers to one another, millions of times a day, behind the scenes, reliably and securely. We’re Fiserv, a global leader in Fintech and payments enabling innovative financial services experiences that are in step with the way people live and work today. The company’s approximately 44,000 associates proudly serve clients in more than 100 countries, so their customers, members and consumers can move money when and where they need it, at the point of thought. Our Aspiration is to move money and information in a way that moves the world. As a FORTUNE™ 500 company and one of FORTUNE Magazine World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year, we are committed to excellence and purposeful innovation. Explore the possibilities of a career with Fiserv and Find Your Forward with us. 

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