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Business Unit: Information Technology
Department: AD
Job Family:  Architecture
Job Title: Senior AWS Solutions Architect
Corporate Title: Associate Director
FLSA Code (US Only): Exempt

Business Unit Description:

The Information Technology group delivers secure, reliable technology solutions that enable DTCC to be the trusted infrastructure of the global capital markets. The team delivers high-quality information through activities that include development of essential, building infrastructure capabilities to meet client needs and implementing data standards and governance.  

Application development delivers solutions that respond to the business needs of the global capital markets with quality, efficiency, and excellence, using innovative technologies and providing secure information management.

Position Summary:

Application Development is seeking an AWS Solution Architect with extensive experience in AWS Cloud. The Cloud Solution Architect role will focus on architecture, design, and implementation of application resiliency in AWS and or other Cloud providers environment. The role will require that the individual be familiar with current and emerging cloud technologies, tools and system architectures. The position will include developing resiliency validation and verification automation, baselines, best practices for AWS technologies such as ECS, EC2, S3, Aurora, DynamoDB, Lambda, etc. The role requires an individual who can work closely with application developers, architects and infrastructure engineers to deliver resilient solution in a team oriented environment. The expectation is that this candidate will work with others in the organization to develop a resiliency model for supporting our applications’ business and technical requirements as we establish a significant presence within the Cloud landscape.  
  • Understand business goals and drivers and translate those into an appropriate technical solution
  • Gather technical requirements, assess capabilities and provide appropriate cloud solution recommendations and adoption strategy
  • Contribute to cloud strategy discussions and decisions on overall Cloud design and best approach for implementing cloud solutions.  
  • Focus on continuous improvement practices as required to meet system resiliency imperatives
  • Define high availability and resilience standard and best practices for adopting technologies from AWS and other Cloud providers.
  • Establish the appropriate monitoring and alerting of solution events related to performance, scalability, availability, and reliability. 
  • Design, test and support solutions resiliency in the Cloud and on premises  
  • Act as a liaison with other architects (security, infrastructure, data, etc.) and with delivery teams working primarily within an Agile (Scrum) methodology
  • Establishes relationships with IT leaders, architects, and technical specialists in advancing proposed resiliency solutions
  • Support for the adoption of DevOps methodology and Agile project management
  • Communicates complicated technical concepts effectively to a broad group of stakeholders.
  • Provide mentoring, knowledge transfer and assist in training for other team members.
Specific Skills/Technologies:

Direct experience implementing business application software and/or middleware software on a public cloud platform (AWS preferred). 

  • Implementation of Cloud DevOps solutions is not a surrogate for business application development experience
  • Multiple year’s application development experience with Enterprise Java.
  • Application development experience with other programming languages
  • At least three years’ experience working with (not building) CI/CD and DevOps tools
  • In depth knowledge of the AWS cloud computing platform, its many services and dimensions of scalability - including: Lambda, S3 (Object Storage), VPC, EC2, EBS, ELB/Elastic Beanstalk, SQS, SNS, Glacier, API Gateway, Terraform, Cloud Formation, Alternative Queuing Platforms, CloudWatch, Cloud Trail, XRay and RedShift.
  • Strong knowledge of Database and Database development tools: MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS RDS, AWS Aurora, AWS DynamoDB
  • Knowledge of federated authentication and authorization models 
  • Cloud methodologies and architecture (IaaS, PaaS), automation, orchestration
  • Strong knowledge of Container Platforms, Micro Services, REST, JSON, SWAGGER, APIs, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, Agile/Scrum, Jira, Iterative, Team Development

Leadership Competencies for this level include:
  • Feedback: Seeks feedback from others, provides feedback to others in support of their development, and is open and honest while dealing constructively with criticism. 
  • Delegating: Effectively manages tasks and people, taking a practical approach to determine the most effective method of execution while respecting others’ expertise and considering others’ feelings and working styles. 
  • Inclusive Leadership: Values individuals and embraces diversity by integrating differences and promoting diversity and inclusion across teams and functions. 
  • Coaching: Understands and anticipates people's needs, skills, and abilities, in order to coach, motivate and empower them for success.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred with Masters or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the design & implementation of distributed applications
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in networking, infrastructure, and database architecture
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in highly available architecture and solution implementation
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in architecting and delivering AWS solutions
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with industry patterns, methodologies, and techniques across the disaster recovery disciplines
Specialized Skills:
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Strong knowledge of AWS cloud environment
  • Knowledge of AWS cloud monitoring tools (cloud watch, cloud trail, splunk, and other application monitoring.)
  • Knowledge of AWS Identity Access Management (IAM)  
  • In-depth, hands-on expertise in Java, MySQL, Linux
  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of various solution architecture alternatives
  • Must be comfortable working in an open, highly collaborative team
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to write scripts (Bash, PHP, Python) for automation of solution resiliency validation and verification.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills along with and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Experience with provisioning and configuration tools like AWS CloudFormation/Terraform a plus
  • Chaos engineering experience a huge plus.
About DTCC:

With over 40 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From operating facilities and data centers around the world, DTCC automates, centralizes, and standardizes the processing of financial transactions across the trade lifecycle and mitigates risk for thousands of institutions worldwide.

At DTCC we value on our clients' interests and partner to deliver superior results with excellence and innovation and lead with integrity. We proactively develop your potential and invest in your career.

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