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Portfolio Architect / Architecture Strategy Leader (Technology Initiatives Manager)

at Wells Fargo

Posted: 3/8/2019
Job Reference #: 10553846
Keywords: architecture

Job Description

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we have one goal: to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them achieve their dreams. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Enterprise Finance & Information Technology offers technology and services that exceed Wells Fargo customers’ expectations and directly enable them to succeed financially. We interact with customers more than 12 billion times a year through in-store, online, ATM, and telephone transactions. We impact customers directly, through systems availability and security, as well as indirectly, through our business partners who offer and deliver a myriad of products and services that meet customers’ financial needs. We provide a competitive advantage for the company through excellence in fundamentals, integrated partnerships, and our talented and engaged team members.

Enterprise Business Technology Architecture & Strategy Group is responsible for architecture for all corporate support functions of the bank (Enterprise Risk, Enterprise Finance, Enterprise Marketing, HR, Legal, Team Member Technology etc).

EBT Architecture is responsible for developing technology strategy, solutions architecture, technology guidance, standards decisions, and architecture governance.  As part of the transformative changes occurring at Wells Fargo, we are transforming the role to include a more active and extensive part in ensuring that the recommendations that are made and are carried through to completion and have the continuous support throughout projects to ensure proper architecture leadership.

This position is responsible for setting key strategic architecture direction and multi-year roadmap for large critical initiatives such as Enterprise Customer Remediation etc... The role will be accountable for architecture standards compliance, architecture/technology simplification and consistency working closely with the business partners, CTO and Application managers. This leader will be responsible for aligning architecture to enterprise standards and comply with EBT architecture practices and patterns.

This leader must work cross organizationally at senior levels to establish, maintain and govern all architecture aspects of the domain.  This responsibility includes enabling a cross-section of enterprise resources collaborate effectively to ensure standards, policies and regulatory soundness initiatives are being enhanced and improved enterprise wide. This accountability will ensure that we enhance our Risk & Regulatory practices are continuously assessed to protect Wells Fargo’s technology environment while also improving our efficiency and effectiveness to deliver Wells Fargo products to market faster.

Critical success factors include the ability to lead effectively in a matrixed organization, developing partnerships with many business and functional areas, and having a strong execution and delivery, Relationship management and influencing skills.

A successful candidate will be able to build strong partnerships across all parts of EIT, take initiative to discover and resolve problems, operate with ease in partially defined and competing needs and be comfortable interfacing with team members at all levels within the organization. Successful candidate will also have proven ability to navigate through ambiguity and maintain momentum driving for results and clarity in unclear situations and proven experience in handling issue management and conflict resolution successfully.  Can anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to mitigate risks and remediate issues.

 Other responsibilities include:

  • Assess business strategy, and current state technology landscape and develop and maintain target state architecture aligning to all enterprise standards and practices such as data, application security, platform simplification strategies.
  • Lead and manage architecture for key enterprise programs.
  • Defining, plan, develop major IT strategies, processes for on-going programs with broad cross technology impact.
  • Provide architectural thought leadership and apply innovative architecture patterns in effective and efficient way meeting business and regulatory priorities.
  • Develop standard architecture patterns for application integration and data exchange.

The preferred work location is Charlotte, NC.   Preference will be given to those candidates that either currently live in or are willing to relocate to Charlotte, NC with limited to no relocation assistance.   


Required Qualifications

  • 12+ years of technology experience
  • 5+ years of strategic planning in a technology environment
  • 3+ years of leadership experience in a technology environment
  • 10+ years of architectural design and planning experience
  • 10+ years of SOA (Services Oriented Architecture) experience
  • 10+ years of BPM development experience
  • 5+ years of management experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience managing large or multiple technology development efforts within a major line of business
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management
  • 10+ years of experience leading solution architecture projects
  • 5+ years of experience managing senior architects
  • 4+ years of experience in data architecture and strategy
  • Ability to influence and build relationships with LOB stakeholders, technology CIO leadership, external service providers, and architecture teams
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A BS/BA degree or higher

Other Desired Qualifications
  • 12+ years combined technical and business experience
  • 12+ years of experience in architecture and design of complex system software
  • 10+ years of experience creating solutions
  • Experience in delivering architecture for large regulatory programs.
  • Big 4 consulting experience

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.

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