Senior Solutions Architect

What is the opportunity?

As a Senior Solutions Architect you will collaborate with IT, Operations and business stakeholders to lead the development of end to end technical solution architecture for high complexity and high risk IT initiatives (e.g., $1 million – $20 million).

You will lead the creation of the solution approach, rationalization of the solution, presentation/communication of the solution, and as a guide to the delivery teams on implementation. Using your knowledge and expertise of various enterprise architecture frameworks and design techniques , you are the lead technical authority on the program(s) and responsible for planning all activities leading to the development of the overall solution architecture.

What will you do?

Assess and analyze business strategy, business requirements, current state environment and technology choices to evaluate solution. This could include identifying possible 3rd party vendor solution and leading the technical evaluation of the vendor solution.

Define end to end technical solutions that take into account the enterprise architecture strategies, current state environment and constraints. Analyze the viability of the solution to meet program timeline, budget and quality.

Act as the lead technical authority on the program and plan all activities leading to the development of the overall solution architecture. Develops and presents solution alternatives along with recommendations to executives and senior management.

Work across multiple functional teams (data, security, infrastructure, development, etc.) to ensure all aspects of the solution architecture are captured, defined and communicated.

Effectively communicate and build rapport with team members, stakeholders and interface groups using a variety of techniques and collaboration from initiation to closure.

Facilitate small to large group meetings for reviewing technical architecture, decision making and problem solving.

What do you need to succeed?


Bachelor’s degree in a technical area of study (computer science, mathematics, engineering, etc.) or other BS/BA degree

Total IT experience of at least 10 years, with 5+ years in solution architecture on large projects

Solid experience across a variety of technologies and design approaches (e.g. J2EE, .NET, mainframe, mid-range, vendor packaged and/or hosted solutions, multi-technology platform applications, human/document workflow, SOA, data analytics, etc.)

Demonstrated experience with program/projects involving complex integration of disparate types of technologies/platforms

Prior experience visualizing, depicting, and conveying complex concepts to a broadly diverse audience through various tools and communication approaches

Strong leadership skills (not a follower), comfortable managing large cross functional technical teams and ability to define, influence and impact the technical direction


Experience in the financial industry, particularly with securities brokerage, is desired

Advanced degrees, IT industry involvement, or highly varied technical experience

Experience with designing and implementing internet based architectural solutions

Experience with mobile design/development, cloud services, and/or big data analytics

Experience with designing transactional systems, in a geographically dispersed environment

Prior consulting experience in preferred

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

Client First: We will always earn the right to be our clients’ first choice

Collaboration: We win as One RBC

Accountability: We take ownership for personal and collective high performance

Diversity & Inclusion: We embrace diversity for innovation and growth

Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest standards to build trust

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About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 37 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

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Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

City: Minneapolis
Address: 60 South Sixth Street
Work Hours/Week: 40
Work Environment: Office
Employment Type: Regular – U.S.
Career Level: Experienced Hire/Professional
Pay Type: Salaried
Required Travel(%): 0
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
People Manager: No
Job Posting End Date: 03/17/2017
Req ID: 131132

Posting Notes: None

Company: RBC

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017

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