Application Architect Sr

PNC Financial Services Group
Upper Marlboro, MD
Jun 14, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Position Overview At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Application Architect Senior(Application Security) within PNC's Security organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, New York City, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC or Columbus, OH. Remote work is an option for a well-qualified candidate. An Application Security Coach is a subject matter expert who is responsible for ensuring that PNC application developers have the necessary tools, knowledge, and assistance as they deliver quality application code, free of security risks. As part of a team, you will work with technology groups to ensure that projects and systems are implemented with required technical controls in accordance with security best practices and policy. Responsibilities within this position will include: * Consult with development teams in secure architectural design and review. * Provide subject matter expertise to development teams for secure practices in areas such as database interaction, authentication methods, encryption, entitlement systems, logging, input validation, secure storage, etc. * Participate in requirements definition and perform initial risk analysis to define a minimum standard of security for each application. Deliver the criteria for release gates as a part of this process, to provide a means for measuring progress and risk mitigation maturity throughout the software development lifecycle. * Identify residual risks not addressed by projects security requirements. * Participate in threat modeling with the explicit purpose of influencing design decisions to address the most likely threats to an application's security and resiliency. * Provide expert assistance to developers as they work to implement security standards or to remediate discovered deficiencies. * Work with project teams to prioritize security milestones. Ensure that project managers give security requirements the same attention that functional requirements generally receive during the development process. * Oversee security training and professional development and serve as a repository of security expertise for other project members. Job Profile * Leads in the overall design of cross-functional, multi-platform, and Web-based application systems; oversees all application system processes. * Develops application architecture and blueprints aimed at reflecting enterprise business logic. * Defines application components, platforms, interfaces, and development tools. Directs mapping activities on specific technology platforms. * Provides technical guidance to application development teams. Consults on integration and conversion activities. * Conducts reviews, and analyses organizational needs and goals to develop and implement applications. Core Competencies Manages Risk - Working Experience * Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework. Customer Focus - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions. Job Specific Competencies Products and Services - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of major products and services and product and service groups; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. Industry Knowledge - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of the organization's industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT TOOLS - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of and ability to utilize a variety of specific tools and toolkits for the development and support of applications. Analytical Thinking - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business. IT Architecture - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of and ability to design and improve organizational IT structures and blueprints in order to better support business operations and efficiently achieve organizational objectives. Platform Architecture - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of technologies and methods to design processing mechanisms and roadmaps to execute business application systems; ability to design these roadmaps and deploy supportive interfaces for end-users to access related systems, in accordance with standards and processes. Service Oriented Architecture Technologies - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of the technologies used to enable excellent IT service for business clients; ability to develop, implement and support a variety of such technologies. Software Process Improvement (SPI) - Extensive Experience * Knowledge of formal software process improvement disciplines, and ability to assess and improve the quality and operating costs associated with an existing application. Certifications/Licenses TOGAF preferred Required Education and Experience Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, PhD, or certifications is desirable. Industry relevant experience is typically 8+ years. Specific certifications are often required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered. EEO Statement PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law

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