Chief Platform & Digital Architect
YOUR LIFE'S MISSION: POSSIBLE You have goals, dreams, hobbies and things you're passionate about.What's Important to You Is Important to UsWe're looking for people who not only want to do meaningful, challenging work, keep their skills sharp and move ahead, but who also take time for the things that matter to them-friends, family and passions. And we're looking for team members who are passionate about our mission-making a difference in military members' and their families' lives. Together, we can make it happen.Don't take our word for it.FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For(R)Computerworld(R) Best Places to Work in ITFORTUNE(R) Best Workplaces for MillennialsForbes(R) America's Best EmployersIND123Basic Purpose To provide architectural expertise and leadership in shaping strategic technology programs to accelerate Navy Federal's journey to be an anchor platform led digital native enterprise. Act as the overall technology thought leader within Information Services to drive digital transformation across the enterprise accelerating creation of world class software products and services for our members and employees. Provide strategic analysis and recommendations to influence key decisions by executive leadership.Responsibilities:* Drive the anchor platform and digital architectural strategies ensuring alignment with business objectives and Navy Federal's corporate mission and vision* Create a modern solution architecture blueprint for accelerating the omni channel experience across all our member channels including web, mobile, Contact Center, Branch and ATM* Accelerate Navy Federal's goal around business process consolidation, simplification and experience enrichment by driving process digitization at scale* Articulate architectural solutions and explain the competitive advantages of various alternatives* Provide technology thought leadership around modernizing the banking core by creating a data virtualization layer accelerating the path to cloud enabled core enabling real time transactions* Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to continually refine the enterprise wide architecture strategies to enable a platform led ecosystem across the enterprise* Develop architectures around modern API Management frameworks that can be deployed in both B2B and B2C scenarios* Apply creative thinking approach to develop technical solutions that further business goals and align with corporate technology strategies, keeping in mind performance, reliability, scalability, usability, security, flexibility, and cost* Create architectures around cloud native applications which can work across public, private and hybrid clouds* Research and evaluate new and/or alternative solutions and technologies to enhance operational effectiveness, reduce costs and/or system risks* Collaborate with key stakeholders to facilitate the virtualization and cloud enablement of the banking core* Develop and apply architectural governance based on business and information technology strategies* Continually monitor the financial services technology landscape to track the latest innovations across the industry and communicate relevant information to ISD leadership* Anticipate internal and/or external business challenges including regulatory; recommend process, product or service enhancements* Collaborate on reviews to assess the integrity and quality of proposed technical solutions* Create and maintain architectural documentation and/or artifacts for use in technology projects, mentoring, internal training and product evaluation* Develop technical solutions for business systems and functions that align with Navy Federal's corporate strategy* Develop and apply architectural reference patterns that guide the selection, development, implementation and use of information technology across the enterprise* Lead and prioritize strategic technology initiatives* Partner with stakeholders within ISD, Digital Labs, Marketing, Information Security and other business units to drive alignment and move the enterprise strategy forward* Provide forward thinking technical expertise in current and emerging technologies, trends and practices (eg, Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain), Internet of Things (IoT), Social Media, AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, etc.)* Build and maintain relationships with team members, management, key stakeholders and external contacts (eg, vendors, etc.)* Lead, guide and mentor less experienced staff Qualifications and Education Requirements:* Bachelor's degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Information Security, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience* Extensive experience in digital banking business transformation, strategy development, business model innovation, service design and architecture, operating model design and transformation planning* Extensive experience in architecting and implementing cloud native architectures across Azure and AWS* Extensive experience in data management and architecture, performance management, information delivery and predictive/advanced analytics* Extensive experience in cloud native architectures and technologies (eg, Azure, AWS, Containers, Continuous Integration and Delivery, etc.)* Expert knowledge of disruptive technologies (eg, AI, ML, NLP, IoT, Distributed Ledger, Blockchain, etc.)* Expert knowledge of digital technologies and platforms (eg, UX, APIs, MicroServices, AI and Machine Learning, Analytics, XaaS, etc.)* Expert knowledge of IT architectural paradigms and concepts, including Cloud Infrastructure, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), event-driven architecture (EDA), and API development* Expert knowledge of development and/or operations framework methodologies (eg, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), etc.)* Advanced knowledge of Agile frameworks (eg, SAFE)* Expert problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, team building, and presentation skills* Expert knowledge of project management methodologies such as Agile or other project management practices used in iterative development environments* Expert skill in strategy development and decision-making using holistic data integration and objective data analytics* Significant experience in the application of modeling and quantification concepts including statistics and probability principles* Significant experience in managing multiple strategic partnerships through continuous collaboration* Advanced skill in formulating a strategic vision and defining and implementing action plans to achieve strategic goals* Expert skill to influence, negotiate and persuade to reach agreeable exchange and positive outcomes* Expert skill in effectively communicating technical and non-technical issues and information clearly and concisely to all levels of management and staff* Expert skill translating complex business requirements into functional architecture solutions* Significant experience in analyzing large amounts of customer data to identify key trends and business opportunities* Significant experience in leading, guiding and mentoring professional staff* Expert verbal, interpersonal and written communication skillsDesired Qualifications and Education Requirements:* Master's degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Information Security, or related field* Significant experience in the financial services sector and a good understanding of operational and regulatory risks and controls* Advanced knowledge of Navy Federal functions, philosophy, operations and organizational objectivesHours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pmLocation: 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 22180Equal Employment Opportunity Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace. Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/DisabilityDisclaimerNavy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need. An assessment may be required to compete for this position.Bank Secrecy ActRemains cognizant of and adheres to Navy Federal policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.