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Lead Solutions Architect

Postuler REF: 053726

At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

We are undergoing a transformation and shift towards using cloud. We are looking for a Lead Solutions Architect who can assist us in migrating existing monolithic applications into cloud native solutions. This role reports to Head of Enterprise Application and Data Services. You will provide leadership and best practices in Application and Data domains. You will be a key contributor on architectural decisions related to projects and ensure its alignment with IT strategy.  Additionally, this role will ensure that critical applications are designed and optimized for performance, high availability and disaster recovery. You will collaborate with Enterprise Architects, Solution Delivery leaders and Support organization.


  • Advises and leads software architecture services typically in a defined moderate to complex project(s) by coordinating with Enterprise Architecture.
  • Provides working prototypes to confirm the feasibility of technical solutions
  • Reviews and develops improvements to system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions.
  • Ensures that defined architecture is successfully implemented
  • Establishes improvements to increase efficiency
  • Develops and governs software policies, standards and procedures
  • Revises and approves test plans and scripts to ensure alignment with standards and Technology strategy
  • Reviews and advises IT standards and procedures.



  • Requires 12+ years relevant experience
  • Viewed as the leading expert and/or resource within the field by peers.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal, written and presentation
  • Previous hands on development experience and an understanding of modern architectural concepts & tools.
  • Experience with creating innovative solutions that support both business and technology modernization objectives
  • Experience developing business cases and quantifying ROI
  • Experience applying Agile methodologies and tools to manage and deliver technology projects/solutions.
  • Experience in the financial services industry is a plus.

Technology background includes:

  • Previous hands on development experience
  • Systems and Application development, including design, development, deployment and support.
  • Integration technology and architecture patterns such as SOA, API, & Microservices
  • Cloud Technologies and Delivery Models preferably IBM Cloud Private & Azure.
  • Big Data and Big Data adoption patterns
  • Architecture Governance, Guidelines and Patterns.
  • Conceptual database architecture solution, estimation and planning.
  • Database appliances – Exadata or Azure Stack.
  • Database backup and recovery, sizing, security, replication and optimization.
  • Extensive knowledge of business systems, and ability to analyze, develop and implement complex programming solutions.
  • Strong management experience in various IT roles.


  • Bachelor's Degree 

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.
Primary Location: United States-California-San RamonJob Type: Full-timeJob: Technology Reference: 053726