Wells Fargo

Job Category:

Technology, Information Technology


Charlotte, North Carolina



Postal Code:


Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time


415) 820-7800

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Lead Systems Architect for Corporate Properties Domain (Systems Architect 6)

Wells Fargo - Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted: 10/11/2018

Job Description

Here 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.

The Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) team is here to make it easy, safe, and secure for our customers to do business with Wells Fargo — whether they are in a store, online, on the phone, at an ATM, or on a mobile device. In partnership with Wells Fargo lines of business, we bring our customers products and services that make banking simple. We impact customers directly through availability and security, as well is indirectly through our business partners who deliver value-added products and services. We have more than 23,000 team members in all 50 states dedicated to providing cutting-edge technology and operational support. This allows us to understand our customers’ financial needs, and then offer them products and solutions to help satisfy those needs so they can succeed financially.

Enterprise Business Technology (EBT) provides development and support for the many internal systems used across the enterprise. The EBT Architecture & Strategy Group provides architecture services to the breadth of EBT. We work to influence the technology direction and standards of Wells Fargo technology and ensure EBT solutions are in alignment the overall goals and objectives of EIT and our partners.

The Lead Architect for Corporate Properties Group (CPG) (SA6) is a key position within the Enterprise Business Technology Architecture (EBTA) Group reporting into the EBT Group Systems Architect. This position is responsible for setting key strategic architecture direction for Wells Fargo CPG solutions working closely with the LOB partners, CIO and Application managers.

This role will provide leadership to Wells Fargo for the overall technology architecture for Corporate Properties related systems for the enterprise. Partner closely with senior level leaders as well as the CTO for Corporate Properties Technology around the Corporate Properties long-range strategy and roadmap. Lead efforts to develop and evolve technology architecture to meet long-term strategic objectives. Interact closely with senior technology leaders and third party vendors around creation of the architecture. The company is working to evolve the Corporate Properties technology architecture to provide innovative solutions that bring efficiency to business process and meet compliance needs.


  • Create conceptual high level architecture for key technology initiatives within the property management and building technology systems area. Key initiatives include Physical Access Security Systems, Video Management Systems (VMS), Security Intrusion and Alarm Systems, and Building Management Systems
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for defining and reviewing technical designs and solutions for the Corporate Properties architecture and infrastructure environment.
  • Work with key stakeholders and senior leadership to define the Corporate Properties, Corporate Security and Building Management vision and strategy, through collaboration with technical and business partners across the enterprise.
  • Collaborate with other architects, vendors, and technical SMEs within/outside the enterprise.
  • Plan, architect, design, and document Corporate Property, Corporate Security and Building Management platforms, cloud-based solutions, core applications, and devices to improve services provided across the enterprise.
  • Technical expertise in multiple core technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, embedded OS, Access Control, VMS Systems, Biometrics, Security Intrusion and Alarm Systems, Building Management Systems, .Net, and SAP
  • Detailed understanding of corporate properties systems best practices, architecture principles and methods, technology and standards.
  • Provide technical research and bring innovative solutions to the Corporate Properties, Corporate Security and Building Management environment. Anticipate potential problems, situations, risks and work with the appropriate service areas to remediate.
  • Experience developing roadmap and blueprints.
  • Build strategic Internet of Things (IoT) roadmap, communicate and drive the implementation of its short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Possess broad knowledge of core IT technologies (e.g., network, operating systems, servers, virtualization, storage, software development, Active Directory) as it pertains to Corporate Properties, Corporate Security and building management systems.
  • Familiarity with IT development and delivery methodologies, manage all architecture activities through SDLC process.
  • Understand enabling components: security, infrastructure, networking, platforms and technologies.
  • Strong cross-domain and cross-functional knowledge that will enable design of the best possible technology solutions.
  • Engagement of third party hosted services – responsible for ensuring all externally hosted software and services are in compliance with required technology approvals and reviews.
  • Apply IT security standards and practices as well as adhere to these standards in the development and design of new and existing technologies. Experience with encryption technologies and cyber Security – including vulnerability scanning and pen testing
  • Design technical architecture and standards for Corporate Properties solutions that guide the selection of the right solutions and enable enterprise needs for scalability, reliability, performance, interoperability, security, mobility and total cost of ownership.
  • Provide leadership and continuous improvement of standards to enable a customer focused, responsive approach to architecture.

The preferred work location is Charlotte, NC, but other locations such as AZ-Chandler, IA-DesMoines, MN-Minneapolis, and MO-StLouis will also be considered.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of information technology systems design and planning experience; in systems, applications, or architecture
  • 8 + years of experience designing software solutions using software architecture design principles
Desired Qualifications

  • Extensive technical skills and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of an entire line of business or infrastructure sub-domain
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management
  • 5+ years of Java experience
  • 5+ years of C# experience
  • SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) experience
  • Ability to influence and build relationships with LOB stakeholders, technology CIO leadership, external service providers, and architecture teams
  • A BS/BA degree or higher in information technology
Other Desired Qualifications
  • Extensive technical skills and knowledge and understanding of Corporate Property and Building Management technology
  • Experience with Cloud based application integration
  • Understanding of client architecture principles and methods, technology and standards
  • Wells Fargo architecture experience
Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel domestically

  • 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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