Wells Fargo

Job Category:

Technology, Information Technology


West Des Moines, Iowa



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time


415) 820-7800

Sr Systems Architect for HR and Compensation Technologoes - Systems Architect 5

Wells Fargo - West Des Moines, Iowa

Posted: 11/28/2018

Job Description

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.

An Architect for HR and Compensation Technologies (SA5) 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 HR and talent management technology 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 HR related systems for the enterprise. Partner closely with senior level HR business leaders as well as the CTO for HR Systems around the HR Systems 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. Wells Fargo has a complex HR systems environment with annual payroll of $26 billion, 4 million job applicants per year, and 12 million learning course completions. The company is working to evolve the HR Systems technology architecture to provide innovative solutions that bring efficiency to business process and meet compliance needs.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the LOB business leader, application managers, Information Security, IS Architects, and project teams to create and manage end to end Solutions Architecture.
  • Engage in cross EBT Architecture alignment activities and on the need basis assist in enterprise initiatives.
  • Acts in a strategic role in the development and maintenance of architectures for HR and team member technologies functional domains that comply with the Enterprise Architecture.
  • Responsible for working on medium to high architectural impact projects to create solutions Architecture, reviewing and approving medium architectural impact designs, communicating the Architecture strategy and direction to both management and development teams, line of business and infrastructure and directing implementation of the architecture for HR technology.
  • Serves as the highest-level technical consultant to internal clients and technical management to ensure conformity with Enterprise Architecture, having expertise across a broad portion of the organizational unit's architecture, or in-depth expertise within a more specific portion of the architecture.

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

Required Qualifications

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

  • Experience influencing management on technical or business solutions
  • Experience with a wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures to multiple applications or a component family
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • 5+ years of Java experience
  • 5+ years of C# experience
  • 5+ years of experience in data architecture and strategy
  • 3+ years of experience leading solution architecture projects
  • 3+ years of Agile 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
  • 7+ years combined technical and business experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with integration, infrastructure, data, and security architecture
  • 5+ years’ experience with a combination of custom, SaaS, and commercial off the shelf technology solutions
  • 3+ years of experience with Human Resource technologies and solutions
  • Experiencing in the implementation of core HR cloud-native applications (Workday, Oracle HCM, SAP)
  • Experience with Cloud based application integration
  • Experience with BPM, RPA, DevOps, micro services, API management, mobile and social technologies, and collaboration technologies
  • Understanding of client architecture principles and methods, technology and standards
  • Experience influencing management on technical or business solutions
  • Experience with a wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures to multiple applications or a component family
  • Wells Fargo architecture experience
Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel domestically
Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ
IA-West Des Moines: 7001 Westown Pkwy - West Des Moines, IA
MN-Minneapolis: 255 2nd Ave S - Minneapolis, MN
MO-Saint Louis: 1 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO
NC-Charlotte: 301 S Tryon St - Charlotte, NC


  • 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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