Enterprise Architect - Information System

Enterprise Technology Operations
Midvale, Utah
Jun 19, 2024
Aug 22, 2024
Full Time
Zions Bancorporation's Enterprise Technology and Operations (ETO) team is transforming what it means to work for a financial institution. With a commitment to technology and innovation, we have been providing our community, clients and colleagues the best experience possible for over 150 years. Help us transform our workforce of the future, today.

We are seeking an experiencedEnterprise Architect - Information System that will focus on the data/application integrations, master data management and system modernization. As an Architect you will embrace Zions digital banking vision and contribute your leadership to achieve that vision. This person will be a catalyst for change, an advocate for the enterprise, and have a direct impact on Zions Bancorporation.

The Enterprise Architecture and Strategy organization is at the heart of innovation at Zions Bancorporation. We continually modernize on many of Zions' key banking applications/system and its banking core. In addition to application development, we manage the key platforms, services, and processes which enable modernizing engineering and IT operations and delivery through DevSecOps and Agile/Lean principles. Ensuring scalable, quality, innovative solutions for our teams and our customers is integral to what we do.Come join us in transforming engineering and banking software!


· Developing and maturing Application Integration strategies and principles that align with industry best practices to enabling seamless communication between microservices, external APIs, reporting services and legacy systems.

· Partnering with technology and business stakeholders to understand the overall Microservices/API architecture and its integration requirements with various internal and external customers/stakeholders; and ensuring seamless coordination between the microservices architecture and API integration strategies.

· Strategizing the adoption of frameworks like BIAN, FDX and Common Data Language (CDL) modeling for open banking standards with external partners, vendors, and third-party APIs.

· Providing guidance on implementing, managing, and enhancing Master Data Management systems.

· Guiding engineering teams on performance testing, monitoring, and optimization of APIs & Streaming to ensure high availability, scalability, and responsiveness.

· Staying up to date with the latest integration trends, emerging technologies, and industry standards, providing recommendations for continuous improvement.

· Providing technical guidance and mentorship to development teams regarding integration best practices, tools, and techniques.

· Owning, maturing and guiding the value chain and tooling around CI/CD pipeline from Application Integration, DevSecOps and API perspectives.

· Participating in business and technology strategic planning processes and guiding business capability and technical capability initiative roadmaps.

· Owning and participating in maturing the Enterprise Architecture by creating reference architectures, patterns, standards and influencing their adoption.

· Other duties as assigned.


· Experience implementing real-time, streaming and batch integrations patterns across hybrid and multi-cloud systems/applications.

· Experience with Master Data Management systems and using best practices to integrate them with application systems.

· Knowledge of modern microservices-based application architectures - MACH (Microservices, API First, Cloud-Native and Headless Architectures) including application and data integration approaches such as RESTful APIs, Kafka streaming, etc.

· 8 plus years of experience in enterprise architecture and IT leadership.

· Proven track record of influencing change and leading strategic enterprise IT initiatives to achieve well-defined business objectives.

· Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication. Ability to communicate effectively with business leaders and technical experts at all organizational levels.

· Ability to cultivate a shared strategic vision, articulate clear business objectives, and align the organization to achieve them.

· Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field.

· Banking or other Financial Services experience is a plus.

Location: This position has a hybrid work from home schedule with a minimum of three days per week in the office at the new Zions Technology Center in Midvale, UT.

The Zions Technology Center is a 400,000-square-foot technology campus in Midvale, Utah. Located on the former Sharon Steel Mill superfund site, the sustainably built campus is the company's primary technology and operations center. This modern and environmentally friendly technology center enables Zions to compete for the best technology talent in the state while providing team members with an exceptional work environment with features such as:

  • Electric vehicle charging stations and close proximity to Historic Gardner Village UTA TRAX station.
  • At least 75% of the building is powered by on-site renewable solar energy.
  • Access to outdoor recreation, parks, trails, shareable bikes and locker rooms.
  • Large modern cafe with a healthy and diverse menu.
  • Healthy indoor environment with ample natural light and fresh air.
  • LEED-certified sustainable building that features include the use of low VOC-emitting construction materials.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE!
  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
  • Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees
  • Employee Ambassador preferred banking products
  • Employees may, at the company's discretion, be eligible to receive a cash bonus award

Apply now if you have a passion for impactful outcomes, enjoy working collaboratively with co-workers, and want to make a difference for the clients and communities we serve.


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