Solution Architect

    • Los Angeles, CA

Job Details:

The Solution Architect will perform design work for large and complex software and the interfaces between them. Position will drive adherence to standards, processes and policies and create architecture documentation. Play a leadership role in setting the architecture of bank-developed applications. This includes working effectively across technical domains, with Enterprise Architects, Information Architects, Application Architects and other technical resources. This covers front-end web applications and back-end systems, messaging, and database systems, as well as interaction between enterprise level common components. Technology includes Appian, our Business Process Management (BPM) solution for business workflows, messaging, and database systems, as well as interaction between enterprise level common components. The technical skills will focus on a variety of technologies, including, but not limited to: relational databases, web services (SOAP, REST, WSDL, XML, and other API standards), Object Oriented Design and programming in J2EE or .Net, Design Patterns, Web development (HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript). The candidate should be well versed in API-driven design, messaging patterns, and application development best practices.


  • Develop high level and detailed designs for assigned development initiatives and conduct Design Reviews with management and development teams.
  • Conduct code reviews and mentor/direct developers as required
  • Provide training for application development and support teams on newly implemented coding techniques, reporting frameworks and other application frameworks including promoting code reuse.
  • Make recommendations about platform and technology adoption, including database servers, application servers, libraries, and frameworks.
  • Perform technical due diligence on third-party products prior to integration.
  • Advise senior management on how products and processes could be improved.
  • Maintain a list of standards and tools to be utilized by application development and support teams.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science required
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in Software Development.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with transactional Internet solutions.

Abilities, Job Skills and Knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of key industry standards such as J2EE or .Net, WebLogic, JMS, SOAP, REST, JSON, and MVC.
  • Familiarity with relational databases and data structure design concepts.
  • Working knowledge of web application concepts (HTML, DHTML, CSS, and JavaScript).
  • Experience in Object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD), Design Patterns, and Distributed Architectures.
  • Must have skill in software tools such as formulas & data manipulation in Microsoft Excel (or equivalent), creating cohesive and comprehensive workflow diagrams in Visio (or equivalent), XMLSpy, and SOAP UI.
  • Able to Create design overviews for systems, educate others on design of solution and standards, review code and provide constructive feedback on improvement, research and recommend changes in software development standards and processes.
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to contribute to multiple project/demands simultaneously.
  • Financial industry experience a plus.
  • Well versed in Enterprise Integration tools such as MuleSoft, Tibco or BizTalk.

Represents basic qualifications for the position. To be considered for this position you must at least meet the basic qualifications.

City National Bank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans

Note: This preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Note: Candidates should be advised that City National Bank does not pay interviewee travel expenses or relocation expenses for candidates who are hired unless previously agreed.

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