Senior Architect, Mainframe

3+ months agoWayne, PA

Build IT that develops financial futures

At Vanguard, technology is integral to helping our clients reach their personal goals. We depend on IT 24/7 to run our investors' assets. That puts your expertise in Mainframe at the heart of our business.

The Sr. Mainframe Architect will execute the vision, future direction, and initiative roadmap for strategic, infrastructure technology programs for the Global Technology Operations (GTO) organization. To help define the reference and implementation architectures for strategic, infrastructure technology solutions for the GTO organization. To persuades and influences Business and Information Technology (IT) leaders on the architectural direction for strategic, infrastructure technology programs for the GTO organization.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide the architectural leadership in shaping strategic, infrastructure technology programs for the GTO organization (e.g., TBD).
  • Establish working relationships with strategic and boutique technology providers.
  • Leverage knowledge capital available through subscription research services.
  • Leverage the Internet as a critical resource for related knowledge capital, inclusive of blogs, podcasts, webinar, etc.
  • Attend conferences and engages in associated activities (e.g., conducting presentations, leading workshops, etc.).
  • Consume and contributes content from and to Open Source communities.
  • Provide architecture thought leadership and expertise.
  • Define reference and implementation architectures.
  • Produces technology roadmaps in support of IT's vision and strategy.
  • Develops proof-of-concept prototypes and initial implementation models.
  • Monitors implementation activity to ensure architecture and design principles are upheld.
  • Ensures implementation solutions support architecture objectives (availability, scalability, performance, security, etc.), as appropriate.
  • Utilizes advanced leadership skills especially in the areas of persuasion, influence, conceptualizing solutions and problem solving.
  • Communicates complicated technical concepts effectively to a broad group of stakeholders.
  • Establishes relationships with IT leaders, architects, and technical specialists for the purpose of advancing proposed architectural solutions.
  • Coaches and mentors more junior infrastructure architects.
  • Utilizes a general understanding of the competitive landscape and corporate and business unit strategies to provide context for architectural decision making.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
What it takes:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum eight years relevant work experience.
Special Factors:

Vanguard is not offering sponsorship for this role

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we're changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn't just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose - and that's how we've become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let's make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: "Do the right thing."

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard's core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Job ID: Vanguard-135856