Senior Solutions Architect - Investment Management Systems

Help build technology for our future

As a global leader, we need to harness the technology of the future. And that's what you'll give us. As a Solutions Architect, you'll help shape the vision of our strategic business and technology programs. Your expertise will influence the architectural direction that makes investing accessible to millions - across multiple platforms. Working on critical business applications will be a challenge. But it's one you'll rise to. Make your real passion for building useful technology count.


In this role, you will

  • Provide architectural leadership in shaping strategic technology programs which focus on both Business of IT and Line of Business specific strategic technology programs.
  • Provide architecture thought leadership and expertise.
  • Define reference and implementation architectures.
  • Produce technology roadmaps in support of IT's vision and strategy.
  • Develop proof-of-concept prototypes and initial implementation models.
  • Monitor implementation activity to ensure architecture and design principles are upheld.
  • Coach and mentor more junior enterprise architects.
  • Establish relationships with IT leaders, architects and technical specialists for the purpose of advancing proposed architectural solutions.


Design the changes that change how people invest

Agility, experimentation, curiosity about new ideas - they're what takes our technology further. So when you join us as a Solutions Architect, you can expect to execute the vision, strategic direction, and initiative roadmap for strategic, business technology programs. To help define the reference and implementation architectures for strategic, business technology programs. To persuade and influence Business and Information Technology (IT) senior leaders on the architectural direction for strategic, business technology programs.


What it takes

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Deep core Java expertise. Ability to troubleshoot and enhance performance of the PM tool. Java SWT, caching scheme knowledge. Eclipse RCP experience would be a plus.
  • Familiar with common Java design patterns.
  • Experienced in migrating monolithic systems to an ecosystem of micro services, including deciding the capabilities to decouple and how to migrate incrementally.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Work well with the other staff and foster an environment of collaboration and learning. Ability to train and mentor other staff with less experience.

Specializations that'll make an impact

  • 15+ years financial industry experience. Buy side preferred. CFA level1/2/3 or FINRA Series 7 a plus.
  • Experienced with public cloud computing technologies.
  • Experience with application development for a global user base.
  • Experienced with automation testing. Cucumber a plus.
  • Experienced with deployment tools. Ansible a plus.
  • Knowledge of Gemfire a plus.

Additional Considerations

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

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.

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