Solutions Senior Architect - Residential Lending

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 122,535-208,715 Annually
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Senior Solution Architect for Residential is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining on-premises, cloud native applications, and integrations with SaaS vendor solutions. Participates in improving our SDLC, Engineering, and DevOps practices. Creates necessary Solution Architecture Design documents with presentations to the Architecture Review Committee. Designs, develops and maintains solutions, and provides technical guidance to other Team Members. Participates in creating SDLC, Architecture, Design and Coding standards. Identifies complex business problems and participates in generating solutions. Identifies performance issues, analyzes root causes and participates in performance improvement activities. Participates in remedying compliance issues. Documents and communicates problems, designs and solutions.
What you will do

  • Lead the design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform application systems
  • Writing great quality code driving towards automated testing and validations
  • Perform analysis of performance; plan and execute activities for performance tuning, monitoring, deployment and production support
  • Guide and support the implementation, maintenance and updates of CI/CD pipelines on a cloud environment
  • Collaborate with business partners, architects and other groups to identify complex technical and functional needs of systems
  • Collaborate with multiple, enterprise-wide distributed performing teams to deliver new capabilities in business applications
  • Design and develop API's for Omni-channel clients
  • Look for opportunities to simplify code, existing or new architectures and vendor dependencies
  • Recommend rationalization opportunities throughout the portfolio of applications and systems
  • Provide technical guidance to team members and solution architects
  • Build APIs and UIs that deal with large volume of transactions and involves large data sets
  • Own the full lifecycle for software development, from ideation to production
  • Provide programming expertise and business analysis skills within broad business areas; as a senior member of a project team participate in analyzing, designing, modifying, and developing business applications
  • Participate in solution designs to meet technical specifications - guide team members and solution architects
  • Create and recommend changes in development standards including design, coding and testing standards
  • Analyze and develop data models, logical database designs and data definitions across multiple computing environments (e.g., host based, distributed systems, client server, etc.)
  • Comply with architectural standards and established methodologies and practices


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10+ years of software development experience including UI as well as middle tier and backend
  • Minimum of 6+ years of solution architecture
  • Domain knowledge of Residential Lending with a variety of mortgage products.

Skills and Knowledge

  • 6+ years of experience Cloud Solution Architecture Experience (Azure a plus)
  • 6+ years of experience Microservices Architecture
  • 6+ years of experience designing REST APIs
  • 6+ years experience working in fully DevOps enabled environment
  • 6+ years of experience with databases and data modeling / design (SQL and NoSQL plus)
  • 4+ years of experience designing in the context of workflows and rules
  • Experience designing using containers and container orchestration platform (AKS) plus
  • 4+ years of experience designing asynchronous/ event driven as well as synchronous systems
  • 4+years of experience incorporating security into the application architecture
  • Experience with developing architecture, coding standards and patterns
  • 4+ years of experience incorporating security into the application architecture
  • Experience working in fully DevOps enabled environment
  • Experience with developing architecture, coding standards and patterns
  • Large application design and implementation experience including architecture and design of modern web, mobile, and integration (cloud/on-premises) platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, interpersonal, and analytical skills is required.
  • Experience with Agile development methodology including Scrum, XP, FDD, TDD, and SAFe.
  • Extensive experience with API management toolsets, DevOps, server infrastructure, network infrastructure, caching methodologies, information security, and database technologies
  • Proven track record in generating alternative solution approaches and driving a pragmatic trade-off solution
  • Proven track record of optimizing the development activities with a strong focus on DevOps and automation
  • Significant experience documenting solution designs using a variety of approaches (e.g. using UML)
  • Solid Experience with DDD, TDD and BDD - ability to direct and guide the team through these approaches
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies and evaluate for fitness into a specific business context through POCs and other evaluations
  • Deep experience with reviewing code and suggesting refactoring for performance, quality and maintainability and other attributes
  • Experienced in designing APIs, scale and secure them. Ability to integrate with internal and external systems and secure those integrations
  • Experience integrating systems and applications with CRM systems like Salesforce
  • Ability to operate and guide the team in all areas of the technology stack - front, middle tier and the backend
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and evaluate for fit into a specific business context through POCs and other evaluations - ability to orchestrate POCs and evaluations
  • Ability to review code and suggest refactoring for performance, quality and maintainability and guide the team through related activities
  • Experience with following technologies: C#/.Net, Java, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular/REACT, CSS, HTML SQL, AKS, Azure DevOps, NoSQL, Azure, AWS, Serverless OAuth, SAML, APIM

Starting base salary: $122,535 - $208,715 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.
*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The 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.
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City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.'
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