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Senior Technical Architect (Network Solutions)

Location: Godfrey
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000 branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work. A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors. Edward Jones has an exciting opportunity for a Network Solutions Technical Architect capable of delivering network solutions that will support and advance the strategies of a growing financial services organization. As a member of the Infrastructure Network Engineering & Operations team, this role contributes across multiple areas to architect modern, innovative, robust, secure and operationalized solutions to support the organization. The incumbent will drive creation of automation services based on EJ business logic across Branch, CORE, Campus, and Cloud Networking while maintaining an emphasis on following the architectural blueprints. The role assumes diverse skill sets in the networking, compute, storage, application domains with focus on NetDevOps principles and tooling. The Network Solutions Architect will need to provide both tactical and strategic architectural guidance, technological vision, and solution deployment. The role will need to collaborate with Infrastructure, Application Architecture, DevOps, Cloud COE, Enterprise Architecture, Security and distributed, domain-specific architects to drive strategies and solutions. This role also works closely with senior leaders and subject matter experts to develop target architecture blueprints and roadmaps, present recommendations to management and explains why it is in the organization's best interest to pursue. This motivated and driven individual needs to possess experience in IT organizations that followed IaC methods to build solutions based on cloud (Azure, AWS, Google, etc.), SDWAN/SASE for large deployment branch network (15,000 locations), VoIP, Wi-Fi, software defined and virtual networks (NSX-T), MPLS and other typical network technologies (DNS, FW/IPS, load balancing, wireless, etc.) in compliance with security postures. Responsibilities/Job Description: --- Work to understand the customer, their needs, and concerns to define solutions. --- Develop and Translate business requirements into solutions that support EJ business strategy while ensuring architectural adherence through blueprint and design reviews. --- Lead in scope/predictable timeline definition, requirements gathering/analysis, technical design, development, configuration, testing, deployment, and operationalizing of secure network infrastructure solutions. --- Work closely with engineering teams and program management to deliver the solution to market within project timelines based on Scrum methods. --- Provide technical oversight during the delivery phase of the project. --- Validate delivered solutions meet/perform to secure technical and functional/non-functional requirements. --- Demonstrate expertise across multiple secure network infrastructure domains including branch network, cloud, campus and core network, voice, video conferencing and end-user computing. --- Serve as an expert for IaaS end-to-end architecture and automation, including on premise and cloud deployments. --- Support the acceleration of IaC automation initiatives across all infrastructure domains. --- Evaluate and recommend opportunities to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure and operations with the intention of elevating the stability, observability, and resiliency of systems. --- Solid understanding of virtualization/containerization and cloud computing technologies with passive engagement in its commencing. --- Solid understanding of software CI/CD pipelines and integration with IaC methods. Contribute to DevOps development activities. --- Demonstrate ability to effectively present recommendations and decisions with pertinent data and research. --- Maintain high degree of industry knowledge on latest trends, technologies, etc. --- Lead technical analysis of persistent issues to determine root cause and resolution --- Provide thought leadership and mentorship to team members across business and technical teams in solving complex business requirements. --- Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts. --- Ability to influence and work collaboratively with colleagues and key stakeholders. --- Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment balancing strategic and tactical needs. --- Ability to matrix manage small teams to achieve quality and timely results. --- Bachelor's degree in computer science, Engineering or Management Information Technology preferred or related work experience --- Minimum 15 years of experience across multiple technology areas. Must have international experience. --- Must be able to design and develop IT architecture solutions to support firm business strategies. --- Must be able to solve technical challenges in critical situations that require immediate resolution. --- Researches requirements to determine system feasibility, costs, business benefits, or functional requirements. --- Proficient in leading IS problem solving --- Expert in our system and business operations --- Modern knowledge across multiple IS disciplines including but not limited to Network, Mainframes, Storage, relational databases, and Web development. --- Specific modern knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP, Standard IBM products (Z/OS, CICS and DB2), Standard Microsoft products (Vista, XP, Exchange, Office, Outlook), J2EE, Java, Oracle and Linux. --- Participates in discovering talent both organically and externally --- Ability to influence all levels in a matrixed organization --- Establish and maintain effective relationships across departments, business areas, and vendors. Excellent interpersonal skills. Seen as credible and trustworthy. --- Ability to multi-task and participate in multiple large and complex efforts or projects. --- Ensure prudent use of the firm's financial resources --- Knowledge of brokerage or financial company processes --- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in work --- Embraces change and consider different approaches to issues --- Takes personal responsibility to improve processes and systems. --- Strong understanding of project management concepts Preferred: --- Experience with enterprise network solutions, to include cloud and remote networks, hardware and software defined networks, automation, routing, switching, VoIP, Cellular technologies, Wi-Fi, etc. --- Knowledge and experience in other areas of Information Technology (security, computing, operating systems, application infrastructure and development, etc.) --- Able to ascertain business requirements, research and identify solutions, and make recommendations supported by a properly developed business case that includes technical feasibility, costs, benefits, etc. --- Able to develop and execute project / deployment plans that meet scope, time, cost and quality requirements --- Able to quickly assess, mitigate risk, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues using industry standard tools to include packet analyzers --- Develop processes and documentation according to the needs of the organization --- Provide technical leadership and strategic direction in alignment with IS and firm objectives --- Establish and maintain professional relationships throughout the organization and with vendors --- Mentor and build the technical skills of others, and foster a strong and collaborative team environment --- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills --- Excellent collaboration and communication (listening, written and verbal) skills --- Lead small groups in the delivery of technology solutions --- Strong understanding of project management concepts FORTUNE 2020 - Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For-- list. From FORTUNE --2020 FORTUNE Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license. FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Fortune Media IP Limited and are used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Edward Jones Investments. Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine. 2020 Corporate Equality Index - Edward Jones joins the ranks of 680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25 on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list - the highest ranking among the financial-services industry Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two spots from last year. The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified--- organizations. Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 list, the firm's 20th appearance on the list. The firm also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services & Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate: Salary: $126903 - $216079 Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Springfield , Senior Technical Architect (Network Solutions), IT / Software / Systems , Godfrey, Illinois

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