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Job Summary

ThinkCentric Inc
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Computer/IT Services
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
10+ to 15 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Systems Architect

About the Job

The Sr. Systems Architect position is the top-level contributor, consultant, and advisor with broad, comprehensive technology knowledge and experience with highly complex database applications and reporting systems.  You will be seen as the go-to person and the subject matter expert providing strategic direction and contributing to the establishment of architectural framework and governance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•  Transformation

o  Drive our transformation strategy and hold peers accountable to the vision

o  Demonstrate forward thinking architecture designs, with regards to digitalization (Cloud, Mobility, Data analytics, etc.) as it applies to the commercial relevance of our business

o  Invoke innovation and change where applicable and influence stakeholders support

o  Assess and recommend appropriately buy vs. build solutions

o  Look for capabilities both locally and globally that can be leveraged greater across the organization and champion these efforts

•  Business Strategy

o  Understand business strategy and how to best utilize technology to drive that strategy

o  Communicate effectively with stakeholders about business strategy

•  Processes & Standards

o  Develop and maintain, short, medium, and long term  technology roadmaps

o  Drive local and regional Architecture Review Boards

o  Effectively communicate and connect roadmaps back to the enterprise Architecture framework

o  Determine the appropriate architecture strategy for business specific vs. standard technologies

o  Maintain architectural documentation of environment

•  Leadership

o  Demonstrated leadership capability, including strong mentoring skills

o  Proven ability to communicate effectively with C-level management

•  Stakeholder Management

o  Proven ability to understand/influence stakeholder views and manage effectively to move strategy forward

o  Proven ability to work effectively with the development teams to ensure strategies are moving forward

o  Foster strong relationships with the local and global business and IT stakeholders to drive ideas to reality

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•  Minimun 8 years' experience in system architecture design and governance

•  5 plus years of knowledge of Investment Industry - (Buy-Side, Mutual Fund, Institutional)

•  TOGAF certification is highly desirable

•  Key technologies : Data Warehouse, SOA, APIs, ETL, BI, BPM

•  5 years experience in complex relational data modeling, including Data Warehouse architecture

•  5 years experience in complex technical application development roles

•  3 years experience in SOA and API architecture

•  Experience in architecture designs as they relate to digital technology (cloud, mobility, data analytics, etc.)

•  In depth knowledge and experience with Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies, project planning techniques, and project management principle

•  Ability to analyze and resolve the most complex architectural issues

•  Self-motivated and able to demonstrate ability to be focused and results oriented

•  Proven ability to turn abstract problems/thinking into deliverable items and drive outcomes

•  Exemplary written and oral communication skills, including meeting and workshop facilitation experience

•  Highly effective in communicating with C-Level management

•  B.S in Computer Science or related field

COMPENSATION:  Depends on Experience. This is a full time permanent position which includes Salary, Bonus and full benefits.


  1. Email resume to jhaines@thinkcentric.com
  2. Include complete contact information (emails, home and/or cell phone numbers)
  3. Availability
  4. Provide most recent compensation (required by client)
  5. You MUST have experience working on MS SQL Server

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