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Western Union Director, Systems Architect in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Director, Systems Architect

Requisition #: 1902274

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 550,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the under-served – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

We’re seeking a Director, Systems Architect based in our San Francisco,California office, Western Union’s Digital Business headquarters. In this role,This role works across the Digital Engineering organization and with business partners to define and build out complex solutions driving value through business process simplification, automation and new product capabilities. You will play a critical role in designing and developing scalable, message based, event driven micro-service oriented systems that are the engine behind Western Union.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Thisrole leads the architecture of digital systems

  • Participatein the design and documentation of new and enhanced services

  • Leadtechnical innovations between internal teams and external strategicpartners

  • Takea leadership role in defining technical roadmap for products and technicalcomponents

  • Consult,influence, develop and maintain roadmaps for all solution integrationoptions ensuring alignment with business objectives

  • Responsiblefor aligning services delivered from the capability owners

  • Overseesinterdependencies between interfacing technologies and their support teams

  • Overseeshighly complex, cross functional projects independently at a crossportfolio level in multiple domains.

  • Communicatesconcepts, action plans crisply

What you will need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science orEngineering

  • Have 10+ Years of software developmentexperience,

  • 5+ years of team lead and software designexperience

  • Have strong communication skills, both oral andwritten

  • Have strong presentation skills for presentingtechnology solutions to internal stakeholders and external partners

  • Have strong software architecture design skills

  • Have strong experience in Cloud (AWS/Azure/Googleor Hybrid) based architecture designs and implementations

  • Have experience with Agile software developmentpractices and tools

  • Have experience with SOA and micro-servicesdesign principles and patterns

What will make you stand out:

  • Possess an advanced computer science orengineering degree

  • Have strong experience with distributed systemdesign

  • Have experience with financial services andpayments

  • Have experience in designing Mobile solutions

  • Have experience in JavaScript experience withAngularJS, React, or Node.js

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitiveglobal pay and benefits

  • Unparalleledexperience as part of one of the most advanced compliance teams in the world,with opportunities to build valuable skills and grow your career

  • Diverse,global team with colleagues in over 50 countries

Whatit’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage.

Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

USA _ Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.