Western Union Enterprise Application Architect in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Enterprise Application Architect

Requisition #: 1803084

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 510,000 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 underserved – 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.

Western Union continues to be the leader in cross border cross currency money transfer by investing today to gear up for tomorrow’s need and shaping the market. We are currently embarked on building a state of art unified payments platform incorporating innovative use of state of art technologies to provide an outstanding customer experience to efficiently process internal money transfer and payments.

We are looking for an Enterprise Application Architect, with significant experience in enterprise application architecture to steer the vision, direction & design of next gen platforms that will be the foundation for years to come. The person must be a recognized subject matter expert with strong technology focus and be able to effectively communicate across layers, influencing strategy, laying the enterprise architectural framework, and guiding the design and development of functional, technical architecture for WU next gen solutions.

Sound interesting?Here are some specifics:

  • Responsible for development ofapplication architecture roadmap and ongoing maintenance of enterprisearchitecture blueprint for WU and WU's application transformation program

  • Responsible for designing andinfluencing adoption of highly scalable, high available cloud basedmicroservices architecture

  • Engage across all layers andcoordinate with other architects to quickly gain understanding of currentstate, document business and application inter-dependencies, flush outdetails regarding end state vision and develop multi-year transitionroadmap

  • Create contextual andconceptual models to document complex business process andcapabilities

  • Create, manage and use IT/Technology architecture models

  • Define and develop servicesreference model for a high volume and scale eco-system and evangelize itacross various units and audiences within WU to ensure adoption

  • Participates and managesArchitecture Review Board for review, development and maintenance of EAfunction

  • Define and document standards,patterns, industry best practices and act as keeper and evangelizer forrepository of reusable components to be utilized across theenterprise

  • Serve as trusted advisor toleaders and business stakeholders in the development of the strategic portfolioor business unit plans.

  • Provide comprehensive analysison opportunities, risks, tradeoff associated with transformation includingcosts, impact and value and ensures these are properly estimated andcontrolled across WU' people, process and technology boundaries.

  • Collaborate with vendors andrepresent Western Union at industry forums; Enables a culture ofcontinuous learning and identifies opportunities to incorporate bestpractices or relevant emerging trends into Western Union's skillsrepository

  • Strong communication and influentialskills and able to persuasively present view point based on tier ofaudience

What you will need to succeed:

  • Typically, 15+ years withinInformation Technology with a concentration on Application Architecture

  • Application design and implementationand SAAS experience

  • Demonstrated experience in architectinghighly scalable, high volume, high velocity application eco-systemsflexible to support tomorrow’s paradigms

  • Experience with cloud computingarchitecture

  • Demonstrated ability to architect& design security, infrastructure, applications, networks systems thatwill have long lasting impact across the enterprise

  • Experience across multiplelarge projects with key roles in defining, influencing solutiondefinition, build buy decisions, implementation of tools, technologies,and processes

  • Demonstrated experience in EAfunction or relevant experience including setting up EA program anddriving EA maturity through reviewing and influencing application architecture& design standards and spearheading POC’s and pilots validatingcapabilities and for ready adoption across development teams

  • Experience in high volume, highvelocity engineering application systems required. Should have in-depthknowledge of application, application constructs, data architectures andimplementations

  • Strong experience withmicroservices, service-oriented architecture, Rest API, Java, J2EE, C#, .Net,JavaScript, RDBMS, No-SQL databases, ETL, real-time analytics, datawarehouse, Agile, DevOps toolsets, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability toidentify, POC, influence adoption of innovative technologies intomainstream

  • Experience in payments,banking, international money transfer and related financial experiencedesired

  • TOGAF or equivalent enterprisearchitecture certification

  • Amazon, Azure Cloud Architect,Salesforce Architect certifications preferred

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree inComputer Science or IT related course of study preferred

What it’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 movingmoney 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!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including applicants with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. 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.

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