What does a great Solutions Architect, Principal do?
In this crucial role you are responsible for understanding Fiserv’s
data platform strategy /architecture and the data to support that
strategy. You will work closely with our business and supporting
systems representatives to analyze and document the major data and
information assets used by LOBs. Systems reviewed will include both
operational and analytical, supported by IT and also business
Acting as an internal consultant to the business and delivery
resources, the candidate will provide directional guidance for data
projects on utilizing the right system of record for data sourcing
and information access.
This person must have strong management skills and the ability to
plan and execute in a complex, fast-paced environment. Candidates
must have high energy, dedication, and expert-level skills.
Candidate will be responsible for our deliverables like the
development of our Information Management strategy, establishing,
promoting and monitoring standard technologies, data modelling,
tools and methodologies and creating and maintaining business,
data, application and technology road maps.
You should possess superlative communication skills since it is
essential to work cross functionally with many different partners
such as Infrastructure & Operations, application development,
Security, Legal, product management, sales, finance, business
partners and vendors to develop the data platform strategy and
roadmaps. The candidate must also have excellent influence and
negotiation skills to deliver on the realization of the strategy by
providing leadership, direction and sometimes direct support to
business units, departments and functional groups that do not
report directly into Enterprise Data and Analytics and are outside
their direct control.
As a Solutions Architect, Principal you can look forward
• Develop and articulate to stakeholders a
consolidated understanding of the business requirements and drivers
for Data & Analytics at the enterprise level.
• Evangelize, develop and maintain a vision for
data and a blueprint to guide and inform cross product and business
• Identify, generate and foster executive level
support for an enterprise data architecture, including support for
enterprise initiatives with indirect benefits like Data Management
• Define the overarching data strategy, roadmaps
and standards for Data & Analytics. This includes but is not
limited to components like transactional and operational data
repositories, data warehouse, data marts, data integration, access
layers, information delivery and analytics including support for
privacy and security requirements.
• Takes an active role in sourcing, organizing,
maintaining and ultimately democratizing data through the
development of innovative design techniques, tools and
• Evangelize effective data modeling and
communicate benefits and return on investment for application and
• Establish and lead a targeted team of
specialist data architects and data modelers who focus on hands on
data modeling, analysis, and architecture/design of data movement,
data access, transactional and analytics solutions
• Proactively identify enterprise opportunities
that accelerate delivery and drive down operational costs through
cross-product data services i
• Develop institutional policies and
• Participate in tool evaluation, pilots and
You're the type of person who:
• Acts Strategically: You foster a consistent
understanding of strategy, translate it into defined plans, and
"stay the course" to implement it, while anticipating and
identifying where change is needed.
• Communicates effectively: You actively listen
to others to understand their perspective and ensure continuous
understanding regardless of communication channel or audience.
Basic Qualifications for Consideration:
• 15+ years related work experience or
equivalent. Experience in Banking, Financial domain
• Proven ability to analyze requirements and
clearly communicate those requirements to both business and
technical stakeholders in many forms such as verbally, road maps,
presentations and solution technical documentation such high level
and detailed technical design documents
• Hands on experience with database design and
database optimization techniques for performance in very large
volume data warehouse environment using industry standard RDBMS
(Oracle, Neteeza, Snowflake, Vertica or equivalent)
• Direct experience with architecting and
executing data consolidation and movement programs to take
disparate data sources and consolidate them into an Integrated Data
• Direct experience over the full systems
development lifecycle for multiple data warehouse projects
including implementation experience with prevalent industry
• Experience with leading ETL tools, such as
Talend, Ab Initio, Informatica, Data Stage or equivalent
• Experience with leading BI Reporting Tools,
such as Cognos, Business Objects, Power BI, Tableau or
• Expertise in emerging technologies (Big Data,
Distributed Processing, In-Memory data bases, Apache Hadoop,
• BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or
Preferred Skills, Experience, and Education:
• Experience in the Payments / Card / Banking
industry and familiarity with payments processing data
• Master's or PhD preferred
Who We Are:
Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or
interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us to request accommodation.
Learn more about Fiserv:
To support the total well-being of our associates, Fiserv takes a
broad approach to our benefits. We offer a comprehensive benefits
package that provides flexibility and affordability with a variety
of medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability
We are #FISVProud of our benefits and well-being programs. Our
commitment to wellness, wellness education, preventive services and
fitness activities are designed to meet you where you
Life moves fast. And as it does, we know most people aren’t
thinking about “financial services”. But we are.
We help people and businesses move money and information every
minute of every day. Our solutions connect financial institutions,
corporations, merchants and consumers to one another, millions of
times a day, behind the scenes, reliably and securely.
We’re Fiserv, a global leader in Fintech and payments enabling
innovative financial services experiences that are in step with the
way people live and work today. The company’s approximately 44,000
associates proudly serve clients in more than 100 countries, so
their customers, members and consumers can move money when and
where they need it, at the point of thought.
Our Aspiration is to move money and information in a way that moves
the world. As a FORTUNE™ 500 company and one of FORTUNE Magazine
World’s Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year, we
are committed to excellence and purposeful innovation.
We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce. Fiserv is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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