Solutions Architect- Capital Markets

Job Description

With guidance from senior solution architect, a solution architect participates in design and implementation of on-premises as well as cloud native applications. Collaborates with vendors and outside partners as well as with various vertical and horizontal teams across the bank and its subsidiaries. Interacts with business users and business stakeholders to understand business context and business requirements; Adopts proven agile practices to deliver on time and within budget. Incorporates security best practices into software. Strives for secure coding culture throughout the SDLC. Participates in POCs; Suggests coding best practices, Reviews design and code and mentors junior developers. Strives to meet compliance requirements
What you will do
  • Lead ServiceNow solution design workshops, ensuring requirements are well documented
  • Provide expert level support and technical mentoring to ServiceNow platform development team
  • Maintain deep, comprehensive knowledge of ServiceNow’s capabilities and constraints
  • Recognize and develop opportunities to leverage ServiceNow as a platform across the enterprise
  • Develop and present business case material for business stakeholders including creation and delivery of tailored presentations and product demonstrations
  • Scoping and delivering Proof of Concept / Proof of Value efforts with stakeholders
  • Act as the ServiceNow subject matter expert in discovery meetings with business stakeholders requesting new or improved platform usage
  • Audit existing workflows, develop blueprints for new workflow experiences, and identify opportunities for improvement and experimentation
  • Addendum for ServiceNow Solutions Architect (Skills & Requirements):
  • Ability to work under pressure; work on multiple projects and workstreams at a time
  • Engaging presentation style, with the ability to control and manage multiple presentation scenarios
  • Experience with ITSM, ITOM, ITBM and Flow Designer required
  • Experience with IRM/GRC, DevOps and Performance Analytics a plus
  • Experience in the financial services industry a plus
  • ITIL certification a plus


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6+ years of software development experience including UI as well as middle tier and backend
  • Minimum of 4 years of solution architecture

Skills and Knowledge

  • Minimum of 3 year of experience Cloud development experience (Azure a plus). Certification a plus
  • Minimum of 2 year of experience in microservices Architecture
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience designing REST APIs
  • Experience designing using containers and container orchestration platform (e.g., AKS/Docker) is a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with databases and data modeling / design (SQL and NoSQL plus)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience incorporating security into the application architecture
  • Experience working in fully DevOps enabled environment
  • Experience with developing coding standards and patterns
  • Large application design and implementation experience including architecture and design of modern web, mobile, and integration (cloud/on-premises) platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, interpersonal, and analytical skills is required.
  • Experience with Agile development methodology including Scrum, XP, FDD, TDD, and SAFe.
  • Enterprise experience with API management toolsets, DevOps, server infrastructure, network infrastructure, caching methodologies, information security, and database technologies
  • Experience in developing alternative solution approaches and driving a pragmatic trade-off
  • Proven track record of optimizing the development activities with a strong focus on DevOps and automation
  • Ability to document solution designs using a variety of approaches (e.g. using UML)
  • Experience with DDD, TDD and BDD
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and evaluate for fitness into a specific business context through POCs and other evaluations
  • Experience with reviewing code and suggesting refactorings for performance, quality and maintainability and other attributes
  • Experienced in designing APIs, scale and secure them. Ability to integrate with internal and external systems and secure those integrations
  • Experience with CRM systems like Salesforce
  • Experience with following technologies: C#/.Net, Java, Python, JavaScript, Angular/REACT,CSS,HTMLSQL, AKS, Azure DevOps, NoSQL, Azure, AWS, Serverless OAuth, SAML, APIM
Starting base salary: $111,408 – $189,738 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.
*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Benefits and Perks
At City National, we strive to be the best at whatever we do, including the benefits and perks we offer our colleagues. Get an inside look at our Benefits and Perks.
City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.’
We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we’ve always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.

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