Santander Bank, NA IT Architect in United States

IT Architect - 1801860




The incumbent is part of a team that is responsible for overall architectural direction of the banks enterprise technology systems, including significant enhancements to existing systems and architectural planning for complete end-to-end integrated initiatives.

This is a highly visible role that will provide input to the oversight for other software/system architects within the organization and its affiliates, and will build key relationships within the bank to ensure technology system direction is aligned with business needs and priorities.


  • Drive future state architecture to support multiple business areas with the bank to ensure technology system direction is aligned with business needs and priorities.

  • Attend governance and oversight committees related to technology planning, design, and decisioning.

  • Build strong relationships with business partners to ensure technology alignment with business priorities.

  • Maintain familiarity with key regulatory/compliance issues and ensure system solutions meet all regulatory requirements.

  • Create and drive best practices across architecture organization.

  • Stay current with business and technical trends to propagate best in class thinking within organization.

  • Develop expert knowledge of existing systems and facilitate creation of mechanisms to track current and future state architectures.

  • Develop and oversee knowledge base regarding key interfaces and associated detail-level documentation.

  • Ensure strong analysis of system change implications.

  • Oversee and provide final bank approval for significant system architecture projects.

  • Directly participate in design and decisioning related to business-critical and high-risk projects.




  • Bachelors degree required; Graduate-level degree strongly preferred.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.

  • 7-10 years relevant experience in enterprise architecture for financial services or related industry.


  • Between 7 - 10 years


  • English, bilingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus,

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of financial services industry and regulatory compliance a strong plus.

  • Microsoft Excel (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint),Polished leadership abilities and proven experience to manage by influence.

  • Proven knowledge of enterprise systems concepts and software development lifecycle methodologies.

  • Familiarity with systems/processing paradigms for financial services strongly preferred.

  • Familiarity with Santander proprietary systems a plus.

  • Strong ability to build relationships across organizations and levels.

  • Must be able to align overall technical vision with business needs.

  • System architecture skills with proven experience in tracking and maintaining system state materials and developing to be plans.

Job : IT & Systems Control
Primary Location : United States
Schedule : Full-time
Job Posting : Apr 9, 2018, 3:20:36 PM