DST Systems Lead Architect in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

A Lead Architect is responsible for working with a community of business and technical leaders to define, maintain, and communicate the policies and practices needed to promote a healthy development and support environment across a wide set of financial service applications. Applicants should have a broad range of experience in various software languages, frameworks, and patterns; including, but not limited to contemporary web, API, business rule, and database frameworks/technologies. Applicants should have strong communication and leadership skills with the ability and desire to have positive impact on the organization by harnessing the energy and ideas of others to promote a stronger, more efficient environment.


  • Understanding the current system through research and modeling

  • Identifying and documenting the strategic business and technical reference architecture based on a deep understanding of the DST business objectives

  • Leading and participating in internal/external communities focused on the improvement of development and support

  • Managing the Knowledge Base of coding standards, guidelines, and best practices

  • Monitoring industry trends and providing guidance to the product, design, and development organization.

  • Establish overall architecture principles and provide oversight to project teams or other architects to ensure the enterprise vision is achieved.

  • Research and identify required architecture components and/or frameworks that may span multiple products or areas of technology and develop position statements on the most complex, functional architectural principles that have the highest impact and risk exposure to the organization.

  • Provide business and technical expertise on multiple areas of underlying environments and subject matters.

  • Gather and analyze technical and industry-related trends and evaluate technological advances and various third-party products and tools.

  • Ensure current technical assets are leveraged and set the architectural direction for future product offerings.

  • Create models and conduct feasibility, cost/benefit, and risk analyses to make recommendations that support long-term product maintainability, reliability, scalability, while achieving and promoting business objectives.


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.