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UMB Bank Solution Architect in Kansas City, Missouri

What You'll Do:

The Solution Architect is accountable for and coordinates the design effort for major projects that cross application and infrastructure domains.

  • Work directly with business teams during project envisioning, to come up with the best solution for given requirements, with the ability to provide reasonably accurate estimates for projects

  • Translate requirements into a solution vision, high-level business and/or IT system specifications, and a portfolio of implementation tasks.

  • Ensure solutions are of high quality, high performance and scalable

  • Accountable for the Technical Design Document of assigned projects. Develop the overall conceptual design working with the impacted Application and Infrastructure teams. Ensure that the solution and design fits within the enterprise context and meets standards

  • Ensure turnover of design to build teams

  • Monitor build and implementation phase of projects to ensure continued alignment with design

  • Develop and comply with common standards aligned with SDLC and other Governance processes

  • Translates nonfunctional and functional requirements into design, within enterprise context

  • Determine infrastructure and application solution costs and cost alternatives according to company financial targets.

  • Identify performance improvement opportunities for Solution Realization (service transformation)

  • Maintain a current knowledge of the technology industry and determining the impact of hardware and/or software upgrades on new and existing applications

  • Develop visual EA models that support leadership understanding and governance of technology principles and roadmaps

  • Provide expertise in infrastructure hardware and software evaluation, selection and implementation

  • Develop and manage key internal/external client relationships across sphere of influence, including situations in which no relationship previously existed.

  • Participate in cross-area/function business challenges and co-ordinates at a senior level the work of own group/function with that of other areas.

  • Review current operations for continuous process improvement, e.g. better ways to implement solutions for alignment with strategy, better ways to monitor solution and prevent incidents

  • Build common design patterns to enable agile implementation of business solutions with technology

  • Support SOA enablement and acceleration

  • Ensure population of Configuration Management Database (CMDB) for assigned projects

  • Other duties as assigned


In this Role, You will Need:

  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of banking or financial services business areas

  • Proven experience with coordinating and liaising across technology and business functions

  • Strong presentation and communication skills

  • Expert knowledge of web-based systems architecture, service-based architecture, enterprise application architecture as well as experience managing expectations when balancing alternatives against business and financial constraints

  • Must demonstrate good judgment and pragmatic approach to delivering a solution that optimizes architecture activities across company needs, business constraints and technological realities

  • Should have participated in, and be familiar with, SDLC and Agile (Scrum) project methodologies

  • Must maintain professional knowledge and relationships with the UMB ecosystem

  • Proven credibility with solutions teams, business owners, and management

  • Experience with Conceptualization, patterns, modeling, design, communications

  • Experience in problem solving, and able to follow a methodical implementation process

  • Demonstrates experience developing solution architecture

  • Leadership experience throughout the software development lifecycle.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to handle diverse situations, multiple projects and rapidly changing priorities

  • Ability to communicate with business users at all levels

  • Experience with large-scale applications in a leadership role

  • Proven effective teaming and inter-personal skills

  • The ability to work on multiple projects/tasks at once and operate in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented environment and possess organization skills to balance and prioritize work

  • Proficiency with MS Office product (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project)

Additional Information:

  • Utilize modern industry patterns within solution designs.

  • Document pattern for reuse across the enterprise.

  • Mentor development and infrastructure teams on new technologies and patterns used in a solution.

  • Maintain domain portfolio level diagrams

  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of technology Roadmaps.

  • Stay current with modern technology, patterns and trends.

Experience in the following is preferred:

  • Microservice patterns and design

  • Oauth2 security

  • Cloud native platforms and services

  • DevOps

  • Container management platforms

  • Event driven architecture

  • Data Modelling

Culture of Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to building a strong UMB by hiring talented, high-performing associates with diverse backgrounds. Maybe you simply want to work at a company where you have a voice and an opportunity to share your unique ideas.

Please visit us at careers.umb.com to view a list of all available opportunities. UMB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Principals only. No 3rd parties or agencies, please.


We strive to deliver the unparalleled customer experience, and show customers they can count on more from UMB. The same is true for our associates. You can count on more benefits, more training, more support, and more opportunity!

What you'll get:

Unique Benefit Programs : We offer a great benefits package including several unique programs like an incentive-based wellness program, parental leave, adoption assistance and health care for you, your spouse or domestic partner, your dependents and even your pets!!

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in either Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent

  • Experience working in financial or insurance industries

Community Involvement: Giving back is a big part of who we are! We support several great causes throughout the UMB footprint. We even offer Volunteer Time Off, which allows associates to dedicate 16 hours a year to a worthy cause of their choice.

Who You Are:

  • 5 years experience in software development

  • 3 years experience in financial systems integration and/or implementation

Professional Development: We provide our associates with the tools they need to support their career goals - including training, tuition reimbursement and career guidance.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Division Name:

Enterprise Technology & Ops

Job Title:

Solution Architect

Requisition Number:



1008 Oak Street


Kansas City


Full Time