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Synchrony VP, Solution Architect in RAPID CITY, South Dakota

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

The VP, Solution Architect is responsible for the technical stewardship of multiple software development projects or programs. This experienced architect possesses the skills to take prompt decisions, lead a team of developers, manage deadlines and other technical problems. The Solution Architect must have a balanced mix of technical and business skills and often works with enterprise architects for strategic direction.

The VP, Solution Architect needs significant people and process skills, with ability to communicate complex ideas and issues in simple terms to project teams, external clients, and often senior management. They also need to deeply understand the business processes in order to create a cohesive vision of the products and services.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Build and integrate information and computer systems that meet specific needs, typically involving integration of the software and hardware that best meets the purpose defined by an internal or external client.

  • Get involved in a project early, when analysts start developing requirements, and then remain involved till the end.

  • Examine the current systems architecture, and work with business and technical staff to recommend solutions that result in more effective systems. Mentor other solution architects

  • Organize the development effort and often provide motivation and guidance to the entire development team during the SDLC. The VP, Solution Architect ensures the execution of the vision by providing direction to the designers and developers on how to build the prescribed solution.

  • Select the most appropriate technology for a problem, and balance architectural concerns of the project with the business considerations of the enterprise. Be the Lead Solution Architect in business initiatives, responsible for defining:

  • How technology can be used to solve a given business problem?

  • Which framework, platform, or tech-stack that can be used to create a solution? Which patterns, methods and tools will be most effective and productive?

  • How the application will look and feel, what the components will be, and how they interact with each other?

  • How things will scale for the future and how they will be maintained?

  • Figuring out the advantages and risks in third-party frameworks/platforms?

  • Oversee the programming, integration, and testing of software systems and associated devices.

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 9 years of experience in multiple IT areas OR, in lieu of degree, High School Diploma/GED 11 years of application development experience

  • Minimum of 9 years of full stack development using Spring, other JEE technologies, API, microservices and UI technologies and frameworks

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in application architecture and design, with a strong hold on associated patterns, processes and tools .

  • Minimum 2 years of experience is managing a solution architecture function

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong working knowledge of fintech Industry as it relates to consumer financing

  • Deep experience in service-oriented architecture

  • Deep Agile expertise Critical thinking and creativity

  • Experience building and deploying application on Cloud platforms

  • Working knowledge of API gateways

  • Expertise in mobile solutions including native and mobile web

  • Experience with enterprise architecture frameworks like Zachman or TOGAF

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 85,000.00 - 170,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 12

Job Family Group:

Information Technology