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Citizens Bank Senior Architect in Westwood, Massachusetts



As a Senior Architect, you will be instrumental in bringing innovative ideas to fruition. Your role will be central to the successful integration of disruptive technologies within the organization. The senior architect is capable of working across multiple technology domains and developing a solution and presenting the design. The Senior Architect provides deep technical knowledge and architectural design mentorship at a platform and portfolio level and will be a key contributing architect on large/complex projects with a variety of components. The Senior Architect is capable of presenting designs and ideas to an Architecture Review Board.

The Senior Architect will be responsible for:

  • Working with senior level engineers, architects and platform owner to set the platform’s technical direction and strategic objectives.

  • Aligning efforts with central architecture function to influence technical standards and progress enterprise objectives.

  • Participating in design and code reviews to ensure both deliveries of desired business outcomes and alignment to enterprise standards.

  • Driving key architecture decisions to solve critical complex problems for assigned and adjacent platforms. Working with the Company Platform Owner and senior architects to guide Technical Platform architecture and engineering teams.

  • Focusing on driving architecture towards long-term Business Unit/Enterprise goals and objectives. Partnering with business leadership to influence priorities and objectives.

  • Capturing best-practice knowledge from engineering and field teams and share reference architectures and patterns with technical teams. Networking with peers on technical matters, design prototypes, system designs and enterprise-wide research projects.


  • 8+ years of web-development or solutions architecture experience

  • Hands-on experience with end-to-end software development of complex multi-tiered systems

  • Experience with multiple IT disciplines with a confirmed understanding of relevant architectural concepts

  • Experience using system and process analysis

  • Strong communication skills; ability to facilitate technical conversations with non-technical stakeholders

  • Experience working with data and DBMS, including legacy and emerging database technologies

  • Experience with RDBMS, NoSQL.

  • Experience building highly available customer-facing applications, in a GDHA setting

  • Experience building cloud-native applications

  • Experience with API’s

  • Experience in 1 or more of the following technology areas. Infrastruture, Security, DevOps, Application Development, Database technologies, Cloud computing(AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • A bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in computer science or a related field

    Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in the financial services industry

  • Understanding of multiple programming languages, including at least one front end framework (Angular/React/Vue), such as Python3, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Golang, C, C++, etc.

  • UI/UX experience, including relevant web/application branding techniques

    Education and Certifications

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline.

  • Preferred: Master's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline.


Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Citizens to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, colleague or a dependent’s reproductive health decision making, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, genetic characteristic, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, family status/parenthood, victim of domestic violence, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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