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Zions Bancorp/ZMSC Job Titles
Enterprise Technology Operations
051347 Requisition #

Zions Bancorporation is seeking an experienced Solutions Architect to act as technical lead in executing Zions Cloud Strategy. As a large, well-established bank with a history of innovation, Zions is about to revolutionize technology in ways smaller companies can’t. We’re making unprecedented changes in banking technology, all with the gorgeous backdrop of Utah’s Silicon Slopes.


Zions Bancorporation’s Enterprise Technology and Operations (ETO) team is transforming what it means to work for a financial institution. We operate in a fast-paced, information-driven environment, which means we need people who bring diverse experiences, perspectives, and expertise to meet the ever-changing demands of a technology-driven world. We are grounded in the belief that “improving the work is the work” as we drive to create simple, easy, and fast solutions for our customers. Your ability to adapt, learn, and innovate helps increase revenue, reduce operational costs, and mitigates risk.


ETO provides opportunities for you to own your career growth through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Women in Technology, and Workforce of the Future initiatives that allow you to network across the organization, volunteer in our community, and build your technical and soft skills. Together we are building a culture that values diversity and creates a space of belonging for all our team members. We believe that investing in your success is an investment in our customers and our business. Our people are what sets us apart and make us great.


The Cloud Solutions Architect will work within the Enterprise architecture team, your core focus will be helping to establish cloud migration execution framework and providing solution level guidance in implementing /migrating Zions’s business & IT applications to the cloud. You will be viewed as an expert in cloud services with and must possess a passion for cloud technology and a customer-focused personality. This role reports to Director of Enterprise Architecture & Emerging Technology.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the execution of business initiatives projects that introduce new applications or technologies.

  • Responsible for: promoting informed vendor, product and technology decisions; for ensuring that solutions meet operational requirements; and for ensuring that solutions are aligned with IT standards and strategy.

  • Represents IT at project inception and assist in preparing project funding proposals.

  • Assists Business Analysts, System Owners in defining technology and non-functional requirements and solutions.

  • Performs project management functions as a project manager or team member.

  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Data Analytics, or related field

  • Six or more (6+) years of professional experience in Information technology, Cyber Security, Engineering, Computer Science, Data Analytics, or related field

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to author and present materials ranging from detailed technical specifications to high-level presentations

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest any issue/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of application security and secure software development practices

  • Experience with assessment, implementation, optimization, and documentation of broad set of security technologies and processes such as data protection, cryptography, key management, identity and access management, systems

  • Experience deploying and operating on a public cloud public framework.

  • Familiarity with service design and pricing in the context of cloud based solutioning.

  • Professional cloud solutions architect certification preferred.

  • Experience working in a hybrid environment (On Premise, AWS, Azure, SaaS products).

  • Hands-on technical experience in designing, building and securing AWS and Azure services

  • Advanced experience with modern cloud architecture and development including the following technologies:

    • Amazon AWS (e.g. CloudFormation, S3, Lambda, API Gateway)

    • Microsoft Azure (e.g. AAS, IPaaS, Cosmos, SQL,  Visual Studio, PowerBI, PowerAPP, etc.)

    • Java/J2EE

    • Spring
    • Springboot

    • REST
    • JSON
    • XML
    • SOAP
    • LDAP
    • JavaScript

    • GITHUB
    • Jenkins
A combination of education and experience may meet requirements.

Pay Range: $145,000 - $165,000

Work location: The Architecture Team is based in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area. The successful candidate will either be based in Utah or willing to travel to Utah regularly.   


At Zions Bancorporation, we need team members who can get the job done and do it with enthusiasm. As a company, we are always striving to make the business better so we can make our customer's lives easier. Are you passionate about making a difference for people in your community? As a corporation comprised of community banks, we need people like you, who can make positive change.


Zions is full of people just like you who share the same values and work ethic. Our diverse workforce offers endless opportunities to expand your skills and gain valuable experience that will help you advance your career. Let’s talk about how we can help one another succeed.


To review our Benefits Summary click here.


Zions Bancorporation and its affiliates and divisions (“Zions”) is an equal opportunity employer which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment. Zions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and employment candidates and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Zions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Zions will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Zions encourages applicants of all ages.


It is Zions’ policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


Applicants Requesting Accommodations: If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site.  You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at careers@zionsbancorp.com or 801/844-7628.  Please email your resume/cover letter, indicate what position you are interested in and include "Accommodation needed" in the subject line to ensure your information is routed to the appropriate contact.


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