IT Architect (AWS Cloud)

September 20, 2023
Grand Prairie, TX
Job Type


Position Type :

Full time

Type Of Hire :

Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)

Education Desired :

Bachelor of Computer Science

Travel Percentage :


Job Description

The world of finance moves fast. At FIS, we’re faster. Our teams are empowered to learn, grow, and make an impact–in their careers and communities. We deliver innovation that advances the way the world pays, banks and invests. If you want to grow personally and professionally, we’d like to know: Are you FIS?

About the team

FIS empowers small to large retirement plan providers around the globe with a comprehensive, integrated suite of retirement solutions. Our industry-leading offering includes an extensive selection of technology and services.  From record keeping technology and plan administration and compliance solutions, to financial wellness that supports all aspects of retirement services business and positions our clients for future growth.  We are looking for a talented resource, who is comfortable working multiple appropriately prioritized issues and/or projects at a time.   One who desires to be a part of this global dynamic retirement technology team where they will grow personally, technically and professionally.

What you will be doing

Your broad responsibilities will include: owning the technical engagement and ultimate success around specific implementation projects, and developing a deep expertise in the AWS technologies as well as broad know-how around how applications and services are constructed using the AWS platform.

The ideal candidate will possess customer facing skills that will allow them to represent Amazon well within a customer’s environment and drive discussions with senior personnel within the company, as well as a technical background that enables them to easily interact and give guidance with software developers and architects. Should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.

  • Serve as a key member of the team responsible for supporting the business.

  • Serve as a key member of the customer facing team in helping to ensure customer success in    building and migrating applications and services on the AWS platform.

  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the solution architect community.

  • Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support.

  • Documents and publishes appropriate architecture principles and standards, position papers, blueprints, best practices, patterns and frameworks.

  • Defines, constructs, supports and provides training for enterprise frameworks.

  • Defines and maintains a library of functional component models within and across FIS product lines.

  • Maintains a catalogue of reusable functional application components consumable across applications and product lines.

  • Reviews functional and technical designs to identify areas of risk and/or missing requirements.

  • Acts as tie breaker on design decisions.

  • Work with internal team in explaining the AWS migration tasks

  • Document and strategize the workload migration to AWS

  • Lead the conversations between internal FIS team and the clients in the architecture meetings.

  • Documents and communicates opportunities to leverage inter-project synergies, application and enterprise software or infrastructure asset re-use and opportunities to expose application assets for enterprise consumption.

  • Communicates system architecture to technical and business audiences.

  • Work with automation tools such as Terraform, CI/CD pipelines, Cloud Formation, etc.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience. Post-graduate education desired.

  • 5+ years of experience as an AWS cloud architect.

  • Requires twelve or more years of systems development experience with five or more years as an engineer or systems specialist.

  • Knowledge of financial services industry

  • In-depth knowledge of end-to-end systems development life cycles including waterfall, iterative and other modern approaches to software development

  • Proficiency in solutions design and requirements definition disciplines leveraging model driven design based tools and techniques including conceptual solution component models, business process models, use cases, etc.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization, e.g., executive, management, individual contributors

  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, team and time management skills

  • Ability to persuade and influence others on the best approach to take

  • Ability to estimate work effort for project sub-plans or small projects and ensure the project is successfully completed

  • Positive outlook, strong work ethic and responsive to internal and external customers and contacts

  • Willingly and successfully fulfills the role of teacher, mentor and coach

  • May require a thorough understanding of design patterns and their application

  • May require in-depth knowledge of networking, computing platform, storage, database, security, middleware, network and systems management, and related infrastructure technologies and practices

  • Experience in the design and implementation of complex IT solutions (including scalable cloud-based solutions)

  • Experience in infrastructure, database and networking architecture for highly available, internet-scale applications

  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud.

  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with CTOs, enterprise architects, IT management, and developers

  • Familiarity with the DevOps philosophy, practices, and tools

  • Knowledge of the latest developments in NoSQL databases, Containers and Real time  analytics solutions.

  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (e.g. Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, Amazon CloudFront, Lambda, API Gateway, AWS IoT etc.)

Added bonus if you have:

  • AWS Solution Architect Certificates; Associates, Developer, Professional.

  • Experienced in Azure platform also is desirable.

What we offer you:
A career at FIS is more than just a job. It’s the change to shape the future of fintech. At FIS, we offer you:

  • A voice in the future of fintech

  • Always-on learning and development

  • Collaborative work environment

  • Opportunities to give back

  • Competitive salary and benefits


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EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

For positions located in the US, the following conditions apply. If you are made a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to undergo a drug test. ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.


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