Chandler, Arizona

About this role:

At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Systems Architect (Hybrid Cloud Architect) responsible to  drive architecture and designs for modern technology infrastructure services that seamlessly integrate with service offerings from our chosen Cloud Service Providers.

This role will work closely with a team of architects as well as senior/principal engineers and perform range of activities required to design, implement and continuously automate  a large, complex hybrid cloud environment - both on-prem as well as public cloud.

The ideal candidate is passionate about new technologies and architecture and keeps current with trends in the hybrid cloud platform and infrastructure space while searching for ways to modernize the digital infrastructure in line with regulatory/compliance requirements.


In this role, you will:

  • Lead the implementation of complex projects and initiatives that have companywide scope
  • Participate in the definition of future technology architecture and strategy
  • Conduct complex technology and system assessments for architecture solutions
  • Communicate the companywide Architecture strategy and direction to both management and systems related teams
  • Make decisions in the development and maintenance of architectures
  • Understand compliance and risk management requirements for supported areas
  • Ensure applications adhere to established Wells Fargo standards, policies, methodologies and industry best practices
  • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals
  • Acts as a subject matter expert to the organization for cloud, automation and end-to-end  architecture for IaaS and PaaS solutions
  • Develop and maintain architecture solutions such as reference architecture, white paper, architecture specification, product strategy, product to services roadmap.
  • Demonstrate deep understanding of several infrastructure and platform automation technology products such as VMware vRealize Suite,  Terraform, Ansible, Control planes (Azure Arc or Google Anthos)


Required Qualifications, US:

  • 5+ years of Systems Architecture experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • 3+ years demonstrable experience in Cloud computing including Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • 2+ years of Agile Experience
  • 3+ years of strong technical / architectural documentation skills


Desired Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience with VMware products including ESXi, NSX-T, vRA, vROPS, vCenter
  • 2+ years of experience in developing highly scalable Hyper Converged, Converged and SDDC infrastructure platforms
  • Strong exposure, experience to enterprise cloud consumption models (e.g. pay-as-you-use, pay-as-you-grow), architecture trends related to cloud adoption
  • 2+ year of demonstrable experience in Container as a Service (CaaS)
  • An industry- standard technology certification such as VMWare Certified Professional, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels with an organization
  • Strong compute, networking and storage skills

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

Chandler, Arizona

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We value the leadership, discipline, and skills you’ve gained through your service to our country and recognize the contributions our veteran team members bring to the table. We’re committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities, National Guard, Reservists, and Military Spouses.

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