Technology Solutions Architect - NYC Global Investment Bank

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY

Technology Solutions Architect

NYC Global Investment Bank

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Technology Solutions Architect at a global investment bank to join a talented global Investment Banking & Advisory Services Technology team focused on high quality and consistent delivery to support the firm in meeting their business objectives.

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Technology Solutions Architect to partner with the Investment Banking & Advisory business, technical engineering teams, and product teams to craft scalable, flexible, and resilient technology solution architectures that address customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of new services.

The Architect will design and develop IT architectures (integrated process, applications, data, and technology) solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards. The Architect will perform technical planning, architecture development, and modification of specifications. In this role the Architect will develop specifications for new products/services, applications, and service offerings. Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies.

  • Requires in-depth knowledge and expertise in their own job discipline and working knowledge of related disciplines
  • Leads projects or work streams within broader projects
  • Accountable for work of self and sometimes others, provides process and standards advice in area of specialty
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

This fast growing and dynamic investment organization is experiencing exceptional growth and is looking for exceptional people to power its next phase of growth. The Technology Solutions Architect will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their Investment Banking & Advisory business.

In this role, you will:

  • Deeply understand business processes and requirements during the initiation and planning stages of all new initiatives to develop aligned technology solutions architecture.
  • Provide trusted technology advisory for the business in establishing requirements-aligned technology solution options and influencing stakeholders on key technical decision factors.
  • Support service and solution delivery managers in developing estimates, resource plans and business cases for the implementation of new technology solutions.
  • Develop and document the technical architecture for all new solutions, ensuring inclusive alignment of delivery and engineering teams, and endorsement by Cyber security and Technology risk stakeholders.
  • Maintain roadmaps and core documentation that articulate our integrated systems and platform architecture, how it will change over time, and the sequencing of initiatives required to enable our strategy aligned future state.
  • Be the most senior guide, coach, and mentor to engineering and development teams to ensure architecture is applied to active projects and solutions are sustainable.
  • Represent and align our architecture for Group-wide programs, participating and collaborating in forums to align technology across all businesses.
  • Understand end to end business value chain and processes at enterprise level, defining and maintaining buy/hold/sell positions within the technology landscape.
  • Educate and grow architecture culture internally, ensuring major changes happening across the portfolio are guided by clear architecture standards and principles.

The ideal candidate would have a background including a proven problem-solving, software development expertise and an interest in investment markets:

  • A strong computer science and technical background
  • Demonstrated experience with certification in a broad range of technologies including Amazon Web Services, API Gateway Platforms, Data Hub Platforms and Database Platforms.
  • A broad range of skills and a willingness to make things happen as a multi-disciplined individual who can think strategically and deliver tangible outcomes for the team.
  • A consulting mindset because you will be investing time working with senior business stakeholders where the ability to confidently discuss needs, challenge and influence is paramount.
  • Proven track record guiding and mentoring technical engineering, development, and operations teams in a results-driven environment.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and working successfully in cross-functional teams.
  • Core characteristics as an enthusiastic team-player with self-starting ability and comfort in autonomy.
  • Experience with lively, organic, highly collaborative environments
  • Ability to craft creative and practical solutions to problems and express those solutions in code.
  • Must be an entrepreneurial, self-motivated, open-minded, conceptual, intelligent, bright individual who is intellectually honest & open to debate with excellent synthesis abilities.
  • Strong desire to contribute and build a business – not just solve novel problems.


  • Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or Math with a background in Computer Science / Engineering, Mathematical or related educational background

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and deliver. An individual with a passion for technology, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class software.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment banking firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

If you or anyone in your network would be interested in this opportunity, please send resume to Jerry Goldberg at or directly contact us at (212) 792-0099

About the Client:

The firm is a major Global Investment Bank with expertise in banking, they operate in over 50 countries and employ over 15,000 people worldwide. They’re one of the largest financial services providers in the world, and are also engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, and wealth and investment management. They provide large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing, and risk management needs.

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

Posted On: Thursday, July 28, 2022

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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