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Principal Architect, Application Development

Pennington, New Jersey; Jersey City, New Jersey
Information Technology

Job Description

Clearing Markets Iss Services Tech is looking for a Transformational Leader to join as a Principal Architect, Application Development, for the growing team. Following are the responsibilities: 

  • Candidate will work with our internal LOBs to review legacy system documentation and features and define target -state solution and roadmap.
  • Candidate will apply Design Thinking in creating Modern, Lightweight and Enterprise-Ready Solutions and Architectures using the latest technologies to build advanced applications, enterprise ready Services/ Microservices platforms.  
Principal Architect, Appl Development->> Designs technical infrastructure for applications and assists in defining application tools. Develops the applications architecture and blueprints which reflect business logic of the section or division. Defines application components, platforms, interfaces, and development tools. Participates in the evaluation and implementation of vendor application software and tools. Provides technical guidance to cross-functional, cross-platform application development teams. Consults on integration and conversion activities, experiences and considerations. Acts as subject matter expert, as needed.Participates in mapping the technology-independent applications architecture to the chosen technology platform. Conducts reviews and analyses organizational needs to make recommendations regarding the development and implementation of applications. Stays abreast of the latest technology infrastructure and processes in the industry and marketplace. Makes recommendations to use innovative, creative approaches as appropriate to meet client needs. Helps resolve high-impact, moderately complex system problems affecting multiple applications or across multiple platforms using the appropriate debugging tools and techniques such as probes, animators, traces, sniffers and dumps.Contributes to the achievement of multiple teams' objectives. 


Preferred Experience: 

  • Prior Mainframe Modernization experience.
    • Rearchitect. Materially alter the application code so you can shift it to a new application architecture and fully exploit new and better capabilities of the application platform.
    • Rebuild. Rebuild or rewrite the application component from scratch while preserving its scope and specifications.
    • Replace. Eliminate the former application component altogether and replace it, taking new requirements and needs into account.
  • Proficiency in following development subject areas:-
    • Service Oriented Architecture
    • Business/Enterprise Architecture
    • Patterns and Design
    • Agile Development
    • Data/Information Architecture Component Based Development
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues surrounding data projects, such as data acquisition, data enablement, data visualization
  • Strong implementation experience with "API first” approach.
  • RESTful API design and implementation, including: 
    Experience in monolith application decomposition and microservices architectures.
  • Experience in modern DevOps workflows including: 
    Tools such as Git, Jira, Jenkins, Maven/Gradle, Containers, PaaS and CaaS – Docker, OpenShift, Kubernetes, Mesosphere/DCOS, Docker, ADDI, zDT, IDz, Unit test automation etc.
  • Experience in agile methodologies SCRUM etc. 
    Agile delivery and testing – Continuous Integration, continuous testing, pairing, automated testing.
  • Experience providing guidance to the delivery teams to detail out the Solution Architecture into implementable Technical Designs.

Candidate should have in-depth understanding of Mainframe engineering and Application skills with Modernization expertise.


Successful candidate will have holistic as well as deep development knowledge in various programming languages and mainframe environments, including the latest frameworks and patterns in microservices development.  

  Preferred Skills:  

Developer with a combination of skills in some (or all) of the following:

  • COBOL, JAVA, Assembler
  • ISPF Panels, CLIST, Skeletons, REXX
  • JCL
  • ESP, CA-7
  • Endevor,
  • Test Automation frameworks
  • Agile, SCRUM, KANBAN, SAFe methodologies
  • GIT
  • Jenkins
  • Sonar
  • Midrange platforms

Superior written and oral communications skills are mandatory.

Bachelor s degree in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required, advanced degree preferred 10-12 years of experience in systems architecture, analysis and applications program development required, experience in the securities or financial services industry is a plus
BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Pennington
Internal Jobcode: 45015
Job: Information Technology
Organization: Clearing Markets ISS Svcs Tech-HR16624
Requisition Number: 1911226