Application Architect

Location: Reston, Virginia US



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Requisition Number: 1809

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Location: Reston, VA
Job Type: Full Time Salary with benefits

For a large financial services client, we are seeking an Application Architect with significant AWS and financial services industry experience to navigate a plethora of existing systems and processes with the goal of optimizing and integrating technology systems and policies.


  • Provide strategic oversight and planning for applications architecture and design.
  • Support Cloud, Application, and Technical Architecture.
  • Provide technical expertise in software architecture.
  • Review system capabilities, workflows, and scheduling limitations.
  • Incorporate strategies and engineering tools for introducing new technology into the enterprise infrastructure-related business processes.
  • Ability to translate requirements into designs for systems that involve multiple interfaces and supporting data repositories.
  • Study and measure the impact of proposed scope changes to future architectures.
  • Support the development and maintenance of data models, data dictionaries, data maps and other architecture artifacts.
  • Monitor trends in system architecture and software development and engineering; and recommend training in software development technologies.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field. Master's Degree preferred.
  • AWS Solution architect associate certification is strongly preferred. Additional related certifications are a plus.
  • Experience with TOGAF is required. TOGAF certification is strongly preferred.
  • Extensive cloud native App Design / integration experience is required.
  • 3+ years application solution design (application architecture, data architecture, integration, security, resiliency architecture) experience in AWS using AWS native services.
  • Experience in selecting and integrating COTS solutions
  • Experience with security architecture for applications and SaaS solution integrations.
  • Experience with relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server or Netezza.
  • Experience with application servers and containers such as JBoss, Tomcat, WebLogic, Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Experience with performance optimizations such as improving scalability, availability, demand, continuity, etc.
  • Experience in architecting application resiliency at component level and for Disaster recovery
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and documentation skills
  • 8+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with Security Architecture for applications, software products, middleware, and SaaS solution integrations.
  • Experience developing and advocating data management policies, standards, practices, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent data management operations.
  • Ability to translate requirements into designs for systems that involve multiple interfaces and supporting data repositories.
  • Strong knowledge of Services Oriented Architecture and Agile Development Methods, systems design, development, and interconnectivity.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required and an aptitude for engaging with senior level executives.
  • US Citizen/Permanent Resident required. This is a full time, salaried position with full benefits which will require you to live locally to the Washington, DC metro area. We do not have the option to utilize third parties for this role.

City: Reston

State: Virginia

Community / Marketing Title: Application Architect

Company Profile:

The Oakleaf Group is a premier advisory firm with expertise in risk management and financial modeling for the mortgage and banking industries. We serve publicly traded and privately held banks and non-bank mortgage firms, government agencies, law firms, insurance companies, institutional asset managers and hedge funds. Founded in 2007, our firm’s over 100 professionals are located in the Washington, DC and New York City metro areas, serving clients across North America and Europe. 

We differentiate ourselves through our approach to client relationships. We begin with the belief that each client relationship will be permanent and ongoing, spanning across engagements. We invest in communication and research to ensure that we fully understand the drivers of every client’s short and long term success. We align our goals to those of our clients, and we continuously monitor and adjust to ensure that the relationship stays strong. 

It’s on the foundation of strong client relationships and aligned objectives that we provide expertise-infused advisory services and technology-aware implementation assistance that drive client success.

Location_formattedLocationLong: Reston, Virginia US

CountryEEOText_Description: As a condition of employment with The Oakleaf Group, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a pre-employment drug screen and/or a credit check for positions in some areas of our business. The Oakleaf Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, gender, native origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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