API Management & Integration Manager at BankUnited (Miami, FL)

| Miami, FL
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SUMMARY: The API Management & Integration Manager will work cross functionally to develop the Bank's overall API and integration strategy. This role will determine the strategy, product vision, key capabilities, and delivery for the Bank's API Management and Integration platforms. A successful candidate will combine a deep technical background in data/platform integration, API Security, API development and/or management focusing on API reuse and business innovation with a strong product sense which would entail cross-functional leadership and communication skills, a hypothesis-driven mentality, sharp business acumen, creativity and courage to look at problems in new ways, as well as the aptitude to define, inspire, explain, and execute his/her vision. This is a customer facing role, so executive presence, excellent time management, and meeting facilitation skills are key. Being able to then define customer needs and the features to meet those needs is also key. Having experience writing efficient user stories that are ready for the delivery team and keeping a close collaboration with said team is very important in this fast-paced environment. The right candidate will drive the creation of the product vision and roadmap as well as gather, manage, prioritize the product backlog, and collaborate with teams like Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Architecture for proper governance. The role will help manage a team of engineers charged with ensuring the security, performance, and ongoing operation of the Bank's API Management and Integration platforms. The position will also be relied upon to keep abreast of new advancements in integration technology, API management/development, DevOps, and automation in order to effectively propose new technology changes for future consideration. Furthermore, the position will also be responsible for providing direct operational oversight and guidance to the API & Integration Engineers as well as mentoring/development of both senior and junior team members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and special projects may be assigned.
  • Define the API Management and Integration Platform vision and roadmap
  • Ensure successful delivery of the technology framework to support the Integration Platform strategy
  • Implement API management using API management software (like Apigee or others) to include API proxies, mashups, rate limiting, security, analytics, monetization and developer portals
  • Experience with re-platforming monolithic applications to client / API architecture
  • Lead the architecture, design, and implementation of the Bank's API Management and Integration Platform framework
  • Lead the engineering team responsible for maintenance of the Bank's API Management and Integration platforms
  • Provide guidance on security configurations and risk and compliance procedures (Identity and Secrets Management, Network Configuration, Data Protection, Segregation of Duties)
  • Advise on best practices for improving API and general integration development/management and operational monitoring
  • Perform research and evaluate new technologies to meet the most advanced demands of our product teams
  • Lead a team of API and Integration developers in delivering small, mid-size, as well as large and complex API and/or integration solutions
  • Own deployment problems and provide active coordination between various groups in resolving a specific issue
  • Research information on new, emerging technologies and methods in API management & Integration and provide architectural and design inputs for incorporating them into the platform
  • Engage with business stakeholders to create and manage a demand management process that equitably handles competing priorities across business and technology teams
  • Collaborate with cross-functional squad leads to prioritize work, ensure the team has appropriate skills and size to accomplish goals, and ensure any roadblocks are removed from the team's path
  • Participate with peers and Directors to ensure the organizational structure is a help, and not a hindrance, to getting work done
  • Define and manage OKRs that build confidence in the platform and ensure the platform meets the needs and goals of the business
  • Collaborate with Engineers to help define their career path through challenging growth opportunities


  • Supervises function, projects or services and/or one or more employees, as applicable.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance coaching; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • College degree or equivalent management/work experience (At least 5 years), which includes practical experience in Information Technology and IT Security Minimum 3 years' experience with cloud-based enterprise infrastructure architecture and/or operations required
  • Experience with building scalable data foundations, platforms, or products, in product manager, engineering, data science, or research capacity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present technical content to diverse non-technical audiences
  • Ability to partner with people from different parts of the company, in roles with grey areas in authority, to ensure that your solutions drive real business impact
  • Experience with an API management software like Apigee or Layer 7 or WSO2 or equivalent with the knowledge of API mashups, analytics, developer networks, monetization models and security
  • Experience in Integration Platforms (Oracle or Mulesoft or IBM or Tibco) and building SOAP/HTTPS web services
  • Development experience using Java or NET, XML, JSP or ASP, JavaScript or VB Script and Nodejs; WSDL/SOAP/XML and REST/JSON or equivalent
  • Experience in HTTP/HTTPS protocol, web services and use of web servers
  • Experience in designing relational databases and SQL scripting
  • Know-how of database technologies such as Oracle, SQL, Cassandra, Hadoop/MapReduce, Mongo DB
  • Experience with messaging capabilities like Kafka, ActiveMQ, Rabbit, Amazon MQ, IBM Websphere MQ
  • Familiarity in implementing security and identity protocols such as OpenID, TLS, OAuth, SAML, SSO, PKI (encryption and key management)
  • Knowledge in SOA and API design and implementation and system integration using SOA
  • Experience with OpenAPI 30
  • Experience in working on the cloud (iPaas / Saas)
  • Project management and technical architecture experience
  • Experience in managing teams, clients, vendors, finances
  • Solid understanding of API and integration design principles
  • Understanding of RESTful and SOAP Services
  • Experience with converting web services from SOAP to RESTful or vice-versa, using API management platform
  • Knowledge of Agile (SCRUM/SAFe) and DevOps methodologies
  • Production experience at scale designing, deploying, and supporting production cloud environments, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and private cloud environments
  • Experience with CI/CD Tools (Jenkins, GitHub) for deployment automation
  • Strong 3rd party vendor management and engagement skills
  • Experience with security compliance and audits


  • Certifications relevant to AWS and cloud technologies, Apigee or similar API Management certification preferred but not required
More Information on BankUnited
BankUnited operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Miami Lakes, FL. BankUnited was founded in 2009. It has 1635 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K). To see all 30 open jobs at BankUnited, click here.
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