Senior Technical Architect - Network Performance at Edward Jones (St. Louis, MO)

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Edward Jones has an exciting opportunity for a Network Performance Technical Architect capable of delivering network solutions that will support and advance the strategies of a growing financial services organization.
The Network Performance Architect will need to develop an understanding of current capabilities, technology strategy and the alignment to business goals and operating constraints of the IT organization. As a performance subject matter expert, this role must be able to synthesize architecture plans with an informed view of new and emerging technology solutions across the branch and enterprise. This role often leads via influence across multiple functions to achieve overall domain and IT maturity while partnering closely with senior leadership.
As a member of the Infrastructure Network Engineering & Operations team, this role contributes across multiple areas to architect modern, innovative, robust, secure and high performing operationalized solutions to support the organization. The incumbentwill drive the integrated performance across Branch, CORE, Campus, and Cloud Networking while maintaining an emphasis on influencing the architectural blueprints. The role assumes diverse skill sets in performance, networking, compute, storage, application domains with focus on NetDevOps principles and tooling.
The Network Performance Architect will need to provide both strategic and tactical performance architectural guidance, technological vision, and solution deployment. The role will need to collaborate with Infrastructure, Application Architecture, DevOps, Cloud COE, FBS, Enterprise Architecture, Security and distributed, domain-specific architects to drive strategies and solution integrated performance. This role also works closely with senior leaders and subject matter experts to develop target architecture blueprints and roadmaps, present recommendations to management and explain why it is in the organization's best interest to pursue.
This motivated and driven individual needs to possess experience in IT organizations that followed IaC methods to build solutions based on cloud (Azure, AWS, Google, etc.), SDWAN/SASE for large deployment branch network (+15,000 locations), VoIP, Wi-Fi, software defined and virtual networks (NSX-T), MPLS and other typical network technologies (DNS, FW/IPS, load balancing, wireless, etc.) in compliance with security postures.
  • Ensure the integrated performance of our current and future business segment solution provide and exceptional user experience.
  • Work to understand the customer, their needs, and concerns to define solutions.
  • Develop and Translate business requirements into solutions that support EJ business strategy while ensuring architectural adherence through blueprint and design reviews.
  • Lead in scope/predictable timeline definition, requirements gathering/analysis, technical design, development, configuration, testing, deployment, and operationalizing of secure network infrastructure solutions.
  • Work closely with engineering teams and program management to deliver the solution to market within project timelines based on Scrum methods.
  • Provide technical oversight during the delivery phase of the project.
  • Validate delivered solutions meet/perform to secure technical and functional/non-functional requirements.
  • Demonstrate expertise across multiple secure network infrastructure domains including branch network, cloud, campus and core network, voice, video conferencing and end-user computing.
  • Serve as an expert forIaaS end-to-end architecture and automation, including on premise and cloud deployments.
  • Support the acceleration of IaC automation initiatives across all infrastructure domains.
  • Evaluate and recommend opportunities to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure and operations with the intention of elevating the stability, observability, and resiliency of systems.
  • Solid understanding of virtualization/containerization and cloud computing technologies with passive engagement in its commencing.
  • Solid understanding of software CI/CD pipelines and integration with IaC methods. Contribute to DevOps development activities.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively present recommendations and decisions with pertinent data and research.
  • Maintain high degree of industry knowledge on latest trends, technologies, etc.
  • Lead technical analysis of persistent issues to determine root cause and resolution
  • Provide thought leadership and mentorship to team members across business and technical teams in solving complex business requirements.
  • Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts.
  • Ability to influence and work collaboratively with colleagues and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment balancing strategic and tactical needs.
  • Ability to matrix manage small teams to achieve quality and timely results.

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EEO Statement
Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Location
Missouri, St. Louis

Company Description
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

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Awards and Accolades
  • 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® By Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine - Edward Jones was named No. 20 on the list.
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  • 2021 Corporate Equality Index - Edward Jones joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in the Foundation's 19th annual scorecard on LGBTQ workplace equality.
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  • 2021 Training Top 100 list - Edward Jones ranked No. 19, up six spots from last year in its 21st consecutive year on this prestigious list.
  • J.D. Power, 2021 - Edward Jones has ranked "highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms " in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study.
    • Edward Jones received the highest score among employee advisors in the J.D. Power 2007,2008, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017-2021 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of employee advisors' satisfaction among those who are employed by an investment services firm. Visit for more information.

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Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or related field or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • License/Certification/Registration Desired
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions/ Azure Certification
  • VMware Certified Professional
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology preferred or related work experience
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working with enterprise network solutions, to include cloud and remote networks, hardware and software defined networks, automation, routing, switching, VoIP, Cellular technologies, Wi-Fi, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in other areas of Information Technology (security, computing, operating systems, application infrastructure and development, etc.)
  • Able to ascertain business requirements, research and identify solutions, and make recommendations supported by a properly developed business case that includes technical feasibility, costs, benefits, etc.
  • Able to develop and execute project / deployment plans that meet scope, time, cost and quality requirements
  • Able to quickly assess, mitigate risk, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues using industry standard tools to include packet analyzers
  • Able to develop processes and documentation according to the needs of the organization
  • Able to provide technical leadership and strategic direction in alignment with IS and firm objectives
  • Able to establish and maintain professional relationships throughout the organization and with vendors
  • Able to collaborate and influence others, to include peers, leaders and vendors
  • Able to mentor and build the technical skills of others, and foster a strong and collaborative team environment
  • Champions innovation and leads change
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent collaboration and communication (listening, written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to multi-task and participate in large, complex, and concurrent projects
  • Able to lead small groups in the delivery of technology solutions
  • Strong understanding of project management concepts
  • Knowledge of brokerage or financial company processes

Colorado Salary Information
At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visitourcareersite to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
More Information on Edward Jones
Edward Jones operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in St. Louis, MO and Tempe, AZ. Edward Jones was founded in 1992. It has 36340 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 167 open jobs at Edward Jones, click here.
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