City National Bank
City National Bank proudly offers services, tools and technology that put our people and communities first.
Los Angeles, CA

Solutions Architect at City National Bank (Los Angeles, CA)

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Employer Provided Salary: $111,408-$189,738 Annually
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With guidance from senior solution architect, a solution architect participates in design and implementation of on-premises as well as cloud native applications. Collaborates with vendors and outside partners as well as with various vertical and horizontal teams across the bank and its subsidiaries. Interacts with business users and business stakeholders to understand business context and business requirements; Adopts proven agile practices to deliver on time and within budget. Incorporates security best practices into software. Strives for secure coding culture throughout the SDLC. Participates in POCs; Suggests coding best practices, Reviews design and code and mentors junior developers. Strives to meet compliance requirements

Technology and Innovation Division
As a member of City National's Technology & Innovation group, you will drive, develop, and maintain solutions for clients and colleagues. This is an exciting time of technology advancement and innovation across the bank, particularly within our technology teams.


  • Participate in the design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform application systems.
  • Writing great quality code driving towards automated testing and validations
  • Participate in POCs to evaluate technologies, patterns, vendor solutions, products etc.
  • Support and advise team members on implementation, maintenance and updates of CI/CD pipelines for on-premises and cloud environments
  • Work with direct team members explaining the technical and functional needs of business
  • Collaborate with multiple enterprise-wide distributed teams to deliver new capabilities
  • Look for opportunities to simplify code, existing or new architectures and vendor dependencies
  • Recommend rationalization opportunities throughout the portfolio of applications and systems
  • Design and develop APIs for Omni-channel, experience, process and system APIs
  • Participate in perf testing and make architectural recommendations for improvements
  • Prepare design, development and architecture specifications based on NFRs
  • Develop conceptual and physical solution design artifacts
  • Prepare and deliver artifacts supporting the SDLC
  • Analyze and develop data models, logical database designs and data definitions
  • Comply with architectural standards and established methodologies and practices. Ensure solution architecture is in line with enterprise conceptual architecture
  • Evaluates application software packages and makes recommendations to management.
  • Participates with other colleagues in new product reviews, tests, and pilots
  • Reviews code and suggests refactoring at the level of code as well as designs
  • Advise on secure coding practices
  • Participate in RFIs/RFPs for software and technology evaluations



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5+ years of software development experience including UI as well as middle tier and backend
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of solution architecture
  • Minimum of 1-2 year of experience Cloud development, Microservices and REST API experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with databases and data modeling / design (SQL and NoSQL plus)
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience incorporating security into the application architecture

MUST HAVE one of these focus areas: Risk Technologies (Banking focused) – Fraud, KYC, BSA-AML, OFAC

Skills and Knowledge

  • Large application design and implementation experience including architecture and design of modern web, mobile, and integration (cloud/on-premises) platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, interpersonal, and analytical skills is required.
  • Experience with Agile development methodology including Scrum, XP, FDD, TDD, and SAFe.
  • Enterprise experience with API management toolsets, DevOps, server infrastructure, network infrastructure, caching methodologies, information security, and database technologies
  • Experience in developing alternative solution approaches and driving a pragmatic trade-off
  • Proven track record of optimizing the development activities with a strong focus on DevOps and automation
  • Ability to document solution designs using a variety of approaches (e.g. using UML)
  • Experience with DDD, TDD and BDD
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and evaluate for fitness into a specific business context through POCs and other evaluations
  • Experience with reviewing code and suggesting refactorings for performance, quality and maintainability and other attributes
  • Experienced in designing APIs, scale and secure them. Ability to integrate with internal and external systems and secure those integrations
  • Experience with CRM systems like Salesforce
  • Experience with following technologies: C#/.Net, Java, Python, JavaScript, Angular/REACT,CSS,HTMLSQL, AKS, Azure DevOps, NoSQL, Azure, AWS, Serverless OAuth, SAML, APIM
  • Experienced in designing using containers and container orchestration platform (e.g., AKS/Docker) is a plus
  • Experience working in fully DevOps enabled environment
  • Experience with developing coding standards and patterns
Starting base salary: $111,408 - $189,738 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.

*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Benefits and Perks
At City National, we strive to be the best at whatever we do, including the benefits and perks we offer our colleagues. Get an inside look at our Benefits and Perks.

City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.


We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we've always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies.




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What are City National Bank Perks + Benefits

City National Bank Benefits Overview

We strive to be the best at whatever we do, and that includes the benefits and perks we offer our colleagues.
We understand that colleagues have different needs. As a result, we look to offer a holistic program to support and address physical, emotional, financial and social needs.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Our 11 Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) help colleagues deepen their relationships and knowledge at work, encouraging more people to connect, learn and celebrate with each other.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
FSAs allow colleagues to set aside pretax dollars to help pay for medical and/or dependent day care expenses.
Disability insurance
Coverage generally begins the first day of the month following hire date. Short- and long-term disability benefits are available to colleagues to assist with periods of injury or illness.
Dental insurance
Preventive care as well as basic and major dental services are provided through either a preferred provider plan (PPO) or a dental maintenance plan (DHMO).
Vision insurance
Coverage is available for vision exams, contact lenses, glasses and frames.
Health insurance
Coverage generally begins on the first day of the month following employment, and colleagues are able to cover spouses, domestic partners and/or dependent children.
Life insurance
When you become eligible for CNB Benefits, the company will provide you with basic life insurance equal to 1½ times your annual base salary, up to a maximum of $100,000 of coverage – at no cost to
Wellness programs
Enjoy access to a wide range of health tools and resources, including health screenings, coaching and/or fitness challenges – all kept confidential and secure.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Pretax and Roth 401(k) - the company matches 75% of the first six percent of eligible pay a colleague contributes each pay period. Match dollars are immediately vested.
Performance bonus
Some positions may be eligible for bonus and/or commissions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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