Comerica Principal Architect Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Principal Architect The Principal Architect is responsible for necessary leadership, facilitation, analysis and design tasks related to the development of an enterprise technical architecture that applies across multiple Comerica business domains. Provides technology direction and guidance for strategic projects/initiatives aligned with enterprise architecture principles and considerations. Provides deep expertise of overall systems architecture across layers -- app, OS, data, network, storage, security etc. and their inter-dependencies across business domains and implications. Responsible for evaluating, selecting and recommending relevant technology, tools and practices aligned with business strategy and priorities and applicable to multiple domains. Position Competencies The successful incumbent has exceptional interpersonal skills and strong leadership skills. Incumbent has excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytical, technical, planning and organizational skills. Responsibilities Innovation * Perform research activities to identify emerging technologies and trends that may affect the enterprise. * Maintain awareness of vendor/product industry developments, regulations and trends and identify potential impacts to the enterprise. * Assist in vendor/product selection activities including the development of vendor/product evaluation models used in Requests for Proposal (RFP's). * Design and oversee efforts in building effective bank specific Proof of Concept demonstrations and socialize the results throughout the enterprise and all levels of management. * Develop and maintain strong relationships with key vendor partners to keep on track for core technologies. * Develops and maintains strong relationships with business domain leadership to keep track of changing business needs and priorities. * Provide technical/business consulting to internal IS organizations and client-sponsored activities outside of IS. Strategy * · Lead or support enterprise capability definition aligned with business strategy. * · Capable of leading cost/benefit analysis of technologies/tools and technology roadmaps. * · Provide technical/business consulting to internal IS organizations and client-sponsored activities outside of IS. * · Acquire and maintain deep understanding of Comerica's business domain specific business processes, supporting applications, integrations & dependencies, security model, technology constraints & limitations. * · Analyze the business drivers that determine key architecture requirements. * · Develop the process for creating a technical strategy that supports the business strategy and facilitate its development, and maintenance. * · Highly engaged and drive strategic domain specific initiatives and programs from a technology perspective. * · Develops and maintains strong relationships with business domain leadership to keep track of changing business needs and priorities. * · Contribute to the Enterprise Architecture community by developing reference architectures, training/certification material etc. * · Guide & mentor domain solution architects. Enterprise Architecture Governance * Perform technical architecture planning activities. * Facilitate and develop architectural standards for key technologies. * Mentor Agile/DevOps practices and proceduresamong domain teams. * Facilitate the development and evolution of the architecture and global governance processes. * Define and facilitate the process for approving architecture principles and standards. * Develop different methods to communicate effectively the Enterprise Architecture. * Mentor IS team members in the principles of Enterprise Architecture. * · Develop, collect and analyze Enterprise Architecture metrics to identify continual improvement opportunities. Relocation No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Travel Travel is not required for this position · Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in the field of Math, Science or Technology and minimum of 9 years' experience OR 12 years equivalent work experience · 8 years leading large complex technology projects · 7 years identifying technical solutions for complex business problems · 7 years of negotiating complex solutions · 7 years of designing complex solutions · 5 years of mentoring other technologists Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled