IT Architect

Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: San Juan-Cupey, PR


A leading financial institution setting the pace through its commitment to corporate values and a superior client satisfaction, seeks a qualified candidate to join its POPULAR team of successful professionals in Puerto Rico for the following position:

Full Time Position

General Description

We are looking for a Lead Architect with experience in cloud-native technologies under the Information Technology Division. This individual should have a combination of hands-on architecture experience as well as solid leadership skills to support the enablement of our cloud strategy in alignment with Enterprise Architecture. In this position you will be involved with strategic and tactical items to align the use of cloud technologies to application architectures as well as aide in the direction and establishment of an enabling ecosystem. In addition, you will also act as a catalyst and driver to ensure application modernization best practices approaches are considered and followed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Cloud Center of Excellence as a cross-functional team for the cloud adoption, migration and operations that the rest of the organization can leverage for business transformations.
  • Responsible for working with the Cloud Leadership Team to ensure alignment to Cloud Strategy
  • Aides in developing a cloud platform & architecture strategy and establishing governance and facilitating adoption.
  • Have a significant role in the evaluation and support of application architectures across multiple lines of business to ensure alignment to cloud and application modernization strategies & capabilities.
  • Understand potential impacts of proposed solutions on other systems, processes, or projects. Assist teams by providing appropriate direction, design considerations, tradeoffs, benefits, and recommendations.
  • Constantly develop knowledge of current and emerging technologies. Identify new and emerging solutions, assesses their relevance and potential value to the organization and present information to teammates and management.
  • Participate in the day-to-day execution of the enterprise architecture strategy.
  • Aid in steering and documenting technology direction and standards.
  • Adopt and communicate new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices, and technology patterns. Mentor others on these new concepts.


Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.

(PREFERRED) Certificates and Licenses

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect


At least 5 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas: Cloud technologies, Infrastructure Technologies, Integration, API Management, Enterprise Architecture, Operations, Security, Application Architecture, Application Development, Application Performance.

  • Experience with software development methodologies and secure coding practices.
  • Experience managing the application delivery process is a plus.
  • Experience in financial services/banking a plus.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Hands-on experience on application architecture, understanding the layout of application deployment and design, middleware options, protocols, API gateways and platform infrastructures.
  • Technical documentation expertise.
  • In depth understanding of the processes and architecture for integrating disparate services as well as the specific effects on data, identity, infrastructure, API/service, security and provider integration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds, levels, and technical expertise.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and to translate strategic directives into pragmatic tactical initiatives.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and rapidly changing environment.
  • Must be self-motivated, team-oriented, and able to operate with minimal supervision.


Analytical Discipline
Business Excellence
Change Agent
Collaboration & Teamwork
Customer Centric
Self Development

Important: The candidate must provide evidence of academic preparation or courses related to the published job.

As Puerto Rico’s leading financial institution, we reaffirm our commitment to offer essential financial services and solutions for our customers at all times, including during emergency situations and/or natural disasters. Popular’s employees are considered essential workers, whose role is critical in the continuity of these important services even under such circumstances. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that Popular may require your services during and immediately after any such events.


Popular Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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