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Solutions Manager Enterprise Architecture

Zions Bancorp/ZMSC Job Titles
Enterprise Technology Operations
053636 Requisition #

Did you know that Zions Bancorporation is the second largest hirer of technology professionals in the Salt Lake City area? Learn more about our enterprise technology group and how we’re shaping the future of banking. At Zions, our difference is our people, so we’re dedicated to helping you grow in your career. 


Zions Bancorporation is seeking a Solution Architect Manager to lead a highly skilled team of architects to support the bank’s architectural vision. This leader will balance a deep knowledge of technology and architectural frameworks with effective leadership and execution capabilities. Strong communication skills, a demonstrated collaboration mindset, and persistence in the face of complex technical challenges are essential! 


The Enterprise Architecture team is at the forefront of transformational technology initiatives, building interactive and engaging solutions for our bankers and customers. As a Solution Architect Manager, you will embrace Zions digital banking vision and contribute your leadership to achieve that vision. This person will be a catalyst for change, an advocate for the enterprise, and have a direct impact on Zions Bancorporation.  


Let’s talk about you: 


Do you… 

  • lead by example? 
  • have experience inspiring and maximizing others’ efforts? 
  • leverage your own technical expertise to inform and guide others? 
  • enjoy collaborating with and influencing others to achieve the right outcomes? 
  • get excited to work on implementing leading-edge solutions against enterprise challenges? 
  • demonstrate persistence in reaching goals in the face of adversity? 
  • function as team player who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo? 
  • want to work on a team where your input matters? 
  • excel in learning things quickly and thoroughly? 
  • transform ambiguity into focused, productive, impactful outcomes? 
  • love to get things done, the right way, the first time? 

If you think systematically, achieve purposefully, speak diplomatically, and act with integrity, we can’t wait to hear from you!! 


Your primary responsibilities: 

  • Support the bank’s architecture strategy, including the formal architectural framework and roadmaps. 
  • Build strong governance of technology to ensure safe and sound business solutions (availability, performance, security, scalability, and interoperability). 
  • Help champion an innovative and responsible culture that balances speed, flexibility and responsiveness with security, resiliency and sustainable practices. 
  • Enable, guide and motivate a team of Solution Architects to define, achieve and maintain exceptional solutions across all architectural domains. 
  • Act as advisor and consultant to executive leadership on technology and architecture topics (CIO, CISO, COO, CTO, etc.). 
  • Drive stakeholder understanding of, and engagement in, architectural standards, approaches and objectives. Forge strong working relationships with key stakeholders and leaders in infrastructure, application delivery, cybersecurity, banking and internal IT system product teams, risk management, and audit. 
  • Ensure continuous, efficient and responsive architectural support for the bank’s key strategic initiatives: banking core transformation, digital transformation, cybersecurity enhancement, etc. 
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to improve efficiency and delivery capability through automation and continuous improvement. 
  • Provide timely and high-quality reports and briefings on architecture roadmap, strategic initiatives and architecture metrics to executive leadership. 



  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience in an enterprise environment, managing people, processes and budgets to achieve corporate and divisional objectives (we prefer 2+ years of direct supervisory experience). 
  • Direct, hands-on experience establishing solution architecture elements including solution designs, architecture enabler roadmaps, and design patterns (e.g., Zachmann, TOGAF, COBIT).  Prefer current knowledge of industry best practices for architectural governance of cloud, Agile, DevSecOps, etc. 
  • Broad and deep technology expertise in multiple technology domains: application development/delivery, datacenter infrastructure, cloud, cybersecurity, enterprise data management/data governance, with a strong background of connecting multiple technical domains together on large-scale projects. 
  • Conversant in banking/financial sector regulations and expectations, e.g., SOX, GLBA, GDPR, CCPA. 
  • Exceptional communication skills through both written and interpersonal situations with the ability to convey concepts and principles in executive communications 
  • Requires a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field and 7+ years of technology or architecture experience. A combination of education and experience may meet job requirements. 

A combination of education and experience may meet requirements.


Ideally this position will be in Salt Lake City, UT but is open to work remotely.

Pay Range: $140,000 - $180,000

Bonus: This position will be eligible for a discretionary bonus.


Zions Bancorporation’s Enterprise Technology and Operations (ETO) team is transforming what it means to work for a financial institution. We operate in a fast-paced, information-driven environment, which means we need people who bring diverse experiences, perspectives, and expertise to meet the ever-changing demands of a technology-driven world. We are grounded in the belief that “improving the work is the work” as we drive to create simple, easy, and fast solutions for our customers. Your ability to adapt, learn, and innovate helps increase revenue, reduce operational costs, and mitigates risk.


ETO provides opportunities for you to own your career growth through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Women in Technology, and Workforce of the Future initiatives that allow you to network across the organization, volunteer in our community, and build your technical and soft skills. Together we are building a culture that values diversity and creates a space of belonging for all our team members. We believe that investing in your success is an investment in our customers and our business. Our people are what sets us apart and make us great.


Zions is full of people just like you who share the same values and work ethic. Our diverse workforce offers endless opportunities to expand your skills and gain valuable experience that will help you advance your career. Let’s talk about how we can help one another succeed.

To review our Benefits Summary click here.


Zions Bancorporation and its affiliates and divisions (“Zions”) is an equal opportunity employer which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment. Zions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and employment candidates and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Zions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Zions will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Zions encourages applicants of all ages.


It is Zions’ policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


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