• Infrastructure Solutions Architect

    Location US-CA-Pasadena
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Driving enterprise business solutions through well architected technology

    Technology at Western Asset is playing a key role in advancing our Organization in this competitive and exciting time for our industry. Joining us at a critical stage in our IT and business evolution, you will play a key role in the design and integration of our industry proven proprietary applications with SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings to allow Western Asset to best serve our clients. Your substantial IT experience will be critical to our future success, helping us balance the need for innovation with the special issues facing a fixed-income investment business with major institutional clients.

    Responsibilities

    What you will do

    • Partner with Application Delivery (AD) management and teams to translate our application strategy and roadmap in to a durable, self-service IT infrastructure that will expediently address the needs of our developers, testers and business users as they create best in class solutions for our business
    • Evaluate existing and new technology solutions and platforms in order to build a future state roadmap for Western’s technology infrastructure, with an eye toward leveraging greater cloud based and vendor based platforms
    • Partner by serving as an advisor/resource to key pillars of our IT strategy such as Cloud, DevOps, Agile and our Technical Architecture Committee (of which you will likely be a member of)
    • Design and implement processes to gather requirements from the AD team, plan for future changes, while being extremely responsive to the needs of AD
    • Partners with members of AD and Infrastructure to ensure that the proposed technical solutions not only align with the company’s overall objectives, but also ensures it aligns with our technology roadmap
    • Assist with the planning and coordination over the retirement of technical debt, while also helping design alternative solutions/plans to prevent the addition of more debt without limiting the capabilities our development teams
    • Provide direction and guidance to colleagues engaged in the development and application of technology, architectures, frameworks, methodologies and best practices.

    Unlock the potential of our technologies

    At Western Asset, we have industry leading technologies and talent, and we’ll look to you to help us further unlock the potential of our technologies and our people. You have the opportunity to be a key advisor to our technology teams and staff, by helping them think through solutions and debate ideas, while also supporting them in both their personal growth and their agile team evolution.

    Qualifications

    What you will bring

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or similar program; MBA preferred
    • Experience with major SaaS, PaaS and IaaS platforms, including the use, design and integration of different components between such platforms and Western’s on premise technology
    • Experience of Dev Ops (CI/CD, automation tooling, Infrastructure as Code)
    • At least ten years’ experience with architecting, implementing and supporting technology services
    • At least ten years in the professional IT/software development services industry working across the full architecture life-cycle
    • Experience working in agile/lean development environment (SCRUM preferred)

     

    About Western Asset

    At Western Asset we’re saying hello to the future. Committed to being the leading fixed-income investment management firm in the world, we’re investing in new technologies, methodologies and markets. We’re also investing in our people. Our business is guided by a belief in doing the right thing: that if we treat our clients and colleagues with fairness and respect, success will follow. We’re building on our reputation and resources with an entrepreneurial approach that drives innovation. Every day is an opportunity for us to get better by making the most of the possibilities that our people and ideas can bring.

    How to Apply

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