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Fifth Third Bank, N.A. Enterprise Architect in Chicago, Illinois

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As an Enterprise Architect, the candidate is expected to create and maintain target and current state architectures at an LOB level to help on-going modernization efforts. The EA team owns various processes and standards that help the Bank maintain compliance and the on-going maintenance of these would require the EA to work with various teams such as Legal, Risk, Audit, Controls, Governance, Dev and Dev Ops, Compliance etc. The architect will work on transformational efforts driven by both Business and Technology organizations.

All Fifth Third employees are responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues and ensuring that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. Operating within the Bank's risk appetite, you will achieve results while consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


  • Modernize, Automate and Optimize the current standards and process artifacts EA owns per modern trends and practices

  • Institute an automated approach to building and running state of the art production systems across the enterprise.

  • Mature the overall system operational framework, maturing the use of current Platform Management toolset, and play lead role in postmortems, and providing a framework for enabling self-healing mechanisms, and prevention of potential outages

  • Keeps current with trends and technological innovations in the Banking and IT industry, and makes appropriate development recommendation

  • Maintain appropriate controls and documentation to ensure compliance with all company and regulatory requirements

  • Measure or enable the measurement of adherence to standards compliance – report and escalate judging the significance of the violations

  • Responsible for producing and reviewing architecture artifacts and deliverables

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science

  • Development experience in technologies such as Java, J2EE Spring, Angular, React, RDBMS, NoSQL, Kafka, REST, Cucumber, Jenkins etc.

  • 10+ years of experience in IT development background with at least 3 years as an EA

  • Solid understanding and significant experience with modern software development and lifecycle practices, tools, and/or hardware technologies

  • Broad architecture knowledge of Applications, Data, Infrastructure, Security and Operations

  • Experience with EA frameworks and tools, Java/JEE type of environment in enterprise scale projects. Cloud technologies

  • Experience with Banking/Financial domain, IT Governance activities including Architecture Reviews, Open-Source Software Management, on-boarding and sunsetting process of new and old technologies, Audits, Management of EA artifacts etc

  • AWS or equivalent Cloud certifications are a plus

  • Effective written, verbal, presentation and listening skills

  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills


Enterprise Architect

LOCATION -- Chicago, Illinois 60606

Fifth Third Bank, National Association is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Fifth Third Bank, National Association is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a history that spans more than 150 years. We’ve staked our claim on looking at things differently to make banking a Fifth Third better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.We employ about 18,000 people while offering:• A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and comprehensive health and financial wellness programs.• An environment where we win together by celebrating achievements and working collaboratively.• An opportunity to make a difference in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives.We’re proud that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to grow – as a customer and as a team member.