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Information Architect 5

at Wells Fargo

Posted: 1/6/2020
Job Reference #: 14704925

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Job Description

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At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Data Management and Insights (DMI) is transforming the way that Wells Fargo uses and manages data. Our work enables Wells Fargo to empower and inform our team members, deliver exceptional experiences for our customers, and meet the elevated expectations of our regulators. The team is responsible for designing the future data environment, defining data governance and oversight, and partnering with technology to operate the data infrastructure for the company. This team also provides next generation analytic insights to drive business strategies and help meet our commitment to satisfy our customers’ financial needs.

DMI’s Information Architecture organization works in partnership with IT and business leaders to architect information strategies and data plans aligned with Wells Fargo’s mission, strategy, goals, and objectives. Responsibilities include defining a standard common business vocabulary, expressing strategic data requirements, outlining high level integrated designs to meet these requirements, and aligning with Wells Fargo’s Enterprise Data Strategy and related architectures.

This Information Architect role will specialize in creating, modifying and managing Enterprise Data Blueprint Architecture and creating conceptual architectures which align with the Enterprise Data Strategy as well as be a critical player within the Information Architecture team.  This role requires subject matter expertise in data, solutions and business architecture with a broad view of the Wells Fargo enterprise landscape.  A key component of the role will be awareness of the Enterprise Data Environment and associated issues with alignment to the Enterprise Data Blueprint architecture strategy.  Using that intimate knowledge of the data alignment challenges within the firm, assist relevant teams in formulating effective evaluation criteria to measure and document extent of alignment and gaps.  Additionally, create monthly reporting metrics for senior management on alignment statistics.


Working jointly with the DMI Information Architects, EIT Data Architects, Data Domain Managers, Application Business Data Owners and Application Technology Managers, responsibilities include:

  • Gain in-depth understanding on the Enterprise Data Environment (EDE) current state architecture as compared to Enterprise Data Blueprint architecture (target state)
  • Create, document and manage Enterprise Data Blueprint Architecture conceptual solution approaches to be used downstream by data domain architects and WFT solutions architects
  • Working with partner teams, define and document appropriate measurement criteria to effectively measure partner team alignment with Enterprise Data Blueprint Architecture.
  • Communicate and train the partner teams on evaluation criteria as defined/approved by partner team management.
  • Identify and consult on project work to incorporate Enterprise Data Architecture alignment into project requirements where appropriate.
  • Help evolve Information Architecture Management Practice overall.  Collaborate with Data Management Practice team to establish requirements, test and trial, and evolve process

The preferred location(s) for this job opening are Phoenix/, AZ; Dallas/Irving TX; Minneapolis, MN; Charlotte, NC.  However, will consider other locations for most qualified applicant

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of information technology systems design and planning experience; in data, systems, applications, or architecture
  • 4+ years of experience in application & data architecture and solution design
  • 3+ years of data modeling experience

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years of consulting or regulatory experience in the financial services industry
  • Experience with a wide application of architectural data principles, practices and procedures to multiple application or a component family
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Technical and business architecture experience
  • Metadata experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of threat analysis and assessment of potential and current information security risk/threats
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Ability to influence and collaborate at all internal organizational levels
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and creative problem solving techniques
  • Ability to influence across all organizational levels, particularly senior management

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Experience influencing management on technical or business solutions
  • Knowledge of Wells Fargo’s Enterprise Data Management Strategy and/or technologies
  • Knowledge of Data Warehousing, Data Lake and Business Intelligence strategies and architecture
  • Prior experience in data or data technology solutions design to meet business needs
  • Experience in Information Security Architecture
  • Communicates security risks and solutions to business partners and IT staff
  • Experience in Data Solutions Architecture
  • Strong Data or Technology Architecture experience

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Street Address

NC-Charlotte: 11625 N Community House Road - Charlotte, NC
NC-Charlotte: 401 S Tryon St - Charlotte, NC
NC-Charlotte: 1525 W Wt Harris Blvd - Charlotte, NC
AZ-Tempe: 1150 W Washington St - Tempe, AZ
TX-DAL-Downtown Dallas: 1445 Ross Ave - Dallas, TX
TX-Irving: 5000 Riverside Drive - Irving, TX
MN-Minneapolis: 600 S 4th St - Minneapolis, MN
GA-Atlanta: 3579 Atlanta Ave - Atlanta, GA


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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