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Senior Solutions Architect (Shared Business Services) (2020-9128)

Camas, WA, United States
Information Technology


Job Description


Fisher Investments is looking for driven technologists to support our growing business. If you are seeking the opportunity to make an impact as we develop scalable and strategic solutions to support our global growth, we want to hear from you!  

The Opportunity:


As the Senior Solution Architect (Data), you will plan the architecture and solution design of a collection of systems in a large technology ecosystem. You will be the guide for architectural principles and standards. As a technical expert for our data ecosystem you will support Technology Business Services, Infrastructure and Operations, 3rd party vendors, and implementation partners. Your experience will help assess a collection of associated technology and create multi-year roadmaps.


In this role you will help align business unit-wide solutions to Fisher’s enterprise priorities. You will survey the technology landscape and guide the evolution of the current environment to support future capabilities and requirements. You will be a part of the team that plans the technology to ensure capacity and scalability as demand and usage evolves.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Ensure the architecture of applications and systems (e.g., Salesforce) are consistent with enterprise needs
  • Lead large cross functional teams to evaluate current technology and develop multi-year roadmaps for everything in our data ecosystem
  • Work directly with the Enterprise Architecture group and executive leadership on appropriate technology solutions
  • Facilitate solution / technical architecture review sessions and works to mitigate risks communicated during sessions
  • Oversee optimization of current state architecture with digital solutions, RPA, automation, etc.
  • Advise as the technical expert for systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platform integration
  • Consult with appropriate business teams to understand application/project requirements and define architectural solutions to meet those requirements
  • Work with the application solutions delivery teams in the development of services, components, standards, and frameworks required to support business strategy (e.g. design patterns, reusable components)

Your Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a Solution Architect with proven experience in software architecture design leadership, with demonstrated technical depth and breadth
  • BS/MS or equivalent in Computer Science or related field or a combination of technical skills, leadership skills, and a strong software development background
  • Experience with investment management systems and processes is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Azure, Cloudera, Hadoop, Machine Learning, and/or artificial intelligence is strongly preferred
  • Experience with distributed systems and microservices, API platforms, and understanding of data distribution strategies
  • Understanding of architectural tradeoffs and ability to communicate architectural decisions to technical and non-technical stakeholders

Why Fisher Investments:


Fisher Investments is a different kind of investment firm. We don’t come from Wall Street, nor do we believe we fit in with most of the finance industry, and we’re proud of that. We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe. From unmatched service to innovative perspectives on investing, it’s the people that make the Fisher purpose possible. After all, it’s our people that enable us to offer the level of service that we do. And we invest in them accordingly, offering exceptional benefits like:

  • 100% coverage of premiums for health, vision and dental insurance
  • A 50% 401(k) match, up to the IRS maximum
  • 20 days of PTO*, plus 9 paid holidays
  • Back-up Child Care Program available, offering up to 10 days annually
  • And much, much more

We take great pride in our inclusive culture. We value the different perspectives and unique skills you bring to the team – it makes us all better. Success at Fisher Investments is driven by results, a collaborative mindset and a commitment to accomplishing great things – so if you are ready to do that, we are ready for you! Apply today to be a part of a team environment where you can contribute, collaborate, and make a difference in the lives of people by bettering the investment universe.


We also provide a cumulative, continuous learning and development framework customized for every employee. This emphasis on personal and professional growth has yielded an award-winning work environment; we’re Great Place to Work Certified, and The Oregonian named us as a Top Workplace! But in the end, it’s not the perks that keep people here. They stay because they believe in our mission of service—our employees want to make a difference in an industry that can do better.


* California employees accrue up to 17 days of PTO and 3 days of sick time per year.





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