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Bank of the West Software Solutions Architect in San Ramon, California

Software Solutions Architect


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for the design, development, modification, testing, and/or implementation of software solutions of business and technology initiatives. Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. Works & manages the team in a fast-paced environment on issues of the highest complexity.

  • Will define technical solutions, drive implementations, improve productivity and work cross-functionally within the banking back office ecosystem

  • Review system requirements and business processes and ensure defined architecture is successfully implemented.

  • Analyze business systems specifications. Define and document product requirements, project deliverables and product acceptance criteria.

  • Design & develop high volume, low latency applications and high-availability and performance

  • Contribute in all phases of development life cycle

  • Prepare & produce release of software components

  • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives & technologies and presenting these for Architectural review

  • Conducts a wide range of highly complex quality control tests and analyses to ensure that software meets or exceeds specified standards and end-user requirements

  • Revises and approves test plans and scripts to ensure alignment with standards and Technology strategy

  • Develop feasibility studies and business proposals for hardware/software solutions.

  • Plan business and technical training for new technologies and processes.

Other Job Duties

  • Mentors engineers

  • ​​​​​​​Ensures that system tests are successfully completed and documented and all problems are resolved

  • Manages tasks of team of engineers and their delivery

  • Coordinates and communicates applications support activities with key stakeholders

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • 10 years minimum relevant experience

  • Background in Banking industry and Collections processing platforms a plus.

  • Experienced in Agile DevOps

  • Business acumen with ability to become a trusted advisor to business partners.

  • Proven hands-on Software development experience using Java EE platforms andSpring Boot Microservices

  • Demonstrated experience with Java and/or Java Script

  • Well-versed with integrations and use of streaming APIs

  • Experience in developing web applications and micro services

  • Experience with IBM Cloud deployments, nice to have Open Shift.

  • Experience with CI/CD, Gitlab, Dockers, Kubernetes

  • Understanding of enterprise platforms like EventHub, DataHub, and Communication Hubs

  • Proficient in Relational and non-relational Databases,

  • Ability to apply technology solutions using Agile Design Principles to solve complex business problems and communicate solutions effectively.

  • May have deep knowledge of project management.

  • Be a technical subject matter expert and own technical delivery, working a solution from design through integration, testing and implementation.


  • Bachelor’s degree

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Technology

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 056938