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

Software Solutions Architect


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

The function of the Solutions Architect is to design, present and administer, integrated technology solutions architecture, strategies, policies and standards.

They will be responsible for the execution of complex projects by studying and understanding clients’ requirements, identifying gaps (if any) between clients’ requirements and solution functionalities, and defining technical and functional solutions to bridge the gap.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops a roadmap of the conceptual design for future changes to the architecture of IT solutions.

  • Coordinates and oversees architecture implementation and modification activities.

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams and clients to ensure compliance with operational processes and define, design and deliver technology requirements, enhancements, and solutions that meet the needs of the company, its clients, and the end users.

  • Maintains records to document architecture and technology portfolio as well as revisions to these.

  • Researches, evaluates and implements new technology and industry trends to optimize operational efficiency, infrastructure flexibility, and operational stability.

  • May provide application programming interfaces (APIs) to business applications technology, resource needs and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.

  • Liaise with clients and business representatives to understand the needs of business

  • Liaise with other professionals to design solution architecture for businesses and clients

  • Ensure compliance to solution architectural design in the implementation of projects

  • Provide architectural guidance to the project team

  • Render consulting and technical support services on project implementation to the project team

  • Explain technical issues and IT solution strategies to stakeholders and other IT professionals

  • Keep accurate record of materials used, expected deliverables, and milestones achieved



Required Experience

15 years experience in related field

Candidates who are experts in at least one of the following stack: Functional Architecture, BPM, AI, Robtics, Data will be highly prefered.

Candidates with experience in Banking, and especially in supporting Operations will be highly preferred.

Great communication skill, ability to communicate complex problems in simple terms.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or in an IT related discipline with

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: 039795