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Technical Architect - Branch Network Infrastructure Automation

Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.The Branch Network Engineering and Strategy team has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Architect who can deliver network solutions that will support and advance the transformative strategies of our growing financial services organization.This motivated and driven individual should possess experience with cloud and on-premises networks, associated automation experience (Terraform, Perl, Ansible, Python, etc.) and HW and SW defined solutions experience. Routing, switching, wide area connectivity, and other typical network solutions (firewalls, DNS, load balancing, wireless, etc.) are desirable skill as well.

What You'll Do:

  • Research and evaluation of new solutions according to business needs
  • Developing recommendations and business cases
  • Developing, and executing deployment plans
  • Engaging in complex problem solving and troubleshooting activities
  • lead small project teams to achieve timely and quality results
    Edward Jones has a robust lab environment for research and experimentation with new technologies and configurations. The ideal candidate will have a strategic mindset and the technical acumen to articulate, prove, and implement solutions.
    What Experience You'll Need:
    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology preferred or related work experience
    • Minimum 10 years of experience with enterprise network solutions, to include cloud and on-premises networks (Azure, AWS, etc.), and HW and SW defined networks
    • Minimum 10 years of experience with automation and scripting in an enterprise network environment
    • Experience with network automation solutions to include Terraform, Perl, Ansible and Python
    • Minimum 5 years of experience with enterprise network solutions, to include shared services such as firewalls, application load balancing, DNS and wireless
    • Experience working in an Agile / Scrum environment (using Jira)
    • Knowledge and experience in other areas of Information Technology (security, computing, operating systems, application infrastructure and development, etc.)
    • Able to ascertain business requirements, research and identify solutions, and make recommendations supported by a properly developed business case that includes technical feasibility, costs, benefits, etc.
    • Able to develop and execute project / deployment plans that meet scope, time, cost, and quality requirements
    • Able to quickly assess, mitigate risk, troubleshoot, and resolve technical issues using industry standard tools to include packet analyzers
    • Able to develop processes and documentation according to the needs of the organization
    • Able to provide technical leadership and strategic direction in alignment with IS and firm objectives
    • Able to establish and maintain professional relationships throughout the organization and with vendors
    • Able to collaborate and influence others, to include peers, leaders, and vendors
    • Able to mentor and build the technical skills of others, and foster a strong and collaborative team environment
    • Ability to multi-task and participate in large, complex, and concurrent projects
    • Able to lead small teams in the delivery of technology solutions
    • Strong understanding of project management concepts
    • Knowledge of brokerage or financial company processes
      • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work - data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
        • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine, ranking No. 45.2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - ranking by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work - in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
          Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality.Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
          Salary: $109696 - $186781
          Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Des Plaines , Technical Architect - Branch Network Infrastructure Automation, IT / Software / Systems , Des Plaines, Illinois

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