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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 detailed architecture, design, development, modification, testing, adaption, and/or implementation of short- and long-term software solutions to business and technology initiatives that are of moderate to high complexity levels with integrations. Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. Works independently in a fast paced environment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Advises and Leads software architecture services typically in a defined moderate to complex project(s) by coordinating with Enterprise Architecture.

  • Provides working prototypes to confirm the feasibility of technical solutions

  • Reviews and develops improvements to system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions.

  • Ensures that defined architecture is successfully implemented

  • Establishes improvements to increase efficiency

  • Develops and governs software policies, standards and procedures

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

  • Reviews and advises IT standards and procedures.

Other Job Duties

  • Manages development team for their delivery as needed

  • Mentors Software engineers and associate engineers

  • Participates and develops technology roadmap for the program

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • May have deep knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree

Full Stack Engineering

  • Performs highly complex development using Agile methodologies including Scrum or Kanban

  • Designs, develops and maintains complex full stack applications

  • Understands and uses CI/CD processes, DevOps practices, and full-stack methods and has the ability to test, debug, and code

  • Uses web development and cloud computing skills to implement web pages, RESTful APIs, and micro services

  • Designs data models and uses cutting edge front end technologies for data visualization

  • Possesses deep experience with both i. Intermediate experience in all functional (9 ) areas ii. Intermediate experience [direct] leading Agile teams

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: 059749