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Principal Wealth Management Architect

    • Remote (United States)
  • Digital, Data & Technology
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At Thrivent, we are focused on a digital transformation that will deliver modern, innovative experiences for our clients, financial advisors, and employees. We are investing in data and technology, using DevOps practices, and building an engineering culture of empowered technical experts. Our technologists are involved in work that includes cloud native development, digital architecture and integration, automation, cloud data platforms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as well as maximizing platforms such as Salesforce, AWS and Microsoft.

The Wealth Management Principal Architect will take the lead to drive strategy and innovation in the evaluation of existing systems and technologies and development of strategic solutions and blueprints to solve stated business challenges. The principal architect will drive the development and refinement of our Wealth Management Architecture Framework and provide architectural leadership across systems, products, and technologies. They will actively engage with our Enterprise Architecture teams and have significant collaboration with external partners to ensure that technology decisions and blueprints align with the overall Enterprise Architecture Framework.

Job Description

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Able to lead large scale business and technology initiatives across the enterprise/company.  Drive solutions that fully meet our architecture standards.   Help define new standards when we encounter gaps with current standards.
  • Define and create technology strategy documents and contribute to the Wealth Management technology roadmap development.
  • Identify the organizational impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures, and culture) and financial impact of the EA.
  • Research and maintain knowledge in emerging technologies and possible application to the business.
  • Lead the creation of governing principles to guide the EA strategy and solution decisions for the enterprise.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend technologies that support current or future company strategies.
  • Analyze industry, technology, and market trends to determine their potential impacts on the enterprise.
  • Drive cross-product, cross-functional architecture efforts to deliver technology initiatives that meet our enterprise architecture standards.
  • Identify business requirements that affect the enterprise architecture and provide solutions that integrate into the overall architectural vision and strategy.
  • Work closely with subject matter expert and technology discipline leaders to continually enhance reference architecture, technology standards, policy, and governance.
  • Maintain an organization-wide view on current and future business and application architecture in support of goals and objectives.
  • Define and execute the company’s enterprise architecture values and standards for acquiring or developing systems, equipment, or software within the company.
  • Provide expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns and IT practices.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for Wealth Management data architecture, specifically in the areas of industry data aggregators (DTCC/NSCC, DST, etc.) and data feeds from leading Custodians.  
  • Coach / mentor other team members as appropriate.
  • Recruits, develops, and sustains a high-performing team while promoting a culture of shared accountability, operational excellence, and partnership across the organization.
  • Models Thrivent’s leadership competencies – courage, collaboration, and commitment by demonstrating resiliency, working together to make the best decisions, and holding yourself and others accountable.  ​
  • Supports and/or develops an environment in which Thrivent employees and colleagues are focused on continuous improvement, exceptional employee engagement, and an unwavering commitment to our clients.  Shapes and/or supports a culture that represents the Thrivent purpose, promise and values, ensuring that Thrivent’s trust and reputation remain strong with its clients.  

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:  

 Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other technical field or equivalent work experience
  • 15+ years progressively responsible positions in Information Technology or related fields
  • 10+ years of experience in Enterprise Architecture, application architecture and/or software development
  • 2+ years of experience architecting enterprise wealth management solutions 

 Preferred: 

  • Series 99
  • Master’s Degree
  • Financial Services industry experience focused in Wealth Management

We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.


At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.

Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to  human.resources@thrivent.com  or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

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