Solutions Architect @ City National Bank - Los Angeles, CA

Job Overview

3 months ago

Solutions Architect

City National Bank - Los Angeles, CA



With guidance from senior solution architect, a solution architect participates in design and implementation of on-premises as well as cloud native applications. Collaborates with vendors and outside partners as well as with various vertical and horizontal teams across the bank and its subsidiaries. Interacts with business users and business stakeholders to understand business context and business requirements; Adopts proven agile practices to deliver on time and within budget. Incorporates security best practices into software. Strives for secure coding culture throughout the SDLC. Participates in POCs; Suggests coding best practices, Reviews design and code and mentors junior developers. Strives to meet compliance requirements

Marketing Product and Digital Division

As a member of our Marketing, Product and Digital team, you will have an exceptional opportunity to help grow your career while driving change across many facets of the business. The team is passionately focused on building our brand, supporting banking products and finding innovative ways to engage and retain clients.


  • Build a design and technology framework that become the foundation of the digital product experience transformation at CNB.
  • Architect the vision of a scalable system that can enable high quality of Design while bringing efficient and consistent product execution to deliver brand new experiences for City National Online portal serving Personal, Business, and Private users.
  • Participate in Design Thinking culture where you can use your creativity, analytical skills, and knowledge of user-facing technologies to enable efficient, high-quality execution of premier products and features
  • Conceptualize and develop design strategies and solutions. Facilitate ideation and concept exploration of coded components, APIs, and automated pipelines.
  • Build strong business relationships with key stakeholders; promote collaboration within teams including Brand and Creative, content, and development engineers. Work closely with Product Owners and Managers to ensure digital product goals are being accomplished
  • Add Addendum for UX/UI to Skills & Knowledge
  • 8+ years of coding experience developing front end for scaled Design Systems and responsive / cross-browser compatible websites
  • Ability to build automated pipelines with Github actions and Azure.
  • Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, SCSS, VUE 3, JavaScript frameworks
  • Working knowledge of other Javascript frameworks (Angular, React) React Native, Swift, Objective C, Java, OOCSS Preprocessors like Less
  • Working knowledge of design authoring tools like Figma
  • Experience with progressive JavaScript frameworks (Vue, React, Angular, Mustache, Handlebars, etc.) and CSS pre-processing frameworks (Sass or Less).
  • Experience with scripting languages, such as Python, Ruby, etc.
  • Vast experience in developing Design Tokens and Tokens generators using Figma to rapidly build functional prototypes (Pieces of UI content in code)
  • Advance experience with Figma and Figma Plugins
  • Practical knowledge of version-controlled user interface frameworks
  • Write intuitive documentation of functional code, process, and guidelines to drive how a team designs products following best practices
  • Working knowledge of accessibility especially WCAG 2.1 AA standards
  • Ability to put the user’s experience at the core of the code you write
  • You are passionate about writing code that delivers tailored experiences



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5+ years of software development experience including UI as well as middle tier and backend
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of solution architecture
  • Minimum of 1-2 year of experience Cloud development experience (Azure a plus). Certification a plus
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in microservices Architecture
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience designing REST APIs
  • Experience designing using containers and container orchestration platform (e.g., AKS/Docker) is a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with databases and data modeling / design (SQL and NoSQL plus)
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience incorporating security into the application architecture
  • Experience working in fully DevOps enabled environment
  • Experience with developing coding standards and patterns

Skills and Knowledge

  • Large application design and implementation experience including architecture and design of modern web, mobile, and integration (cloud/on-premises) platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, interpersonal, and analytical skills is required.
  • Experience with Agile development methodology including Scrum, XP, FDD, TDD, and SAFe.
  • Enterprise experience with API management toolsets, DevOps, server infrastructure, network infrastructure, caching methodologies, information security, and database technologies
  • Experience in developing alternative solution approaches and driving a pragmatic trade-off
  • Proven track record of optimizing the development activities with a strong focus on DevOps and automation
  • Ability to document solution designs using a variety of approaches (e.g. using UML)
  • Experience with DDD, TDD and BDD
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and evaluate for fitness into a specific business context through POCs and other evaluations
  • Experience with reviewing code and suggesting refactorings for performance, quality and maintainability and other attributes
  • Experienced in designing APIs, scale and secure them. Ability to integrate with internal and external systems and secure those integrations
  • Experience with CRM systems like Salesforce
  • Experience with following technologies: C#/.Net, Java, Python, JavaScript, Angular/REACT,CSS,HTMLSQL, AKS, Azure DevOps, NoSQL, Azure, AWS, Serverless OAuth, SAML, APIM
Starting base salary: $111,408 - $189,738 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.

  • To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Benefits and Perks
At City National, we strive to be the best at whatever we do, including the benefits and perks we offer our colleagues. Get an inside look at our Benefits and Perks.

City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.


We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we've always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.

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