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Solutions Architect-Accuity


Evanston. IL


Solutions Architect for Accuity, fast growing FinTech/anti Financial Crime brand within global finance/risk/banking A fast-growth $300m technology business, Accuity are a market leading provider of data, software, and risk analysis solutions to clients across the global banking, financial services, and government sectors. We are seeking a Solutions Architect to provide solutions design and technical expertise for our suite of financial software and data products. You will have the opportunity to work across a diverse set of platforms that are mission-critical to our customers, all with high performance, security and availability requirements. This role will extend Accuity’s US and global architecture team, working together to define future technology choices, deployment patterns and solution best practices.


Position Summary



  • Designing and planning secure, highly available solutions using cloud hosting (AWS) and private virtualized hosting.
  • Working with Accuity development teams around the US and Europe to provide technical architecture guidance.
  • Reviewing and prioritizing changes to existing platforms to ensure they always follow the latest best practices and best technology choices.
  • Taking an active role in the technology strategy of Accuity.
  • Evaluating new technologies to determine how they could benefit our products.


The successful candidate will work within a structured environment and have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the Architecture strategy and practice.

  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering/Computer Science or related field.
  • 10+ years’ experience in multiple technology stacks Web, Data Integration platforms.
  • Experience with Data Architecture, Information architecture , Technology Architecture best practices and building solutions using architecture patterns.
  • Experience working in the financial services sector is a plus.
  • Proven experience working in an Architecture role preferably within a Big 4, consultancy, ISV or enterprise software vendor.
  • Solutions Architecture and Design experience across a broad portfolio of software, cloud and / or data projects.
  • Solutions Architecture and Design experience across the entire project lifecycle.
  • Experience of working with a range of stakeholders to translate business and non-functional requirements into technology solutions.
  • Experience of devising architecture strategy to support future business goals.
  • Experience of defining roadmaps, current / future state models and maintaining architecture documentation.
  • Experience of providing technical direction to development teams on solutions implementation and governance.
  • Any architecture certifications e.g. TOGAF is a plus.

Technical Skills

  • Able to design, integrate, and manage complex solutions (multi-platform, multi-technology).
  • Strong Proficiency across enterprise and large scale Web and Or Data architecture.
  • Experience of On-Premise, Virtualization and Cloud based Infrastructure (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).
  • Knowledge of applications on multiple Operating Systems (Linux, Windows).
  • Strong experience of programming languages such as C#, Java.
  • Worked in an agile software development environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Cloud Platforms ideally AWS.
  • Knowledge of security best practices and tools.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability including leading teams to identify, research and coordinate resource to diagnose and troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Experience of working within a changing commercial environment
  • Experience of NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, Mongo, etc.
  • Experience of Big Data platforms advantageous e.g. Hadoop, Spark, HPCC, etc.
  • Experience of Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure desirable.
  • Experience with DevOps, Build and Deployment automation tools (Puppet, Jenkins, Docker, etc.)
  • Experience of performance and load testing approaches.
  • Experience of applying Enterprise Integration Patterns.
  • Contributed to business cases to drive technology change.

The Company

Accuity sits within RBI and is currently RBI’s ‘leading brand’ with 750+ staff and $300+m revenue. RBI is a leading fast-growth provider of data and analytics, solving business problems for businesses globally, and Accuity offers a suite of innovative solutions for payment and compliance professionals. Specifically, for compliance professionals Accuity manages risk and compliance by way of providing comprehensive data and software for protection of business reputations. And, specifically for payments professionals, Accuity optimizes payment processes by way of providing flexible tools for smooth, accurate, efficient processing of payments globally.

To learn more about Accuity or RBI, visit www.accuity.com or www.reedbusiness.com. The Accuity portfolio offers industry-leading solutions from the Fircosoft, Bankers Almanac and NRS brands. Specifically, payments portfolio includes Bankers Almanac for Payments and allows for clients to process payments to and from anywhere in the world with confidence, and the Almanac suite of payments solutions is powered by accurate and up-to-date financial institution data and routing information trusted throughout the industry. Specifically, risk and compliance portfolio includes: Fircosoft, solution for financial crime compliance screening, including  transaction/account/trade screening to help businesses manage risk and protect business reputation; and, Bankers Almanac for Risk and Compliance, solution for financial counterparty, including KYC data and tools








































































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