Commonwealth Financial Network

Enterprise Architect

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
Job ID
# of Openings
Technology - Corporate Strategy
Permanent/ Full-Time


As an enterprise architect at Commonwealth, you’ll be responsible for defining architecture strategies while driving innovation and architecture road maps and blueprints across the organization. You will work closely to provide technology leadership and mentorship to the business and technology teams, delivering architecture, design, and development of technology standards, as well as executing best practices and shared services across lines of business.


Key Responsibilities

  • Developing current and future road maps for multiple business areas, including wealth management, sales and marketing, operations, and corporate functions
  • Working closely with technology teams to define and enhance the API strategy
  • Developing reference architectures (e.g., Integration, Analytics, Security, and SAAS)
  • Working closely with the technology team to define and enhance the data strategy
  • Supporting current state analysis to identify opportunities for business development and IT process optimization
  • Participating in application and infrastructure architecture design to increase security, reliability, predictability, and manageability of deployed solutions
  • Developing standard IT processes to document architecture and design artifacts
  • Leading research, innovation, and proof-of-concept implementation of new technologies
  • Developing architecture templates for documenting design artifacts, including 4+1 views
  • Participating in vendor technology due diligence and selection

Core Strengths

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business and technical challenges, with the ability to build and convey compelling value propositions
  • Excellent problem-solving, organization, communication, and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience leading architecture strategies and execution
  • Strong ability to design complex enterprise systems and solutions involving user experience, integration, BI and data analytics, security, compliance, and so forth
  • Experience and deep knowledge in CRM SaaS platform (such as Microsoft Dynamics or Salesforce) and/or other SaaS solutions
  • Strong understanding of PMO and SDLC processes and technologies
  • Experience leading and coordinating cross-functional teams in a collaborative team environment
  • Customer-first mindset and ability to communicate complex technical concepts with individuals across varying levels and functions of the organization

Additional Skills and Knowledge

  • Significant experience in designing at least one of the public cloud technologies (e.g., Azure, AWS, and GPC)
  • Good understanding of one or more architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF, the Zachman Framework, or Gartner
  • At least 5 years’ experience working as an application or solutions architect

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Picture Yourself Here

Imagine keeping company with big thinkers and even bigger doers who share a common purpose to make a profound difference. Figure in an experience-it-to-believe-it culture, massive growth potential, and benefits galore, and you get the full impression. 


We are committed to providing a supportive, equitable environment where you can bring your full, authentic self to your work every day and truly thrive in meaningful ways. Where you can be yourself and belong. Where you can build a career and find community.


At Commonwealth, everyone plays a part in our success story—and in building a more diverse and inclusive workplace, we are broadening our perspectives and capabilities. Together, our potential is limitless. Come join us on the pathway to a brighter future!


About Commonwealth

Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser, provides a suite of business solutions that empowers more than 2,000 independent financial advisors nationwide.


J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “#1 in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Seven Times in a Row.” Privately held since 1979, the firm has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California.


Turning our advisors into raving fans starts by doing the same for our employees. We foster an environment of excellence, growth, rewards, and fun in equal measure, so our employees genuinely enjoy coming to work. Our refreshing workplace culture has earned us 43 Best Place to Work awards—and counting. 


The Fine Print

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Commonwealth is an equal opportunity employer, making intentional efforts to source candidates from all backgrounds. #LI-ML1


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