Solution Architect

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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 12/17/2016

WEX, inc. South Portland, ME

WEX, inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
South Portland, ME
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Bachelors Degree
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WEX Inc. is a leading and growing global provider of payment processing, information management and fleet card payment solutions. We are passionate about providing payment solutions with unparalleled security and control for corporate purchasing and transaction monitoring needs. We hire people who share the same passion for continuous innovation and client service that is unparalleled in our industry. We are employee centric offering value-based incentives and generous compensation and benefits packages. If you are looking for a growing career come be part of WEX today!

General Purpose:
The Solution Architect for Virtual Payments Tech will report to the Vice President of Virtual Payments Tech, and is responsible for defining the global technical strategy for the organization that will enable the near-term and long-term business objectives of the Virtual Payment business. This strategy will also need to align to the WEX enterprise goals and objectives, and will be a close partner with our enterprise architecture team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Establishing and maintaining architectural standards for the Virtual Payments Tech organization, in partnership with leaders across the delivery teams.
Establishing architectural principles and practices to create a repeatable design process (Application, Solution & Software) to enable strong design and engineering practices.
Define and maintain the overall technical strategy, direction, and roadmap for the Virtual Payments Tech organization
Create a technical roadmap to enable the longer term vision for our products
During M&A activities, perform technical assessments of the target company to determine technical fit into the organization and our strategy
Drive / perform technology assessments, including detailed option analysis and justifications
During delivery, perform solution architecture designs and maintain evergreen documents
Identify driving non-functional requirements, including gaps or alignments that drive requirement activities.
Mentor engineering teams through formal and informal discussions, design reviews, technical presentations or as a consultant across virtual business portfolio.
Cultivate a reputation for being an engineers engineer with hands-on level design and writing code.
Required Skills
Exceptional problem solving
Strong communication and influence
Ability to self-direct work and prioritize across a broad array of competing efforts
Strong leadership skills to influence across technical, business, and operational teams

Require Experience
10 years of designing and developing business applications
5 years of direct enterprise, solution, or application architecture experience
5 years of java development experience
Experience presenting to all levels of the organization, including senior executives to both inform and influence
Experience leading teams
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or other related disciplines. Equivalent work experience and education is acceptable
Experience assessing technologies and providing recommendations / justifications
Experience with private / public cloud technologies, and other datacenter technologies
Experience designing and building APIs (RESTful & SOAP)
Experience designing client facing products

Preferred Experience
10 years of enterprise, solution and/or software architecture
5 years of payments, financial services, or related experience
5 years of managing technical teams
5 years of java development experience
Masters Degree in Computer Science, MBA or related disciplines
Experience formulating and defining technology strategy for an enterprise or line of business
Experience building business cases
Experience leveraging technology to optimize operational processes, increasing efficiency
Salesforce experience

At WEX, we reward innovation, hard work and excellence. Benefits include:

* Health Insurance

* Dental Insurance

* Vision

* On Site Fitness Facility in South Portland location

* 401(k) Plan


* Life Insurance/AD&D

* Dependent Life Insurance

* Short- and Long-Term Disability Programs

* Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent)

* Employee Referral Award Program

* Employee Assistance Program

* Tuition Reimbursement

* Pet Insurance

* Bonus Plan


Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disability