Lead Digital Architect

T. Rowe Price

Owings Mills, MD Dec 21
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There is a place for you at T. Rowe Price to grow, contribute, learn, and make a difference.  We are a premier asset manager focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on today and in the future. The work we do matters. We invite you to explore the opportunity to join us and grow your career with us.

T. Rowe Price is seeking a Lead Architect who has a passion, vision and technical acumen to drive forward Strategic Digital Transformation initiatives to meet the needs of the Global Distribution Business. The Lead architect in the DMS Architecture team will be a leader who has an opportunity to have a positive and significant influence on ground-breaking capabilities and transformative customer experiences within the Digital domain to enable business growth in a scalable and sustainable manner.

The right candidate for this role is an expert in modern Digital constructs that enable world class user experiences through self-service, straight through processing and hyper automation. They are hyper-focused on delivering exceptional results with great leadership skills. The candidate is excited around the opportunity to interact with fellow technologists beyond their team and influence Business & Technology partners across the enterprise.

Key Expectations:

  • Lead the definition and implementation of an architecture roadmap and associated capabilities that enable the realization of the strategic digital initiatives across the firm.
  • Be a thought leader in the Digital space by bringing awareness around industry trends corresponding to Digital experience and how they map to TRP strategies
  • Collaborate across the organization to identify opportunities related to digital and lead the definition of next-generation digital strategies and architecture blueprint along with an execution roadmap.
  • Proactively own and drive conversations with business and technology partners to understand business strategies.
  • Understand and align architecture strategies for Digital implementations across the Marketing, Sales and Servicing domains
  • Define strategy and architecture for batch, near real-time and streaming use cases and patterns.
  • Ensure leverage of native cloud-based technologies (AWS) in the context of solution implementations.
  • Document architecture decisions that include business needs, point of view, rationale, pros, and cons.
  • Lead efforts to define/refine execution standards for all Digital & Solution architecture concerns, mentor teams on standards and review all designs to ensure that project teams are meeting expectations for quality and conformity.
  • Regularly interact with leadership on work status, priority setting and resource allocations.
  • Research new tools and/or new architecture and review with project teams as applicable.
  • Work with support team to define methods for implementing solutions that support performance measurement and monitoring of digital-oriented technology solutions.


  • A Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in a technology area of study; preferably in Computer Science, MIS or Analytics
  • 8+ years equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Solution Architecture and mobile/web technologies; preferably on AWS technology stack
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to document & share ideas across broad audiences
  • Expert level knowledge around implementation of web & mobile user experiences
  • Expert level knowledge of digital technologies and constructs such as Modern JavaScript frameworks, cookies, web analytics, caching, authentication, browsers, etc
  • Expert level skills in cloud technologies and modern micro-services architecture
  • Senior level knowledge of Adobe cloud and Digital marketing
  • Senior level knowledge of modern Security constructs such as Single Sign on, OAuth, SAML etc
  • Broad understanding of the SalesForce platform and its integration in the context of associate digital experiences is a plus
  • Working Knowledge of the FinTech industry – Financial Services, Banking Sector
  • Working knowledge of FINRA and SEC and how those regulators affect the digital business within the Financial Services sector
  • Experience with Event driven architectures and associated technologies like Apache Kafka, AWS SQS/SNS etc
  • Broad understanding of DevOps concepts.
  • Strong development background.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical ideas tailored to different audiences.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

We strive for equity, equality, and opportunity for all associates. When we embrace the power of diversity and create an environment where people can bring their authentic and best selves to work, our firm is stronger, and we create greater value for our clients. Our commitment and inclusive programming aim to lift the experience for each associate and builds allies for our global associate community. We know that a sense of belonging is key not only to your success at the firm, but also to your ability to bring your best each day.

Benefits: We invest in our people through a wide range of programs and benefits, including:

  • Competitive pay and bonuses as well as a generous retirement plan and employee stock purchase plan with matching contributions
  • Flexible and remote work opportunities
  • Health care benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Tuition assistance
  • Wellness programs (fitness reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program)

Our policies may change as our working lives evolve. Yet, our commitment to supporting our associates’ well-being and addressing the needs of our clients, business, and communities is unwavering.

T. Rowe Price is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of thought, gender, and race. We believe our continued success depends upon the equal treatment of all associates and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, sex, gender, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by country, federal, state, or local law.

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Company Equity
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Access to Coaching (Health, Professional, Life)
  • Charitable Donation Matching Programs
  • Community Service Programs
  • Fully Remote Options
  • Hybrid Work Options
  • Public Transportation Assistance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Accessibility
  • Health & Wellness
  • Other
  • Parental Benefits
  • Perks & Discounts
  • Professional Development
  • PTO/Flexibility
  • Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • Accessible Building
  • Accessible Devices
  • Accessible Work Environment
  • Job Modification
  • Service Animal/Emotional Support Animal
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Offsite Company Events
  • On Site Gym/Fitness
  • Snacks Provided
  • Special Discounts
Parental Benefits
  • Childcare Assistance Programs
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
  • Parental Leave
  • Commitment to Work/Life Harmony
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • PTO
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FSA
  • Gym Reimbursement/Discounts
  • Health Insurance
  • HRA
  • HSA
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Onsite Gym
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Training & Development Budget
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What differentiates the tech experience at T. Rowe Price from other firms? For anyone interested in a multi-cloud environment, we are the place to be. Here you will gain a lot of exposure to cloud-based technologies.   What if a job candidate doesn’t have experience working with cloud-based technology? Everything we do is in the cloud, but that doesn’t mean everyone has to come in with that specific experience. We partner with major cloud service providers and a cloud guru to provide a customized training program for new employees.   What is the internal culture like at T. Rowe Price? Our employees often say we are a global company that feels like a small company. We’re highly collaborative. There’s a positive energy and a friendly dynamic across all of our global offices. We invest in our people, encouraging them to follow their passions, both professionally and personally. Our company deeply values creativity and independent thought. Everyone, regardless of their role or tenure, makes themselves available to one another because we believe that a rising tide raises all ships. And we have fun! We host exciting events for our employees, including food trucks and DJs.   What are the benefits of a tech career at T. Rowe Price versus a small company or startup? There are many benefits to working for a company that’s been around for over 85 years. We already have an infrastructure in place and a reputable presence in the industry. The biggest benefit is that you can make a real impact here. As we invest in more technological offerings, you’ll have the chance to influence the progression of our capabilities. For a technologist just starting their career, the experience you’ll gain at T. Rowe Price is invaluable and will open other doors for you down the line. For someone who’s been in the industry for a while, you’ll be working at a place where you can see and feel the value of your contribution.   202212-2621344