Enterprise Architect Sr. (Emerging Technologies) - Technical.ly

Enterprise Architect Sr. (Emerging Technologies)

PNC Financial Services |  Pittsburgh, PA; Remote | IT

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At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. We work together each day to foster an inclusive workplace culture where all of our employees feel respected, valued and have an opportunity to contribute to the company’s success.

As an Enterprise Architect Sr. within PNC’s Enterprise Technology & Security organization, you will be based in Pittsburgh, PA. Remote work will be considered for a well-qualified candidate.

The Emerging Technologies and Strategic Roadmaps (ET&SR) Team provides a strategic technology enablement function, within PNC’s Enterprise Architecture – Technology Architecture organization.

As an Enterprise Architect Sr. in ET&SR, you will serve in a leadership role tasked with establishing strategic roadmaps, consumption models, capability maturity models and technology enablement strategies that advance the following objectives:

•Accelerate Business Success: Better Position PNC to leverage emerging technologies and techniques to gain a competitive advantage.

•Enable Business and Technology Teams: Drive consistency and efficiency in the discovery, identification, enablement and operationalization of emerging technologies best suited to meet rapidly changing business demands and deliver on measurable business outcomes.

•Facilitate Business Agility: Establish fast path process improvements that facilitate an agile approach to pursue business opportunities, support experimentation, and address challenges.

•Promote Repeatability and Reuse: Establish repeatable processes and reusable templates/methods for advancing the ideation of concepts to realization of value.

Candidates in this role are recognized technology SMEs, evangelists and advocates, refined in their ability to effectively influence and advance the strategic adoption and consumption of disruptive, emerging and transformational technologies (such as but not limited to Cloud, Blockchain, Intelligent Automation, API Ecosystem, Container Ecosystem, AI Ecosystem, 5G, Edge Computing, IOT, Cloud Native Frameworks and Big Data Analytics). They are strategic thinkers with the ability to consolidate technology trends into broad themes, while simultaneously breaking down technologies into enablers and accelerators to derive strategic roadmaps.


•Lead with a strong technology architecture point of view, guiding and contributing to decisions pertaining to the inception of technology strategies and enterprise architectures that guide technology investment priorities across the enterprise.

•Serve as an EA thought leader providing visionary insights that evangelize, advocate and strategically position disruptive, emergent and transformative technologies as core enablers for the effective delivery of business strategies aligned to preparedness for ‘future-state’ business demands.

•Lead in the design of best practices, standards, architectural approaches and complex technology solutions that accelerate and enable the adoption of emergent and transformative technologies.

Job Description

  • Provides subject matter expertise for enterprise architecture, enterprise architecture teams, and clients. Guides on enterprise architecture projects and business relationship management. Creates strategic roadmaps for transitioning to target enterprise future state, in alignment with business and technology goals while analyzing client requirements and collaborating with R&D divisions to provide ongoing support.
  • Leads in the implementation of enterprise architecture strategies and best practices to support business objectives, while focusing on enterprise standards, processes, and methodologies.
  • Provides guidance to enterprise architects on defining technical service capabilities, design attributes, draft enterprise profiles and segment architecture; controls risks and solves complex issues related to enterprise architecture.
  • Maintains relationships with stakeholders, addresses stakeholder requirements and provides clients consultations to shape the future success of enterprise architecture while also mitigating risk.
  • Provides enterprise architecture support by directing teams in baseline, target and roadmap development, transition planning, system and security management and segment architecture.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • Customer Focused – Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk – Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework.


Decision Making and Critical Thinking – Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.

Emerging Technologies – Knowledge of and ability to design, apply and evaluate new information technologies for business environments in order to improve work productivity and accuracy.

Enterprise IT Architecture – Knowledge and ability to create and evolve an enterprises’ guiding principles and business architecture including organization structure, process architecture and performance management, as well as supporting information, applications and technology.

Industry Knowledge – Knowledge of the organization’s industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

IT Architecture – Knowledge of and ability to design and improve organizational IT structures and blueprints in order to better support business operations and efficiently achieve organizational objectives.

Organizational Leadership – Knowledge of, and ability to use strategies and skills to enlist others in setting, embracing and achieving objectives.

Service Oriented Architecture Technologies – Knowledge of the technologies used to enable excellent IT service for business clients; ability to develop, implement and support a variety of such technologies.

Strategic Thinking – Applies organizational acumen to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for the organization.

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) – Knowledge of and ability to use this universal framework released by ‘The Open Group’ to effectively plan, develop and govern enterprise architecture.

Work Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. Higher level education such as a Masters degree, PhD, or certifications is desirable. Industry relevant experience is typically 8+ years. Specific certifications are often required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.


Bachelors (Required)

Additional Job Description

Base Salary:  $80,000 – $230,000

Where a person is paid in the compensation range is aligned to their experience and skills. Placement within the compensation range is based on the specific role and the following factors:

  • Lower in range – Building skills and experience in the job
  • Within the range – Experience and skills align with proficiency in the role
  • Higher in range – Experience and skills add value above typical requirements of the role

Compensation Range may vary based on Geographic Location


Role is incentive eligible with the payment based upon company, business and individual performance.


PNC offers employees a comprehensive range of benefits to help meet your needs now and in the future. Depending on your eligibility, options for full-time employees include medical/prescription drug coverage (with a Health Savings Account feature); dental and vision options; employee and spouse/child life insurance; short- and long-term disability protection; maternity and parental leave; paid holidays, vacation days and occasional absence time; 401(k), pension and stock purchase plans; dependent care reimbursement account; back-up child/elder care; adoption assistance; educational assistance and a robust wellness program with financial incentives. To learn more about these and other programs, including benefits for part-time employees, visit pncbenefits.com > New to PNC.

Disability Accommodations Statement:

The PNC workplace is inclusive and supportive of individual needs. If you have a physical or other impairment that might require an accommodation, including technical assistance with the PNC Careers website or submission process, please call 877-968-7762 and select Option 4: Recruiting or contact us via email at pathfinder@pnc.com.

The Human Resources Service Center hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.

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What types of opportunities exist for technologies at PNC?

Our Technology & Innovation line of business focuses on achieving a strategic advantage for PNC by partnering with business areas to develop innovative products and services.

Enterprise functions span security, including disciplines such as cybersecurity and fraud management, technology risk management, strategic services and infrastructure services. Our enterprise innovation function empowers a culture of innovation, employing design thinking practices, innovation incubators, API ecosystems and intelligent automation to deliver a differentiated customer experience.

What is Pittsburgh, PNC’s headquarters city, like?

Pittsburgh has become an incredible hub for technology and innovation. Being in the heart of the city, we are surrounded by world-class research universities and startups. The energy of the city, combined with the entrepreneurial spirit of its residents, make Pittsburgh a great place to live and work.

What are PNC’s tech goals?

Our customers increasingly prefer to use online, mobile and ATM channels to complete their financial transactions. To meet their expectations, we invest in new ideas and evolving technology. By driving innovation at a faster pace, we believe that we may fundamentally change the way banking is done.

Tell us about PNC’s values.

We have seven core values: customer focus, diversity and inclusion, integrity, performance, quality of life, respect and teamwork. No one value is more important than another; rather, they — together — represent who we are. Our values are critical to our success, and that of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.

What kinds of skills and qualities do you look for in job candidates?

We look for people with a solid, well-rounded understanding of technology. Not just what languages and frameworks do, but how they’re different and which one is more aligned to resolve a customer’s needs. We want to see that candidates understand how to assess quality and understand the logic behind what technology does and why that is important.

In terms of soft skills, we look for people who are excited to do a deep dive into technology, to truly understand the ins and outs of what they do. We want people who communicate clearly and work well with a team.

It’s also important that people are open to trying new things, embracing the lessons learned from what doesn’t work, and adapting to new plans quickly and with enthusiasm.

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