Legg Mason

Senior Technical Architect - Java

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Global Information Business Solutions
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Position Overview

Financial Guard/Legg Mason seeks a Senior Technical Architect for our beautiful offices in Stamford, CT.


This role is for a talented Technical Architect who will be responsible for leading the creation of technology framework, ensuring compliance, and research to innovate and design web / mobile / data oriented applications by leveraging Cloud Technology, DevOps and Automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on Cloud Platforms.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Responsible for ensuring that critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Provide technical leadership, project guidance, design, architect, and implement next generation system architecture in web / mobile technology areas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, elastic scalability)
  • Ability to create strategic technology alternatives which deliver short-term results while contributing to long-term strategic direction
  • Demonstrate technical leadership and back decisions with research and the “why”, and articulate various options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies and industry trends in information security.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes
  • Contribute to DevOps development activities and complex algorithms
  • Author technical design documentation that is fully complaint, document methodology, high-level/low-level design.
  • Ability to visualize / design web apps for single – and cross-form factor environments (smartphone, tablet, PC)
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships across cross-functional teams.


  • Role Breakdown
  • 30% - Designing and architecting solutions/frameworks for project delivery.
  • 20 - 25% - Creating/developing frameworks for accelerating and standardizing development.
  • 25% - Reviewing new technologies and developing POC’s as required.
  • 10 - 15% - Assist with code review.


Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • 8+ years of broad experience in Cloud Platforms, APIs (REST/SOAP), Middleware, Security, Web/Mobile technology design, development and testing methodologies
  • Strong understanding across Cloud and Infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data and applications) to deliver end-to-end Cloud Architecture and design.
  • Strong understanding across Cloud and Infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data and applications) to deliver end-to-end Cloud Architecture and design.
  • Proven experience with K8s and Docker for container-driven microservice based systems.
  • Proven experience writing server less applications with AWS lambda, API Gateway, firebase, BaaS and FaaS.
  • Hands-on experience with cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • 4+ years of extensive Hands-on experience designing / implementing custom mobile solutions using Native Mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and Hybrid Mobile App platforms such as React Native.
  • Excellent programming experience with Java, Scala, .NET, Python with a solid understanding of Object Oriented Design Principles.
  • Excellent understanding of Database Design with hands on experience with Relational Databases such as Oracle, SQL Server and NoSQL Databases such as DynamoDB, MongoDB.
  • Excellent understanding of Enterprise Integration patterns, MVC Pattern and principles of REST API’s.
  • Excellent experience in web technologies such as Angular, React, Vue.
  • Good understanding of cyber-security and ensures that security is integrated into all architecture solutions.
  • Good understanding of Big Data Stack including machine learning models.
  • Working knowledge of GIT, Jenkins.
  • Financial Services experience is highly desirable
  • Experience working with the Agile methodology a plus
  • Relevant technology / industry certification is desired
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship from Legg Mason.

Company Overview

Financial Guard is an affiliate of Legg Mason (Ticker: LM), a publicly-traded asset management firm. We are an innovative technology group with a mission to change the way that investment advice is provided.  Our technology is at the leading edge of some of the most significant advancements in the financial services industry.  


Legg Mason offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and 401(k).


Come join a growing team and be part of a leading global asset management firm!



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