Legg Mason

Head of Technology Architecture

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Global Information Business Solutions
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Position Overview

Legg Mason is currently hiring a senior leader to become Head, Technology Architecture.  This role will report to the CTO and work across the technology organization globally to develop an enterprise architecture strategy consistent with Legg Mason’s growth in cloud capabilities and increased integration complexity across Legg Mason’s application and technology eco-system.


Key Responsibilities: Provide oversight and architectural direction across multiple development and technology infrastructure teams, including third party service providers.

  • Form and lead an enterprise architecture working group to develop standards for applications development, technology infrastructure and cybersecurity.
  • Develop new multi-year Enterprise Architecture roadmap.
  • Communicate and promote technology and architecture standards.
  • Participate in design, development and engineering processes to ensure technologies are properly designed and implemented according to best practices and design constraints (i.e. RESTful API development constraints).
  • Provide direction on modern stack development models, i.e., Java, REACT,
  • Angular, message and actor based architectures, responsive interface design and structured and unstructured platforms.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

Core Competencies:


  • Proven ability to execute the enterprise architecture roadmap and vision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Demonstrated technology skills across business, applications, data, and infrastructure architecture domains, and experiences in development lifecycle management.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to challenge conventional wisdom and take principled bets on new technology.
  • Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements.
  • Prior experience working with major relational database environments like Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, as well as, basic data architecture principals.
  • Experience managing across a matrix organization.

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science discipline; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of application development and experience designing, integrating, and managing complex IT Architectures with a focus on service orientation and cloud platforms.
  • 2-3 years of experience building Enterprise roadmaps.
  • Strong technical background in modern architectural frameworks (e.g., SOA/Cloud).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering.
  • Strong working knowledge of major Architectural frameworks, application development platforms/languages and off-the-shelf packages

Company Overview

As a leading global asset management firm, Legg Mason offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our passion for investing, and our commitment to putting clients first in everything we do. Whether you have industry experience and are seeking new challenges or are just beginning your career, we invite you to explore the many advantages of joining our global team.


With a presence in every major financial center across the globe, we are always looking for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership and collaboration. If you're looking to build your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the many opportunities at Legg Mason today.


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