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Applications Architect
Enterprise Application Architect Charlotte, NC, United States/en-US/Barings/job/Charlotte--NC-United-States/Enterprise-Application-Architect_JR_002292/apply

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We thank you for your interest in joining the Barings team, and invite you to explore our current employment opportunities.

Job Title

Title: Enterprise Application Architect

Department: Global Technology and Operations

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina or London, UK

Barings is a $346+ billion* global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients and customers. Through active asset management and direct origination, we provide innovative solutions and access to differentiated opportunities across public and private capital markets. A subsidiary of MassMutual, Barings maintains a strong global presence with business and investment professionals located across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

*As of June 30, 2020

Job Summary

Barings is embarking on an exciting and dramatic evolution as a global asset management company in order to become more client-centric, technologically-enabled, and data-driven. As part of this evolution, we are investing in Enterprise Architecture which will play a pivotal role in the intersection of transformation and innovation of our global organization.

As a critical member of the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACoE), the Enterprise Application Architect (EAA) is accountable for proactively and holistically leading the development of future-state application architecture for the enterprise, in response to disruptive forces, and towards achieving targeted business outcomes. This individual creates deliverables that help develop a direction for managing the organization's portfolio of "to be" and "as is" solutions. The EAA is also responsible for defining application architecture standards, paradigms, reference architecture such as loosely-coupled, event-driven, microservice architecture, principles that influence design decisions, and patterns that provide proven design solutions. The EAA leverages and uses application solutions to enable the organization's future-state business capabilities that, in turn, drive the organization's targeted outcomes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Understand business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state), and determine corresponding enterprise application designs and change requirements to drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.
  • Design and lead the implementation of an application architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities and business requirements.
  • In close collaboration with business architect, lead the effort for enterprise-wide application landscape rationalization exercise, to reduce complexity, increase agility and mitigate risk, ultimately for enabling business operation model and business strategy execution.
  • Manage and develop enterprise wide application architecture for a broader scope of reusable capabilities.
  • Provide consulting support to business and data architects within projects to ensure the project is aligned with the overall enterprise architecture.
  • Monitor the current-state applications portfolio to identify deficiencies through aging of the technologies used by the application, technical debts, or misalignment with business requirements.
  • Understand business application trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models.
  • Analyze the business-IT environment (run, grow and transform the business) to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement (systems of record, differentiation and innovation).
  • Define the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure application and solution decisions are aligned with the enterprise's future-state architecture vision.
  • Design and direct the governance activities associated with ensuring application architecture assurance and compliance with standards.
  • Develop a roadmap for the evolution of the enterprise application portfolio from current state to future state, and ensure seamless integration with enterprise data and infrastructure architecture.
  • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software applications to meet the growing business needs, considering both functional and non-functional requirements.


  • You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • You have a minimum of 12 years of background in information technology, 7 to 10 years of experience in at least two architecture disciplines (such as Application/solution architecture, Technical/Infrastructure architecture, Information/Data Architecture & Business Architecture) in an enterprise environment
  • You have good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business operating models
  • You have experience of agile methods and processes, and capability of supporting agile project teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, guidance on managing technical and architectural debt
  • You have the ability to communicate complex, technical topics to a wide variety of audiences including executives, senior business and technology leaders
  • You have the ability to influence and persuade both business and IT leaders as well as peers
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
  • You are a restless innovator that can apply emerging and disruptive technologies to transform products and improve customer experience.
  • You are a change agent who are motivated to transform a global business and drive long term growth.

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

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Barings is a leading global asset management firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients. We build lasting partnerships that leverage our distinctive expertise across traditional and alternative asset classes to deliver innovative, institutional-quality solutions and service.

Our team-driven culture is based on transparency, responsibility and putting our clients interests first. We listen to our clients to understand their needs, so that we can be a strategic advisor and long-term partner in meeting their unique investment goals. Risk management and protecting our investors capital over the long term is an essential component of our lasting partnerships.

Barings is also committed to building long-term relationships with our associates and providing opportunities and support to help them succeed. With our expanding business and global footprint, Barings offers a wealth of opportunities for associates who share our culture, values and commitment to excellence in client service.

As an organization, we believe that a diversity of perspectives and strengths is essential to meeting the evolving needs of our clients, and we are committed to attracting and retaining a talented workforce as diverse as the clients and communities that contribute to our success.

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