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First Horizon Bank IT Solution Architect in Memphis, Tennessee


About Us

First Horizon Corp. (NYSE: FHN), with approximately $90 billion in assets, is a leading regional financial services company, dedicated to helping our clients, communities and associates unlock their full potential with capital and counsel. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, the banking subsidiary First Horizon Bank operates in 12 states across the southern U.S. The Company and its subsidiaries offer commercial, private banking, consumer, small business, wealth and trust management, retail brokerage, capital markets, fixed income, mortgage, and title insurance services. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by Fortune and Forbes magazines and a Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Bank.

Possible REMOTE opportunity


The Solutions Architect works as a hands-on practitioner. You will find yourself delivering standards, patterns, and designs to First Horizon’s technology organization, as well as diligently engaging with the teams of developers who are implementing them! Your scope of influence will include (but is not limited to) stability, observability, portability, SDLC management, and producing technical requirements and solution designs that align to business requirements. You will join the frontline in ensuring we can meet the bank’s business needs while producing a modern, digital banking stack.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages solution design from conception to delivery

  • Primarily responsible for producing architecture documentation for business applications as assigned and as projects and programs of work dictate

  • Maintains First Horizon’s Solution Inventory as a member of the Enterprise Architecture COP (Center of Practice)

  • Partners with line of business, delivery teams, and SMEs to produce and refine technical requirements

  • Designs both the components and interactions of solution architectures that will deliver intended business outcomes

  • Collaborates with architects in other domains (Data, Security, Infra, Cloud, DevOps) to produce consensus and governance across solutions

  • Leads solution design workshops and emerging technology POC workshops

  • Validates 3 rd Party/Vendor Solutions

  • Work collaboratively with the EPMO and other stakeholder to align IT strategy and planning with First Horizon’s business goals and objectives

  • Builds and maintains technical trusted advisor relationships with influential technical decision makers within Technology

  • Works with development teams to ensure delivered solutions align with architectural standards, principles, and patterns

  • Works with Portfolio technology leaders to include technical debt initiatives to portfolio roadmap


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field

  • (2+) years of solutions architecture experience

  • (7+) years of application development or software engineering experience

  • Experience with n-tier application architecture and cloud native solution architecture

  • Experience with technical documentation like interaction diagrams, process diagrams, network topologies and other architectural content

  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall methods


  • AWS Certified Solution Architect or Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

  • Skill with design patterns and familiarity with brokering them into business requirements and, ultimately, enterprise-wide strategic initiatives

  • Skill with Business Process Notation and/or UML and using them to define and refine business processes

  • Hands-on-the-keyboard depth of knowledge in one or more popular programming languages like Java, Go, C#, Python, Typescript, etc.

  • Knowledge of application security design principles and techniques (OWASP, etc.)

  • Experience with Enterprise-level integration platforms like IBM, WSO2, etc.r

  • Working knowledge of modern Operating Systems (Linux/Windows)

  • Working knowledge of Networking Principles

  • Working knowledge of modern DevOps tooling and CI/CD

  • Understanding of public cloud (AWS, Azure) services and platforms like API Gateways, Serverless, Virtual Private Cloud/Network Segments, Elastic Data Pools, NoSQL, Key Managers, Load Balancers, Blob Stores, Indexing Services, etc.

  • Kubernetes & Docker

Benefit Highlights

  • Medical with wellness incentives, dental, and vision

  • HSA with company match

  • Maternity and parental leave

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Mentor program

  • 401(k) with 6% match

  • More -- FirstHorizon.com/First-Horizon-National-Corporation/Careers/Our-Benefits

Follow Us

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Twitter -- twitter.com/FirstHorizonBnk

LinkedIn -- linkedin.com/company/first-horizon-bank

Instagram -- instagram.com/first_horizon

YouTube -- youtube.com/channel/UCEVs5OMj-b0H9Dr5Q209_-Q

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)