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DST Systems Application Architect in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

The Application Architect is responsible for working with a community of business and technical leaders to define, create, maintain, and enhance the API Management product to support business/client requirements and needs. Applicants should have a broad range of experience in various software languages, frameworks, and patterns; including, but not limited to contemporary web, API, Micro services, SOA and database frameworks and/or technologies in Cloud/DevOps environment. The applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to establish effective working relationships and manage multiple priorities. Provides hands-on technical leadership for application development teams and provides guidance to other architects and developers in completion of technical deliverables. The applicant will serve as trust advisor and subject matter expert to development teams delivering architecture guidance, leading proof of concept evaluations, and assisting in large-scale implementations


  • Expert in working with the business partner/client to design and configure new API enhancements

  • Hands-on experience of Apigee APIM Cloud Platform - API management for end to end lifecycle from build, mask, publish and monetize of an API

  • Experience on Kong Open Source APIM solution

  • Trusted advisor and subject matter expert in building micro service and cloud native applications

  • Experience to build API specification for developer portal with OpenAPI specification model

  • Demonstrable ability to connecting and mashup of multiple endpoints from heterogeneous landscape

  • Simplify managed API s and collaborations with business/client

  • Solve technical issues and identify modifications needed in existing APIs to meet changing user requirements

  • Provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new APIs and initiatives to support and enhance the existing systems

  • Work collaboratively with business, application development, and Infrastructure technology departments to set the technology direction, vision, and strategy to modernize from the current legacy set up to a Cloud defined micro services based architecture

  • Provide leadership role in ensuring that new and existing systems are aligned to micro services based architecture driven by Domain Driven techniques & cloud native design patterns

  • Identifying and documenting the strategic business and technical reference architecture based on a deep understanding of the DST business objectives

  • Leading and participating in internal/external communities focused on the improvement of development and support of APIM

  • Establish overall architecture principles and provide oversight to project teams or other architects to ensure the enterprise vision is achieved.

  • Research and identify required architecture components and/or frameworks that may span multiple products or areas of technology and develop position statements on the most complex, functional architectural principles that have the highest impact and risk exposure to the organization

  • Create models and conduct feasibility, cost/benefit, and risk analyses to make recommendations that support long-term product maintainability, reliability, scalability, while achieving and promoting business objectives.


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

SS&C DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, SS&C DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.