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Solution Architect

Ref: US_EN_6_919198_1455253

Posted 7 days ago

I. Essential Responsibilities

1. Deliver well-architected end-to-end solutions for various major/complex initiatives across business domains with a cloud-native/API-first mentality ensuring that all business requirements are met aligning with the business growth strategy and that the solution is resilient, performant, secure, and future-proof while meeting all standards and best practices

2. Define target state architectures for programs, transformation initiatives, architecture domains, and modernization efforts, where required, including analysis of build-vs-buy scenarios, reasonable options for short-term vs longer-term timeframes, and reduction of technical debt

3. Provide architecture oversight and direction to 2 scrum teams (approximately 15-20 people) through review and approval of detailed designs ensuring they are in line with the solution architecture and both business and IT strategies

4. Provide solutions that look to deliver reusable capabilities and reuse as much as possible themselves

5. Govern and control changes to architecture through alignment to standards, design approaches, architecture documentation, and governance

6. Provide mentoring and thought leadership to the broader organization with respect to architecture education, evangelization, and innovation through deep collaboration across numerous forums

7. Mature the architecture practice through delivery of standards, patterns, templates, and best practices as well as maximal leverage of an architecture repository

8. Research new technologies and present proposals to management on technologies that would solve problems in the current state and/or provide value-added capabilities to the organization

9. Partner with architects, business stakeholders, delivery team, peers, and SMEs to become knowledgeable about the current state of the technology portfolio

10. Timely and accurate reporting to IT leadership

11. Other projects or assignments as determined by supervisor

II. Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other related field or equivalent experience in a solution architecture role. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience/Knowledge

  • 15+ years’ experience in a similar environment building, solutioning, or delivering end-to-end solutions in a mission critical capacity
  • 5+ years’ experience in leading and architecting complex solutions
  • 3+ years’ experience architecting solutions for multiple teams using Agile Scrum/SAFe methodologies
  • Preferred strong knowledge of life insurance company operations and problem domains
  • Experience architecting solutions in both on-premises and cloud-native environments (Azure) with varying integration points across SaaS offerings, internal systems, and external partners
  • Experience architecting solutions from front-end to back-end including data architecture using modern data platforms
  • Experience architecting solutions ensuring critical non-functional requirements are met (Security, redundancy, resiliency, high availability, auditability, circuit-breaking, etc.)
  • Experience architecting containerized solutions (Docker, Kubernetes, AKS)
  • Experience architecting event-driven and microservices-based architectures
  • Experience architecting API-first solutions with modern Authentication/Authorization approaches
  • Experience with architecture patterns and frameworks (GoF, DDD, TOGAF)
  • Experience in digital transformations and/or legacy modernization efforts as well as delivering architectures optimized for serving omni-channel environments
  • Experience in using EA tools (LeanIX) and Jira/Confluence
  • Exposure to Microsoft .NET Stack, C#, Angular, Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD
  • Skills

  • Clear and experienced understanding of software development life cycle procedures and processes, including agile methodologies
  • Excellent troubleshooting, listening and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
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