Solution Architect

Company: Allstate Insurance Company
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 06.NOV.2018
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Summary

Where good people build rewarding careers. Think that working in the insurance field can?t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think ...

Description

Where good people build rewarding careers.



Think that working in the insurance field can?t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You?ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers? lives. We?ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you?ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you?ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.



General Description

The Solution Architect will work with many departments and systems to support business solutions. The role's primary responsibility is to bring together business requirements with innovative technologies and guide the strategic solution through to implementation.? The candidate should bring in top-level skills in enterprise systems and collaboration to help development teams transform technical debt into innovation opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of knowledge, but also be able to become an expert in key areas.?


Business Requirements


  • Develop reusable patterns, practices, and reference architectures through research and Proof of Concept builds

  • Communicate technology strategy to leaders and knowledge workers via roadmaps, conceptual diagrams and solution documents

  • Provide consultation to teams on the tactical application of reference architectures and the strategic direction of enterprise technology

  • Hold summits with technologists and business people to identify opportunities for innovation

  • Using independent research and analysis of industry and technology trends, provide actionable ideas for innovation and business capability development

  • Author reference architectures and positions that support the design, deployment and support of complex systems that deliver business functionality

  • Verify conformance to architectural patterns, practices and enterprise/departmental reference architecture

  • Identify, evaluate and vet technologies for use in the enterprise technology landscape

  • Drive change from within IT through communication with teams regarding processes, standards and culture

  • Support vendor selection and analysis process by evaluating vendor architecture's fit within the Domain


Technical Requirements

Education:





College Degree with technical study or equivalent experience





Experience:





  • ?Experience: 7+ years technical experience in architecture/design




  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.



  • Experienced with Web Service (SOA, Rest, Micro)

  • Experienced developing applications using .NET Framework and/or Java is?a must

  • Experience refactoring and/or re-platforming applications to run in AWS or Azure cloud environments

  • Experienced with logical database designs and relational data definitions to support object models

  • Experience working with relational databases such as SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle

  • Experience with NoSQL technologies such as MongoDB and Hadoop

  • Thorough understanding of software development processes

  • Knowledgeable of AI and Machine learning and how to properly apply to business needs

  • Experience working with distributed technologies, for example:

    • Integration and Design Patterns

    • Messaging interfaces (MQ, JMS)

    • Business Process Modeling








  • Experience in Blockchain is not required



Preferred:



.NET Core, Node JS, React, Go and/or Scala



Knowledgeable of DevOps automation implementation in both classic on-prem and remote cloud environments



Understanding different platforms such as Windows/Unix/Mainframe/AS400 is a plus


Additional

Ability to lift up to 25lbs



Standing for prolonged period of time for whiteboard sessions





The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.



Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands?.



As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary ? but that?s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you?ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.



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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.



Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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