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Allstate Benefits is a leading provider of voluntary insurance. We are committed to providing superior products and services with cutting edge technology, exceptional customer service and compassionate claims administration. With over 40,000 groups in force and insuring more than 3 million employees, we deliver the promise of the Good Hands every day!
Allstate Benefits is recruiting a Solution Architect that serves as an expert in IT systems architecture, undertaking complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge. The Architect interacts with business and IT leadership and makes decisions on complex or ambiguous architecture issues, coordinating with domain architects and delivery managers to ensure adherence to the Allstate Target State Architecture. Also ensures that solutions are scalable and robust.
The Solution Architect will work with many departments and systems to create business solutions, bringing 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.
- Develop reusable patterns, practices, and reference architectures through research, Proof of Concept builds and relationship with Allstate Enterprise Architects
- Ensure the application of TSA in the creation of business solutions through relationship with Allstate Enterprise
- Provide consultation to teams on the tactical application of reference architectures and the strategic direction of enterprise technology
- Interact with executive level leadership from Allstate business and technology communicate roadmaps towards the delivery of highly complex solutions
- Communicate technology strategy to leaders and knowledge workers via roadmaps, conceptual diagrams and solution documents
- Hold summits with technologists and businesspeople to identify opportunities for innovation
- Using independent research and analysis of industry and technology trends, provide actionable ideas for innovation and business capability development
- Help drive Allstate Benefits’ Transformation Program and communicate technology strategy to leaders and knowledge workers via architecture runway, roadmaps, conceptual diagrams and solution documents
- 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 Allstate ecosystem and Target State Architecture
- College Degree with technical study or equivalent experience
- 7+ years technical experience in architecture/design
- Excellent communication skills are a must.
- Experienced with Web Service (SOA, Rest, Micro)
- Experienced developing applications using Java a must! Nice to have would be .NET Core, Node JS, React, Go and/or Scala
- Experience with Cloud Technologies including CaaS, SaaS, PCF (Pivotal Cloud Foundry) as part of solution design
- Experience refactoring and/or re-platforming applications to run in AWS or Azure cloud environment
- Experience and knowledge in Microservices, Web and API including security authentication, authorization, OAuth, OWASP, OpenID, and SAML
- Experience with No SQL technologies such as MongoDB and Hadoop
- Experience working with distributed technologies:
- Integration and Design Patterns
- Messaging interfaces (MQ, JMS)
- Messaging interfaces (Kafka)
- Business Process Modeling
- Large scale Digital Transformation Program experience
- Benefits/Insurance Industry Experience
Compensation range for this position is $96,500-$170,000per year, based on experience and qualifications.
Additional up to 10% yearly bonus potential
The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities. May be required to perform other related duties as assigned. Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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