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Solution Architect




Job Number: 119895
Offered Through: Brilliant Technology Staffing
Job Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Contract to Hire
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Job Post Date: 12/21/2018
Job Description:

Our client is looking for a Solution Architect. Our client is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Through more than 50,000 colleagues worldwide, we unite to empower results for clients in over 120 countries. This client is a $600M portfolio of high-volume low-touch, technology enabled specialty product distribution businesses that rely on customer engagement through direct, sponsored, and independent agent channels. The Solution Architect role is a 4 month contract with potential for hire role located in Chicago, IL.

 

Solution Architect Responsibilities:

  • Define the application and platform architecture and technical design for solutions, design POCs and prototypes and guide the solution through SDLC
  • Define interaction between application packages, databases, and middleware systems
  • Partner with Product Management to align roadmap and build reusable and scalable components and capabilities
  • Provide subject matter expertise around technical infrastructure and applications
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in cloud computing across multiple channels and become a trusted advisor to decision makers.
  • Assist development teams on strategy and tactics related to coding practices, continuous integration and automated deployment
  • Provide solution specific expertise to support resolution of production support incidents, as required
  • Travel up to 25 in-region for client-collaboration meetings, integration discussions, technical reviews, and onsite delivery activities.

Solution Architect Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in CompSci or related software engineering field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5 years of experience in all aspects of solution/application architecture
  • 5 years of direct architect experience working with a variety of technology systems, designing solutions, or developing business applications
  • 3 years of experience with the cloud computing and both SaaS and PaaS applications
  • 2 years of experience with digital/enterprise transformations
  • Experience in the insurance technology market, financial services, related business systems
  • Experiences with code refactoring, design patterns, domain-driven development, continuous deployment, automated testing, highly scalable applications, application security
  • Excellent skills in modern languages across stack (e.g., Java, Node, Ruby, React, Angular, etc.)
  • PCF, Mulesoft, Azure, AWS experience
  • Deep skill in engineering best-practices, DevOps, scalable API microservices, and Twelve-Factor App
  • Experienced in cloud native architectures and working with an infrastructure as code model

 

Solution Architect Extra Information:

Near-green field project

  • Influence and guide the direction and key decisions to continue success
  • Nexus/SAFe method with core and supplemental teams
  • Work direct with Product Owner, Delivery, Technical and UX Leads to deliver solution
  • Mature engineering and testing org using Scrum, DevOps, CI/CD, automation toolsets

Utilize microservice architecture

  • Single page web UI, Headless API service offering
  • PCF and Mulesoft service layers, On prem, hybrid cloud frameworks

Integration with external entities          

  • Carrier integration, Payment Gateway integration
  • CMS integration, Small business distributor/partner integration
  • Identity management and location integration
  • POCs with 3rd party service opportunities

Provide KPI metrics and dashboard

  • DOMO integration

Utilize various metric tools

  • Google Analytics, Tag management, Conversion goal metrics
  • New Egg Usability & Usabilla
  • Implement A/B and multi-variate testable solutions

 

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