Principal Solutions Engineer - Technical Lead

    • Irving, TX

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Job Description

Allstate's Unified Consumer View - Technology Solutions (UCV-TS) team is responsible for delivering new functionality to support the UCV data platform and providing the business with a 360 view of consumer information across all channels. The Consumer MDM is responsible for managing all information pertaining to consumers and potential consumers. A wide variety of business applications are tightly integrated with the Consumer MDM requiring it to be highly available and highly performant. This position is responsible for providing technical strategy and direction to the UCV product teams. The candidate will need to balance the organization and management of data with integration across a wide variety of applications that contribute data and/or leverage data to drive business processes in a high availability, high volume environment.

The Principal Solutions Engineer - Technical Lead should drive the thinking and solutioning to leverage data as an asset (integrated data sourcing, development, usage, and availability). In this highly-collaborative, fast-paced environment, this position's responsibilities are to design innovative product solutions for real business problems, integrate with and evolve architectures in existing products and systems, and contribute to business-driven technology roadmaps. This role is in support of the Consumer Data Strategy area.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drive Consumer Data Strategy Initiatives affecting both Consumer MDM and interfacing systems (Policy, Claim, Service Offering etc.)
  • Partner with different areas in the enterprise (Agency Sales, Claims and Marketing etc.) to drive change management in the most efficient manner
  • Assess current Consumer MDM implementation, along with business objectives, and recommend improvements
  • Collaborate and co-ordinate with architects and delivery teams to design integrated platform solutions
  • Create deliverables such as conceptual diagrams, decision statements, solution design and other relevant technical documentation
  • Review and contribute to Business Requirements, Non-functional Requirements, and User Stories, develop application architectures, review and contribute to design efforts
  • Ensure design concerns are appropriately addressed by product development teams; communicate, document, escalate design impacts and risks
  • Identify opportunities, from a technical perspective, for promoting process efficiency, simplification, and improving application performance


Job Qualifications

  • Consumer MDM experience is required; ideally with IBM Infosphere MDM (aka Initiate)
  • Proficient in industry practices for master data management, data quality, metadata management and data modeling
  • Proven ability to analyze requirements and convert them into technical designs
  • Experience working in an Agile delivery model
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Good communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts and strategic vision
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of ITIL Processes
  • Ability to work in a high-paced team environment
  • Experience influencing senior business and IT stakeholders; ability to structure and maintain documents to effectively communicate with management, business partners, and technology teams to convey architecture concepts and drive alignment and decision making
  • Prior experience working on Oracle, Hadoop, TIBCO, Web Services (SOAP and REST), JSON, Java
  • Experience with Cloud architecture; implementing and/or migrating to the cloud; experience with hybrid Cloud + Data Center integration


Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience working with Non-SQL databases (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Experience building CICD pipeline with test driven development
  • Experience working with Search engines like Solr, Elastic Search etc. and streaming platforms like Kafka


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

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