Solution Architect

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Job Description

Job Description

In this highly-collaborative, fast-paced environment, your role as a Solution Architect is 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 Claims area.

The ideal candidate will thrive in seeking challenging problems, proposing and presenting solutions and products, building relationships within and across all levels of the organization, soliciting feedback, and finding ways to thrill Allstate's customers.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as primary or secondary architect for assigned custom and vended products.
  • Develop product and platform solution architectures.
  • Review and contribute to product stories, design thinking efforts and roadmaps.
  • Successfully communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale.
  • Provide architecture governance for products, establishing and upholding standards.
  • Make product selection recommendations as appropriate.
  • Closely partner and engage with product teams using different delivery methodologies.
  • Work with technology and business partners at all levels of the organization and across diverse areas such as IT, Claims, other domains, etc.

Job Qualifications

Essential Criteria
  • Minimum four years' experience designing and developing integrated product solutions
  • Knowledge of fundamental web and/or mobile and cloud security practices
  • Experience of developing and designing solutions using standard patterns, practices, and frameworks
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical product timelines in a fast-paced environment.

Desirable Criteria
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in a Computer Science related field is preferred
  • Previous experience in a Solution, Application or Product Architect role
  • Basic knowledge of the insurance industry and claims business processes
  • Java-based and .NET-based technology stack knowledge
  • Understanding of SOA Architectures, micro-services and cloud based deployments

Travel requirements
  • Occasional short-term as required

On-call Requirements
  • None

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

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