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Nationwide Insurance

Consultant, Product Architect


If you’re passionate about innovation and love working in an environment where you can constantly improve and adopt new technologies to drive business results, then Nationwide’s Information Technology team could be the place for you!

Be part of the Nationwide Financial Architecture team that will be engaged in creating modern application architecture to support and transform our business.

The ideal candidate would have most, if not all, of the following characteristics:

  • Experience with continuous architecture in practice.

  • Experience with modern web technologies (Angular, JavaScript, APIs/Apigee, API Auth Patterns)

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Experience in modern application architecture concepts – Microservices, API designs, Event-driven architecture.

  • Hands-on experience designing and/or developing modern, cloud-native applications with cloud platforms and container technologies

  • Ability to rapidly prototype new designs and patterns using emerging and standard technologies

  • Experience working with packaged applications

  • Experience with ecosystem partnerships

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to summarize complex architecture in simple terms

  • A proven innovation mindset

  • Experience designing fully DevOps automated products

  • Knowledge or experience with Identity and Access Management technologies

  • Deliver business value by partnering with Application Product Managers, build lines and project teams, ensuring solutions are delivered with efficiency, quality, and speed

  • Strong consideration will be given to applicants who can think outside the box, lead innovations, and partner with product teams in planning and delivering those solutions.

    Compensation grade G4

    Job Description Summary

    If you’re passionate about delivering technology solutions to support a company providing extraordinary care to its customers, then Nationwide Technology is the place for you. Nationwide's industry-leading technology workforce embraces an agile work environment and a collaborative culture to deliver outstanding solutions and results. If that sounds like something you aspire to, we want to hear from you!

    As a Product Architect you will support a line or lines of business or infrastructure domain and are responsible for the technical quality, integrity and evolution of the application portfolio sustaining a product domain, a business function(s) within a Business Solution Area (BSA) or the technology portfolio.

    The Product Architect supports a line of business or infrastructure domain and is responsible for technical quality, integrity and evolution of the application portfolio sustaining a product domain, a business function(s) within a business solution area (BSA) or the technology portfolio.

    Job Description

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Develop and maintain systems architecture for a product domain, business function or the technology portfolio. Ensuring that the product meets functional and non-functional requirements.

    • Key contributor on strategies, blueprints and roadmaps for a given product/application/technology area focused on technical directions like Cloud First. Ensure product/application roadmaps are aligned with solution and enterprise roadmaps with the correct guard rails.

    • Identifies technology risk, technical currency and technical debt related to applications when planning for new solutions, technology upgrades and maintenance of product/application platforms.

    • Crafts moderate to sophisticated build patterns, accelerators, building codes standard and carrying out compliance with architecture standards.

    • Drives technical quality by conducting or participating in architecture, design and code reviews, capacity planning, modeling and testing.

    • Runs the vitality of technical talent in area of responsibility and provides feedback, suggestions to other people leaders on technical talent.

    • Assists in mentoring lines involved in a product/application development when unfamiliar, new technologies or techniques are introduced.

    May perform other responsibilities as assigned. 

    Reporting Relationships: Reports to Director or AVP, Chief Architect.

    Typical Skills and Experiences: 

    Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, or a related field is preferred.

    License/Certification/Designation: Technology certifications or designation are not required but encouraged. 

    Experience: Eight to ten years of experience in a Technology domain. Shown skill in multiple architectural domains and various technologies. Awareness of emerging technologies. Experience with cloud technologies is preferred.

    Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Good communication and facilitation skills. Ability to make decisions and recommendations on technology strategies while considering various options and business needs. Aptitude to influence, build relationships, negotiate and set priorities needed. Strong executive presence. Insurance/financial services industry knowledge a plus.

    Other criteria, including leadership or technical skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence. 

    Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

    Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

    Job Conditions: 

    Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not Eligible)

    Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel maybe required. 

    ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. 

    Job ID: 48cc32645b0d110413142e864b838a66c9aa3b5d69e00b7fe3de1e96bcea7304
    Employment Type: Other