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Nationwide Insurance

Technology Innovation Solutions Architect

Delaware, OH

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!

Nationwide is looking for an innovative Solutions Architect to support Technology Strategy & Innovation. The Technology Strategy & Innovation team is focused on rapid adoption of emerging technologies as an enterprise capability. As a Solution Architect for Tech Strategy & Innovation, your responsibilities include;

  • Conduct industry research on emerging technologies and publish Point Of View / Position Papers informing relevance for Nationwide and readiness for adoption

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Drive adoption of new and emerging technologies Nationwide Business Units.

  • Provide architecture & design direction on Corporate Innovation Projects

  • Compensation Grade H5

    This role can be filled remotely or in a hybrid capacity, collaborating in office with the team a few days every other week. Subject to change.

    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 Solution Architect Leader, you will be responsible for the technical quality, integrity and evolution of the application portfolio supporting a product domain, a business solution area or the technology portfolio supporting a line of business or infrastructure domain.

    Job Description

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Responsible for the management of associates including but not limited to performance management, salary planning, training, development, workforce planning, hiring, and disciplinary actions; and attracts, hires, engages and develops the team through impactful recruitment, mentor and feedback.

    • Leads the development and maintenance of technology strategies, blueprints and application roadmaps for a product domain, a business solution area or business/technology roadmaps for a given infrastructure domain.

    • Ensures cloud enablement and cost reduction where applicable

    • Identifies technical risk, currency and depth of product/applications supporting a business solution area or manages the technologies supporting a given infrastructure domain.

    • Leads all aspects of the delivery of programs and projects driven by the solution area, product domain or infrastructure domain.

    • Implements reusable technology solutions that use shared assets.

    • Harvests intellectual capital that contributes to increased delivery capabilities.

    • Leads technical quality through architecture and design reviews.

    • Expert in the generation of new solutions and designs in support of the needs of the product domain, business area or infrastructure domain

    • Assists business solution area leadership team with estimating costs and technical resource planning for new solutions, technology upgrades and maintenance of product/application platforms

    • Establishes building codes and guardrails for the business solution area and carries out compliance with technology and architecture standards

    • Active profession participant through communities of practice, industry involvement and/or standards organizations.

    May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

    Reporting Relationships: Reports to Technology AVP or above. May lead a team.

    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: More than ten years of demonstrated ability in a Technology domain. Demonstrated proficiency in multiple architectural domains and various technologies. Awareness of and experience with Web and Cloud technologies. Five years leading planning and roadmap development and four years of management experience is preferred.

    Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Superb 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. 

    Client-provided location(s): Ohio, USA
    Job ID: 07d635cc8e744f8ccb8107ebd7ddcc88ebc679fb9707ef585e3d80c964820164
    Employment Type: Other