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Solutions Architect

Solutions Architect

ID 
2018-1632
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-FL-Clearwater
Category 
Information Technology

More information about this job

Overview

Summary

 

The Solutions Architect provides technical expertise and leadership over the execution of initiatives spanning multiple Strategic Business Units (SBUs) in the insurance and healthcare industries. Typical projects include:

 

  • Product development and enhancement
  • Client implementations
  • Data conversions
  • Post-acquisition corporate integrations
  • Software development

The Solutions Architect has responsibility to provide technical leadership and solutions for the Presidents of multiple SBUs. The ideal candidate has the ability to develop relationships with peer managers in business operations and IT. The individual will have a passion for teamwork and executing towards end objectives. We are looking for someone who lives in the solution, not the problem and derives a true feeling of success at the completion of every objective.

 

This role is a unique and incredible opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual willing to dive in and provide technical solutions spanning myriad industries not typical to a single company. The candidate will have multiple opportunities to have immediate and tangible impact on the organization.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Define, document, and communicate technical solutions to business needs Create an organizational IT roadmap
  • Ensure solutions come out in stages in a timely way so that the overall organization can make progress before completion
  • Ensure the software and system architectures are in synchronization Act as the emissary of the architecture
  • Ensure the business and management understands technical approaches and solutions Ensure the right modeling is being done, to know what qualities such as performance are going to be met

 

  • Provide leadership to issues like tool and environment selection
  • Identify and interact with stakeholders to make sure their needs are being met Ensure that the architecture is not only the right one for operations, but also for deployment and sustainment
  • Ensure all software development is managed under version control and release management. Experienced with code branching and the establishment of multiple environments spanning development, test, user acceptance test, production, and production fix
  • Maintain morale, both within the architecture group, and externally as well. The latter is done by providing a sound design, when needed, and providing good presentations and materials to let everyone know the organization is on the right track.
  • Understand and plan for evolutionary paths
  • Plan for new technology insertion
  • Manage risk identification and risk mitigation strategies associated with the architecture

Other Responsibilities

 

  • Adheres to the policies and procedures of the company
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of client, company, and personnel information Demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Competencies:

Must Have

 

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills Ability to dive in, understand the business, and the needs of internal and external customers
  • IEEE 1471 experience
  • C#, .NET, Visual Studio, ASP (Entity Framework experience desired) or similar development skills
  • Expertise in Microsoft SQL and relational databases Expertise with SOAP and REST web services
  • In depth experience with iterative SDLC processes such as SCRUM, Agile, etc.
  • Modeling skills
  • Data modeling skills
  • Proven history of delivering technical solutions within scope, on time, and within budget
  • Detail oriented with a passion for quality
  • Presentation skills / experience with clients and at the C-suite level Ability to multi-task and work independently

 

Should Have

  • Healthcare and / or insurance industry experience OOAD/OOP/UML experience
  • Data conversion experience
  • Post M&A integration experience MS TFS

 

 

Nice to Have

Iterative SDLC certifications

 

Qualifications:

 

A minimum of five to ten (5-10) years of prior experience as a software architect

 

Education and/or Experience:

 

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent experience.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

 

Iterative SDLC certifications preferred

 

Computer Skills:

 

Proficiency using software programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint and Outlook

Proficiency using Project Management software programs such as MS Project and SmartSheet

 

Environmental Factors/Physical Demands:

 

Work is performed in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have the ability to maintain active customer and employee communication; access, input and retrieve information from the computer system; enter alpha-numeric data into a computerized system often while listening on the telephone. May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor. May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, stooping and lifting up to thirty (30) pounds.