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Solutions Architect (remote)

Company: Jewelers Mutual
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Jewelers Mutual, the nation's only company exclusively insuring the jewelry industry is hiring for a Solutions Architect!The location of this position is open to our Dallas, TX and Neenah, WI offices and we will also consider remote work options.JM is a company that operates in agile teams and leverages Big Data, Azure, Google Cloud, Microservices, and other leading technologies! We are driving the insurance and jewelry industries forward by building modern digital solutions and services using cutting edge technologies.COVID-19 Update: Jewelers Mutual recognizes the impact of COVID - 19 and our employees safety is at the forefront of our response to this pandemic. We have created an Emergency Response and Readiness (ERR) team to daily monitor and assess the COVID-19 situation. Protocols have been established to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and our employees can find comfort in knowing their safety is our number one priority.About the Dallas Office: Our office in Dallas, TX is located at the Premier Place and offers an onsite athletic club, an onsite deli, convenient transit, dining and shopping all within walking distance! http://premierplacedallas.com/location/index.htmlAbout the Neenah, WI Corporate Office: The JM Corporate Campus is in a prime location set back among the trees. The state of the art facility offers an onsite Starbucks, fitness center, gem gallery and our 24 Carat Cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and offers free gourmet coffee and teas.The Solutions Architect provides leadership and technical expertise in the design, development and support of the digital applications of Jewelers Mutual. This requires a strong technical background/experience and is a key member of the team that develops, maintains, and integrates Jewelers Mutual business-critical systems. Assignments require the individual in this position to act as an integral part of the development team to architect, design, and develop innovative solutions. Assignments often involve research in the application and/or business area and have a direct impact on assigned project schedules, costs and performance.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Assists IT Leadership Team and project leaders/managers in the development of feasibility analysis, tasks-environmental study, requirements definition, system conceptualization and cost-benefit study; develops general design of a system in accordance with specifications.Configures and integrates packaged applications with existing systemsAlthough senior level development knowledge is a requirement, this role's main focus is on project success and leading technical delivery resources.Partners with business units and business analysts to create innovative solutions and identify alternative procedural solutions and costs associated with each solution.Takes a leadership role on inter- and intra-departmental projects including:Developing and leading project plans and timelines,Keeping the project leader/manager and the IT Leadership Team informed,Providing technical assistance to team members and directing their project-related assignments,Reviewing team's work for completeness and correctness in accordance with specifications, soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy, andEnsuring adherence to established standards in design, programming, testing and documentation.Provides technical guidance and support to other systems analystsAnalyzes business cases in terms of the business environment, technical infrastructure, system capacity and business response time expectations when proposing solutions.Participates in own continuing education and learning programs while also providing assistance to peers.Supports co-workers cross-functionally with user testing, resolving Help Desk concerns, developing Standard Operating Procedures, on-call rotation for covering application systems, and other work as requested.Functions as a subject matter expert (SME) for junior members of staffLeads first-of-a-kind initiativesTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.QUALIFICATIONSMust have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.Must have the ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.Must have the ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.Strong written and oral communication skills.Strong interpersonal skills.Ability to lead/provide consult to large projects/programsDevelopment and implementation of solutions in Azure, including Azure Integration ServicesPrior solution/application architecture experiencejs, Drupal, Java, JDBC, Web Services, SOAP, XML/XSLT, JSP Transfer protocols (HTTP, FTP, EDI etc.)Understanding of HTML/DHTML, DOM,The following qualifications are preferred, but not required:Working knowledge of iterative development processExperience with Microsoft SQL Server product suite, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Office product suiteDemonstrated LEAN application, demonstrates insight and thought leadership to reduce or eliminate complexitiesGuidewire Insurance Suite integration and/or developmentInsurance industry experience, especially in developing digital experiences for direct-to-consumer and independent agentsEDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree requiredMust have a minimum of five years of digital experience design, configuration, development and integrationMust have a minimum of 7 years of experience in object-oriented programming (Java, C++, or equivalent) skillsProperty/casualty insurance or financial services experience desired.Technical certifications in digital development platforms and technologies are preferred

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