Lead Solution Architect

Posted on Apr 23 Jacksonville, FL 319 views

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Job Description

Allstate Benefits is a leading provider of voluntary insurance.  We are committed to providing superior products and services with cutting edge technology, exceptional customer service and compassionate claims administration.  With over 40,000 groups in force and insuring more than 3 million employees, we deliver the promise of the Good Hands every day!


The Solution Architect will work with many departments and systems to support business solutions. The role's primary responsibility is to bring together business requirements with innovative technologies and guide the strategic solution through to implementation.  The candidate should bring in top-level skills in enterprise systems and collaboration to help development teams transform technical debt into innovation opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of knowledge, but also be able to become an expert in key areas. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Develop reusable patterns, practices, and reference architectures through research and Proof of Concept builds
  • Communicate technology strategy to leaders and knowledge workers via roadmaps, conceptual diagrams and solution documents
  • Provide consultation to teams on the tactical application of reference architectures and the strategic direction of enterprise technology
  • Hold summits with technologists and business people to identify opportunities for innovation
  • Using independent research and analysis of industry and technology trends, provide actionable ideas for innovation and business capability development
  • Author reference architectures and positions that support the design, deployment and support of complex systems that deliver business functionality
  • Verify conformance to architectural patterns, practices and enterprise/departmental reference architecture
  • Identify, evaluate and vet technologies for use in the enterprise technology landscape
  • Drive change from within IT through communication with teams regarding processes, standards and culture
  • Support vendor selection and analysis process by evaluating vendor architecture's fit within the Domain
Job Qualifications



College Degree with technical study or equivalent experience


  • 7+ years technical experience in architecture/design
  • Excellent communication skills are a must.
  •  Experienced with Web Service (SOA, Rest, Micro)
  • Experienced developing applications using .NET Framework and/or Java a must, Nice to have would be .NET Core, Node JS, React, Go and/or Scala
  • Experience refactoring and/or re-platforming applications to run in AWS or Azure cloud environments
  • Experience and knowledge in web and API security including authentication, authorization, OAuth, OWASP, OpenID, and SAML
  • Experience with No SQL technologies such as MongoDB and Hadoop
  • Experience working with distributed technologies:
  • Integration and Design Patterns
  • Messaging interfaces (MQ, JMS)
  • Business Process Modeling

  • Preferred:

    • Experience with Cloud Technologies
    • Benefits/Insurance Industry Experience
    Compensation Data

    The salary range for this position is $110,000-$132,000. The salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

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

    Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

    As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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