Lead Application Architect
The Lead Application Architect is recognized by the project team and customer as the technical expert for the application, and serves as a point of escalation for technical questions and concerns. The Lead Application Architect is responsible for leading a team to successfully deliver an application suited to the customer’s business and performance goals.
- Works with Director of Application Architecture to solve complex and unique architectural and data issues that have a company-wide impact
- Defines the applications required to operationalize the business imperatives, and how the components of each applications relate to each other
- Works across the Architecture teams to ensure the application components align with the application architecture and meet application performance goals
- Identifies and address application and data issues that affect application integrity.
- Identifies cross-capability and cross-release issues that affect the business architecture integrity.
- Transforms customer requirements into user and application required
- Serves as a trusted advisor of the customer
- Performs Design / Code Review(s)
- Participates in Conformance Review(s)
- Increases the level of buyer confidence by providing key inputs during the opportunity phase
- Serves as a mentor for junior level employees
- Performs other related duties and activities as required.
Education and Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, or higher education level, or foreign equivalent, preferably in area with technical emphasis
- Minimum of 12 years’ professional experience, preferably in implementing software applications
- Or Master’s degree plus a minimum of 10 years’ related professional experience
- Experience with implementation of Duck Creek Platform
- Experience in implementing P&C Insurance software applications
- Experience in HTML, ASP, and XML preferred
- Experience with systems integration (Policy, Billing, Claims, Reinsurance, third-party systems).
- Previous experience working in a customer facing role
Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
- Facilitation experience for conducting requirements gathering and stakeholder agreement meetings
- Familiar with Joint Application Design (JAD) session, prototyping, Conference Room Pilot (CRP), and similar approaches and principles
- Familiar with business process design concepts and principles.
- Familiarity with insurance products, rules and methodologies desirable
- Familiarity with merge fields for Microsoft Word and Adobe.
- Travel: 50-75%
- Work Authorization: Legally authorized to work in the country of the job location.
- Physical: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met