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Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Information Technology
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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Locations: This position is open in the following locations:

Irving, TX

Charlotte, NC

Northbrook, IL

Come and be part of Allstate’s Architecture team, and help drive out the technical direction for this Fortune 100 company. The Solution Architect role focuses on designing complex application architectures to solve business problems. This role is in support of Ivantage, a subsidiary of Allstate Insurance Company. Ivantage provides third-party products to consumers and Exclusive Agents when underwriting/risk management reasons or portfolio limitations prevent Allstate from doing so.

Collaborate to create business driven technology roadmaps and then use excellent communication and influencing skills to drive implementation.  The ideal candidate will thrive in seeking challenging problems, proposing and presenting solutions, building relationships, soliciting feedback, overseeing other application architects and finding ways to thrill Ivantage’s customers.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of and experience with Web Application development, including at least 2 years experience as an Architect.  We are looking for extensive custom development and Service Oriented Architecture skills with a focus on the utilization of standard patterns, practices, and frameworks.  The ideal candidate will also have experience leading a team of other application architects working on a variety of projects and a thorough understanding of Insurance Broker business drivers and practices.

Scope includes

• Reviewing and contributing to Business Requirements, developing application architectures based upon those Business Requirements, reviewing and contributing to System Analyst designs based upon the specified architecture, and reviewing code for adherence to the specified architecture.
• Publishing direction statements that guide planning and implementation of strategies and systems projects and contributing to application roadmaps.
• Collaborating with other architects to develop solutions that integrate well across platforms.  Provide consulting and review services to other architects and delivery teams.
• Overseeing the work of additional application architects.


Job Qualifications


Bachelors degree in related field is REQUIRED


Must Haves

At least eight years experience designing and developing large-scale enterprise level applications, including two years in the architect role.
At least four years hands-on experience with the custom developed solutions. 
Experience utilizing open source libraries and re-usable components.
Web development industry standards and best practices 
Strong knowledge of design patterns

Proven Experience evaluating and implementing novel technologies to solve tomorrow’s business challenges.



Automated testing patterns and tools
Strong knowledge of integration technologies, approaches and patterns
Strong knowledge of security (risks and threats, authentication, authorization, certificates, encryption)
Experience with delivering using Agile methodology practices
Knowledge of cloud technologies including Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Experience with Independent Agent Carriers and/or Insurance Brokers


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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