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Location :
Northbrook, IL US
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Senior Manager
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 Summary

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 application architectures to solve business problems. This role is in support of the Agency Solutions area.
Collaborate to create business driven technology roadmaps and then use excellent communication and influencing skills to drive implementation of software solutions to business problems.  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 Allstate’s customers.
The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of and experience with Web Application development, including at least 4 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. 
Scope includes designing and building solutions with Agile software teams and a Product mindset to complete the Allstate Underwriting roadmap objectives.
• Understanding of Insurance underwriting a plus
• Experience with rules based implementations
• Experience with workflow and task management tools
• Experience with database design

Job Description

The Solution architect will also be responsible for advancing the Policy Administration system core capabilities and be able to address gaps in legacy technology with innovative technology solutions.
Here, you will be challenged with problems regarding stability of high performing distributed systems, defining technology strategies, driving and influencing technology choices, and establishing standards and policies. The role involves high collaboration with Allstate Technology teams. You will be creating, setting and maintaining standards and best practices and patterns of development used within technology space. You will partner closely with Allstate Technology teams to provide design guidelines, impart knowledge on technical trends and serve as a Subject Matter Expert on systems configuration and integration, capacity planning, performance analysis and optimization.
• Collaborates with the Business and Delivery teams on driving out solutions that provide value to Allstate
• Reviews and contributes to Business Requirements
• Develops application architectures based upon those Business Requirements
• Contribute to System designs based upon the specified architecture
• Review code for adherence to the specified architecture
• Publishing direction statements that guide planning and implementation of strategies and systems projects
• Create application roadmaps
• Collaborating with other architects to develop solutions that integrate well across platforms. 
• Provide consulting, subject matter expertise and review services to other architects and delivery teams.
• Overseeing the work of additional application architects.

Job Qualifications

• At least ten years experience designing and developing large-scale enterprise level applications, including four years in the architect role.
• At least seven years hands-on experience with the custom developed solutions.
• At least two years experience leading a small team.
• Experience utilizing open source libraries and re-usable components.
• Web development industry standards and best practices
• Strong knowledge of design patterns
• 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 such as, AWS, Microsoft Azure, or  Pivotal Cloud Foundry



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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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