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Reference # : 17-00742 Title : Onsite solution architect
Location : Hartford, CT
Position Type : Full Time/Contract
Experience Level : Start Date : 04/24/2017  
Description
Position: Onsite solution architect
Location: Hartford, CT
Contract Duration: Fulltime

Job Description:

Responsibilities Include:
  • Create conceptual diagrams - Document in a form understandable by multiple stakeholders the architecture of the system that covers architecturally significant and high-risk aspects of the design
  • Architecture Document - Create and manage the software architecture in the form of an AOD using the standard template. This is the primary deliverable of the solution architect.
  • Document non-functional requirements -Work with team to document performance requirements, key maintenance scenarios and other quality requirements
  • Conduct Design Reviews - Oversee technical lead designers to ensure that the design conforms to the architecture
  • Technology Options Generation - At all project phases and levels, generate technology options and recommendations with clearly documented pro's, con's and rationale for recommendations
  • Proof of Concepts - Within projects and in conjunction with project managers act as the technical leader to define and drive proof of concepts on recommended solutions
  • Product Selection - Evaluate the technical aspects of product options and clearly document pro's, con's and rationale for recommendation
  • Assist with ROM estimates - Work with PM's, Tech Leads and others to estimate (effort days) the effort based on a unique understanding of the components of the architecture that must be built or modified
  • Provide Technical leadership - At all levels, provide technical leadership through mentoring, forums and consultation with all members of project teams
Communication Expectations:
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to express complex technical concepts in terms understandable by the business
Business Knowledge & Partnership Expectations:
  • Good knowledge of Insurance Industry especially with Property and Causality Lines of Business
  • Adhere to the Quality, Delivery timeliness and milestones associated with project
  • Places high priority on service and consistently meets scheduled dates
  • Handles contacts with clear, concise business communications
  • Adjusts to changing priorities
  • Demonstrates attitude of leadership, willingness, cooperation, and concern for business issues
Personal Competencies:
  • Must be seen as a team player that exhibits critical thinking and confidence and has credibility across the project team
  • Ability to comfortably interact with business operations and technology development teams
    Results oriented; proven ability to translate initiatives into action plans with required deliverables
    Ability to identify areas for continuous improvement within the current role and make recommendations and/or implement
  • Exhibits high-performing levels of motivation, performance and personal integrity
Team Work Expectations :
  • Ability to work collaboratively with client and offshore teams and apply technical expertise to assure quality and accuracy in achieving goals set for the project.
  • Ability to plan, organize and facilitate effective working sessions to achieve desired outcomes
  • Demonstrates ability to build relationships with peers to achieve objectives; relationships with other departments to work as one team
Leadership Expectations:
Adhere and comply to the security policy and procedures set by the client
  • Maintains the operational integrity of the business function(S) supported
  • Designs and tests systems, and/or system changes to insure system efficiency, integrity, productivity, and maintainability
  • Communicates with clients and project stakeholders, utilizing advanced written or oral skills in order to maintain system and/or product credibility
  • Demonstrates maturity and discretion in handling confidential data related to the system
  • Completes multiple tasks in the time allocated to accomplish results
  • Accurately evaluates and estimates new tasks
  • Adhere and comply to the security policy and procedures set by the client
Education Level Required:
Engineering Graduate Or Relevant Experience.