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Cloud Solutions Architect

Company: Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company
Location: Omaha
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

All Boston Mutual employees who interact with our policyholders, our producers, and our BML associates embrace the principles of our brand and service philosophy. We are all brand ambassadors. Both our words and our behaviors matter. We share a common service philosophy and pride ourselves in living the BML brand promises every day, one interaction at a time. The following statements represent what Boston Mutual stands "FOR" - it is what makes us different and better in the market we serve.We are FOR being a progressive life insurance company offering financial peace of mind to working Americans and their families.We are FOR providing practical and affordable products designed for those we serve.We are FOR making it easy to secure a level of financial protection with a portfolio of products - beginning with life insurance.We are FOR providing a personalized customer experience to our policyholders and producers.We are FOR acting in the best interests of our policyholders, producers, employees and the communities in which we live and serve - representing the goodness of mutuality in all we do. We do our best to:Demonstrate a desire to assistListen for understanding and respond empatheticallyExplain things in a manner that is easy to understandBe knowledgeable students of our businessTake full ownership to resolve questions and issuesBe professional, polite and courteousLeave our customers and associates "better than where we found them" As a Cloud Application/Solutions Architect at Boston Mutual, you enjoy working in a highly collaborative team-based environment, conceptualizing, developing, communicating and proposing solutions that will drive our growth and lead directly to top and bottom line results. You will work with the CIO and Director of the department to develop a long-term strategy while engaging in a tactical capacity to help solve critical needs and mission challenges. You will be responsible for providing a recommendation for the overall cloud solution architecture and development practices and engaging business peers and subject matter experts, when required. The Cloud Application Architect must remain informed about industry trends, fin-tech products and innovations that will deliver process improvement and efficiencies, candidate areas for automation, and other innovative approaches to meet current and evolving business needs.The Cloud Application/Solutions Architect is expected to:Analyze the current state technology environment and identify deficiencies, define the principles, guidelines, standards and solutions patterns in collaboration with other IT leadership and architecture roles, and design and direct architectural governance activities.Collaboratively develop and recommend a solutions architecture and integration approach across a suite of specific applications and technologies based on enterprise strategy, business capabilities, and business requirements.Participate in cross-functional teams as well as functional and project team efforts to evaluate technology solutions to meet the needs of the business and fit within the technology architecture vision of the organization, including vendor assessment, technology platform selection and retirement, prioritization, and integration.Drive cloud adoption across the enterprise, including continuously building and enhancing foundational cloud capabilities, process simplification and automation, and delivering end-to-end cloud deployment processes.Partner with IT leadership, business leadership and vendors as an advisor to develop and align technical road maps with organizational strategy, and objectives.Develop design diagrams and corresponding documentation to set enterprise best practices for cloud adoption.Lead the design and implementation of new cloud capabilities by partnering with our application teams.Support and mentor team members on cloud application best practices.Serve as a strategist and continuously refine our deployment practices for improved reliability, repeatability, and security.Ensure cloud optimization is being followed with a focus on balancing costs with business priorities.Assist in developing and executing application hosting and migration strategies for systems both on-premise and in the cloud including the development of solution prototypes to prove out value and reduce risk.Be a trusted advisor to the company, collaborating closely with both the business and technology teams to ensure alignment in implementation with the intended solution design as well as desired business outcomes.QualificationsEducation:Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or related discipline.Experience:8+ years software architecture and development experience designing and deploying scalable, secure on-premise and cloud-based solutions in Microsoft Azure.3+ years experience implementing and mentoring teams in agile software development practices.Led large-scale software vendor selection and system integration efforts.Worked with both technical and business stakeholders to define requirements, creating detailed documentation and crafting estimates and roadmaps for implementation.End-to-end solution and implementation definition and documentation.Experience creating deployment strategies with accurate time estimates and risk assessments.Professionally solved challenges for full-stack application design, development, and implementation with 8+ years experience with object oriented system design using Microsoft .NET/C#.Software development experience and familiarity with multiple programming languages such as: C#, Visual Basic, JavaScript, MSSQL, Python, etc.Experience building solutions using a micro-services approach.Hands-on experience of CI/CD implementation using cloud native services and DevOps tools.Strong experience crafting solutions leveraging serverless functions & container services.Familiarity with (IaC) concepts.Familiarity with integrating data solutions in Microsoft Azure.Knowledge Requirements & Capabilities:Solid understanding of cloud infrastructure components (network, compute, storage, load balancers) and how applications should best leverage each.Experience developing systems to support data analytics and business intelligenceCloud migration planning and executionCloud-native development and security best practicesExperience implementing DevOps processes and tools such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Test Automation, Infrastructure-As-Code, Logging, Monitoring, and AlertingDemonstrated ability in project solution estimation and team structure recommendation.Demonstrates a solid understanding of delivery methodology and has led teams in the implementation of solutions according to plan.Knowledge of concepts like availability, back up, disaster recovery, etc. in a Cloud environment as it relates to the applications supported.Experience working with performance monitoring tools.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Boston Mutual's associates are currently working remotely in accordance with our safety protocols. The selected candidate will be expected to temporarily work remotely for an unspecified period of time as determined in Boston Mutual's sole discretion. When normal business operations resume, the selected candidate will be expected to physically return to work in the office if possible. We returned to the office in May 2022, employees are required to be in office on Mondays and Thursdays at this time. This may change in 2023. There may be times in which employees are requested to come on site more days during the week based on business need.Boston Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. Boston Mutual is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, military service, veteran status, family status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state laws. Boston Mutual is a drug-free workplace, and any offer extended will be contingent upon appropriate results of a drug test.

Keywords: Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, Omaha , Cloud Solutions Architect, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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