13 days old

Solutions Architect

Minneapolis, MN 55474
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    $50 To $70

Solutions Architect

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field; or related work experience.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Skills in general architecture, operations, and deployment methodologies and techniques (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman, ITIL, MOF).
  • Solid understanding and applied expertise in solutions architecture designs and concepts, which include but are not limited to: SDLC Process, Security, high availability, recovery, performance, monitoring and operations design, and application architecture.
  • 5+ years relevant solutions architecture experience that includes successful software integration experience.
  • 3+ years software development and/or technical support experience.
  • Experience designing and developing distributed solutions in .NET and/or Java
  • Proven experience in designing and integrating with SOA based solutions (Web API, WCF, SOAP, REST)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to effectively interact with all levels of technology and business partners.
  • Experience delivering concurrent, large information management projects at all phases-from project definition through design and delivery.
  • Insurance industry specific knowledge that includes a working knowledge of industry standards and architectures.
  • Knowledge or experience with any of the following technologies or frameworks: Policy Administration, Rating, Underwriting, Billing systems


  • Gather Non-Functional Requirements
  • Partner with business analysts, systems analysts and engineers in gathering and reviewing non-functional requirements.
  • Identify key business and technology drivers that impact architectures, including end-user requirements, existing software distribution capabilities, existing application environment (including legacy and packaged systems), and performance/availability requirements.
  • Collaborate with application and infrastructure teams to understand scope and requirements. Assess Technology
  • Conduct assessments of current business and technology architectures including: functional assessments, such as end user satisfaction and functional overlaps/gaps; and technical assessments, such as platforms, tool proliferation, age of underlying technologies; uptime/availability; and business processes.
  • Identify and document any risks, issues or critical success factors that may require immediate action. Design
  • Translate project requirements into detailed designs consistent with current and future platform strategy and roadmap while influencing requirements and balancing needs for immediate action and the POA.
  • Design external system interface architecture that includes appropriate application of techniques and standards.
  • Maintain and promote use of appropriate design techniques and methodologies.
  • Actively participate in testing design and execution to validate coverage and perform causal analysis. Risk Assessment
  • Create effective and efficient control patterns, conduct risk evaluations and enforce policies and standards to enable the enterprise to conduct business at an appropriate and known risk level. Ensure capabilities are reviewed and compliant within defined risk levels while considering hardware/software currency, performance/availability, security and information/transaction integrity and drive the awareness of required improvements.
  • Governance
  • Communicate and manage governance parameters that take into account stakeholders' interests and processes with measurable results. Best Practices
  • Research and maintain a deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.


  • Information Technology

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