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AVP, Senior Solution Architect Commercial and Specialty

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Chubb Corporation


Chubb Commercial and Specialty Architecture team has an opening for a Senior Solution Architect responsible for providing technology leadership and hands-on solution delivery. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical skills, evaluate existing and develop new solution designs while ensuring that performance and scalability are aligned with the company’s strategic goals. Prior experience in the insurance industry is preferred.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

– Perform a technical leadership and hands-on solution engineering role in all aspects of projects including new development, maintenance, support and operations
– Lead discussions with project teams, provide strategic direction, solution architecture specification and high-level design to support project requirements
– Create and maintain all documents and artifacts at varying levels of abstraction pertinent to architectural and technical designs
– Design and implement RESTful APIs and micro services
– Provide expertise and direction on current and future use of technologies for delivery teams in alignment with Enterprise Architecture Technology standards
– Execute code reviews and oversee all technology deliverables from all teams and ensure that all standards, patterns, and best practices are being met and in conjunction with agreed upon design
– Participate in development of core modules both through physical coding and guidance to team members
– Assist with performance testing and performance issue resolution including support of technologies and troubleshooting performance issues across all layers of system
– Participate in daily Agile development activities as member of core delivery team including sprint planning, daily meetings, collaborative delivery, and retrospective reviews
– Ensure technical/architecture reviews of proposed solutions are conducted appropriately and periodically leveraging the Enterprise Architecture Group building permit and stage gate review process
– Collaborates well with other IT groups like Infrastructure, Security, Enterprise Architecture, Delivery and Operations teams including Chubb staff and vendor resources
– Digital-enable existing platforms by providing technology solutions like APIs/micro services and enable transition to Agile methodology through DevOps pipeline, Agile Architecture and other elements of Chubb Digital Strategy
– Advocate for the team’s technical quality by insisting on design and code reviews, performance tests, test automation, and unit test strategies

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

– This position requires a technologist who is an exceptionally analytical and results oriented solution architect with a passion for modern technologies, an appreciation for highly complex applications, and a desire to work in a highly collaborative development environment
– The candidate is expected to be a subject matter expert on the solution, technologies used, and underlying architecture
– The candidate must be a strong leader with the ability to lead and mentor the development team providing guidance and leadership ensuring adherence to best practices
– Ensure that systems comply with Chubb’s security, regulatory, and disaster recovery principles
– Quickly master unfamiliar technologies and vendor APIs, understand how the components interact and fit into the overall system, and move fluidly between various technologies to diagnose and resolve issues
– Ability to multi-task and practice good time management skills, both individually and as part of a team
– Adept at Application troubleshooting, Performance tuning, Usability and Automation
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

– An M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
– Generalist with strong Java/.NET/Angular and Digital skills with an architecture mindset
– Skillset, understanding and hands on experience designing and developing applications on WAS/Microsoft technology stack and including coding MQ, Kafka, APIs and Microservices
– Understanding of programming in Java, MS .Net and JavaScript framework (Ext/Js), SOAP, REST, JSON, AJAX and other programming constructs
– technologies/platforms as OpenText xPression and ExStream, Axway Secure FTP, distribution, Microsoft O365
– Deep knowledge of REST, MS Azure Platform, Web Services, Application Infrastructure. Good knowledge of XML/XSL, Scripting, API Management, Micro Services and Containers
– Knowledge of platforms like Duck Creek and IVANS preferred
– Experience in developing applications in Cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure
– Good understanding on Active Directory, SSO (Identity management), entitlement systems for authorization, MS Exchange, etc.
– Experience in Agile delivery model
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Knowledge of insurance domain predominantly P & C
– Has experience working with multi-vendor projects and related communications challenges
– Adaptable and Agile. Handles multiple demands and prioritizes effectively. Handles conflict effectively. Develops new skills quickly. Is willing to accept new responsibilities. Takes initiative and accountability

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The Chubb Corporation

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally. Contact Info

– Philadelphia, PA 19019

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