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Solutions Architect

Northbrook, Illinois Allstate Insurance Company

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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 Description

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 complex application architectures to solve business problems. This role is in support of the Agency Solutions delivery area.

Collaborate to create business driven technology roadmaps and then use excellent communication and influencing skills to drive implementation. The ideal candidate will thrive in seeking challenging problems, proposing and presenting solutions, building relationships, soliciting feedback, working with other 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 5 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. The ideal candidate will also have experience leading a team of other solution architects working on a variety of projects. Experience in cloud technologies and having a strong understanding of security is also desired.

Scope includes

– Reviewing and contributing to Business Requirements, developing solution architectures based upon those Business Requirements, reviewing and contributing to designs based upon the specified architecture, and reviewing code for adherence to the specified architecture.
– Publishing direction statements that guide planning and implementation of strategies and systems projects and contributing to application roadmaps.
– Collaborating with other architects to develop solutions that integrate well across platforms. Provide consulting 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 three years in the architect role.
– At least seven years hands-on experience with the custom developed solutions.
– Experience utilizing open source frameworks 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)
– Knowledge of cloud technologies and patterns to migrate to the cloud
– Knowledge of Salesforce implementations and integration patterns

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

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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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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Allstate Insurance Company

The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America, serving more than 16 million households nationwide. Founded in 1931, Allstate has been dedicated to protecting our customers from life’s uncertainties and preparing them for the future for more than 85 years. Allstate became a publicly traded company in 1993, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ALL. As of year-end 2015, Allstate had nearly $104.7 billion in total assets. Contact Info

– Northbrook, IL 60065

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