Technical Architect - Guidewire Suite

<strong>We&rsquo;re motivated by the fact that educators take care of our children&rsquo;s future, and we believe they deserve someone to look after theirs. We help educators identify their financial goals and develop plans to achieve them. This includes insurance to protect what they have today and financial products to help them prepare for their future.</strong>

Dallas, TX

Horace Mann

<strong>We were founded in 1945 by two Springfield, Ill., teachers who saw a need for quality, affordable auto insurance for teachers. Horace Mann was originally called the Illinois Education Association Mutual Insurance Company, but the name was changed to honor the father of the American public education system, Horace Mann.</strong>

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Overview: Translates business needs into technical systems solutions. Integrates hardware, software and network interfaces to form a system. Recommends products that will evolve the organization's technical infrastructure.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Work as part of a team to deliver innovative, cost-effective and efficient IT solutions.</li> <li>Explaining plans to designers and developers; gaining alignment and understanding.</li> <li>Development lifecycle of software applications and other business process optimization projects.</li> <li>Ensure application performance, reliability, and quality.</li> <li>Assists need analysis by information gathering and performing analysis.</li> <li>Complete design, documentation, development, testing and debugging tasks working within a team.</li> <li>Develop and implement other business optimization projects and solutions including enhancements and upgrades.</li> </ul>
Requirements: Requirements Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in related technical field or equivalent work experience</li> <li>Prior experience in Guidewire Major Version Upgrade</li> <li>Guidewire Product Certifications in both configuration and integration in at least 2 Centers</li> <li>Minimum of 6 years of Guidewire development experience</li> <li>Minimum of 8 years of enterprise scale Java development experience</li> <li>Minimum of 10 years of Technical/Solution Architecting experience</li> <li>Minimum of 15 years of large-scale Business Application Development experience</li> <li>Knowledge of various programming languages, web design languages, scripting tools and protocols.</li> <li>Knowledge of software development lifecycle and project life cycle principles.</li> <li>Accomplishes department and organization mission by completing related results as needed.</li> <li>Advances job knowledge to next level by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.</li> <li>Proactively provide status, raise issues, and communicate necessary information on a regular basis via daily stand-up meetings, one-on-one meetings, and/or impromptu occasions.</li> <li>Responsible for escalating, assisting and follow-through on resolution of issues related to delivery of technology solutions and operational support.</li> <li>Provide cost estimates and business case updates</li> <li>Design and develop Guidewire integration components, including plug-ins, APIs, messaging and supporting business rules.</li> <li>Previous experience implementing integration modules that can be reused, ensure loose coupling, easily scalable of various system and its components.</li> <li>Conduct code reviews and walkthrough</li> <li>Strong ability to debug system issues and resolve defects</li> <li>Oversee technical deliverables, coaching and mentoring of junior developers and provide technical leadership for same</li> <li>Understand and implement the overall technical vision for projects, programs, or systems, keeping in mind cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization and architecture rationalization</li> <li>Have strong knowledge of the latest IT systems, legislation and best practice</li> <li>Ability to keep cool under pressure</li> <li>Good problem solving skills</li> <li>Can communicate complex technical ideas in a straightforward way</li> <li>Must be authorized to work in the United States without Employer Sponsorship.</li> </ul>