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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

Consultant, IT Architecture - Systems Architect

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. - Phoenix, AZ

Job Description
#informationtechnology #diversity Are you an architect looking for an opportunity to expand your software knowledge across multiple technologies? Nationwide is looking for an IT (Information Technology) Application Architect to join our Scottsdale, Arizona team. We’re seeking candidates with very strong insurance business acumen, specifically in personal lines (5 years of insurance industry desired), and 5 years of insurance package implementation experience. Candidates should be well versed in systems and data integration, and should have a solid knowledge of typical insurance 3rd party interfaces. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field highly preferred. TOGAF certification is a plus, but not a requirement. We’re looking for the following areas of expertise: Package Implementation* Insurance industry experience is highly desired, specifically personal lines.* Experience with Guidewire Packages (especially InsuranceNow) is highly desired.* System Integration* General BI (Business Intelligence) / Analytics* Knowledge of typical third party insurance interfaces* Knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosting environment* SOA (service oriented architecture) Modern Web Architecture one or more of the following skills / technologies:* AngularJS* HTML5* Mobile web architecture* API management* Microservices The ideal candidate will possess the following:* Collaboration/Negotiation in a team environment* Excellent Communication and people interaction skills* Learning Agility* Thought Leadership* Agile Mindset* Strong Command Skills ComputerWorld named Nationwide one of the best IT places to work for the last 5 years. Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; specialty health; pet, motorcycle, boat and farm insurance. For more information, visit JOB SUMMARY: Serves as expert in IT systems architecture. Undertakes complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge. Makes well thought-out decisions on complex or ambiguous IT architecture issues. Coordinates with users to determine requirements. Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency. Establishes and communicates common goal and direction for team. Acts as a resource for direction, training, and guidance for less experienced staff. Monitors projects schedules and costs.RELATIONSHIP: Director/ManagerJOB RESPONSIBILITIES1. Develops overall architecture approach for all layers of a solution. Coordinates user needs with department and system capability. Manages projects through implementation to ensure successful completion.2. Assesses infrastructures and applications and recommend solutions for upgrading the infrastructure and application to meet business needs.3. Conducts the investigation, planning, coordination, and preparation of feasibility studies relative to new computer-based systems and modifications to existing systems.4. Evaluates systems proposals from an architectural perspective, including feasibility, practicality, technical viability, and consistency.5. Within the One IT Community, participates with other areas on special assignments as they affect computer-based systems.6. Understands, uses, and articulates reference architecture.7. Understands, uses, and articulates solution delivery framework.8. Sets agenda and establishes priorities for self and team.9. Attends industry conferences and monitors industry publications and electronic information and develops communications that interpret the impact of events to Nationwide's technology direction.10. Monitors industry trends to ensure the technology architecture is current with industry standards and new technology implementation.11. Acts as a subject-matter expert in a particular domain or solution. Serves as consultant to senior management and senior IT staff on IT programs and long-term systems strategies.12. Participates in technology strategy direction with the OCTO13. Through consultation, influences development of technical architecture and specifications for internal systems.14. May provide administrative support to the Director as required, including but not limited to the development of project planning, creation of management control reports and representation at meetings.15. Performs other duties as assigned.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education: Undergraduate degree in areas related to Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Mathematics preferred. Prefer BS or BA and/or product-related technical insurance course work (CPCU, CPU, LOMA). Technical certifications preferred.Experience: Eight years minimum experience in Information Technology field.Knowledge: Must have proven knowledge in information technology architecture components, principles, procedures and practices. Must have proven knowledge in information design, controls and audit methodology for business systems and data processing environments. Must have a broad knowledge in information technology trends. Must have a detailed familiarity with applicable operating systems. Must have an in-depth understanding in insurance and financial services business models and operations. Proven knowledge of project management concepts and techniques required.Skills/Competencies: Must have demonstrated expertise in systems analysis, design and computer programming, including current technologies. Working knowledge of the software development cycle. Knowledge of relational databases required. Demonstrated knowledge of project management concepts and techniques required. Understanding of customer business environment. Competency in intranet/internet technologies preferred. Proven leadership skills with the ability to work with technical teams including virtual teams. Must have the ability to work with technology vendors in the delivery of project solutions. Must have a breadth of understanding of technology and IT market trends. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Must have the ability to make decisions and recommendations on technology strategies. Occasional travel. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs.Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Vice President and HR OfficerJOB CONDITIONS:Overtime Eligibility: Not EligibleWorking Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)Job Family/Function: MIS/TAR

10 days 13 hours ago

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.


Consultant, IT Architecture - Systems Architect Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. - Phoenix, AZ, United States


Location: Phoenix, AZ

Company Profile:
Nationwide is a company where every voice is heard and valued. We understand the importance of associates with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives coming together to serve our customers. "I am proud of our associates and agents who help protect what matters most to our customers," Nationwide CEO Stephen S. Rasmussen said. "It’s our commitment to diversity and inclusion that helps us meet our On Your Side promise every day. From our board of directors to our executive team to our associates and agents, we know we can accomplish great things together."