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Solution Architect - Technology Experience Platforms

companySecurian Financial Group
locationSt Paul, MN 55129, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/15/2023
Full Time

*At Securian Financial Group the internal position title is Architecture Senior Consultant.*

Overview:

Securian Financial’s Enterprise Architecture team is actively seeking an innovative, results-oriented individual to serve as a Solution Architect supporting Technology Experience Platforms. As a member of the Enterprise Architecture team, you will provide thought leadership and direction for our technology transformation. Solution Architects operate in a highly collaborative environment, working closely with business, technology, and risk partners to build trust and develop a deep understanding of business objectives. In this role, you will drive modernization of the application portfolio, enabling business outcomes while ensuring alignment with the enterprise architecture.

This position supports a diverse mix of business functions in the sales and service, marketing and customer experience domain. The Solution Architect provides technology solutions for mission-critical platforms and applications, such as Salesforce, Adobe, Workfront, DocuSign.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Translate business strategy and requirements into technology solutions that drive business outcomes
  • Provide architectural leadership on strategic initiatives, serving as a trusted advisor to the assigned market organization
  • Guide solutions through the architecture review process. Create and present diagrams and other architecture artifacts to enterprise architects to promote common understanding and optimize decisions.
  • Provide direction to agile and project teams to streamline decisions and ensure alignment with the future state architecture
  • Evaluate planned and in-flight projects to identify impacts to the current state architecture
  • Analyze the application portfolio and share with leadership recommendations for improving business and technical health, to increase resiliency, scalability, risk profile, and effectiveness
  • Communicate and champion the enterprise architecture direction to the assigned market organization
  • Identify opportunities for shared solutions and leverage shared solutions in architecture solutions, to increase efficiency and minimize enterprise redundancy
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architects to evolve architecture principles, policies, and best practices

    Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success translating business requirements and desired capabilities into technical solutions
  • Strong leadership skills, with a demonstrated ability to build relationships with and influence business and technical stakeholders
  • Understanding of common architecture and systems integration patterns, with an ability to apply them to solve business problems
  • At least seven years of experience in information technology, including at least two years in an architecture role
  • 2+ years' experience of working with commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) including customization, configuration of platform & integrating with other applications
  • Experience with custom application development deployed on premise and in the cloud
  • Expert logical analysis, problem solving, and conceptualization skills
  • Strong technical aptitude, curiosity for applying innovative technology, and the ability to quickly develop an understanding of new concepts and subjects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to effectively deliver messages at the appropriate level of detail to different audiences
  • General knowledge across the architectural domains of business, application, data, technology, and security
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field of study

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with marketing technology platforms will be an added advantage
  • Exposure to Salesforce, Adobe experience manager, Workfront
  • Understanding of UI/UX design
  • Development experience with programming languages like Java, JavaScript, Angular, or similar
  • API design and development experience
  • Knowledge of cloud-native architecture best practices
  • Design and development of applications using AWS
  • Experience working with agile methodologies, practices, and teams
  • Financial Services industry experience

    **This position will be in a hybrid working arrangement**

    Physical job requirements:

  • Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  • Ability to utilize telephone for up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to perform grasping tasks throughout the entire work day (examples: handwriting, grasping of equipment/machines, paper manipulation, sorting, folding, handling stacks of paper)

    Securian Financial has been around for 140 years. We’re committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There’s a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:

  •   Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!
  •   Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!
  •   Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan – great resources to secure your financial future.
  •   Continuous opportunities for new challenges.
  •   Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
  •   Paid maternity/paternity leaves.

    Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact us by telephone 651-665-5522 (voice), 711 (telecommunications relay), or by email at EmployeeRelations@securian.com.

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