The System Architect is accountable for the technical and solution outcomes for the features and user stories being delivered by their assigned Scrum Team(s). A System Architect’s day-to-day duties include the necessary design, engineering and implementation activities required to successfully deliver and integrate critical systems that support Group’s strategic imperatives. This critical solution leadership role is a dedicated member of the Scrum Team and also partners with other key stakeholders across the Agile Release Train. Identifies innovations and efficiency opportunities that enable the scrum team to maximize velocity and quality outcomes.
Responsible for in scrum quality engineering, focusing on unit testing and integration of components and assemblies created by the scrum. Leverages automation tools and processes like TDD, BDD service virtualization to minimize defect bleed through to systems team
Curation of the technical debt backlog in order to keep design and code artifacts up-to-date with best practices and lessons learned, while also ensuring the artifacts reflect the current state of implementation
Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate software engineering teams; set technical direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity
Significant experience with software and quality engineering best practices including: Test Driven Development, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Enterprise Application Integration, Performance Engineering, Agile Test Methods
Knowledge of design patterns (e.g. Gang of 4) and enterprise integration patterns that offer formalized solutions to common problems
Understanding of key system architecture concepts and their relationship between solution, software, application and hardware architecture disciplines
Strong knowledge of Web development and modern frameworks such as Angular, Vue.js, React.js and Node.js, Spring
Ability to navigate matrixed and external enterprise organizations effectively
Results-oriented, diligent and works with a sense of urgency
Assertive, responsible for his/her own work (self-directed), have a strong affinity for defining work in deliverables, and be willing to commit to deadlines
Ability to identify and implement required actions quickly in order to accomplish goals, eliminate roadblocks, and create focus
Posses knowledge and expertise in the use of Agile delivery methodologies (Safe, Scrum and Kanban)
Influential, focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure.
Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity, poise, maturity and precision both written and verbally
Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; balancing strategic alignment with technology roadmap and emerging industry trends with practical delivery
Knowledge and experience in Group Insurance (Disability, Life and Accident), particularly claims management, a plus .