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MassMutual Solutions Architect in Jefferson City, Missouri

Objectives of this role – What success looks like:

  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture (EA) to define and maintain the target operating model for delivery, including technologies, tools, and patterns

  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture to further the strategic vision and application Roadmaps

  • Partner with Development Teams to translate architecture to design/code-level execution

  • Serve as the technical liaison between MassMutual business partners, industry vendors, and distribution partners, while working very closely with both business and technical stakeholders

  • Identify end-to-end technical solutions based on business needs that utilize a service-based architecture incorporating API’s and Events for decoupling Digital and Backend application services.

  • Capture future state technology vision in actionable, context-specific roadmaps

  • Partner directly with the specific technology subject matter experts and technical leads to ensure architecture standards are adopted and solutions are aligned with enterprise Technology stacks.

  • Architect Solutions are designed as reusable components (API’s/ Microservices) that compose an overall solution that’s flexible, scalable, performant and providing excellent user experience.

  • Accountable for implementation of cross-functional solution architecture of all technologies in the Sales & Distribution technology stack

  • Understand and proactively assess the current state of the technology and identify gaps and overlaps

  • Ensure technologies are optimized, recommending investments and rationalization and if necessary, conducts technology assessment and selection

  • Possess deep industry understanding and a point-of-view of the services provided and the technologies/products used in the industry in order to effectively make decisions on product usage and investment at MassMutual

Daily and monthly responsibilities – What your days and weeks will include:

  • Architecture/ Design Decisions & Technology Evaluations

  • Industry Trends, Research, POC, Tools

  • Architecture Snapshots

  • Full Architecture Reviews

  • Design & Code Reviews

  • Test Plan Reviews

  • Production Support Transition Reviews

  • Hands-on collaboration with Development team

  • Attend and contribute to Architecture & Design Roundtables

  • Project Team Meetings, status, planning, requirement reviews, etc.

Required skills and qualifications – The qualifications that are needed for this role:

  • Minimum of 5 years development experience, capable of designing and implementing complex solutions

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in sales & distribution related business processes and technologies

  • Skilled leading and/or participating in system design and architectural activities including technical requirement writing experience and ability to lead collaboration sessions for important design reviews and decisions.

  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to work in a team-based environment including employees, vendors, and third-party contractors

  • Excellent mentoring skills and the desire to contribute to efforts beyond the scope of the day-to-day project work

  • Proven ability to provide technical leadership and guidance to less experienced team members

  • Strong understanding and adherence to IT SDLC and operational best practices

  • Detailed understanding of both Agile and Waterfall software engineering principles (SDLC) and methodologies

  • Capable of designing and implementing complex solutions with anyone of the following technologies; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JAVA, NodeJS, SpringBoot, Python, APIs, Kafka as well as Cloud Native Services.

  • Experience in cloud application design, development, and deployment

  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

  • Experience with event streaming and web service protocols like SOAP, REST, JSON or Kafka

  • Experience with data development, including database design, modeling, ETL and scheduling

  • Experience with Design Patterns and modeling tools

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent practical experience

Preferred qualifications – Additional skills that make you a great fit:

  • Experience in AWS cloud application design, development, and deployment including AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

  • 7 years design & development experience including frontend, backend, database and Integration technologies preferred

  • Experience with open source tools

  • Strong knowledge of ETL development including development patterns, and best practices

  • Knowledge of insurance data, investment data and/or financial data

  • Knowledge of insurance and investment industry standards and protocols (e.g. DTCC, ACORD)

  • Knowledge of data governance and data management technologies and methodologies

  • Experience with PowerShell, SSIS, SQL , and ETL

  • Strong understanding of databases, cloud computing, and software development lifecycle

  • Experience with relational and object databases (SQL/Mongo)

  • Experience with Graph databases (Neo4J, Neptune)

  • Experience with creating and maintain database schemas that represent and support business processes

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (e.g. Bitbucket, GIT, VSS)

  • Experience with 1 or more JavaScript framework (e.g. Angular, ReactJS, Vue)

  • Experience with 1 or more scripting technologies (e.g. Jenkins, ezCopy)

  • Awareness of quality practice, TDD, BDD and unit test strategy

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.