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Business Solutions Architect

Job Purpose (Why job exists)

The Business Solutions Architect works with stakeholders from across the business to architect technology solutions.  The BSA will create business and leverage global architectures in response to opportunities, tenders and business initiatives.

The BSA will work closely with Sales teams, internal stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts.  They will manage the many complex activities to create quality solutions that deliver business and customer needs and that support new business and growth opportunities that are critical to Assurant Japan strategy.

The BSA will also be work with clients on API integrations and technical assessments for client/country opportunities.

Primary Job Accountabilities/ Responsibilities

  • High quality architecture and design material in support of RFI/RFP responses and other opportunities
  • Shared ownership for creating and maintaining architectural standards in design, documentation, and other supporting material
  • Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across Assurant to gather and integrate technology and business solutions into a single view
  • Manage risks, issues and dependencies in solutions, including identification, mitigation and controls within their department/ span of control
  • Drive design by engaging colleagues and cross functional teams and managing outcomes to meet business and customer requirements.
  • Constructively challenge scope variation to ensure architecture meets requirements and that quality standards are met
  • Influence, shape and execute solutions to realize objectives
  • Accountable for the application of systems and controls to adhere to regulatory responsibilities
  • Deliver positive engagement with stakeholders
  • Engage colleagues by demonstrating company values and behaviors
  • Set standards for behavior & performance by role modelling and advocating our values & behaviors
  • Drive, promote and deliver customer centric culture
  • Ensure lawful, regulatory & ethical integrity of business
  • Embed and live the company values in everything you do
  • Adhere to the Information Security policy

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge

  • Experience of Working in Mobile and Insurance Companies (preferred)
  • Extensive Experience Working as an Architect in a Large Organization
  • Strong Architectural Design and Modelling Skills across a Wide Technology Base
  • Delivery of Technology Solutions to Meet Business Goals and Requirements
  • Delivery of High-Quality, Professional Solutions Documentation
  • Strong Experience in Senior Stakeholder Management and Client Consulting
  • Knowledge of Sales Processes and Governance
  • Knowledge of Bid Processes and Opportunity Engagement
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure and to Short Deadlines

Technical Skills

  • Understanding of Web Servers - IIS, Load Balancers (Layer 4 & 7), Proxy and Reverse Proxy, State Management
  • ASP.NET Web Forms, C#, VB.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, MVC, REST
  • Working knowledge of SOAP
  • Oracle, PL/SQL
  • Unit Testing - MS Unit Test, Fluent Validation, Mock
  • IoCs - Unity
  • Azure - Service Fabric, Service Bus, Event Grid
  • Cosmos DB, Azure Functions, Logic Apps, APIM (Good to have because of our future direction)

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