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Sr Microsoft Solution Architect (Azure)

Requisition Number 52321

The purpose of the Solution Architecture (SA) function at Assurant is to provide leadership and technical guidance in the design and implementation of technology solutions to gain competitive advantage in support of business needs and strategy.

The Senior Solution Architect translates business requirements into implementable technology solutions that optimally balance cost, speed of delivery, and value while leveraging existing technologies and standards whenever possible. The Senior SA provides leadership to ensure successful implementation working iteratively with the team to bring about successful and timely delivery of business-centric, integrated technology solutions aligned with Enterprise Architecture.

The Senior Solution Architect has focused areas of Accountability and Responsibility noted below:
  • Solution Design (25%): The Senior SA interacts with business unit management, applications systems management, technology management, vendors and industry experts in order to map business requirements into technology solutions that optimally balance cost, speed of implementation, and value while leveraging existing technologies and standards whenever possible.
  • Solution Communication and Documentation (10%): The Senior SA provides clear and valuable documentation to support the team and communicates it effectively.
  • Technology Leadership (25%): The Senior SA ensures that designed Solutions are successfully implemented by participating in all phases of the SDLC while working iteratively to ensure that systems are successfully evolved and delivered as maintainable finished solutions.
  • Technology Research (10%): The Senior SA conducts research on new and emerging technologies for practical application to business problems and strategic initiatives in the context of assigned work efforts.
  • Architecture Evolution (10%): The Senior SA reviews the current technology architecture landscape and seeks ways to leverage, improve and/or extend corporate technology investments. In the context of specific project efforts the Senior SA works with line management in establishing technical directions and strategies that ensure cross-platform architectural components properly “fit” within the enterprise and maximum benefit can be gained.
  • Definition of Solution Architecture Best Practices (10%): The Senior SA supports the team in the development of best practices, documentation templates and process and workflow to optimize delivery.
  • Mentoring and Support for Team Members (5%): The Senior SA supports the team through mentoring and ongoing guidance for fellow team members.
  • Prioritization and Management of the Team’s Business Line Portfolio (5%): The Senior SA works with business and technology management to help manage and prioritize the team’s engagement with a specific business line or area.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
  • 7+ years of intermediate to senior level experience in multiple information technology disciplines such as applications, middleware, web technologies, data security and operating systems. Broad experience in different technology stacks such as Microsoft .NET and on-premise Azure based tools.
  • 3+ years of experience in designing and implementing automated software products cloud or hybrid cloud IaaS and PaaS technologies in a Microsoft-based environment
  • 2+ years experience with software configuration management and/or release automation tools and experience leveraging these tools with the Microsoft stack
  • 3+ years of experience in an Agile environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience as a Solutions or Enterprise Architect
  • Experience with software configuration management and/or release automation tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Experience in designing automated CI/CD Pipelines

Location Miami, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Woodbury, Minnesota

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