Application Architect - ONSITE

League City, TX, US, 77573


 

 

 

Job Posting

The Application Architect will play a pivotal role in driving our organization's application strategy into the future, shaping the blueprint of our application landscape. Responsible for establishing application architecture standards, best practices, and guidelines, this role ensures our systems are built on solid foundations that cater to both current needs and future growth. The Architect is charged with developing and maintaining a comprehensive application roadmap, guiding our transition from legacy systems to state-of-the-art, cloud-native architectures. As we navigate this transformation, leveraging modern paradigms like containerization, microservices, and API-first designs becomes paramount. The Architect will not only modernize our technological footprint but also instill a culture of architectural excellence. Familiarity with insurance-specific technologies, such as Duck Creek and Guidewire, is a plus as we continue to refine and innovate within the insurance sector.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Design, develop, and implement comprehensive application strategies and roadmaps that are in alignment with the organization's business goals and drivers.
  • Oversee the design and development of scalable and robust application architectures. Ensure applications are developed in a way that is consistent with architectural guidelines and best practices. Lead architectural reviews in the Application Architecture domain.
  • Lead the initiative to modernize legacy on-premise applications, transitioning them to cloud-based architectures. This includes re-architecting, refactoring, and/or rebuilding applications as necessary.
  • Design and implement containerization strategies using technologies like Docker and Kubernetes to enhance scalability, manageability, and portability of applications.
  • Develop and implement modern integration techniques such as microservices architecture, API-first design, and event-driven architectures, ensuring seamless communication between applications, data sources, and third-party systems.
  • Ensure applications can effectively utilize and interact with business intelligence, analytics, and AI solutions to drive data-driven decisions and features.
  • Engage with business stakeholders to understand their requirements, gather feedback, and ensure that application strategies align with business objectives.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Eight to 10 years of experience.
  • Two to five years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Proven expertise in designing and developing scalable and robust application architectures.
  • Experience in developing application strategies and roadmaps that align with business objectives.
  • Strong knowledge of business intelligence, analytics, and AI and how they integrate with application design.
  • Exceptional  communication skills, capable of conveying complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field.
  • Knowledge of insurance technology, IBM mainframe, and products such as Duck Creek, Guidewire, etc. is a plus.
  • Experience  in the Agile methodology a plus.

 

 

 

American National offers eligible employees and their families medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees also receive annually a bank of paid time off and paid holidays.   We aspire to see people for what they bring to our corporate culture by supporting an inclusive work environment, including an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, development opportunities, and a casual dress code.

 

American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.

 

Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or other opportunities at American National.

 

American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.  Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedInFacebookInstagram

 

American National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected categories. American National is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

 


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, Former President and CEO.

 

 

 


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