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Sr Enterprise Architect

Springfield, MO, US, 65899




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American National is seeking a proven and dynamic Senior Enterprise Architect! You will be accountable for the solution architecture, design, standards and frameworks necessary to support the software application delivery for the various business segments. Utilizing the defined target architecture, you will guide the process of planning and designing capabilities to maximize the value of IT delivery. Championing the innovative use of data, APIs, and cloud technology, you will develop blueprints and roadmaps to allow the company to make high impact long range decisions.


Your Impact:


  • Lead solution architecture processes, including design, problem solving, creation of architectural design documents for multiple complex initiatives
  • Responsible for integrity of Application Portfolio for assigned domain/business unit, ensuring accuracy of inventories, and associated total cost of ownership, risk and long-term strategy
  • Lead technical evaluations and benchmarking of core application platforms, frameworks, and technologies
  • In collaboration with other Enterprise Architects, lead the development and publishing of standards around application design and software engineering best practices for assigned business unit
  • Lead analysis effort to make recommendations on system options, risks, cost/benefit analysis, and impact on cross-domain systems, business strategy, goals and processes
  • Collaborate with extended enterprise architecture, business, and IT support teams to communicate architecture strategies, standards, and direction
  • Lead the establishment of reference architecture and domain models
  • Maintains knowledge of third-party software vendors to leverage complementary offerings and effectively compare solutions
  • Engage with software development teams to ensure best practices and standards are being implemented in all software development activities
  • Mentor team members to develop understanding of EA goals, standards, and procedures


What You Will Need to be Successful in this role:


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Six to eight years of experience in application development with a minimum of four years’ experience in Application Architecture or related role
  • Proven track record with implementation of Service Oriented Architecture and/or Microservice frameworks
  • Experience in design and development of software, n-tier architectures, web services, and object-oriented design
  • Understanding of SQL databases systems and alternatives
  • Experience designing and maintaining large enterprise software applications in high load, highly available environments
  • Excellent listening and communications skills, both written and spoken, including ability to discuss and present information logically and concisely. o Experience with Agile/scrum and DevOps methods and tools. o Strong problem-solving skills. o Understanding of cloud-ready development patterns


Our Preferences:


  • Experience in Financial Services and/or Insurance Industries
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Mainframe platform design and architecture
  • Experience with both C#/.NET and Java-based frameworks




Employees (and their families) are covered by 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.




Nearest Major Market: Springfield

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