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Solution Architect / Enterprise Architect

Woodland Hills, California
Information Technology

Job Description

Requisition ID: 190000AI

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Job Summary  

This Enterprise Architect will play a critical role in establishing patterns, selecting development tools/platforms, designing reusable presentation components that will enable Farmers to create effective, cost efficient, scalable and resilient solutions that will allow us deliver our products/services to the market faster than our competition.


The presentation architecture envisioned will likely require different presentation solutions for various user/roles.  There will be tradeoffs and the candidate will need to be able to clearly articulate the costs and benefits so that leadership can make a more informed decision. 


To be successful in this role, the target candidate will have broad practical experience delivering solutions using many presentation technologies/techniques (e.g. RWD, REST, SPA/RIA, microservices, REST, Native Mobile, etc.) and some low code platform expertise that could play a role in delivering solutions. Experience abstracting and creating reusable components within and across applications would be ideal (e.g. creating portals connecting to multiple backend business systems).  


Job Functions

  • Lead the direction, definition and support the governance of presentation architecture strategy.
  • Collaborate with architects, senior leadership, security, developers, operations, business partners and vendors to design or review enterprise and departmental applications. 
  • Responsible for promoting and socializing enterprise wide recommendations and strategy.
  • Responsible for implementing, managing and evaluating POCs and pilots.
  • Responsible for building and driving alignment to an Enterprise Presentation Reference Architecture.
  • Ability to influence delivery, enterprise architects and leadership to align to an enterprise presentation architecture.


Education Requirements: Four year college degree, MBA/MIS a plus. Continue educational development in job related field.


Experience Requirements

  • 10 years experience with enterprise internet, web, cloud and mobile systems.
  • Possess at least 10 years of experience delivering solutions involving enterprise portal solutions, or similar user interfaces.
  • Possess at least 2-3 years of experience with consumer, internet scale applications.
  • Experience with a diverse set of presentation technologies and patterns.
  • Experience delivering and managing Restful API’s
  • Experience with low code platforms (e.g. Salesforce, Appian, Outsystems, etc.)
  • Insurance industry experience is heavily preferred.
  • Experience practicing Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, such as TOGAF, preferred.
  • Experience with various DevOps and architecture, preferred.
  • Process and capability modeling tools, preferred.
  • Experience with service registry and repository architecture, preferred.

Special Skill Requirement  

  • Project management and development skills.
  • Current ongoing awareness of technology and business trends to determine where to apply new technologies.
  • Knowledge of IT concepts and disciplines to enable completion of difficult assignments.
  • Experience in leading division level projects.

Physical Actions: Required job duties are essentially sedentary work consisting of occasional walking, standing and lifting and/or carrying 10 lbs. maximum, and seeing. 

Physical Environment: Required job duties are normally performed in a climate controlled office environment. 


Internal Title: Consulting IT Architect


Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 
Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 01/15/2019