Application SME IV

Job Description

  
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Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

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Job Summary 
  
Provides high level of expertise in the architectural design of business applications; Understands the business objectives, processes, and products and how best can be supported by technology; Works with the Global Architecture team closely to drive architectural solutions for specific applications; Responsible for the conceptual design of business applications; Reviews and validates the detailed technical design for business applications provided by the supplier; Validates suppliers estimates; Performs impact analysis of changes across multiple system and provides Rough Order of Magnitude; Recommends integration and parallel testing criteria; Mentors lower level colleagues. 
  
Essential Job Functions 
  
Understands customers’ processes and products and how they fit within the goals of the business unit
Reviews and validates the detailed technical design for business applications provided by the supplier to ensure alignment with business requirements
Validates suppliers estimates
Estimates Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality Performs quality review checks on project deliverables
Acts as liaison between Business and IT, as assigned Supports users in building Business Case, including cost / benefit analysis, risk assessment, project scope, and development of a high level plan
Supports the implementation activities, troubleshooting system environmental issues, training as required
Performs impact analysis of application changes across various components, holding an end-to-end view of the system Specifies / Recommends Integration and Parallel testing criteria
Is responsible for the conceptual design of business applications
Mentors lower level colleagues Works closely with GiTAG in driving architectural solutions for specific applications (e.g., Application architectural models, frameworks, middleware, etc.
Additional Tasks: Responds to application problem tickets as necessary
 
  
Education Requirements 
  
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent, relevant experience. 
  
Experience Requirements 
  
Level IV: 6 years of experience in application development / testing or business / system analysis role or 1 year of experience as an Application SME Level III. 
  
Special Skill Requirement 
  
May require occasional traveling Good written and oral skills in local language. Able to participate in and facilitate discussions with complex content. Composes reports with almost no grammatical errors and can communicate proficiently. 
  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 03/27/2020