IT Software Architect

Sedgwick - Naperville, IL3.2

Full-timeEstimated: $99,000 - $120,000 a year
For a career path that is both challenging and rewarding, join Sedgwick's talented team of 21,000 colleagues around the globe. Sedgwick is a leading provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Millions of people and organizations count on Sedgwick each year to take care of their needs when they face a major life event or something unexpected happens. Whether they have a workplace injury, suffer property or financial loss or damage from a natural or manmade disaster, are involved in an auto or other type of accident, or need time away from work for the birth of a child or another medical situation, we are here to provide compassionate care and expert guidance. Our clients depend on our talented colleagues to take care of their most valuable assets -- their employees, their customers and their property. At Sedgwick, caring counts®. Join our team of creative and caring people of all backgrounds, and help us make a difference in the lives of others.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: To design and maintain robust, scalable software architecture for one or more elements of CMS software systems; to oversee programming, implementation and maintenance revisions of specified projects; and to evaluate technologies and provide consultation regarding applications and systems needs related to these elements.

Ensures software scalability and data integrity throughout all claims-related applications.

Ensures software compatibility and alignment with overall business, IT and infrastructure strategies.

Identifies and directs implementation of strategies for maintaining JURIS data and application integration.

Collaborates with management and colleagues throughout CMS and develops overall designs and defines projects for implementation of strategic technology initiatives.

Consults with project managers to keep informed of active and future projects and to identify areas of overlap.

Assists as needed in implementation of large client programs involving numerous interfaces or system modifications.

Manages analyst/programmers as needed.

Reviews software change requests to identify duplication, similarities, and feasibility and recommends specific actions needed.

Provides recommendations toward prioritization of tactical and strategic change requests.

Assists in projecting software and hardware requirements for claims-related applications.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supports the organization's quality program(s).

Administers company personnel policies in all areas and follows company staffing standards and training recommendations.

Interviews, hires and establishes colleague performance development plans; conducts colleague performance discussions.

Provides support, guidance, leadership and motivation to promote maximum performance.

Education & LicensingBachelor's degree with major in Information Systems or Management from an accredited college or university preferred. Masters degree strongly preferred.
ExperienceSTen (10) years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required to include seven (7) years of software and development experience. Five (5) years hands-on programming experience in database and data driven applications strongly preferred.
Skills & Knowledge

High level knowledge of software development areas including software development life cycle methodologies, specification development, security, application modularization and logic specifications
Strong oral and written communication, including technical writing skills and presentation skills
PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
Leadership/management/motivational skills
Analytical and interpretive skills
Strong organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
WORK ENVIRONMENTWhen applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.

Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines
Physical: Computer keyboarding, travel as required
Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking
NOTE: Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and a
Drug-Free Workplace


Highly prefer candidates with working experience with:
Microsoft technologies
Mobile applications
Web and Windows Application
Integration patterns
Enterprise patterns
Prior experience in Insurance industry is a plus