Solutions Architect

Hagerty - Traverse City, MI (30+ days ago)4.1

Hagerty, the leading provider of classic car insurance, valuation tools and roadside service for people who love cars, has an opportunity for a Solutions Architect. This individual will be responsible for working with the technology development teams to envision and build out the appropriate roadmaps to iteratively develop the capabilities to achieve the desired target state. The Solutions Architect helps establish frameworks directing the design and build of technical solutions and provides on-going technical support and guidance to development teams. This role will be based in Traverse City, MI.

Convert requirements into the architecture and design that constitute the blueprint for a solution
Ensure solutions align with the roadmaps established by enterprise architecture and adhere to the enterprise architecture principles
Define solutions that are fit for purpose in terms of strategic alignment, quality, cost and time
Work with the Enterprise Architecture team and business leaders to understand the drivers and objectives of key initiatives
Align at a product and project level and take ownership of the end to end solution design
Provide hands-on support and guidance to Development Leads, Business Systems Analysts and developers to ensure solution development is aligned to the architecture definition
Identify and mitigate existing business risks associated with solution architecture
Be a key contributor towards technology roadmaps and strategic technology objectives
Lead proof of concept implementations from concept through execution
Translate technical concepts and patterns into business benefits for management and executives
Collaborate with other Solutions Architects and development staff to resolve technical challenges

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical/analytical field, or relevant work experience
5 years of solution design experience associated with data modeling, message modeling, and integration
Additional 3-5 years working in another role within an IT delivery team, such as a developer, business systems analyst, data analyst, quality assurance analyst, ETL developer or DBA
Experience in architecture governance, controls, and peer reviews in regards to data, security, and cloud
A self-motivated, directed, dynamic, positive, flexible, resourceful, and respectful individual
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills as well as strong technical writing and presentation experience
Ability to authentically and effectively communicate (written and verbally) with various stakeholders across all levels within the business and IT
Experienced in SOA, with an understanding of web services (SOAP, REST) used within an enterprise service business
Demonstrated expertise in defining and implementing distributed enterprise component-based architecture and frameworks to support abstraction
Work with other Solutions Architects in developing and documenting “best practices”
Ability to cultivate solid, productive working relationships with business leaders, staff and peers as well as partners and consultants and facilitate collaboration towards innovative technical solutions
Ability to manage change and cope with complex and ambiguous situations
Experience with any existing Cloud Service Provider (e.g. Amazon EC2, Google, or Microsoft Azure)
Experience in working with MS SQL Server, SQL Server Management Studio
API management experience, emerging database technologies (Hadoop, NoSQL), Salesforce, Sitecore
Hagerty offers a progressive work environment along with a competitive wage and an impressive benefits package.

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