Pekin Insurance - Pekin, IL3.6

Although the word “insurance” isn’t beyond exciting, we know you’ll find Pekin Insurance is truly “Beyond the expected®” when it comes to your next career move. If you’re ready to work with a team of professionals who actually live a core set of values—and go home each night knowing you’ve made a difference, you’ve landed at the right place.

Position Objective:
The Solutions Engineer participates directly in the complete lifecycle of a new or modified software system, from initial definition, research, and design, to implementation and support. This includes not only creation of new programs, but modification and extension of existing programs, and integration of custom software with other custom or packaged applications to achieved the desired functionality for the business.

This role is responsible for planning, monitoring, and delivery of project work. Success will be measured by the ability to complete a project on-time, within budget and to business unit’s requirements.

Facilitate the features of:
Burn Down Chart
Facilitate PI Planning
Responsibility Matrix
Manage Risk Issues & Dependency
Work Breakdown Structure
Responsibility Matrix
Project Schedule and Plan
Assist sponsors in developing a Project Proposal Packet
Manage the project planning process
Estimate task duration
Control the execution of a project
Maintain the project plan through the life of the project
Track the project budget
Identify and track project risks
Assist the organization in learning from project experiences for future project execution
Capture and report metrics on the project progress and performance
Work with functional managers to determine required personnel with proper skills to establish a project team
Help identify and work with stakeholders
Maintain all documentation for the project
Execute change control procedures to manage scope of project
Present project status to business leaders
Other tasks as assigned
Recognized technology leader within one or more strategic domains. Working knowledge across the company’s domains
Reviews, and approves requirements and designs for domains within multiple projects. Accountable for overall technical designs for projects
Deploys new approaches to domain with measurable ROI
Anticipates domain requirements and defines solutions. Provides practical implementations of emerging technologies
Oversees all internal and external project dependencies and critical paths. Ensures contingency plan is in place. Recommends solutions and approves plans and timelines. Understands overall impact on all stakeholders.

Education and Experience:
Graduate degree preferred, or equivalent experience
3 + years project leadership
5+ years’ experience Project Worm is preferred
5+ years’ experience working in the insurance industry is preferred
PMI, SM, ASM, SA certification preferred

Technical Knowledge and Understanding

Working knowledge of the following:
Big Picture
5 Whys
SharePoint technology such as Angular JS, JSON
Experience in modern integrated development environments using DevOps
Experience with code management tools and code merges
Experience with technical documentation, Microsoft Visio, MS Project, Microsoft Teams, AGILE methodology

Previous knowledge and demonstrated ability with GOSU programming
Advanced skills associated with the design, development, modification and deployment of software
Experience executing the Agile life cycle
Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Must be comfortable working with small and large teams, multi-vendor environment with Onsite-Offshore managed services model
Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills
Strong ability to debug system issues and resolve defects
Ability to manage time and complete multiple tasks while continually meeting deadlines
Must be self-directed and effective working independently, yet equally comfortable contributing in a team environment
Ability to lead and facilitate
Ability to learn quickly
Excellent troubleshooting and sorting skills
Ability to work with people and work under stress