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Application Architect


Posted: 6/2/2019
Job Reference #: *EACCA364C8069AD4
Keywords: software

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Application Architect



Position Summary:

Kemper has an immediate need for an Application Architect, IS to work from our Jacksonville, FL, office 40 hrs./wk.

Send resume to: Richard Hammett, HR Business Partner at Merastar Insurance Company, 12926 Gran Bay Parkway West, Jacksonville, FL 32258.

Position Responsibilities:

• Provides high-level technical support for applications computing technologies within areas of expertise by maintaining and enhancing existing technologies and researching, planning for and implementing new ones.
• Consults with internal and external customers on the utilization of applications computing technologies, within areas of expertise, to ensure that customers optimize the value of those technologies.
• Identifies and resolves highly complex technical problems and issues with assigned hardware, software and work processes.
• Escalates problems beyond level of expertise to manager or vendor representatives.
• Provides high-level consulting across multiple technical disciplines.
• Reviews the work of applications project team members to ensure that all technical issues are resolved, that systems are technically sound and that applications meet business requirements.
• Researches new technologies, within multiple areas of expertise, for possible implementation; makes recommendations based on findings.
• Performs duties within standardized practices, where applicable.
• Recommends and implements improvements to existing technologies and methods or proposes new ones, to improve the quality and timeliness of technical and customer support.
• Delivers quality and timely results, i.e., technical and customer support, based on company business needs and objectives.
• Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge within areas of responsibility.
• Fosters the development of technical knowledge and performance skills of applications computing project teams.
• Complies with and supports all corporate, department policies and procedures.

Position Qualifications:

• 8 years of progressive work experience in software development of large enterprise systems.

• 5 years of experience in the following: Guidewire PolicyCenter and Guidewire Billing Center, Guidewire product configuration, integration development, Java language, Gosu language, and the Property and Casualty Insurance domain.

• Most recent experience must include overall solution design, system architecture, deployment, and performance tuning.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or a related field, or foreign equivalent

Our employees enjoy great benefits:

• Qualify for your choice of health and dental plans within your first month.
• Save for your future with robust 401(k) match, Health Spending Accounts and various retirement plans.
• Learn and Grow with our Tuition Assistance Program, paid certifications and continuing education programs.
• Contribute to your community through United Way and volunteer programs.
• Balance your life with generous paid time off and business casual dress.
• Protect what you love with discounts on home and auto insurance products.
• Get employee discounts for shopping, dining and travel through Kemper Perks.

Kemper at a glance

With $11 billion in assets, Kemper is one of the nation's leading insurers. The Kemper family of companies specializes in auto, home, life, health and valuables insurance products for individuals, families and businesses.

Kemper’s underwriting companies* are rated A- (Excellent) and Infinity Property & Casualty is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, the leading insurance industry rating authority. Kemper companies service seven million policies and rank among the top 25 personal lines property and casualty writers and the 2016 Ward’s 50 Top Performers list of life insurance companies.

*Alliance United Insurance Company is not rated.

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