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Platform Architect

Limelight Health

Limelight Health

IT
Ireland · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Summary

As a Platform Architect you will work as a member of the FINEOS technology architects’ team to research and design innovative, new platform capabilities ensuring FINEOS AdminSuite remains the market leading enterprise insurance suite. This is a senior role requiring a highly experienced and motivated person who has a passion for technology and achieving best outcomes. The FINEOS technology platform includes a set of developer focused capabilities, libraries and APIs used by FINEOS and client developers to create FINEOS AdminSuite solutions. FINEOS technology architects are responsible for the FINEOS Insurance Cloud platform delivered on AWS, including researching, and adopting new and innovative cloud native technologies.

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Identify Strategic Direction and Strategic Themes related to Cloud Automation for Architectural Runway to support business objectives and strategies.
  • Communicate Cloud Automation Architecture Strategic Direction to Enterprise Architecture, platform team, and to the wider organization.
  • Set standards for Cloud Automation Tool selection and methodology development.
  • Influence Automation solution direction to maintain integrity, security, re-usability and to keep the automation ecosystem up to date and relevant, in line with industry norms and technology strategic direction.
  • Create and Champion Enabler Features which support and enable automation objectives, business initiatives, feeding into the Portfolio Backlog.
  • Inspect issues in current tooling & automation, version control, and overall security and suggest necessary steps to solve these quickly.
  • Set & own the vision for Cloud Automation across all of engineering and cloud operations.
  • Influence and agree Program delivery for Epics, particularly Automation Enabler Epics.
  • Provide consultation and advice to Enterprise Architecture team on Program Epic viability and costs.
  • Perform Feature research (or request resources from Program Manager).
  • Maintain Features on Program Kanban for planning.
  • Deliver Enabler Feature Description documentation and Estimate (can be supported by other PA and \ or Scrum Team Representative).
  • Support Programme Manager in regular Peer Group and ART co-ordination activities: Review of Program Kanban, PI content planning, features allocation to teams, feature progress, etc.
  • Provide initial feature estimation (SWAG) to enable Release and pre-PI planning, supported by construction team.
  • Encourage and provide direction on re-use, patterns, common automation architectural practices and principals, coding principals, etc., working with Agile Development Manager and Scrum teams.
  • Ensure Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs) are identified and addressed appropriately, working with Scrum team to ensure consistency and coverage.
  • Provide ongoing consultation and advice to Scrum team to enable Feature progress and delivery.
  • Work with Scrum Team to ensure that NFRs and technical improvements are understood, prioritised, and delivered.
  • Ensure an adherence to common architecture, tooling and technology across the product lines, and teams working with Agile Development Manager and Scrum teams.
  • Exchange with other Architects in the organisation (e.g., through community of practice) and champion innovative ideas in technology.
  • Exchange and communicate with the rest of organisation (e.g., through FINTalks, blogs, Innovation Day, etc.) and encourage innovative ideas and practices.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of 8+ years post qualification experience in a software engineering role with exposure to the full SDLC, preferably on enterprise scale systems
  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent work experience
  • The ability to work independently in a team and drive solutions with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate architecture and technology thought leadership in support of the CTS technology strategy and roadmap
  • Infrastructure-as-code experience (CloudFormation, Terraform, Boto).
  • Strong background in Continuous Integration, and build automation tools such as but not limited to Ansible, Gradle, Jenkins, Subversion, GIT, Ant, Ivy, and Cloud Formation as well as virtualization and containerization technologies (Docker)
  • Committed to creating readable, reliable, and maintainable code and come up to speed quickly on new technologies
  • A relevant third level qualification or equivalent commercial experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven excellent technical problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong experience in a technically challenging development role
  • Multi-platform skills (Linux/Unix/Windows)

Technical Skills

  • Proven enterprise AWS experience (Lambda, Control Tower, API Gateway, VPC Networking, EC2, ELB)
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer OR Solution Architect OR SysOps Administrator desired
  • Configuration Management experience (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)
  • Familiarity & Understanding of Networking concepts like Routing, SNMP, Web Application Firewalls, Load Balancing, and VPN

Language Skills

  • Ability to speak the English language proficiently, both verbally and in writing.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Employee works primarily in a home office environment.
  • The home office must be a well-defined work area, separate from normal domestic activity and complete with all essential technology including, but not limited to; separate phone, scanner, printer, computer, etc. as required in order to effectively perform their duties.

Work Requirements

  • Compliance with all relevant FINEOS Global policies and procedures related to Quality, Security, Safety, Business Continuity, and Environmental systems.
  • Travel and fieldwork, including international travel may be required. Therefore, employee must possess, or be able to acquire a valid passport.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which you are hired.

FINEOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FINEOS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.