02 Nov
Solutions Architect (Business Intelligence Solutions)
Iowa, Westdesmoines , 50266 Westdesmoines USA

job summary:Essential Functions:

  • Contribute to the Enterprise Data Roadmap provided input on data storage and organization, data access patterns for business users of different roles and expertise levels
  • Provide insight into Reporting and Analytics tools and usage patterns for those tools
  • Provide direction on delivery methods of reports/data to business
  • Continual Feedback on environment improvement opportunities
  • Provide direction to working teams on BI reporting tool best practices
  • Participate in development of business/IT roadmaps and capabilities utilizing thorough understanding of the business.
  • Understand, create and maintain all technical details/documents for applications that support the business capabilities that are owned by the product manager.
  • Work with the product-line manager to identify, record, and manage technology debt.
  • Work with product-line management to create and execute on application strategies that help in maturing identified business capabilities.
  • Partner in developing, documenting and communicating annual plans for investing in applications, systems architecture, cost reduction opportunities, and continuous reduction of technology debt.
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  • Maintain the integrity of technology solutions in the area in partnership with engineering manager.
  • Recommend improvements and/or alternatives; develop, document, communicate and enforce a policy for standardizing systems as necessary.
  • Ensure that applications inventory is kept updated with correct information.
  • Collaborate with Systems Architect and Tech Leads by participating in Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) or Return on Investment (ROI) for proposed systems to aid in making implementation decisions.
  • Review and provide guidance on defining software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation.
  • Lead the gathering and/or interpretation of business, functional, and non-functional requirements.
  • Lead the development, testing, documentation, and implementation of projects/applications according to standards and methodologies.
  • Play a leading role in the definition, development, and documentation of software requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by-project basis.
  • Collaborate with systems architects and analysts in conceptualizing and developing solutions.
  • Create, describe, and maintain applicable system architecture and design artifacts.
  • Lead the implementation of database and application security standards on all projects.
  • Lead and monitor the functional and non-functional testing of delivered solution.
  • Lead root cause analysis of defects before solution goes to production.
  • Must be on call during scheduled times.
  • May be required to work for extended periods at night and on weekends in support of conversion, assisting in operational problems, or testing a new program.
  • May be asked to liaise with company software and hardware suppliers for prompt rectification of any problems or emergencies.
  • Commitment to embrace Sammons Financial Group Companies shared values (Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Openness)
  • As stated within the Company Attendance and Punctuality policy, regular attendance is required and expected in order to meet the business service levels and workflow demands.
location: West Des Moines, Iowajob type: Permanentsalary: $100,000 - 130,000 per yearwork hours: 8am to 4pmeducation: Bachelors responsibilities:Essential Functions:
  • Contribute to the Enterprise Data Roadmap provided input on data storage and organization, data access patterns for business users of different roles and expertise levels
  • Provide insight into Reporting and Analytics tools and usage patterns for those tools
  • Provide direction on delivery methods of reports/data to business
  • Continual Feedback on environment improvement opportunities
  • Provide direction to working teams on BI reporting tool best practices
  • Participate in development of business/IT roadmaps and capabilities utilizing thorough understanding of the business.
  • Understand, create and maintain all technical details/documents for applications that support the business capabilities that are owned by the product manager.
  • Work with the product-line manager to identify, record, and manage technology debt.
  • Work with product-line management to create and execute on application strategies that help in maturing identified business capabilities.
  • Partner in developing, documenting and communicating annual plans for investing in applications, systems architecture, cost reduction opportunities, and continuous reduction of technology debt.
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  • Maintain the integrity of technology solutions in the area in partnership with engineering manager.
  • Recommend improvements and/or alternatives; develop, document, communicate and enforce a policy for standardizing systems as necessary.
  • Ensure that applications inventory is kept updated with correct information.
  • Collaborate with Systems Architect and Tech Leads by participating in Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) or Return on Investment (ROI) for proposed systems to aid in making implementation decisions.
  • Review and provide guidance on defining software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation.
  • Lead the gathering and/or interpretation of business, functional, and non-functional requirements.
  • Lead the development, testing, documentation, and implementation of projects/applications according to standards and methodologies.
  • Play a leading role in the definition, development, and documentation of software requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by-project basis.
  • Collaborate with systems architects and analysts in conceptualizing and developing solutions.
  • Create, describe, and maintain applicable system architecture and design artifacts.
  • Lead the implementation of database and application security standards on all projects.
  • Lead and monitor the functional and non-functional testing of delivered solution.
  • Lead root cause analysis of defects before solution goes to production.
  • Must be on call during scheduled times.
  • May be required to work for extended periods at night and on weekends in support of conversion, assisting in operational problems, or testing a new program.
  • May be asked to liaise with company software and hardware suppliers for prompt rectification of any problems or emergencies.
  • Commitment to embrace Sammons Financial Group Companies shared values (Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Openness)
  • As stated within the Company Attendance and Punctuality policy, regular attendance is required and expected in order to meet the business service levels and workflow demands.
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
skills:
  • architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Agile Methodology
  • Tableau/Power BI
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.


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