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Company: Empower
Location: Aurora
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Grow your career with a growing organizationWhether they're helping people reach their long-term financial goals or providing personal wealth management strategies, every associate contributes to changing the lives of those we serve for the better. When it comes to job satisfaction, that's hard to beat. And from a personal satisfaction perspective, you'll enjoy the freedom to support causes that matter to you and experience a truly inclusive work environment. Your future starts now.An Architect within the technology organization will provide thought leadership and direction in aligning projects and solutions to a technology vision they will help evolve. This role works closely with business partners and technology leadership in the assessment of business initiatives and their impact on current technology, modernization efforts and change management. The role will entail developing technology strategies, reference architectures, solutions, best practices and guidance across the entire IT development organization; with particular focus on total cost of ownership, stability, scale and performance.In this rapid paced environment, the person must possess a " Can-do" attitude while demonstrating a strong work ethic. This person should have a strong aptitude to help drive decisions. He or she will be actively involved in influencing the strategic direction of technology at Empower and Great West Financial. There will be collaboration across teams including IT Infrastructure, PMO office, Business, and third-party integrators in reviewing, evaluating, designing and implementing solutions.The Architect must understand the available technology options and educate and influence technology teams to leverage them where appropriate. The Architect will recognize and propose alternatives, make recommendations, and describe any necessary trade-offs. In most cases, the Architect will lead the design and implementation of end-to-end solutions directly with the development teams.The ideal candidate will leverage their technical aptitude and direction-setting skills with the development organization to prove out technical concepts quickly using a variety of tools, methods, & frameworks.What you will doHelp define and execute on the business aligned technical strategy and vision. Develop solutions, document, and provide input into the technology roadmap for Empower.Create Reference Architectures that demonstrate an understanding of significant components and the relationships between them.Maintain a high level of skill in various application deployment and workload architectures, such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).Provide guidance and direction on the use of technologies such as REACT, Spring boot, Serverless, JavaScript, Typescript and other AWS technology stack.Design and modernize complex application architectures into cloud compatible or cloud native application solutions where applicable. Create strategies and designs for migrating applications to cloud systems.Participate in the evaluation of new technologies, integration options, challenge the status quo, create solid business cases, and influence direction while establishing partnerships with key constituencies.Implement best practices, standards & guidance, then subsequently provide coaching of technology to team members.Make leadership recommendations regarding strategic architectural considerations related to application design and process.Provide strong leadership and direction in development/engineering practices.Collaborate with other business and technology teams on architecture and design issues. Respond to evolving and changing security conditions. Implement and recommend security guidelines.Provide thought-leadership, advocacy, articulation, assurance and maintenance of the Enterprise Architecture discipline.What you will bring7+ years of experience in the development and delivery of enterprise applications.3+ years of experience creating solution architectures and strategies across multiple architecture domains (business, application, data, integration, infrastructure and security).Solid hands-on experience with three or more of the following technology disciplines: SOA & Microservices design, Cloud Architectures, Advanced Programming, Modern Integration Methods (API Gateway/Web Services, Messaging & RESTful architectures),NoSQL, Client-side Development using Web technologies such as React, Spring boot, JavaScript, Typescript.Expertise in addressing architectural cross cutting concerns and their tradeoffs, including topics such as caching, monitoring, operational surround, high availability, security, etc.Demonstrates competency applying architecture frameworks, patterns and development methods.Strong knowledge of data modeling, security patterns and integration methods.Experience with DevOps processes and tools.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Demonstrates continuous learning of new technologies.Self-motivated individual that thrives in a team environment.What will set you apartFinancial industry expertise preferred (Retirement, Investments, Asset Management etc.)Technical bachelor's degree (e.G. computer science, IS, engineering, math, etc.)What we offer youWe offer an array of diverse and inclusive benefits regardless of where you are in your career. We believe that providing our employees with the means to lead healthy balanced lives results in the best possible work performance.Medical, dental, vision and life insuranceRetirement savings - 401(k) plan with generous company matching contributions (up to 6%), financial advisory services, potential company discretionary contribution, and a broad investment lineupTuition reimbursement up to $5,250/yearBusiness-casual environment that includes the option to wear jeansGenerous paid time off upon hire - including a paid time off program plus ten paid company holidays and three floating holidays each calendar yearPaid volunteer time - 16 hours per calendar yearLeave of absence programs - including paid parental leave, paid short and long-term disability, and Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)Business Resource Groups (BRGs) internal networks that rally around common interest, experiences and identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, military status and sexual orientation. BRGs play a vital role in educating and engaging our people and advancing our business priorities.The salary range below describes the minimum to maximum base salary range for this position in the location listed. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation offered may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.Base Salary Range$ 111,200.00-161,225.00We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, religion, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

Keywords: Empower, Aurora , Architect, Professions , Aurora, Colorado

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