Distinguished Architect II- Mobile/Telematics (Remote)

Employer
GEICO
Location
Chevy Chase, MD
Posted
Dec 06, 2022
Closes
Dec 10, 2022
Ref
724475687
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time
Position DescriptionA Distinguished Architect will be an expert in Solution and Application/Technical architecture with a strong understanding of solution design for cloud and distributed applications as well as a strong understanding of application design practices, principles and patterns. Our Distinguished Architects are seasoned technical professionals who are responsible for a particular domain within the architectural disciplines, eg Data, Cyber, Enterprise, Solutions etc. They provide thought leadership to engineering and product teams, and provide guidance, review and approval of multiple enterprise initiatives such as cloud migration, API strategy etc. They have strong knowledge of various architectural models and best practices, and strong technical and engineering discipline. Position ResponsibilitiesAs a Distinguished Architect, you will:* Lead the development of current and target state domain architectures* Provide business, data, application and technology thought leadership in discussions with IT team members and business partners; provide approval on initiatives / designs* Provide technical leadership and guidance to IT teams for product-level architectures and design* Lead the technical review of 3rd party software packages* Act as a liaison with other architects (security, infrastructure, data, etc.). and with delivery teams working primarily in an Agile (Scrum/Kanban) manner * Influence at multiple levels on highly technical issues and challenges and gain buy in* Translate requirements into functional service designs and create service models along with supporting documentation (activity and sequence diagrams). * Ensure recommended architectural designs and patterns are adhered to as part of delivery* Provide service designs deliverables which can be estimated by the appropriate implementation teams* Lead Build vs Buy Analysis and POCs* Author white papers to provide a viewpoint on new and emerging solutions and industry trends* Create and own design patterns (logical and physical), best practices and policies for their area.o Create controls for complianceo Provide POC for new capabilities and patternsQualifications* Familiarity with iOS and Android application architecture and operating system capabilities, including Native Mobile Development * A general understanding of telematics and the telemetry capabilities of mobile devices. * Knowledge of Azure and/or AWS tools with relevant certifications such as Azure Solutions Architect, AWS Solution Architect. Must have demonstrated proficiency in how cloud service offerings support solutions for at least one architecture discipline or focus area* Strong writing skills and thought leadership* Ability to influence through persuasion within mobile area* Ability to create a set of requirements in partnership with their customers and to ensure solutions map to the goals of the organization and customer needs* Strong problem-solving skills - ability to see past the immediate answer to the simple, elegant solution* Ability to see and implement patterns that enable solution simplification* Innovative thought leadershipExperience* 8+ years of architecture, software development or design experience in business services* 3+ years of demonstrated experience designing successful enterprise capabilities, systems and products* 3+ years of experience with programming languages such as Swift, Kotlin, C#* 3+ years of experience with agile methods, developing end-to-end lifecycle software management, integration testing, and CI/CD automation toolsEducationBachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field (or equivalent verifiable experience, skill set and track record of success) *Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service. Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire coverage to take effect. The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. 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