Cloud/Infrastructure Architect

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
Mar 03, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
Ready to make an impact? If so, ready on!   Job Description:   The Underwriting Systems department has an exciting opportunity for an Application Architect to join our team and make significant contributions to our applications, teams, and technical strategy. Our department owns complex, mission critical systems (e.g. underwriting, rating, electronic document management, and external vendor integration) that are being modernized to .Net applications and Cloud based infrastructure. As a result, we have opportunities to assess our overall architectural approach across system design, development processes, and technical strategy to enhance our systems and teams for high performance and greater business benefit. We are seeking an application architect who can join, contribute, and drive this movement.   Major job functions are:
  • Propose and document system designs that meet or exceed current business requirements for application system changes or new application systems
  • Review and guide applications designs to meet performance, scalability, and reusability requirements. Review system performance and adjust designs as needed
  • Work with business and IT management to explain business benefits of design proposals.
    - Coordinate with application development teams, cloud infrastructure/DevOps teams, and operations teams to bring collaboration and synergy leading to successful application delivery
  • Contribute to (and in some cases lead) technical process improvements across a variety of disciplines, for example: training, CM, Agile, and modern development practices
  • Collaborate with architects from around GEICO to find best practices and ways to improve our area as well as all of GEICO
  • Learn and apply well-founded system design approaches from across the industry to improve our applications and teams
  • Understand and keep up with major IT trends including cloud computing, security practices, system resilience, and artificial intelligence
Candidate Qualifications:
  • BA or BS
  • Strong conceptualization, problem-solving, and analytical skills at a system design level. The architect must draw on a broad knowledge of infrastructure, code, database, and security concepts to define potential business solutions
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant business needs, system designs, and software solutions used in the organization

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  DICE tag (IT only): DBT     About Geico For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.
Our associates' quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program*, including:
  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Associate assistance program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Business casual dress
  • Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
  • Associate clubs and sports teams
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • GEICO Federal Credit Union

* Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.
GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.
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