AVP, Solution Architect

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Solution Architect will partner with Annuity and Life teams to provide strategy, problem-solving, technical architecture, and technical project management for IT corporate systems.  This position will be accountable for identifying key business changes and implementing the developing technical solutions as needed.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develops cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are more complex with full competency.
  • Analyzes and validates complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems.
  • Designs, develops and implements new programs and/or modifications of existing applications. Responsible for the more complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the development and implementation of test plans and program specifications with various interfaces.
  • Partner with business and third-party administrators to design and implement technical solutions supporting underlying business processes
  • Participate in developing IT Governance processes and adherence to them.
  • Responsible for the entire lifecycle of IT Solutions, including regular maintenance, patching, updates, and fixes
  • Manages all aspects of the technical activities (including software development requirements, architectural requirements, hardware, technical models, vendor interaction, technical designs, etc.) and ensures the systems/applications align with the overall architecture and infrastructure
  • Participate in testing and verification of technical solutions
  • Communicates the effectiveness and task progress of the technical project team members
  • Provides proper training and support after implementation to ensure proper knowledge transfer to given both IT and relevant business units.
  • Evaluates and provides technical solutions to complex application development problems.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field or similar combination or education and experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in IT or strong technical background
  • Experience in architecture and implementing technical solutions
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and consulting skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced matrix environment
  • Experience working with distributed systems
  • A demonstrated understanding of Life and Annuity business functions preferred

 

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Employees who require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job will participate in an interactive process which may include providing documentation. If you are hired and require an accommodation for any protected status, please email benefits@gafg.com.

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