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Lead Solution Architect at John Hancock

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference and a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

John Hancock Technology Office is seeking an experienced Lead Solution Architect to engage with multiple high-profile initiatives. This position requires an ability to architect and design highly scalable solutions that demonstrate our existing capabilities and support our digital, customer-centric transformation. As Solution Architect, you will take an active role in translating business vision into a technology reality and works as a senior technical team member by providing oversight and expertise across various technologies and business domains to deliver complete solution.

Responsibilities:


  • Produce key design documents and incremental technical solution architecture artifacts based on project needs and our architectural target state

  • Actively participate in all aspects of project life cycle, entrenched in scrum teams and committed to business success.

  • Develop software frameworks, design patterns, and best practices

  • Design and implement new technology proof-of-concepts

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor others to maintain architectural vision and software quality

  • Review artifacts like use cases, estimates, high level designs, low level designs, code, and provide appropriate feedback

  • Guide initiative through various approval processes including building permit review and the architecture review board

  • Identify complex issues in a timely manner and provide mitigation recommendations to the Project Managers

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in a complex environment in driving operational excellence and standard methodologies.

Qualifications


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work experience

  • Overall information technology experience - 7+ year

  • Systems or application development experience - 7+ years

  • Financial services industry experience preferred

  • Current with new technologies

  • Experience with iPaaS (Integration Provider as a Service), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) " Azure and AWS preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation

  • Excellent time management skills, including multi-tasking and prioritization

  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills;

  • Ability to estimate the financial impact of various solution architecture alternatives

  • Experience with software development processes and technical design principles. (e.g., Agile, Scrum, Disciplined Agile, TOGAF, etc.), certification is a plus

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines with attention to detail

  • Experience with application rationalization and modernization initiatives

This is a full time permanent role located in Boston, MA.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What about Perks?

Manulife/John Hancock has lots of perks including, but not limited to:


  • Competitive compensation

  • Retirement Savings Accounts including a fully funded Pension Plan and a 401(k) plan with company match.

  • Manulife Share Ownership Program with company match.

  • Customizable Benefits Package including Health, Dental and Vision.

  • Generous time off policy.

  • Financial support for ongoing training, learning, and education

  • DressSmart flexible work attire policy.

  • An abundance of career paths and opportunities to advance

  • A flexible work environment with flex hours, work from home arrangements, distributed teams, and condensed work week arrangements.

About Manulife/John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2017, we had approximately 34,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of December 31, 2017, we had over $1.04 trillion (US$829.4 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $26.7 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong

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If you are ready to unleash your potential its time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of March 31, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$849 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.
 

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment.  A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.