Pega Senior System Architect at Ascensus in new orleans, Louisiana

Posted in Other 3 days ago.

Job Description:

FuturePlan is the nation's largest third-party administrator (TPA) of retirement plans, partnering with advisors in all 50 states. FuturePlan delivers the best of both worlds: high-touch personalized service from local TPAs backed by the strength and security of a large national firm, Ascensus. Our roots go back decades, with nearly 30 outstanding legacy firms now joined together to deliver unmatched levels of service, innovation and expertise to a fast-growing client base from coast to coast. The FuturePlan team includes more than 500 credentialed plan professionals, 60 actuaries, and one of the industry's largest in-house ERISA teams. Learn more at

Section 1: Position Summary

This role will provide primary support for the Pega Platform environment and ancillary applications, with a focus on maintaining, developing, and administering Pega. This role will be an active part of the scrum team focusing primarily on Pega development, administration and architecture, to ensure the productivity of Ascensus associates. This role will customize, configure and develop in the Pega Platform in the cloud. This role will be responsible for developing and maintaining custom configurations, as well as participating in the integration process with other enterprise systems. This role will additionally be responsible for developing the standards pega development as well ensuring those standards are adhered to. This role will be an evangelist for the Pega Platform here at Ascensus.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for protecting and securing all client data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access to and/or improper transmission of information that could result in harm to a client.

  • The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

  • Primary support of Pega environment at Ascensus

  • Perform application administration activities such as installation, managing security, configuration, and developing case flows and interfaces.

  • Deploy and maintain Pega implementation in a Cloud environment

  • Work as part of a project team to ensure that the technical architecture of the delivered solution matches customer availability and performance requirements

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of patches and upgrades

  • Responsible for account management and security controls within the Pega platform

  • Identify opportunities to leverage Pega Platform for efficiency and productivity gains

  • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned.

  • Recommend the design, architecture, and implementation of Pega in the development, test, and production environments.

  • Be a leader in the setting of the standards for Pega development, configuration and customization.

  • Ensure standards are being met before changes are rolled to the production environment

  • Participate in the Pega center of excellence at Ascensus

  • Stay current on Pega technology


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Section 3: Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including active listening. Asking appropriate questions, clarifying information and writing clear, concise documents.

  • Knowledge of PC applications including SQL and MS Office products

  • Understanding of business process and workflow management

  • Ability to translate business challenges into technical solutions

  • Ability to work effectively independently

  • 5+ years of experience with installing, configuring, and managing BPM solutions

  • Experience with Cloud platforms and technologies, including Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure

  • Knowledge of Pega underlying architecture, including application structure and access control

  • Knowledge of Agile software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies operation practices

  • Experience with the successful implementation of Pega Platform in a high availability enterprise environment

  • Pegasystems Certification, including CSA, CSSA, or CLSA -Pass Pega Academy System Administration (7) Course

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity-housed within our Core Values: People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.

As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.

Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws ("Protected Status").