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Application Architect ( Job Number: 50952609 ) Description Spread Your Wings We are the Duck. We inspire and are inspired, listen and respond, empower our people, give back to our community and, most importantly, celebrate every success along the way. We do it all - The Aflac Way. Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, is an industry leader in voluntary insurance products that pay cash directly to policyholders and one of America's best-known brands. Aflac has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 18 consecutive years, one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2015 (the inaugural year of the award) and one of America's Most Admired Companies for 15 years. Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself: Are you the Duck? If so, there's a home - and a flourishing career - for you at Aflac. The Company Aflac The Location Columbia, SC The Division Information Technology / Transformation The Opportunity Application Architect Job Summary Provides overall direction, guidance, and definition of solution architectures that effectively support the Corporate Business and IT strategies; responsibilities include researching, analyzing, designing, proposing, and prototyping solutions that align with business and technology strategies; these IT solutions may include systems, applications or processes, and may involve the application and integration of a wide variety of products, technologies and services. Additional responsibilities include identification of major system interfaces, development of module reuse on an enterprise-wide scale, building e-business capabilities, and identification of existing architecture weaknesses and opportunities for process reengineering; these professionals perform systems analysis and design, system modeling, performance modeling, integration planning and technology and component selection to ensure architectural consistency and coherence between technical and business processes Principal Duties & Responsibilities Typically works on one or more IT projects as a member of a project team; works on complex projects that require knowledge in one or more technical areas and business segments Participates on one or more architect project teams, including the design and modeling of solutions, component identification, quality reviews and adherence to guidelines and procedures Researches and evaluates software/ hardware products and industry trends to assist in project development and operational support activities Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements such as expanding capacity, reducing time & cost, and increasing effectiveness Assists in developing and communicating architectural policies and standards for the enterprise Analyzes and develops architectural requirements and framework strategy Assesses the capacity and resource utilization of applications, components, network, and/or platform facilities; modifies LAN/WAN designs and architectures by reviewing end-user, topology, physical, security, performance and interoperability requirements Plans, coordinates, and performs software inspections and quality reviews Supports the selection of tools and components used for an IT project; recommends expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components; provides input on options, risk, cost vs. benefits, and impacts on other processes for buy vs. build decisions Applies the use of middleware to facilitate the portability and scalability of applications Coordinates the integration of third party and internally developed components to achieve operability Performs other related duties as required Qualifications Education & Experience Bachelor's degree, specialized training, and five to seven years of experience in multiple IT areas or an equivalent combination of education and experience Job Knowledge & Skills Agile Scrum Methodology Intermediate Application & Technology Portfolio Rationalization Intermediate Business Architecture Basic Data Entity-Relationship Modeling Intermediate Data Integrity and Quality Assurance Intermediate Design Enterprise Reference Architecture Basic Design Enterprise Reference Implementation Basic Design Software Architecture Intermediate DevOps Delivery and Change Automation Basic Distributed Computing Advanced Enterprise Architecture Frameworks Basic Enterprise Integration Patterns Basic Internet Computing Advanced Mainframe Computing Intermediate Micro-service Architecture Style Intermediate Network Architecture and Design Intermediate Service Oriented Architecture Intermediate Software Evaluation Intermediate Core Competencies Action Oriented, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Listening, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust Functional Competencies Business Acumen, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Savvy, Negotiating, Motivating Others The Benefits Aflac is known for treating our employees exceptionally well. As one of the leaders in the insurance industry, we're able to offer one of the most comprehensive health benefits packages available in corporate America, including free coverage from one of our pioneering insurance products, the Aflac Cancer policy. Our employees also enjoy a host of other benefits, including advancement opportunities, opportunities for continued education and professional development, merit increases and performance bonuses, profit-sharing 401(k), stock purchase plans, and many more. #Dice - provided by Dice.Net, Agile, Analysis, Architecture, Development, Hardware, HTTP, LAN, Micro, Middleware, Modeling, Process Reengineering, Project, Quality Assurance, Reengineering, Scrum, Security, WAN


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