Architect, Software

Company Name:
OpTech Gente
As a senior technical member of the Information Technology Department, this position is responsible for leading the design effort in developing innovative solutions for new functionality and improvements to the existing CVX platform. This includes defining a standard way of pursuing CVX application development (including coding standards, tools, and architecture), understanding the broader system environment, having a thorough understanding of the intricacies and dependencies of other applications that tie into CVX and communicating these architectural concepts to developers. This position supports the full life cycle of projects including design/requirements, coding/programming and testing, and maintenance. Serves as a mentor and technical leader for the CVX development team to ensure architectural solutions integrate smoothly with existing infrastructure and standards.
Essential Responsibilities:
Define the overall architectural direction of the CVX solution as it relates to new software modules and enhancements to existing code. Where possible, create solutions that integrate and leverage the infrastructure currently within the Davis Vision technology organization.
Participate in analysis and evaluation of industry best practices and emerging technologies to determine feasibility and desirability of incorporating other capabilities within CVX.
Work closely with business owners to clarify project scope, business requirements and functional specifications, including providing and evaluating alternative options where appropriate.
Serve as technical lead for requirements analysis, design definition and development activities related to core architectural and software components of CVX. Work with product development team to develop applications that ensure client satisfaction with the CVX product.
Define and approve application standards and specifications; provide oversight for definition of product content and ensure that developers are informed of client and IT requirements and policies.
Provide guidance to staff on CVX software development and maintenance.
Handle complications arising from the development of new software.
Communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale to Sr. Staff and peers (both technical and non-technical) to invoke discussion and acceptance of ways to drive efficiencies within CVX.
Ensure the overall integrity of the CVX software architecture.
Work with internal associates to identify business challenges and deliver solutions for identified opportunities.
Develop work plans for projects as assigned.
Assist in training new associates both within department and within business units.
Complete all required documentation to meet department standards.
Serve as project leader when needed.
On call availability as required.
Adhere to privacy and confidential and proprietary company policies and procedures (i.e. HIPAA).
Participate in any/all training and educational activities necessary to fulfill at least the minimum requirements as specified within .departmental goals. This is in addition to, the completion of any activities necessary for the maintenance of professional affiliations or organizational requirements.
As required by changing business needs, complete additional responsibilities as assigned.
4-year degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
Experience & Background:
Eight or more years of application architecture and/or system analysis and development experience.
Experience with PCs and LAN systems recommended.
Software experience required: C#, Java, Visual Basic, TSQL
Candidate must demonstrate experience in delivery of complex systems in a wide range of technologies and must have experience with Windows NT, Unix, SQL, DB2, .Net, SOA, Web Services, Highly Scalable Architecture and systems.
Ability to independently translate business requirements analysis into technical design specifications and development.
Experience with full software lifecycle (requirements, analysis, design, construction and testing).
Familiarity with application architecture components.
Must be conversant in current industry architectural standards and best practices and able to drive technical/architectural vision.
Insurance/Retail experience a plus.

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