Application Architect in Fort Worth, TX at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 8/9/2019

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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the architectural guidance and consultation on all assigned software development initiatives of National General Insurance. Develops, documents and prototypes architectural designs. This role will be responsible for providing a roadmap and executing the upgrade of existing software to newer technologies. This position can be located in the Fort Worth or Dallas, TX offices.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Design major aspects of the architecture of an application, including components such as user interface, middleware and infrastructure
  • Provide architectural guidance and consultation of software development initiatives
  • Create and document architectural designs
  • Research and recommend technologies and systems that promote the corporate direction for software architectures and the connectivity between systems
  • Provide technical leadership to the application development team
  • Perform design and code reviews
  • Ensure that uniform enterprisewide application design standards are maintained
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure the architecture is aligned with business requirements

 

Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 5+ years of experience in web application design and implementation
  • Experience in C# .NET and/or VB.NET
  • SQL Development – ability to write and troubleshoot SQL Code and design (stored procedures, functions, tables, views, triggers, indexes, constraints)
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving production issues
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming and SOLID design principles
  • Strong knowledge of development best practices
  • Must be flexible, open to suggestions, self-motivated, eager to learn, goal oriented and be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainties
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must perform well in high-energy, dynamic and team-oriented environments
  • Demonstrate strong logical and complex technical problem solving skills.
  • Experience with applying design and architectural patterns
  • Experience in end-to-end Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) project
  • Good at understanding requirements and estimation
  • Have passion for learning new technologies and enhancing existing skills
  • Self-starter that can work well in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt and respond in a rapidly evolving business environment
  • Mentor other developers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

 

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • Experience in Agile project development methodologies

 

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Job posting ID: 2019-2525

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About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.

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