Lead Technical Architect

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  • Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Remote US

Challenging convention. Trying new things. Reshaping an industry.  

The team at Duck Creek helps insurance companies bring amazing ideas to life quickly and easily with software that thinks and works like they do. We're fueled by sharing ideas openly, challenging conventions, trying new things, and valuing "Why not?" over "Why?" Our certainty that there is always a better way to do things keeps carriers ahead of their competition and is helping to reshape an industry.  

If having a hand in transforming one of the world’s oldest and largest industries into a standard for innovation, open exchange, and peerless user experience sounds exciting, let us know.  We may be looking for you.

Lead Technical Architect

The Lead Technical Architect provides technical leadership on client engagement, including serving as a resource to the project team and the client by evaluating and proposing technical alternatives for resolving business and technology issues. The Lead Technical Architect serves as the point of escalation for architecture related activities on projects, and is the escalation point for the Customer. The role may be expected to work across multiple complex projects simultaneously.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides technical leadership on client engagement including serving as a resource to the project team and the client by evaluating and proposing technical alternatives for resolving business and technology issues.
  • Identifies cross-capability and cross-release issues that affect the business architecture integrity.
  • Transforms customer requirements into technical blueprints
  • Defines the complete technical infrastructure environment
  • Serves as the point of escalation for architecture related activities on projects, and for the Customer.
  • Maintains current knowledge of all relevant technology developments and seeks opportunities to deploy new technologies that benefit the client
  • Serves as a trusted advisor of the customer
  • Performs Design / Code Review
  • Participates in Conformance Reviews
  • May work across multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Performs other related duties and activities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required or higher education level, or its foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Information and Technology and Computer Engineering, or a related engineering/computer field.
  • Minimum of 12 years’ professional experience in software development.
  • Or Master’s degree plus minimum of 10 year’s related professional experience.
  • Experience in customer facing roles
  • Deep experience with a breadth of technologies, including C#, SQL, Visual Studio, Microsoft Foundation technologies, Windows Server 2012/2016 administration and configuration, JavaScript, XSLT, XML, HTML, CSS, AJAX

Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

  • Ability to identify and understand technology trends within the industry
  • Deep professional experience with .Net Solutions and SQL and relational database design
  • Demonstrated experience with XML and XSL
  • Experience/knowledge of P&C Insurance software applications
  • Experience/knowledge of software development life cycle for P&C insurance software
  • Experience with systems integration (Policy, Billing, claims, Reinsurance, third-party systems)
  • Experience with implementation of Duck Creek Example Platform solutions for Policy Administration, Billing and/or ASW Claims preferred

Other Requirements:

Travel: 25-50%

Work Authorization: Legally authorized to work in the country of the job location.

Physical: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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Location

NW of Chicago, commute from I-90, I-294, CTA Blue Line, Metra rail and O’Hare. Restaurants & recreation spots galore. Fitness center & Cafe Onsite.

An Insider's view of Duck Creek Technologies

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started in an entry-level Analyst position, and plugged in to every opportunity that came my way, giving each day my all and learning everything I could. In our environment where high aptitude and strong work is the norm, one thing I love about Duck Creek is the culture of high-performers actively building each other up.

Chad

Sr. Manager, Software Configuration

What projects are you most excited about?

I am excited that SaaS Technical Operations is continuing to advance with a Service Management project to adopt enhanced operational practices centered on improving Incident and Request delivery along with improved stability. The focus is centered on bringing forth higher levels of quality to translate into greater levels of Customer satisfaction.

Henry

Director, Support Engineering

What are Duck Creek Technologies Perks + Benefits

Duck Creek Technologies Benefits Overview

At Duck Creek Technologies, we are committed to providing you with flexible and comprehensive benefits. Duck Creek Technologies continues to offer competitive benefits so you can take care of yourself and your family at an affordable cost. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to enjoy success on the job and to live a healthy, balanced life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Wednesday!
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Duck Creek reimburses its employees up to $150 per year for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Duck Creek offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training such as Duck Creek University.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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