Solutions Architect (with Annuities knowledge)

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date Posted: 06-13-2018
Actuarial Solutions Architect
Full Time
Out of State or Local

 
  • The Actuarial Solutions Architect will be responsible for leading multiple IT efforts focused on providing data to company’s Actuarial group from numerous internal and external sources.
  • This individual MUST have a strong background in Annuities, with deep understanding of multiple facets of the annuity business (Administration, Product Development, Modeling, Valuation). 
  • An additional imperative is the ability to clearly communicate at the executive level as well as the individual contributor level.

Accountabilities:
Architects and designs medium to large solutions to meet Actuarial needs focused on collecting, conforming and reporting data with modeling and reporting consumers in mind
Designs, codes and tests all sizes of application solutions using object-oriented development, with a current focus on Python
Develops and maintains strategic roadmap to support actuarial business needs with technical solutions
Directs team members to keep project deliverables organized around target architecture
Leveraging actuarial knowledge, actively engages in creative problem solving to maximize the productivity and effectiveness of business processes, outcomes and controls
Mentors less experienced team members on application design, development and technical delivery
Produces architectural and technical design documentation
Relates product and actuarial concepts to internal and external administration system data
Works directly with business partners to set expectations and delivery scope
Works with Global Delivery partners to onboard onshore and offshore resources as staffing needs change
 
Qualifications and Experience:
7+ years of Annuity or Reinsurance Industry Experience
3+ years of object-oriented development experience
Strong understanding of Annuity product features and associated data required
Ability to communicate/translate seamlessly between Actuaries and Developers

Actuarial knowledge/experience a strong plus
Documented history of successfully leading implementation teams
Innovative thinker who is able to articulate Annuity business needs to IT teams
Python preferred
Strong data modeling and SQL experience
SOX control creation or execution experience a strong plus
Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Math or Actuarial Science required
 
NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
 
About Us
We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, were your kind of company.  And you will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse and dynamic work environment at our various locations.
 
Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of:
Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) plan with up to 5% company match and immediate vesting, paid time off, nine paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
Career development opportunities including a formal Mentoring Program, Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings, and periodic Lunch & Learns.

Amenities that include a business casual environment with casual Fridays, in house coffee bar, lunch provided 3 days per week or an on-site café, ergonomic desks, on-site fitness facility.

Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.
 

Mary Avikians
Client Services Manager
JBA International, LLC
1192 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91104
Direct: 626-204-6914
E-mail: mary@jba.com
www.jba.com
 
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