Our client is looking for a Solution Architect to join their team in building and implementing innovative products and solutions to revolutionise the insurance market.  The company has created SaaS based, P&C focussed Policy Administration System (PAS) product suite that is needed to be configured and implemented to insurance organisations. The role reports to implementation director and will involve travel to the client locations.

 

About the company 

The company is a UK and India-based fast-growing technology firm focussed on developing software products aimed at insurance and reinsurance organisations.  They use the latest cutting-edge enterprise technologies to innovate and build suite of products across the insurance lifecycle – all utilising enterprise best practices in terms of product design and development. They deliver on the promise of technology innovation to enable global insurance market to move forward. If you want to be part of a team who has tech innovation in its DNA, this is for you!

 

Job Responsibilities
  • Drive discovery process with the customer to understand their need for Insurance Policy Administration System (PAS) requirements.
  • Understand the customer’s operational process, their pain points, intended outcome of their requirements and provide suitable design and solutions, taking into consideration the current capabilities and future roadmap of the product.
  • Provide implementation work breakdown, sequence of activities, and their dependencies to the project manager for creating the implementation plan.
  • Provide business & technical direction and guidance to the configuration analysts.
  • Provide product feedback to the R&D team based on the customer experience and configuration experience.
  • Occasionally involve in pre-sales activities such as product demonstrations, proposal writing, etc.
  • Suggest any improvements on the implementation process.

 

Essential Skills
  • Solution Design – requirement definition, overall product design, data mapping design, process design configuration design and implement on BPA, a client rich business solution.
  • Able to drive the business processes (e.g. BPMN techniques) including process optimisation (as-is & to-be)
  • Able to work as the Product SME on client engagements.
  • Technical Know-Hows – good understanding of Product architecture, data model relationships, JSON notations, JavaScript notations, data/technical mappings.
  • Having a view of what good looks like but draw on expertise from within the company’s wider capabilities.
  • Be a strong and clear communicator who can listen to clients and who can influence them with their knowledge & skill.
  • Has a very good appreciation of the entire insurance lifecycle and the business challenges faced in those operations and by the industry as a whole.
  • Be a team player as part of a small team of senior/experienced professionals
  • Proven self-starter and comfortable to work with minimal direction but know when and where to ask for assistance.
  • Experience of working in UML and other structure design techniques and analysis.
  • Actively participate in the user groups in gathering product feedback from the customers.
  • Will need to have hands-on experience of configuring the platform to drive the product implementation.

 

Desirable Skills
  • Solid understanding of insurance financial accounting and reporting including Actuals, Estimating, Accruals and GLs.
  • Experience working with information from ACORD, ISO, and other insurance bodies.
  • Life & Health experience.
  • Understanding of Microservices architecture and non-functional areas of the SaaS product such as security, performance etc.
  • Working experience on Camunda BPMN.
  • Good working experience on Commercial & Specialty Reinsurance.
  • Good understanding of SaaS offerings and implementations.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure.

 

Ideal Candidate
  • [must] Background of Solution Architect / Solution Design in SaaS products.
  • [must] Demonstrable experience of working on projects of international insurance markets e.g., London, US etc.
  • [must] Have done previous Product implementation projects for insurance organisation.
  • [must] Need to be able to travel client locations on regular basis.
  • [Ideal] Practitioner with broader experience on IT transformation projects in insurance organisation.
  • [Ideal] Practitioner with Operations Transformation experience with the insurance organisation.

 

Their promise to you 

The company fosters an inclusive, supportive, fun yet challenging team environment. They value having a team that is made up of diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. They deliver on the promise of innovation. Join them as they continue to change the world of insurance market with their technology. They are an equal opportunity employer.

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Galejay and all its clients are inclusive employers and prides itself on the main values of honesty and integrity. If you have these qualities and wish to apply, please send your CV to Charlie Holt Staplehurst Associate Director, at cholt-staplehurst@galejay-recruitment.com