DescriptionAt Thrivent, we are focused on a digital transformation that will deliver modern, innovative experiences for our clients, financial advisors, and employees. We are investing in data and technology, using DevOps practices, and building an engineering culture of empowered technical experts. Our technologists are involved in work that includes cloud native development, digital architecture and integration, automation, cloud data platforms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as well as maximizing platforms such as Salesforce, AWS and Microsoft.
As Staff Engineer you will work independently and with your peers to translate customer needs into technical solutions for our Enterprise Integration team. This team is a key part of Thrivent’s strategy to provide reliable, scalable, reusable and consistent experiences across the organization. You will partner with IT leadership peers and enterprise-wide stakeholders to ensure solutions are built with a long-term vision and align with enterprise Integration requirements. In the Staff level role, you will provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to your team. You should be an expert with Mini/Micro service Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, and Event Driven Architecture. You should be an expert in developing APIs leveraging REST, SOAP, JMS, AMQP, and Kafka protocols, and be able to provide architectural, engineering, and best practice guidance and mentoring to more junior team members engineers across the organization.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Apply expert industry knowledge and broad understanding of multiple disciplines with technical knowledge to drive outcomes for customers
- Ability to work and problem solve independently on initiatives that align to the broader software engineering strategy
- Design systems and software integration patterns across a diverse software engineering ecosystem. These patterns should align to high level engineering goals and business initiatives
- Use independent, critical thinking to solve complex problems which are significant to the customer. Uses application and system data, as well as past experiences to inform decision making.
- Leader in technical expertise; Develops most architecturally impactful components of solutions
- Lead to identify, incorporate and define development frameworks and libraries useful to the product
Learning and Applying New Techniques
- Seek out industry and technology knowledge along with best practices to share with the team.
Collaborating within the Team
- Coordinate design and integration of the entire system including subsystems. Research and recommend technology to improve the current systems
- Participate in team’s collaboration session to provide technical expertise to solve a problem/remove technical roadblocks for the team
- Participate in product planning and implementation. Helps product owner to create technical user stories as required/needed.
- Contribute to detailed application specifications, standards, and diagrams and develop coding standards / best practices
Collaborating Across Teams
- Broker solution design and implementation across product teams to achieve outcomes;
- Contribute to overall systems design which involves multiple teams, research and provide customization or development recommendations, and implement accordingly
Collaborating Across The Organization
- Act as an SME to provide over all operations and support processes to build resilient systems for the enterprise
Setting product/platform technology strategy
- Lead the design of critical path/technology for the product group. Contribute to innovative solutions that align to strategic objectives for the customer
- Provide platform technology expertise to teams within product group as well as interdependent teams across the organization
- Help to define the technology / tools roadmap along with the product owner for the team.
Defining Engineering Standards and Patterns
- Partner with the engineering community inside and outside Thrivent in establishing best practices
- Share engineering standards across internal teams and collaborate to help software engineers apply these patterns to build solutions that achieve outcomes
- Lead the resolution of critical incidents and provides leadership in proactively addressing product issues
- Continuously assessing technology to build more stable, scalable, and resilient software
- Promote and expand on the use of the CI/CD pipeline to improve the deployment and build process.
Selecting & Managing Technology Vendors
- Lead the evaluation process for software solutions - advising on strengths and weaknesses of the external software.
- Provide a summary of how a tool impacts business processes and goals.
- Contribute in criteria’s for selecting the right platforms and software for the product team.
- Provide guidance and reinforcement around established engineering best practices
- Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other engineers of varying levels inside the product group
- Provide trainings and demos to address knowledge gaps with in the team
Recruiting and Building Talent
- Engage in the tech community to build the Thrivent technology brand and position as the employer of choice in the market
- Participate in the interview process or be part of the panel to recruit the right talent to the team
- Take part in the Talent Captain role for the product group. This person also leads in how we interview.
- Models Thrivent’s leadership competencies – courage, collaboration, and commitment by demonstrating resiliency, working together to make the best decisions, and holding yourself and others accountable.
- Supports and/or develops an environment in which Thrivent employees and colleagues are focused on continuous improvement, exceptional employee engagement, and an unwavering commitment to our clients. Shapes and/or supports a culture that represents the Thrivent purpose, promise and values, ensuring that Thrivent’s trust and reputation remain strong with its clients.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other technical field or equivalent work experience
- 10+ years of experience in engineering environments, taking abstract concepts and ideas and formulating a detailed software engineering plan to deliver
- Experience architecting software solutions with requirements such as performance SLOs, high availability, reliability, security, etc.
- Understand data and system integration patterns and technologies
- Proficiency in managing large scale projects.
- Ability to articulate and transfer complex ideas to a wide audience through both verbal and written communication.
- Strong conceptual, critical thinking, technical and problem-solving skills with good attention to details.
- Must be articulate and have the ability to meet with high level management to present and/or deliver technical documentation.
We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.
At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.
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