IT Developer Specialist | Remote at Allianz

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission - we secure your future - and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.

What you do:

Allianz Life is in need of an experienced Azure Developer (IT Developer Specialist) with an integration background to work on our Transformation Program that will establish ALIP (Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform) on Microsoft's public cloud, Azure. The solution will also be integrating with numerous systems in our corporate data center.

A successful candidate will have background in:

  • Participate in all phases of solution delivery and the full lifecycle of software development including requirements gathering, analysis, design, data mapping, development, testing, transition and support. Delivery and review of all relevant solution and project artifacts.
  • Responsible for solutions designs that meet functional and non-functional requirements in consideration of data growth, downstream SLAs, and batch windows.
  • Collaborate with other team members and development teams to deliver enterprise solution on time and on budget
  • Accountable for oversight of vendor work and act as liaison to coordinate activities with vendors and other solutions teams.
  • Participate in peer design, design review and code reviews.
  • Collaborate with administrators to establish solution in the cloud using advance DevOps practices.
  • Develop and maintain solution documentation, configuration, standards and best practices related to technologies, tools, and implementation patterns.
  • Review of monthly consumption reports; establish and tune consumption automation.
  • Participates in root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis incidents and service interruptions.
  • Participate in disaster recovery planning and exercises.
  • Must have strong technical consulting skills, analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot systems problems.
  • Must be resourceful, self-starter, maintain skill set; aptitude to evaluate / become proficient in new technologies, processes and skills, motivated learner.
  • Result oriented, "Let's do it right" and "Make it happen" attitude, seek win-win outcomes.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills and be able to communicate and work with all levels of an organization.
  • Team player that can collaborate with other teams and positively represent the ALIP and Azure capability team.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to coordinate and facilitate technical meetings with multiple vendors and stakeholders.
  • Must be flexible, good organizational skills, good listener with attention to detail and have ability to multi-task.
  • Must be open to possible off-hour on-call support in high paced environment.
  • Preferred background in insurance and Finical Services.

What you bring:

  • Candidates must have at least 4+ years of integration experience in medium to large integrated enterprise environments using SQL Server, Oracle, ETL Tools for any or all of the following: database to database data movement, file extracts in the following formats - flat files, csv, xml, json, file transmission over SFTP. Must have experience with asynchronous messaging, API Management, consuming and creating APIs. Must have understanding of XML structure and related XML technologies, XSLT, XSD, Schema, XQuery, etc.
  • Candidates must have at least 1+ year of experience developing enterprise cloud solutions preferably using Azure and Azure PaaS services. Experience must include Data Factory, Function Apps, Logic Apps, KeyVault, Event Grid or AWS equivalent. Candidate must be driven and eager to pick up other technical capabilities where experience is not present.
  • Knowledge of Azure Databricks preferred.
  • Candidates must have advanced SQL skills create complex database objects, debug objects including complex join logic and proficiency with database objects including tables, views, stored procedures, indexes, etc.
  • Extensive experience on medium sized team with responsibilities that include: analysis, mapping, design, development, collaborative coding practices and relevant tools - Git, GitHub, branching, pull requests, merging, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Experience and proficiency using Azure Portal, Azure Data Factory, Azure DevOps - (Board, Repos, Pipelines, Artifacts), Visual Studio 2017/2019, Visual Studio Code, Git.
  • Experience leveraging Azure Monitor as a part of enterprise solution monitoring, alerting and notification.
  • Extensive experience with waterfall and agile methodologies, typical solution artifacts like conceptual designs, detailed designs, unit test plans and test data planning, etc.
  • Enterprise experience with ETL tools, Informatica Power Center preferred.
  • Experience with Powershell scripting and python scripting. Experience with enterprise scheduling solutions, CA Workload Automation preferred.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

Great to have you on board. We care for tomorrow
More Information on Allianz
Allianz operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN. Allianz was founded in 2022. It has 145998 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 58 open jobs at Allianz, click here.
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