Applications Tech Architect

  • GEICO,
  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • 7 hours ago
Systems, Applications, Architect, PeopleSoft, Oracle, IT, Windows, Linux, IP, Management, Security, SQL, Unix, DOS
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Description

The GEICO Corporate Support Systems department has an exciting opportunity for an Applications Tech Architect to join our team and make significant contributions to our applications and technical strategy. Our department owns the PeopleSoft applications for Financial Systems and Agent Licensing as well as our PeopleSoft HR and Time and Labor Systems which now reside in the Oracle Cloud. Additionally, we are responsible for maintaining security and monitoring for our Workday SaaS application, infrastructure for Actuarial Systems and other COTS applications, as well as DevOps support for various .NET systems. The successful candidate will play an integral role in our overall strategy to migrate eligible on-premises systems to a cloud solution. The ideal candidate will also be self-motivating and driven to consistently deliver outstanding customer support and will have demonstrated experience with troubleshooting production problems as well as coordinating efforts across multiple teams within IT and the business organization.

Core Responsibilities:
- Analyze, develop, and execute a plan to migrate eligible applications from on-prem to a cloud solution.
- Examine applications and implement proactive monitoring and redundancy at all tiers to help meet GEICO's aggressive reduction in unplanned outage time.
- Configure Windows/Linux servers as needed, troubleshoot issues, and recommend system enhancements.
- Propose and document system designs that meet or exceed current business requirements.
- Review and guide applications designs to meet performance, scalability, and reusability requirements.
- Work with Finance, HR, and Technology leadership to develop and execute system processes.
- Work with business and IT management to explain benefits of design proposals.
- Collaborate with application development teams and operations teams to create synergy leading to successful application delivery.
- Contribute to technical process improvements across a variety of disciplines such as training, CM, Agile, and modern development practices.
- Troubleshoot and resolve deployment/configuration/set up issues and work with appropriate teams to correct any issues.
- Provide 24x7 on-call production support on a rotational basis.

Required Qualifications:
- 2 years demonstrated experience applying SaaS/PaaS/IaaS principles and cloud platforms (logical compute, storage and network) to provide solutions to the business.
- 2 years of DevOps experience deploying/migrating to cloud environments (Azure, Oracle, Soft Layer, AWS, Google, etc.).
- 2 years of experience administering with Windows Server 2012R2 and later.
- 2 years applying concepts related to IP Address Management, Firewalls, Certificates, Load Balancing and Security compliance principles.
- 2 years demonstrated experience supporting Active Directory, ADFS, SSO, and Windows Authentication solutions.
- 2 years supporting systems from an infrastructure, code, database, and security concept perspective.
- Understanding of financial, business, and technical constraints with ability to apply them to effective design solutions.
- Strong conceptualization, problem-solving, and analytical skills at a system design level.
- Ability to communicate effectively with business executives, technical teams, and end-users.
- Excellent team work and people skills.

Desired Qualifications:
- Proven track record of DevOps, Windows/Linux administration, and cloud architecture experience.
- Proven track record of Oracle Enterprise database experience including SQL tuning and table backups/restores.
- Basic understanding Linux/Unix scripting and Linux administration commands.
- Basic understanding of scripting using Powershell and DOS commands.
- Knowledge of build automation, release management, and system testing best practices.
- Working knowledge of JIRA and Confluence administration and Agile principles (Scrum/Kanban) is a plus.
- Understanding of financial, business, and technical constraints with ability to apply them to effective design solutions.
- Understanding of system monitoring principles (synthetic monitoring, APM).
- Infrastructure design and architecture experience for the cloud and on-premise.
- Working knowledge of Workday SaaS Security concepts.
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About GEICO:
For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

Our associates' quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program*, including:

  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Associate assistance program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Business casual dress
  • Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
  • Associate clubs and sports teams
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • GEICO Federal Credit Union


* Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

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Position Id : R0009165
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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