Equisoft | Job Opportunities
10.08.2017 to 22.08.2017
at P3
Philadelphia, USA

Functional Architect

Job description

Equisoft is searching for hands-on Functional Architect who will help us design and build the best digital solution for our insurance customers. The Functional Architect has to demonstrate a balanced blend of business and technical skills. This position is for you if you can begin a design on a napkin and finish it as multi page UML; if you speak API and patterns; if you have an opinion on iOS vs. Android; and, if you understand and can explain the parametrization possibilities of your Facebook account. If you enjoy new technologies, explaining complex notions to non-technical people and a good challenge, send us your resume!

A Day In Your Life

  • Work closely with the Product Owner, Technical Architect and UX expert to align business strategies with technology solutions
  • Assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate them into a viable design
  • Conceptualize business needs and processes into functional building blocks that fit in the capabilities of the Core product
  • Translate insurance business processes, market practices, clients business needs and requirements into specific software requirements
  • Define the functional design of key product features, including configuration capabilities
  • Act as owner of the development of the detailed business, functional and non-functional requirements documentation
  • Support the development team during the sprint, when needed
  • Act like the Product champion from a functional perspective by mastering the product capabilities
  • Act like the Product Owner Proxy, when needed
  • Lead sprint pre-planning sessions with the Development Technical Lead and Product Manager to define next sprint priorities and scope
  • Lead the planning sessions and POC initiatives
  • Create the needed Jira tasks for the sprint and partner with the Technical Architect and Technical Lead to confirm logical task breakdown and other details
  • Participate in sales presentations to simplify architectural concepts


  • 5+ years acting as Solution Architect, Functional Architect, or IT Business Analyst
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science degree preferred
  • Proven track record of senior/lead roles on large and complex implementations
  • Experience working with a configurable and/or customizable software product
  • Experience modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
  • Deep knowledge of financial and/or insurance industries is a highly valued asset
  • Solid understanding of the agile methodology
  • Strong leadership, driven and dynamic personality with a strong sense of delivery
  • Critical and innovative thinker: we need someone who can think outside the box and challenge himself and his team members in a constructive manner
  • Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to prioritize activities effectively
  • Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Knowledge of French (spoken and written) is an asset

Your Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits packages
  • Flexible work schedules & collaborative workspaces
  • Commuter benefits
  • Career development
  • International assignments
  • Various social and team activities

About Equisoft

Founded in 1994, Equisoft offers advanced digital business solutions to its clients in the insurance and wealth management industries to support their growth. The firm develops and markets innovative front-end applications (InsuranceElementsTM and WealthElementsTM) featuring industry-leading user interfaces and state-of-the-art technology. In addition, Equisoft is an Oracle Insurance Policy Administration integration partner for some 20 carriers globally. To complete this unique offering, Equisoft brings extensive experience in data migration through its subsidiary Universal Conversion Technologies (UCT). Equisoft has a growing team of nearly 300 specialized resources based in the US, Canada, Chile, South Africa and India.

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