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Emerging Solutions Architect

Pacific Life Insurance Company Newport Beach, CA

Job Description

Currently, we are seeking a talented Emerging Solutions Architect to join our Retirement Solutions Division.  The Retirement Solutions Division leverages its strengths in product development, technology, service and risk management to create retirement solutions for individuals, families, and businesses. With the guidance of financial professionals, customers have access to an array of annuities and mutual funds designed to help grow assets and to provide retirement income for financial independence.


The Emerging Solutions Architect is an individual contributor who will be a part of helping Pacific Life define its future technology. This role will be responsible for exploring, dispositioning, and ultimately incubating suitable emerging technologies for implementation. Using your experience defining Customer journeys through Epics, we are looking to you to help us  define "killer" user stories and make viable technology recommendations. We are looking for an Agile catalytic servant leader that models Agile values such as: Individuals and Interactions over Process and Tools, Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
             Contribute to thought leadership and inspiration in an environment of rapid digitization, automation displacement & accelerated technological change. 
             Identifies technology accelerators that enhance competitive advantage
             Cultivates technology innovation (hands-on) while simultaneously growing team talent and skills through servant leadership
             Help incubate emerging technologies that align with Customer Journeys (Epics, User stories)
             Is a change agent that evangelizes emerging technologies using group learning techniques such as Mob Programming, Code Kata
             Must be able to effectively identify a portfolio of potential emerging technologies based on Customer Journeys (Epics, User stories)


             Excellent communication skills
             Minimum 5+ years industry experience
             A team storyteller who can communicate value of emerging technologies. Motivates others to work together in operationalizing emerging technology.
             An adept learner who will do whatever it takes to get the job done in the face of ambiguity
             Organized, self-driving and highly transparent in execution of all phases of work: research, disposition, incubation
             Leads people in a matrixed environment and leverages influence to change minds



Job Details

Date Posted October 8, 2018
Date Closes November 7, 2018
Requisition 505156
Located In Newport beach, CA
SOC Category 00-0000.00