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CNO Financial Group Infrastructure Architect-Database Oracle in Carmel, Indiana

As the Infrastructure Architect-Database Oracle on the IT Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for a couple of Infrastructure Technologies in a Domain architecture, and supports the definition of technology implementation roadmaps that detail the implementation of initiatives to enhance a secured scalable Infrastructure environment as well as developing plans for the ongoing support and governance of previously implemented initiatives.

Your Impact:

  • Under moderate technical direction, is typically responsible for a couple of Infrastructure Technologies in a Domain (i.e. Microsoft Windows Operating System, Storage Systems, Linux, Virtualization, Automation, Apache, Tomcat, WAS, Oracle, SQL, etc.). Adheres to infrastructure guidelines, design patterns, and standards as determined and set into policy. Supports the development of roadmaps for evolution of the infrastructure in-scope from current to future state.

  • Identify and analyzes technologies for approval based on business requirements. Identifies and documents technical and architecture technology requirements to be executed by our third-party partner in a timely, cost effective, and integrated fashion.

  • Work with implementation teams to assess and review the architectural implementation of systems and projects to ensure conformance with defined architectural standards. Assists with specific implementation challenges while encouraging adherence to architectural and infrastructure standards.

  • Analyze IT area drivers to determine corresponding architectural impact. Assess and gather the (skills, processes, structures or culture) and financial impact of proposed strategies.

  • Builds on understanding of specifications that conform to architectural principles and ensure standards are upheld and exceptions are managed. Documents all architecture design and analysis work.

  • Work with peer architects to ensure clear lines of communication, common architectural and capability assumptions.

  • May collaborate with business partners, software engineers, technology and operations leadership to advance business outcomes and architectural concerns. Works with 3rd party vendors and the Managed Services team, as needed, to develop and implement technology enabled roadmaps.

  • Assist with the evaluation and selection of software/hardware product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations.

  • Verifies compliance with all technical requirements, as applicable.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Good working knowledge of a couple Infrastructure or technical design areas and strong understanding of Infrastructure methodologies and technologies

  • Knowledge of all components of a technical architecture.

  • Ability to develop solution patterns and architectural specifications and can work closely with other teams to implement them successfully.

  • Solid understanding of information processing principles and practices

  • Knowledge of current systems software, protocols, and standards; knowledge of software/hardware evaluation principles and practices.

  • Ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements. Can quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies; provides support to estimating the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives.

  • Exposure to multiple technical configurations, technologies and processing environments.

  • Good interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork and facilitation.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills; good planning and organizational skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, or related computing major required, or equivalent experience.

  • Typically, a minimum of three to five years of experience designing and implementing infrastructure solutions, and in one or two of the following disciplines:

  1. Network Administration

  2. Server OS Administration

  3. Storage Administration

  4. Solution Architecture

  5. Data Center Architecture

  6. Database Administration

  7. Middleware Administration

  8. End User Computing Administration

  9. Messaging Systems Administration

Progress towards related industry certifications preferred.

  • At CNO Financial Group, we welcome the diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of all to enable us to work together for the growth of the company

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