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CNO Financial Group Lead Solution Architect-REMOTE from any US based location in central or eastern time zones in Carmel, Indiana

CNO Financial Group’s IT Unit is hiring a Lead Solution Architect to be the subject matter expert in the Solution Architecture space. This role will lead the technology and architecture direction on large critical projects and serve as a mentor/lead for other Solution Architects. The Lead Solution Architect will also provide technical project oversight, review technical design from development teams, coordinate across technical areas and partner with the business and business delivery groups to understand business requirements.

This is your opportunity to be a part of our growing IT department and lead and mentor a growing Architect team.

As a Lead Solution Architect, your responsibilities will include:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in the Solution Architecture space

  • Leads the technology and architecture direction on large critical projects

  • Acts as a lead and liaison for large projects with high visibility within the Solution Architecture space and serves as a mentor/lead for other Solution Architects

  • Leads technology acquisition review and technical selection

  • Provides technical project oversight; reviews technical design from development teams; coordinates across technical areas

  • Partners with business and business delivery groups to understand business requirements

  • Interact with other IT disciplines, analysts, developers, testers, project manager to ensure successful delivery of projects

  • Provide accurate high-level estimates and ranges with unknown’s and data gaps

  • Create and present technical studies, recommendations and business cases

The Lead Solution Architect position is well-suited for you if you have:

  • Knowledge in application development and development methodologies.

  • Proven ability to solve complex technical problems through methodical thinking, planning and overcoming obstacles.

  • Strong ability to solve large technical and complex problems/applications.

  • Strong ability to lead experienced technical resources including other architects.

  • Ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical audiences.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related IT field, or 8 years of relevant experience

  • Ten years of technical experience, with previous experience as a Technical Lead, is preferred

  • Experience developing architectures across a wide range of technologies, with demonstrated depth in at least one architecture domain (i.e. application architecture)

What will set you apart:

  • Experience with Pega Customer Decision Hub and the Chordiant Product, preferred

  • Previous experience providing technical leadership on large critical projects and systems

  • Prior experience as a Lead Architect

  • Insurance industry experience, is helpful

This role is full time work from home (WFH), also known as Remote. This role can be performed from any US based location within the central or eastern time zone. CNO Financial Group offices reopened in April 2022 and is pursuing a hybrid working model. Associates who live within a 60 mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee) will have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week, and work from home at least 3 days/week. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.

CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.

We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, and corporate offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee.

At CNO Financial Group, we’re always looking forward—to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands’ customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.

If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit


ReqID: JR166551

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full-Time

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