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CNO Financial Group Sr. Solution Architect (Mainframe), REMOTE from any US based location in central or eastern time zones in Carmel, Indiana

CNO Financial Group’s IT team is hiring a Sr. Solution Architect to design solutions based on business requirements, under limited technical direction. Solutions will range across a wide and diverse set of applications. This position will lead technical resources to the successful delivery of solution goals across applications and technologies and provide guidance and feasibility analysis for project delivery teams.

This is your opportunity work within significant limits and authority on assignments requiring moderate to high technical complexity and coordination ((i.e. scope of <$1M). This position leads projects and has accountability for ongoing activities and objectives and may manage parts of enterprise-wide projects.

As a Sr. Solution Architect, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing deep technical knowledge, end to end technical oversight from design through owning the implementation of the solution including, but not limited to, integrations with internal and external systems/services, APIs and databases

  • Primary focus will be on supporting existing mainframe systems. There will additionally be opportunities to support architecture in integration and cloud efforts.

  • Consultation with Principal and Enterprise Architects to discuss pros/cons of each solution option and design solutions across a wide and diverse set of applications, that meet business requirements

  • Providing high level sizing estimates for complex and sometimes incomplete requirements, defining performance testing strategy, conduct ongoing design reviews and driving resolution of roadblocks faced by the team.

  • Develops architecture, technical artifacts needed while assuming full accountability of the implementation solution required by the RUN team once the solution is in production

  • Hands-on architecture and engineering activities, such as implementing prototypes, proofs of concept, evaluate new technologies, when applicable.

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

  • Demonstrated technical experience implementing mainframe based applications that operate key business processes.

  • Broad knowledge of technical architecture, design patterns, industry accepted best practices, databases, data warehouses, proactive monitoring of key services

  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance to understand the end goal and seek assistance from other peers or IT/business groups to understand the “why” of business needs to then buildout a scalable solution

  • Strong ability to solve complex technical problems through methodical thinking, planning and resolution of issues faced by the team by working through obstacles, ability to influence and build consensus across technical teams.

  • Ability to monitor progress of the delivery team members to align with agreed upon deadlines.

  • Ability to be a strong and effective communicator who is comfortable discussing complex problems across both technical and non-technical audiences. The ideal candidate is a person who is not afraid to speak up creating awareness of risks/issues and own them to closure. 

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a related discipline or 8 years relevant work experience as an equivalent.

  • Five years of related technical experience, with increasing responsibility. Prior experience as a “hands on” Development lead is a plus

  • Experience with core mainframe technologies including COBOL, Assembler, VSAM, DB2, JCL, MQ series, job scheduling services ex. Zeke, Autosys, FTP/SFTP is required.

  • Experience working with virtual and international teams building large enterprise, mission critical systems

  • Broad technology experience including cloud architecture (Azure or AWS), application development, middleware technology ex. Mulesoft, relational databases (Oracle) and data warehouses, DevOps, containers, CI/CD, system monitoring services, cloud migrations, etc.

  • Agile certification desired

  • Technical Architecture certification desired

  • Prior insurance industry experience; policy administration systems experience, desired

At this time, CNO is not mandating its associates to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. However, this is an evolving situation, in the future CNO may require its associates to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations required by applicable law.

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 we will be 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: JR166409

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full-Time

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