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Technical Software Architect

Req ID:  53145

Toronto, CA

Job Description: Technical Software Architect

Job Location: Remote


About Sapiens:

Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) empowers the financial sector, with a focus on insurance, to transform and become digital, innovative, and agile. Backed by 40 years of industry expertise, Sapiens offers a complete insurance platform, with pre-integrated, low-code solutions and a cloud-first approach that accelerates customers’ digital transformation. Serving more than 600 customers in 30 countries, Sapiens offers insurers across Property & Casualty, Workers’ Compensation and Life markets the most comprehensive set of solutions, from core to complementary, including Reinsurance, Financial & Compliance, Data & Analytics, Digital, and Decision Management. Sapiens’ team of more than 5,000 employees operates through our offices in North America, the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific.


Position Summary (Overall purpose and objective of the position)

Reporting to the Chief Architect of the CoreSuite for WC development group and with minimal supervision, the Technical Software Architect provides knowledge and experience to support Technology and Architecture governance in software development at Sapiens. The Technical Software Architect is responsible to lead the design efforts for product enhancements as well as for the resolution of complicated architectural software issues related to insurance solutions, and is an integral part of CoreSuite implementation and base development teams leading the development and establishment of pragmatic, quality oriented software engineering best practices across a number of geographically distributed development teams.


The position requires extensive knowledge and experience of both commercial and open source components such as application servers, enterprise service buses, rules engines, component frameworks, messaging libraries, etc and a solid understanding of the Java EE computing platform, UML, design patterns, data modeling and database design.



Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a team of IT professionals in designing, developing and implementing insurance application
  • Provide oversight for all software-related issues
  • Designs and develops architectural solutions to software problems
  • Identifies established development patterns and approaches
  • Reviews and compares architectures and designs for various solutions
  • Determines feasibility of various software solutions
  • Conducts research on software and prototypes (i.e., tools and technology)
  • Recommends technology for the product roadmap
  • Designs and implements re-usable software components
  • Presents technical material to clients
  • Develops work products related to any of these activities
  • Mentors more-junior software development personnel
  • Makes architectural recommendations to upper management
  • Completes activities as directed by the Chief Architect and according to timelines


Job Requirements, Skills, Abilities, Education/Certification/License/Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Computer Science or MIS) or equivalent educational qualification
  • Architecture experience (overall): 4+ years
  • Development experience (overall): 4+ years
  • OO (Object-oriented) Analysis and Design: 4+ years
  • Java and related environments: 4+ years
  • Java-related Development, Test and Profiling tools: 4+ years
  • Strong experience in designing and developing enterprise applications using Java technologies
  • Experience with application design, solution modelling, and model-driven development
  • Technical team leadership experience
  • Strong working knowledge of all Java technologies, such as core Java, JDBC, JMS, JPA, JMX, lambdas, stream API, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of common Open Source frameworks and tools: Spring Boot & Spring, Hibernate, Eclipse, Maven, Drools and others
  • Strong working knowledge of SOA and Web Services technologies (SOAP, REST)
  • Hands-on experience with the following tools: JBoss/WildFly Application Server, Tomcat web server and others
  • Strong experience in database design concepts and SQL
  • Demonstrated experience in using software design patterns
  • Knowledge of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), development methodologies, development patterns, web-enabled applications and Inversion of Control
  • Knowledge of User Interfaces, Enterprise Components and associated Standards
  • Experience with client presentations, technical writing, mentoring and reviewing
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative



  • Insurance Domain experience
  • Strong understanding of enterprise application architecture landscape
  • Experience with cloud technologies (such as Docker, Kubernetes) and deployments
  • Proven ability to rapidly deliver prototypes and proof-of-concept work to validate a proposed architectural approach
  • Proven skills in documenting and communicating complex software architectures using UML


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insurance Domain experience – 4+ years preferred
  • Architecture experience – 8+ years preferred
  • Development experience – 8+ years preferred
  • OO Analysis and Design – 8+ years preferred
  • Java and related environments – 8+ years preferred
  • Java-related Development, Test and Profiling tools – 8+ years preferred



Physical Conditions/Requirements:

  • Position requires the ability to hear and communicate clearly, orally and in writing.
  • Uses vision to view screens, create and review documents; requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Capable of using a keyboard effectively
  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time, stand, walk and may occasionally lift and move 25 pounds
  • Occasional travel to client sites can be expected


At Sapiens, we are dedicated to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We believe that diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences make us stronger and more innovative. We are committed to creating a culture where every individual is valued and can thrive regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or any other characteristic.


Sapiens is an E-Verified & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V.



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