Software Architect

Willis Towers Watson Tempe , AZ 85280

Posted 2 months ago

We are a group of passionate engineers that have built the largest private Medicare marketplace in the country. We have a focus on continuous improvement that extends to both the systems we build and the culture we promote. We build a platform to provide the best possible support to our customers shopping for insurance, where our insurance carriers can be confident their products are represented accurately and unbiased.

The Role

As a Software Architect, you will play a central role in the design, development, and delivery of back and front-end systems for Willis Towers Watson. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Continuous Delivery and SOLID architecture and a strong background in building scalable systems using C#/.NET, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript using a Scrum/Agile development methodology.

As a senior member of the development team, we are looking for someone to be a mentor to others, an advocate of best practices, and an active coach across the organization. We look for self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn new technologies as the need arises. In this role you work with on a collaborative team of engineers so excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also a must.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to strategic architecture and vision

  • Evaluate new tools and technologies, create prototypes and proof of concepts, and share your result with your peers

  • Actively mentor engineers to develop their expertise

  • Work with engineering teams as they start new projects to ensure a maintainable architecture is created

  • Adhere to and advocate for development best practices including test driven development and agile methodologies

  • Contribute ideas for continually improving the team's productivity and code quality

  • Become an expert in our existing systems in order to innovate on their further improvement

Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity

The Requirements

  • 10+ yrs of experience in producing software, with the last 2-4yrs contributing at a Senior or Principal level

  • Expert-level experience with at least C# and the .NET runtime and JavaScript

  • Expert experience with TDD, SOLID design, SOA, scalability

  • Organize and prioritize individual workload in order to meet required deadlines

  • Communicate effectively with team members, team leads, and on occasion with clients

  • Work as a member of a team, accept ownership of work and actively contribute to team discussions

  • Excellent decision-making skills

The Environment:

We believe in a collaborative work environment and a culture that thrives on learning new things. We enjoy the benefits of being a big company while maintaining the culture and feel of a startup. Here are a few of our favorite perks:

  • Company lunch provided once every week

  • Casual dress code

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Supportive of contributing to open source software

  • Desks that accommodate standing or sitting

  • Team centric rooms that maximize team collaboration while minimizing cross-team distractions

  • Competitive benefit package

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson.

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