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North Highland believes in unleashing potential together. It means we challenge thinking and build our clients’ capabilities so they are stronger for the long-term. It means we create and nurture an environment for our colleagues where sharing ideas isn’t just encouraged – it’s expected. And it means we give our skills, time, and passion to uplift our communities. We act, create, and build – not just talk.

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Why North Highland? Our employee ownership model enables you to grow through your choices and build the firm. We’ll provide challenging opportunities to learn, and we’ll coach you as you grow personally and professionally. We offer an array of resources and training (both on- and off-the job) to help our people expand their knowledge, sharpen their skills and aim for the next level.

At North Highland, you’re not a number. Our firm is large enough to scale up and tackle the most complex challenges, but small enough where we can each quickly make our mark for our clients.

We started as three leaders gathered around a kitchen table. Entrepreneurial spirits are welcome here.

This position is for a Director - Software Architecture specializing in Integration and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Our client is looking for a deep subject matter expert who will have responsibilities enabling both strategic architecture and delivery by creating strategies, design patterns, and guiding development teams.

Exciting work you will do:

  • Candidate will work with business and technology leaders to understand customer needs, define architecture patterns, and facilitate creation of product roadmaps working with the development teams.

  • As needed, candidate would be responsible for leading technology assessments, reviewing and/or participating in technical design sessions, and will conduct detailed feasibility analysis for key technical decisions.

  • Candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be able to be engage with business and technology leadership.

  • Partner with Delivery Leaders and Service Leaders to deliver technology solutions to achieve optimal business value for Assurant Global Home platform

  • Identify and implement solutions to emerging business challenges including compliance, regulatory, competitive advantages, new products, best practices

  • Provide solutions to Delivery and Service leaders to address challenges in their areas

  • Ensure the IT solutions deliver business value

  • Utilization of technology where it makes sense – systems to support processes vs. vice versa

  • Set and maintain platform architecture Shared Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and direction to the IT teams and associated staff

  • Partner with other IT leaders to develop standard IT processes and best practices

  • Ensure IT strategy, processes, and principles align with business needs and demands

What you will need:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required. Master’s degree is desirable.

  • Minimum Experience 8+ years of related experience

  • Experience with developing solution architecture across multiple architecture domains such as data, integration, and application

  • Experience with service-oriented architecture, enterprise messaging, integration patterns, event-driven architecture, API design

  • Hands on experience with emerging technologies such as hybrid integration, iPaaS, and event-driven architecture

  • Proficient in the following technologies;

  • Cloud, SOA, ESB and API technologies

** Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship by North Highland. Work visa sponsorship will not be provided, now or in the future, for this position.

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North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, and transformation. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.