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Technical Consultant

The Company:  Empowered Benefits, LLC
The Location: 

Remote, US NC, US

The Division:  U.S. Innovation
Job Id:  1987

Job Summary


Provides technical leadership as well as functioning as a point person for the division as it relates to application development, software systems engineering, systems administration and/or architecture; provides the advanced technical expertise to ensure the quality of Aflac’s infrastructure, systems and software solutions are of the highest quality and meet the desired functional, operational and security requirements; develops, maintains, and integrates application software, related project management activity, and production support; develops optimal relationships with internal and external clients, business analysts, and team members to understand business requirements; develops and integrates application software, including unit testing and implementation efforts; continues to maintain and support software and key infrastructure after implementation


Principal Duties & Responsibilities


• Leads and mentors technical and project team members at the business function level

• Operates as a project leader on a limited number of projects and may work on other projects as a member of the team providing advanced technical expertise

• Works on small, large complex and enterprise-wide projects that require the highest level of expertise; participates on project teams, systems and data analysis, design, development, integration, and enhancement activities, as well as related maintenance and more complex production support

• Leads the project team in analyzing the requirements and providing accurate and detailed estimates for the designing, building, testing and deployment phases of the project

• Provides technical leadership and mentoring to various technical teams

• Collaborates with Architects, Developers, Senior Infrastructure Technical staff and/or Software Systems Engineers to evaluate and recommend technology advancements and business solutions for assigned projects and/or applications

• Supports the implementation and testing of cross-functional systems, ensuring system meets the needs of client and business; provides continuous support to internal and external clients who are experiencing problems with server hardware, operating systems, core infrastructure applications and related utilities, maintains mainframe operating systems or major subsystems, and associated software and hardware products; handles unresolved support issues across multiple areas of expertise

• Proactively monitors projects and/or existing production applications and core infrastructure by looking for ways to improve the applications and its availability

• Handles unresolved production support issues across multiple areas of expertise; analyzes the current architecture

• Provides design recommendations, develops application and custom integration solutions, including major enhancements and interfaces; writes complex design specifications

• Provides leadership to support ongoing maintenance of mainframe and/or client server applications or tools, depending upon previous involvement with projects

• Facilitates and ensures on-time completion of performance, load, functional and other categories of testing and application vulnerability testing efforts and resolution of issues; develops new crossfunctional software systems using disciplined software development processes

• Prepares and presents status updates for various projects as needed

• Performs other duties as required


Professional - Education & Experience


Qualification Level Education Degree Specification

Minimum Required Bachelor's Degree Programming/Information Systems or Computer Science or related field


Qualification Level Experience

Minimum Required Six or more years of job related work experience such as programming/systems analysis/systems administration

Minimum Required Experience and understanding of multiple programming languages, systems, as well as systems and data design and project management methodologies Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Knowledge & Skills


• Mainframe Computing

• Development Life Cycle for Software

• Development Methodology & Procedures

• UML (Unified Modeling Language

• Data Analysis

• Development Software Architecture

• Develop Design Specifications

• Adobe


• Assembler

• Java




• Business Process Management (BPM)

• Data Modeling

• JCL (Job Control Language)

• Visual Basic

• webMethods

• Command level CICS

• DB2

• Websphere

• Easytrieve

• InterTest/CICS

• InterTest/Batch

• File Master Plus

• Mainframe Utilities (Esp. Sort/Merge)

• SQL & Relational Databases

• Source Control

• Web Service Development

• Microsoft TFS

• IBM Mainframe Processing

• SSIS/ETL/Business Objects

• Distributed Platform Processing

• Lead Medium Projects (3-12 mths)

• Docker containerization

• Java

• JavaScript


• Microservice style architecture

• RabbitMQ


• Saxon

• Source Control

• Spring Framework






Organizational Competencies


· Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments

· Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener

· Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

· Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages customer expectations

· Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial

· Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals

· Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds


Working Conditions


The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. On-call, after-hours and weekend support are required.

Normal office environment (virtual or in-person)




None Required

Nearest Major Market: Eugene