Software Architect

Location Name IA, Urbandale - 3840 109th Street
Date Posted
11 months ago(4/17/2020 3:26 PM)
Berkley Technology Services LLC
Primary Location
Information Technology

Company Details

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Berkley Technology Services (BTS) is a dynamic company committed to providing world class IT services. We offer a unique culture, enabling our team members to be on the cutting edge of technology while delivering high quality solutions. We are looking for outstanding individuals who will bring unique perspectives, insight and innovation to our teams. BTS, a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, has facilities located in Des Moines, Iowa and Wilmington, Delaware. Our functions include working with various third parties to develop, integrate, and support insurance systems of WRBC's operating units. BTS strives to provide these functions in a holistic manner including helpdesk support, system connectivity, and operational support. Additional responsibilities include coordinating communications regarding best practices in the use of our supported systems and researching new technology. At BTS, there are opportunities associated with being a part of an established and empowering corporation while maintaining a positive personal working environment. Additionally, we provide a competitive compensation and benefits package including a casual dress code. BTS is constantly growing and expanding to meet the changing demands of one of the most successful insurance organizations in the world. If you are ready to jump start your career, BTS is the place for you.  Visit us at to learn more information.


This position will play a key role in success of business critical projects by defining overall solution architecture focusing on all domains of architecture including non-functional domains of the solution.  This role may have responsibilities for multiple programs or projects at the same time. Most project resources are responsible for a single system with regard to things like re-usability, risk reduction, and simplicity. This role is responsible for representing these same types of interests with the overall solution in mind while balancing against the delivery timelines and budget.  This role may also be pulled in to take on the responsibility of new technology research and implementations. This role will also maintain and socialize the long term roadmap and provide long term strategy for different technology platforms at different times. 



  • Defines the optimal usage of technology and system capabilities across multiple systems to optimize a business or technical process.
  • Defines system interface specifications to optimize the reusability, supportability, and performance of technology solutions.
  • Demonstrates and understanding of the organizational model system support and considers it in system design decisions.
  • Demonstrates a mastery of a broad technology landscape that spans the application, middleware, and infrastructure levels.
  • Ensure high-performing and scalable solutions by proactively monitoring and assessing various performance metrics both pre and post-implementation.
  • Partner with the various subsidiaries to create a vision for future advancement of our applications.
  • Travel for this position is approximately 10-25%.
  • 10+ yrs multiple system / technology, business process knowledge.
  • Must have demonstrated the capability of meeting the key accountabilities, or have the ability to learn/perform them.
  • Strong development background with ability to solve complex design related problems.
  • Ability to thrive and produce results with little or no supervision in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to interact seamlessly at all levels with both technical and business stakeholders.
  • Strong customer service focus and sense of urgency.
  • Ability to quickly adapt and learn new technologies and systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree from four year college or university with emphasis in related field.


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