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Technical Architect

Origami Risk

Origami Risk

Chicago, IL, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Technical Architect

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-GA-Atlanta
Full Time


The Technical Architect provides technical leadership and is responsible for establishing the direction for the architecture, standards, design, and implementation approaches for the company’s application systems, infrastructure and/or network-based cloud product systems.


  • Understands the organizational needs to define system specifications.
  • Plans and designs the structure of a technology solution ensuring limited security risk.
  • Communicates system requirements to software development teams.
  • Evaluates and selects appropriate software or hardware and suggests integration methods.
  • Oversees assigned programs (i.e., conducts code review) and provides guidance to team members.
  • Assists with solving technical problems when they arise.
  • Ensures the implementation of agreed architecture and infrastructure.
  • Addresses technical concerns, ideas, and suggestions.
  • Monitors systems to ensure they meet both user needs and business goals.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and manages the use of open source libraries for vulnerabilities.
  • Reviews current platform security measures and provides recommendations and implementation of enhancements.
  • Performs on-going security testing and code review to improve software security.
  • Trains and mentors Development Team on secure coding practices.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 7+ years of proficiency in C#/Java (preferably C#)
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor other developers in adopting DDD, BDD, and TDD best practices and integrating these methodologies into the team's development workflow
  • Previous experience working extensively with engineering teams to decouple and refactor monolithic code bases
  • Expertise in designing and implementing scalable, fault-tolerant, and event-driven architectures using microservices and modular monolith patterns
  • Proficiency in documenting system architectures and designs using methodologies such as UML (Unified Modeling Language), C4 (Context, Containers, Components, Code), and 4+1 Architectural View Model, ensuring clear communication and understanding across teams and stakeholders
  • Extensive hands-on experience with messaging and streaming data technologies (e.g., RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka, Apache Pulsar, or AWS Kinesis) in production environments, using streaming frameworks like Kafka Streams, ksqlDB, Flink, or Spark Streaming, and familiarity with platforms like Databricks or Confluent for managing and processing streaming data
  • Proven experience in configuring, optimizing, and monitoring the performance and reliability of streaming data clusters
  • Familiarity with data mesh principles and experience in designing scalable data architectures
  • Proficiency in ASP.NET MVC, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with modern SQL and NoSQL databases (e.g., SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or Redis)
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies (e.g., AWS EKS, Lambda, EC2, and S3) and serverless architectures
  • Experience with Single Page Application (SPA) frameworks (e.g., Angular or React) a plus
  • Strong understanding of software quality assurance principles, security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization, and security
  • Experience designing scalable API frameworks with an API first mentality
  • Understanding of strategic IT solutions and their application in business contexts
  • Experience in project management and Agile development methodologies a plus
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders

Who We Are

Origami Risk provides integrated SaaS solutions to organizations across the risk and insurance ecosystem — from insured corporate and public entities to brokers and risk consultants, insurers, third party claims administrators (TPAs), and risk pools. We deliver our risk management and insurance core system solutions from a cloud-based platform that is highly configurable, completely scalable, and accessible via web browser and mobile app.

Dais Technology, a subsidiary of Origami Risk, provides a no-code platform that revolutionizes insurance product creation for MGAs, insurers, and reinsurers. Dais’ event-based architecture enables AI-driven bundling, automation, and real-time deployment.

Solutions from Origami Risk and Dais Technology are backed by a best-in-class service team of experienced risk and insurance professionals who possess a balance of industry knowledge and technological expertise. A singular focus on helping clients achieve their business objectives underlies our approach to developing, implementing, and supporting our risk management, safety, compliance, and insurance core system technology solutions.

Origami Risk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We thrive and benefit from diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We do not discriminate against any individual based upon race, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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