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Software Lead Architect


Remote- United States

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Why USI?

USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world. Something special is happening here with our more than 8,000 associates across the U.S. and abroad – and we invite you to learn more.

Unrivaled Resources and Support

The USI ONE Advantage® allows USI to deliver unique solutions to our clients. This value proposition provides unmatched growth and opportunity for our associates and, at its core, represents a significant investment in our people.

Unique Employee Programs and Deep Community Engagement

We turn care into action with our award-winning wellness program, college scholarships for associates' children, and financial help in times of need. Our annual community service initiative engages associates in hands-on regional service projects helping hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Industry-Leading Associate Rewards and Recognition

In addition to competitive pay, incentives, and benefits, USI recognizes associates through our Summit Awards program, rewarding excellence in those who build our brand each day.

Committed to a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment  
USI values diversity and is dedicated to ensuring a fair, diverse, and inclusive work environment for all. Our diversity and inclusion program, "I'm With U," advances these initiatives to champion our team members and the communities we serve.

Nationally Recognized as a Top Insurance Workplace

USI has been recognized as one of:

  • The Top Insurance Employers by Insurance Business America four years in a row (2018-2021).
  • Business Insurance's 2021 list of Best Places to Work in Insurance for the second year in a row. 
  • Forbes Best Large Employers in America (2018-2019). 
  • Ranked as one of Forbes Best Large Employers in America (2018-2019).

General Description:  

Responsible to engineer and architect technology solutions to support business initiatives. Coordinate software development activities on initiatives to improve existing technology and streamline processes.


  • Ensure performance and operational reliability of applications
  • Ensure data integrity and security of applications
  • Engineer and architect custom software solutions utilizing USI approved technologies
  • Create and document end to end system integration designs and deployment strategies
  • Develop enterprise coding standards and drive process improvements
  • Provide estimates for development efforts
  • Break down tasks and identify resource allocation, including offshore team members
  • Collaborate with team members for task assignments, pseudo code and or class definitions
  • Create a collaborative development environment. Encourage new ideas for finding solutions to common problems
  • Mentor team members on design patterns and code reusability
  • Conduct code reviews and provide a positive environment for feedback and new ideas
  • Prototype end to end solutions for new technologies being implemented. Identify roadblocks and alternate solutions early in the process.
  • Keep the application stack current – remediate technical debt.
  • Communicate with project management and other IT leadership. Provide progress updates, identify risks and offer solutions
  • Create documentation of designs and solutions
  • Ensure proper unit testing occurs

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Designing and developing modern front-end solutions using HTML, CSS, SASS, ITCSS, BEM, Bootstrap and other modern front-end technologies and frameworks.  REACT JS is a plus.
  • Developing front end markup and code in Visual Studio .NET MVC environment using GIT version control
  • Developing React components in Visual Studio Code
  • Training new users on solution implementation and best practices for Enterprise CMS

Cyber Security Job Responsibilities:

  • Configure, develop, design, architect, implement, acquire, and operate systems in accordance with:
    • USI Policies for the Information Security Program (PISP)
    • USI Standards for the Information Security Program (SISP)
  • Keep up to date with security updates and improvements to safeguard information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems.
  • Protect systems against damage, changes, or illegal access by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources.
  • Implement security improvements by assessing current situation; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Upgrade systems by implementing and maintaining security and technical controls.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 7+ years developing software solutions. 3+ years leading other developers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Effective leadership skills and the ability to manage technical resources.
  • Effective decision making under pressure.
  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum software development life-cycle.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills.

Physical Demands:

Work is performed in a climate-controlled office environment with minimal noise and limited to no exposure to chemicals or toxins. Employees operate office equipment including telephone - headset, computer, computer monitors, keyboard, mouse, copier, scanner and mail machine. Physical tasks of job include; walking, sitting, standing, bending and typing.

Analysis of Physical Demands:

·        Constantly (over 66% of time) work performed requires employees to use repetitive hand motions such as typing, using a keyboard, and sitting at a desk.

·        Frequently (34%-66% of time) work performed requires employees to handle and grasp things, walk on normal surfaces, stand and bend.

·        Occasionally (1%-33% of time) work performed requires employees to drive to client appointments, have repetitive foot movements, walk on uneven or slippery surfaces to and from work and occasionally reach outward to grab things and bend.

·        Rarely (< than 1 hour per week) work performed requires lifting/carrying items that range from 10-50lbs, pushing/pulling items that range from 10-50lbs, twisting/ turning including reaching over shoulder or above head, kneeling or squatting.

Other requirements:

·        Ability to travel up to 20% of time


USI is committed to providing a full-suite of competitive benefits for our growing population and its diverse needs. We offer a wide range of health, welfare and financial benefits including medical, wellness, dental and vision, 401(k), flexible spending and health savings accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance and other unique employer-sponsored and voluntary programs. USI also offers a generous paid time off policy, paid family leave benefit as well as paid holiday time.

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