Run Optimization Architect

Mutual of Omaha

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We are seeking a strong Technical Solutions Architect to join the newly forming Run Optimization Team.  The ideal team member would be passionate in their approach to driving improvement changes across the organization. We are looking for a person that exhibits relentless enthusiasm and intense passion towards saving money while having fun!

Run Optimization is a strategic part of the Tech Modernization program and will be leveraged to drive efficiency and automation into the IT environment. The Technical Solutions Architect will assist a new team with forming and norming, research run optimization ideas, create plans and business cases, influence leaders across the company to get ideas prioritized, assist with creating a strategy for the team/division/company related to run and cost optimization efforts. The below description will be focused in automation and optimizing run work and costs in IT. 

Develops enterprise level applications and custom integration solutions, including major enhancements, interfaces, functions, and features. Uses a variety of platforms and technologies to provide business solutions to customers. The role is typically engaged as the highest-level technology expert on a project team. Operates at an Advanced Level.


  • Influence through telling compelling stories, verbal and written formats, to stakeholders across the enterprise
  • Create vision and solutions while being comfortable with ambiguity and helping to define problems
  • Listen and share ideas from others and help prioritize solutions that will directly impact our customers as well as the company’s bottom line
  • Be a high performer that work well on a small cohesive team and can operate independently as Ideal Team Players (they are hungry, humble, and smart)
  • Partners with business and IT representatives in requirements gathering and review.
  • Responsible for analyzing and translating business, information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint that outlines solutions to achieve business objectives.
  • Works with enterprise architecture, application and infrastructure teams to produce an optimal, high level, conceptual design for the project.
  • Analyzes technical requirements; identifies and evaluates alternatives for technology and integration across applications and system. Develops enterprise level solutions that integrate across applications, systems and platforms.
  • Proposes changes in process, policy and standards as they relate to the architecture and design principles.
  • Researches and maintains knowledge in emerging technologies and solutions to solve business problems.
  • Viewed as a technical expert and critical resource cross multiple disciplines.
  • Leads analysis and design efforts in support of technology integration.
  • Investigates, implements, and transitions new design processes.
  • Develops and pilots new architectures to support application requirements leveraging reusable components. Reviews new applications for conformance to existing architectures. Understands and articulates technology strategies and objectives.
  • Responsible for complying with all Company Information Services policies and standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate security and privacy measures are implemented on technology solutions to protect Company data from intentional or accidental misuse.


  • Technically bent – focused on our future and figuring out how we can get there
  • Experience working with systems, processes, tools across the enterprise
  • A passion for collecting facts driven through solid data and analysis
  • Able to build solid business cases showing tangible benefits
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse groups through complex issues
  • Proven ability to implement and drive change through close collaboration / partnership with areas throughout Mutual of Omaha (I/S and Business)
  • A passion for driving improvement and efficiencies for our customers
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate and advocate new ideas and concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to provide leadership and authority through positive example, delegation, empowerment, coaching, mentoring, and cross-training
  • Aptitude to formulate and articulate technical vision in order to anticipate and prepare for emerging systems and technology needs with the ability to understand multiple systems or technologies and how they interact
  • Astuteness in identification and implementation of continuous process improvements
  • Ability to take accountability and make sound architectural and strategic decisions
  • Sound teamwork skills to build positive relationships and maintain constructive working relationships, using win-win approaches to resolve conflict
  • Effective ability to deal with ambiguity, unexpected events, and changing business requirements; ability to juggle multiple activities, projects, and initiatives simultaneously; and ability to handle technical, political, and organizational fluctuations
  • Ability to take initiative with work activities and to learn/apply new skills
  • You help promote a culture of diversity and inclusion within the department and the larger organization. You value different ideas and opinions. You listen courageously and remain curious in all that you do.


  • A diverse workplace where associates feel a sense of belonging
  • An organization that feels like a small, close-knit community and has the strength of a Fortune 500 company
  • Tuition reimbursement, training and career development
  • Competitive salary, incentives, 401(k), flexible work schedules and a healthy amount of time off


Mutual of Omaha serves more than 4.8 million individual product customers and 39,000 employer groups. Our legacy of stability creates an environment where every associate is encouraged to experiment, innovate and grow in their own unique career path.

From day one, you’ll have the tools to be your best self at work. Here you’ll do meaningful work and your talents will have a positive impact on peoples’ lives as we help our customers protect what they care about and achieve their financial goals.

Each associate is a unique contributor to creating a diverse, dynamic, thriving and inclusive workplace. We want you to become engaged … feel a sense of belonging … and contribute to the company’s exceptional future.

Join forces with a company that can AMPLIFY YOUR STRENGTHS AND EMPOWER YOUR CAREER.

For inquiries about the position or application process, contact our HR Helpline at 1-800-365-1405.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-800-780-0304. We are available Monday through Friday 7 am to 4:30 pm CST we will reply within 24 hours.

Mutual of Omaha and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

To All Recruitment Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Job ID: 5495

Posted 22 days ago

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