AVP, Data Solutions Architecture
Argo Group2.9
Remote New York State
Job details
Estimated: $99,000 - $130,000 a year
Benefits
Employee stock purchase planHealth insuranceProfit sharing401(k)Parental leave
Job description

At Argo Group, you can be part of an organization where we are small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference. You can make a direct impact while working in a high-performing, innovative and inclusive team.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. We help power the businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, frequent, integrated communication, and authentic recognition of excellence. View the latest Investor Presentation to learn more about Argo.

As the AVP, Data Solutions Architecture, you'll spearhead the solutions in the enterprise data ecosystems such as data lake, data warehouse, ingestion, catalog, lineage, data quality and streaming. You'll spearhead the efforts of passionate and dedicated teams of architects, interface with engineering and product leaders aligning cross-functional and cross-line of business projects, ensuring that they're fiscally and technically within reason. You'll collaborate with internal teams and business leaders alike, creating strategically sound Target State Architectures that can handle today's needs and be ready for tomorrow's needs as well. You'll Prepares and participates in "deep dive" technical evaluation meetings, investigating processes to understand data and communications flow within Argo's Ecosystem and will promote consistency and collaboration with all functional departments, focusing on optimizing all business processes supported by information technology.

This role will have extensive interaction with leadership. This position requires a wide range of domain knowledge within the P&C Insurance industry, technical development, design, and multitasking skills.

What's Required for the Position

  • 20+ years professional work experience delivering data and analytics solutions
  • At Minimum 10+ year of experience in P&C Insurance
  • 10+ years of experience in designing large scale data.
  • 10+ years of experience in building data platforms.
  • 10+ year of experience in managing technical teams across various discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience in cloud data technologies like AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Your solutions are backed by in-depth analysis of data, industry case studies, academic research, and/or best practices for utilizing 3rd-party tools.
  • You are comfortable and effective in talking about technical matters with business people and business matters with technical people.
  • Seasoned expertise in application, data, and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • You have a strong ability to elicit requirements from both business and technical stakeholders.
  • You have a track record for influencing decisions with stakeholders
  • Mastery of architecture, design, and business processes
  • Complete understanding of industry-wide technology strategies and best practices
  • Expertise in leading collaborative teams to achieve common goals
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills are must.
  • Experience with building commercial dashboard is a plus.

If you have these preferred skills, that is even better:

  • Experience with AWS/Azure cloud technologies and architectures.
  • Experience with Snowflake cloud data warehouse
  • Experience with Realtime integration and DB Log replication architectures like Qlik (Attunity) replicate
  • Experience with Cloud native ETL tools like - Talend, Informatica

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department.

To all recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

The published salary range applies to applicants that reside in the state of Colorado. The salary range for this role is $113,600 - $135,100.

How We Work - Our Employee Values

Employees at Argo thrive together as a responsible, profitable specialty insurer where all stakeholders share in our success.
We are committed to:


  • The entrepreneurial spirit
  • Doing the right thing
  • Collaborating
  • Respecting each other


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.
  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.
  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs. In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include retirement savings, matching 401K (US-based employees), generous paid time off (PTO), paid caregiver and parental leave, employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary benefits.
  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies. Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.
  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.
  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 100%.
  • A generous Employee Referral program that has resulted in 25% of all new hires this year.
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Company details

Headquarters

110, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda

Employee

1001 to 5000

Industry

Insurance

Company Description
Headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, Argo Group International Holdings Ltd is a leading global underwriter of speciality insurance and reinsurance products. Employing over 1300 people throughout 8 countries Argo has an international presence from Bermuda to Brazil to its key international hub in the 300 year old Lloyd’s of London insurance market. Approximately 1,000 of its employees are located throughout its 18 offices in the US. Argo Group offers a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of its clients. Argo’s risk appetite ranges from satellites to Formula One drivers and from skyscrapers to oil rigs.
Company ratings
  • Overall
    2.9
  • Company & Benefits
    3.2 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    2.6 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    2.2 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.1 / 5
  • Senior Management
    2.3 / 5
Company reviews
"Great place to work, good people, plenty of training"
Former EmployeeClaims Assistant
Most people had worked there for several years and there was very little turn over. Upper management was not very well liked. Training was well done and effective. Everyone in the office was very nice and it was like a big family.
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"Ridiculous hiring process and expectations"
Former EmployeeClaims Specialist
I started as a temp and worked there 6 months before a permanent position was offered to me. I still had to go through 5 - yes five!!! - interviews. Why? That should have been a clue that wasting people's time is a high priority for them. As a temp, my workload was reasonable. Within 3 months of being hired on my workload doubled. 2 people couldn't have done my job effectively. All I ever heard was "we're working on getting more help". Well, maybe if you didn't put people through the ringer during the interview process, you could find help! They also had worthless training and "projects" which took up valuable time I could have used to attack my unreasonable work load. Before I left, one of the supervisors came to me and asked if there was some way to keep me. I said "Yes! Give me a reasonable work load!". The supervisor just shrugged his/her shoulders and walked away. Clearly more lip service than actual action. I left the position without having a new job to go to. Not working was a better option than working at Colony. I know a couple of other people who worked with Colony. They tell similar stories.
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"The company has turned for the worse lately"
Current EmployeeAccounting Manager
Top dogs got caught doing bad stuff, and now the good people are bailing. Stay clear of this place, it's not good anymore. The good management got kicked out.
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"They care about their employees "
Former EmployeeAccounts Receivable Clerk
Great company to work for. Has many perks and the health benefits are great. Motivational supervisors. Company offers employee / team building exercises