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Date: Feb 27, 2019

Location: West Des Moines, IA, US, 50266

Company: Sammons Financial Group

Sammons Financial Group is looking for a Systems Architect who under administrative direction, provides technical and architectural leadership on large and very highly complex projects that are multi-platform and/or cross enterprise or divisional functional areas. Top level technical expert in one or more highly specialized areas of applications systems analysis and programming. Formulates and defines system scope and objectives for assigned projects. 


Job Summary:  Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results.  Prepares detailed specifications to write programs.  Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents, and maintains those programs.  Has expert technical knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming. Has good understanding of business or functional units for which application is designed.  Responsible for project completion and end-user satisfaction. Regularly instructs, directs and checks the work of other team members.  



  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information science, management information systems plus a minimum of 12 years IT development experience or equivalent
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills and the ability to communicate with business partners and other IT staff
  • Problem solving skills sufficient to perform research and recommend a proposed solution to problems
  • Able to work on multiple tasks and meet established deadlines
  • Able to effectively direct and coordinate the work of other team members on a project without having HR management responsibility for them
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages as required for the system
  • Experience as Technical Lead and/or Project Architect on very complex multi-subsystem solution delivery projects


Sammons Financial Group offers some of today’s most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity.


We offer:

Casual dress which includes jeans. 

Core business hours are M-Th 7:30am -5pm, Fridays 7:30am-12:30— Friday afternoons off all year long.

Great benefits and PTO including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance… to name a few!

ESOP- A retirement plan completely funded by the company!

Rich culture- driven by private ownership and intentional leadership.

Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

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