Consultant, Product Architect



IT, Product
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
If you’re passionate about innovation and love working in an environment where you can constantly improve and adopt new technologies to drive business results, then Nationwide’s Information Technology team could be the place for you! At Nationwide®, “on your side” goes beyond just words. Our customers are at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for associates who are passionate about delivering extraordinary care.

Compensation Grade: G5


Job Description Summary

Job Description


Provide architectural support, including operational and prototyping expertise, for Nationwide Life business unit and develop and maintain systems architecture for our Nationwide Financial software application suite. Ensure that the product meets functional and non-functional requirements. Serve as key contributor on strategies, blueprints and roadmaps for a given product, application, or technology area focused on technical directions like Cloud First. Ensure product or application roadmaps are aligned with solution and enterprise roadmaps with the correct guard rails. Build architectural prototypes and provide hand’s-on support. Identify technology risk, technical currency and technical debt related to applications when planning for new solutions, technology upgrades and maintenance of product or application platforms. Craft moderate to sophisticated build patterns, accelerators, building codes standard and carrying out compliance with architecture standards. Drive technical quality by conducting or participating in architecture, design and code reviews, capacity planning, modeling and testing. Assist in mentoring lines involved in a product or application development when unfamiliar, new technologies or techniques are introduced.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or related field. Seven (7) years of application development experience, including four years of experience in cloud architecture design using Kafka and Amazon Web Services; Mainframe application development; and use of technologies including Java, Javascript, SOA architecture, API, APIGEE, Postman JSON, and COBOL to support legacy systems. Position offers a hybrid Work-From-Home/Office schedule; working primarily in the Columbus office and at home within the Columbus metropolitan area.


We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental/vision, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, paid time off with newly hired associates receiving a minimum of 18 days paid time off each full calendar year pro-rated quarterly based on hire date, nine paid holidays, 8 hours of Lifetime paid time off, 8 hours of Unity Day paid time off, 401(k) with company match, company-paid pension plan, business casual attire, and more. To learn more about the benefits we offer, click here.

Nationwide is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged. Nationwide prohibits discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any characteristic (or classification) protected by applicable law.