Employer
Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)
Job Category
Work Schedule
Full-time
Job Closing Date
Job Open until Filled
Email
Levi@wbcpinc.com
Phone
541-664-0376
Job Description

Information Technology Specialist I: Pension Administration Architect, Business Solutions

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)

Pasadena, California

Annual Salary: $137,412 - $180,240 DOE/DOQ

 

*75% Remote, 25% On-Site Position*

Must live within a 4-hour drive from Pasadena.

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The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) is seeking an Information Technology Specialist I — Pension Administration Architect to provide technical direction and strategic vision for the pension administration system and lead the ongoing migration of legacy systems and optimization of cloud hosted solutions. This role offers the exciting opportunity to oversee the integration and development of enterprise applications, including a new case management system and future ERP solutions. The ideal candidate will balance technical proficiency with strong leadership capabilities, driving forward modernization efforts while maintaining the integrity and functionality of critical pension administration systems. Creative problem-solving skills are crucial for this role, as the Pension Administration Architect will seek innovative solutions to streamline operations and effectively optimize existing solutions. The successful candidate will have a flexible mindset, collaboration and communication skills, and experience in setting technical direction and overseeing large-scale projects. Experience in a similar-sized organization, particularly with financial- or membership-based technologies, is highly desirable. Public sector experience is also a plus, given the unique challenges and regulations associated with pension administration. Helpcarry out LACERA’s mission to protect, produce, and provide the promised benefits to its members – apply today!

 

THE JOB / THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The Information Technology Specialist I — Pension Administration Architect will report to the Business Solutions IT Manager II, as a technical lead and may supervise in the future as the organization evolves. This role offers the exciting opportunity to lead LACERA’s pension administration system design, development and optimization to enhance efficiency and functionality, including the integration and development of enterprise applications, and implementation strategic business and technical objectives supporting member experience and user experience. The Pension Administration Architect will continue the migration of legacy systems to modern, cloud-based infrastructures, provide direction for enterprise content management, and ensure that all design solutions align with the broader strategic vision of LACERA. They will drive forward the organization’s IT evolution, which includes optimizing current systems and potentially moving further into Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

 

The ideal candidate for this position is experienced in directing solutions architecture for systems with 200+ end users, preferably in a public agency or high compliance industry, and most desirably in a membership-based organization. They will have prior experience with cloud-based services, relational databases such as SQL and DB2, and knowledge of programming languages like Java and COBOL. Strategic vision and creative problem solving are critical for success in this role, as the Pension Administration Architect will decide on long-term solutions and set technical direction. The successful candidate will also be highly communicative and emotionally intelligent, with the ability to lead persuasively and collaboratively. This position’s expertise is crucial to LACERA’s mission and keeping LACERA at the forefront of emerging technologies and industry trends!