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IT Architect

Company: UL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Cyber.IMS.Software.Tech – People Working Computers – Secure

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

UL is investing in its own digital transformation leveraging cloud solutions and services. Utilizing industry and market knowledge of design and architecture, the individual would be required to design, review and execute technology flow for customized applications at UL. The Solution Architect is responsible for the creation and execution of an application implementation strategy focused on the delivery of online, customer & internal facing business capabilities. The core of the strategy involves the design and construction of an optimized architecture that promotes performance, scalability, ease of support, service reuse and security while delivering business value through an accelerated application system development lifecycle.


The Solution Architect is responsible for overall solution design and delivery of enterprise wide, multi-channel solutions that directly align with the needs of UL's digital strategy. They will be tasked with translating business requirements into specific end to end application solutions. This includes working with UL thought leaders to understand the underlying business architecture and provide oversight over identification of functional requirements, creation of an appropriate technical design, construction activities, testing and deployment tasks.


The Solution Architect is expected to have experience designing across multiple systems such as web applications, web services (both WCF and RESTful), data strategy, and reporting services.



  • Hands-on participation in data design and development.
  • Familiarity with software engineering design and principles.
  • Create and establish working partnerships with various technology and business groups across UL.
  • Produce system design documents and lead technical walkthroughs.
  • Advanced experience with data analysis, validation and conversion.
  • Design solutions to meet functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Minimize technical exposure and risk on projects.
  • Collaboration with business users to develop solutions that meet specific business objectives.

Work closely with:

  • Infrastructure Leads to understand, validate and action infrastructure impacts on solution architecture.
  • Development leads to design, validate and execute architecture vision.
  • Project Management to coordinate solutions from technical perspective and minimize technical risk.
  • Operations and support teams to take into account operational (non-functional) requirements.

  • BA/BS degree and 5+ years’ experience.
  • Process Analysis.
  • Experience in developing software using Agile including planning and estimating work effort and task breakdown.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Enthusiasm for cloud design and trends
  • Experience in working with large companies that have complex data solutions (or similar)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and standards.



  • Exposure to .NET architecture.
  • Exposure to Data Architecture.
  • Graph Database Design / Use.
  • Interaction with Data Science & Data Engineering.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place. Business related travel on behalf of UL requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.  


Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com. 

Keywords: UL, Waukegan , IT Architect, Other , Waukegan, Illinois

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