This is not a remote position.  The position will be located in Springfield, IL or Addison, TX and will be hybrid.

The Domain Managing Architect – Digital, Distribution and Customer Service will leverage Architectural discipline, frameworks and tools in the best interest of Horace Mann.

  • Creates architectural and design artifacts to effectively communicate technology solutions.
  • Maintains Current, Future, Transitional state diagrams.
  • Develops conceptual, logical, and physical level diagrams.
  • Formulates and reviews high-level design documents.
  • Guides project and program efforts to enterprise patterns and solutions.
  • Ensures technology decisions are in the best interest of Horace Mann over individual areas.
  • Proactively partners with business, application development, infrastructure, integration, networking, data, and security on solution design, development, and support.
  • Serves as trusted technical advisor to IT and Business leadership.
  • Ensures solutions and associated documentation are consistent with Horace Mann and industry best practices.
  • Brings disparate groups to consensus on technical decisions.
  • Serves as a key contributor in planning, roadmap development, and program implementation.
  • Possesses knowledge of current and evolving industry technologies
  • Communicates complex technical concepts to a wide range of audiences in simple, understandable terms.
  • Leads analysts performing business architecture, design, development, and quality assurance tasks to efficient processes and tools.


  • Responsible for continued maturation of Architecture Discipline at Horace Mann.  Includes guiding and mentoring the Architecture community in the maturation journey.
  • Acquires, promotes, and enables use of architecture meta-data tools and processes.
  • Guides programs and projects to enterprise compliant technology solutions.   Defines and documents architectural decisions.
  • Creates or oversees creation of architecture artifacts to support budgeting, planning, development, and support for technology solutions. 
  • Collaborates with Solution Delivery Partners, architects, and technical leads on creating and maintaining the current, target, and transition architecture.
  • Leads or ensures high level design is created and maintained for systems and material sub-systems.
  • Develops Architecture IT policies, standards, and processes at the direction of the Chief Architect and CIO.
  • Identifies opportunities for new enterprise building blocks and patterns.  Directs architects and technical leads to develop and consume defined building blocks and patterns.
  • Sets direction for creating integration services and reusable patterns to integrate Horace Mann applications and systems.
  • Sets direction and guides architects and technical leads on aligning application development to architectural best practices.
  • Executive leadership relies on expertise across multiple business and/or technical domains.
  • Provides best practices guidance on evaluation and selection of purchased products for use at Horace Mann.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related technical field or equivalent experience.
  • 6-9 years of related experience.
  • Proficient working within an Enterprise Architecture framework (e.g. TOGAF).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with technical writing.
  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, and technical skills.
  • Expert in creating architectural artifact diagrams.  (VISIO,
  • Sets direction on best practices for diagram development and storage.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of project management and software development practices.
  • Brings broad and deep knowledge of development languages, data solutions, integration, infrastructure, networking, and security.
  • Can effectively lead across all organizational areas.
  • Can bring disparate groups to consensus on technical issues.
  • Experience performing risk management.
  • Experience preparing Executive Level recommendations.
  • Experience with digital transformation
  • Experience in the Customer and Producer/Agent business domains






Horace Mann was founded in 1945 by two Springfield, Illinois, teachers who saw a need for quality, affordable auto insurance for teachers. Since then, we’ve broadened our mission to helping all educators protect what they have today and prepare for a successful tomorrow.  And with our broadened mission has come corporate growth:  We serve more than 4,100 school districts nationwide, we’re publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: HMN) and we have more than $12 billion in assets.

We’re motivated by the fact that educators take care of our children’s future, and we believe they deserve someone to look after theirs.  We help educators identify their financial goals and develop plans to achieve them.  This includes insurance to protect what they have today and financial products to help them prepare for their future. Our tailored offerings include special rates and benefits for educators.

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