1. Legacy System: The existing insurance storefront was outdated and lacked the necessary features to provide a seamless user experience.
2. Scalability: The new system needed to handle a growing number of users, especially during the open enrollment periods.
3. Security and Compliance: As an insurance provider, Client had to adhere to strict security and compliance regulations.
4. Efficiency: The project required an efficient development and deployment process to meet tight timelines.
1. Technology Stack:
Derek recommended using Nuxt.js, a popular Vue.js framework for frontend development, due to its performance and SEO benefits. For the backend, he proposed AWS Lambda, a serverless compute service that could scale effortlessly with the application's demands.
Derek worked closely with a cross-functional team, including frontend and backend developers, UX/UI designers, and AWS specialists. He initiated regular meetings to ensure clear communication and alignment on project goals and milestones.
3. Infrastructure as Code:
To ensure scalability and maintainability, Derek defined the AWS infrastructure in code using AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). This allowed for easy provisioning of resources such as Lambda functions, API Gateway, DynamoDB for storing user data, and CloudFront for content delivery.
4. Deployment Pipeline:
Derek set up a CI/CD pipeline using AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild to automate the deployment process. This allowed for continuous integration and deployment of new features and updates without downtime.
5. Security and Compliance:
To address security and compliance requirements, Derek implemented AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, encryption at rest and in transit, and conducted regular security audits. This ensured that sensitive customer data was protected and that the system complied with industry regulations.
1. Improved User Experience:
The new storefront provided a vastly improved user experience, making it easier for customers to browse and purchase insurance plans.
The serverless architecture allowed the application to scale seamlessly, handling high traffic loads during peak periods without performance degradation.
3. Security and Compliance:
Client's new storefront met all necessary security and compliance requirements, ensuring the protection of customer data and the company's reputation.
The use of Infrastructure as Code and automated deployment pipelines streamlined development and deployment processes, reducing time-to-market for new features.
Derek, as the Principal Engineer, played a pivotal role in the successful design and production deployment of Client's new Medicare, Dental, and Vision insurance storefront. Through his collaboration with cross-functional teams, adoption of modern technologies, and a focus on security and efficiency, Derek delivered a robust and scalable solution that met the company's objectives and exceeded customer expectations.