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Lead Solutions Architect - Brighthouse Financial

Date Posted: Oct 4, 2017

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Company: MetLife

 

In January 2016, MetLife announced a plan to pursue the separation of a substantial portion of its U.S. Retail segment. Once separated, the new business will be called Brighthouse Financial.

Brighthouse Financial will serve customers the way they want, need and deserve. It will focus on eliminating the complexity, confusion and cost that can get in the way of many Americans who are seeking financial security. We will bring products to the market that add value to our customers’ lives, and will be guided by a common set of values that focus on the customer and drive accountability.

Brighthouse Financial is seeking high-performing team members who are passionate about the company’s mission.  We are laser-focused on adding value to our customers and minimizing complexity in every decision and action. We are building high performing teams who set the bar high and hold each other accountable.

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  Alternate Job Location : Not Applicable : Not Applicable  

 

Role Value Proposition: 

While SaaS solutions are becoming increasingly prevalent across industries, we believe that our target state architecture is truly unique in the breadth of use of these solutions and the degree to which standard, cloud-based services will be leveraged. In leveraging these solutions, we believe that we will greatly simplify how we deliver business functions within Brighthouse Financial.  We will remain with vendors’ standard offerings, while at the same time benefitting from the ongoing innovation that those vendors bring.  But while that simplicity should allow Brighthouse Financial to respond more quickly – and less expensively – to changing business needs, bringing together these services for supporting business capabilities requires that these solutions are well integrated, secure, reliable, and highly available and perform well. It also requires that these solutions align with the overall enterprise architecture to lower cost and avoid complexity.

The Lead Solution Architect is responsible for defining and communicating the components, their relationships and evolution over time for implementing a technology solution that represents an intersection of elements from Brighthouse Financial’s Business, Information, Application and Technology architecture domains, and addresses a specific business capability, opportunity or problem.

    

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for the development, ownership and communication of the solution architecture for a project/program, which typically entails standing up a business capability by implementing a SaaS application and integrating it with other SaaS applications. This includes developing the context, integration, information, security, operations and infrastructure views of the architecture and their alignment with the business architecture
  • Collaborates with domain architects to ensure integrity of solution, alignment with enterprise architecture strategies and adherence to reference architectures and standards
  • Works with internal and external implementation teams in validating the feasibility of the proposed solution and providing technical guidance to those teams during implementation
  • Reviews the technical design created by implementation teams and ensures its alignment with the solution architecture
  • Participates in project planning and maintains related project architecture artifacts
  • May provide work guidance to other architects or consultants and oversee deliverables created by them

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Experience within the insurance industry preferably life insurance and/or annuities
  • Experience architecting solutions that support core insurance capabilities such as product development, new business, sales, marketing, distribution, policy administration, billing, remittance and claims or corporate capabilities such as investments, finance, risk, actuarial, accounting, tax, human resources, logistics, audit, legal and compliance
  • 10+ years of experience architecting solutions encompassing various aspects of architecture such as context, integration, information, security, operations and infrastructure
  • Ability to understand and apply abstract architectural concepts at a project and enterprise level
  • Broad and deep understanding of multiple technologies, reference architectures and design patterns in the areas of application and data integration (e.g. cloud/SaaS integration, web services, REST services, messaging, ETL, SFTP), information (e.g. Hadoop, data warehousing, master data management), security (e.g. identity and access management, single sign on, data encryption, vulnerability), operations (e.g. monitoring) and infrastructure (e.g. network connectivity, VPN, MPLS, back up, high availability, disaster recovery)
  • Experience using one or more formal architecture frameworks such as FEAF, TOGAF, or Zachman; certification in any of them is a plus
  • Experience working with agile methodologies and knowledge of DevOps
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively convey architectural concepts to business and technology peers as well as senior management
  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple large, complex projects with minimal supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience, Master’s degree in Computer Science is a plus

 

Brighthouse Financial is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is Brighthouse Financial's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Brighthouse Financial is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an employment application, please contact our Employee Relations Department at 1-866-635-9230 or email bhfemployeerelations@brighthousefinancial.com. All other unrelated inquires will not be acknowledged.

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