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Director - Application Architecture Strategy

Date Posted: Jul 2, 2018

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

The Director of Enterprise Architecture (EA) Strategy will lead GTO Application Rationalization initiative and co-chair GTO Application Portfolio Management (APM) Center of Excellence (CoE).  GTO Application rationalization is an enterprise-wide rationalization and simplification initiative aimed at reducing GTO application footprint, building repeatable processes for business capability / business value driven rationalization and to stand up a GTO APM CoE for ongoing governance and standardization across MetLife globally.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete application-business capability mapping (L1/L2/L3), partnering with EA teams, app owners and business
  • Work with senior leaders across all LoBs/depts./regions to build app rationalization pipeline
  • Pursue and execute rationalization opportunities with result oriented focus
  • Build relevant KPIs and metrics dashboard to closely track and improve app rationalization processes
  • Stand up GTO APM CoE and co-chair it with LoB leads


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:  


  • Prior experience in executing enterprise wide application rationalization (or similar) initiatives
  • Hands on experience in Business architecture and Systems architecture
  • Proven track record of successfully executing large initiatives with cross functional teams
  • Excellent people skills with ability to build influential partnerships at all levels
  • Leadership presence and assertive communication skills exuding confidence
  • 10+ years with proven track record of leading diverse technology products / platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline



  • Experience with business case development and financial modeling / analysis
  • Broad knowledge of insurance industry products, technologies and design patterns
  • Good understanding of MetLife Business, products and applications footprint
  • Experience with application rationalization and/or driving enterprise-wide strategic programs


Business Category

GTO – Enterprise Architecture


Number of Openings



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



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