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Lead Architect

Date Posted: Feb 26, 2018

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The Lead Architect role is part of MetLife’s Enterprise Architecture practice.  The Lead Architect is responsible for planning the development, specification and communication of an architecture domain and/or solution architecture. Their primary job function is to design and illustrate Solution Architecture for business-driven strategies and programs.   The Lead Architect will maintain expertise in the business process, the business applications, technology, and IT Strategy.  He/she considers requirements from numerous matrixed teams and delivers the technical blueprints from which the program will build and test the solution.  These blueprints illustrate multiple levels of technical complexity including all business applications, data, integrations, security, payloads and protocols, and infrastructure. The Lead Architect must be able to leverage the illustrations to clearly articulate the solutions to a broad range of stakeholders from senior business management to first-line developers and project managers.   


Key Responsibilities:

·       Responsible for creating, analyzing and review of assigned architecture domain/solution architecture.

·       Collaborates with other architects to ensure integrity of assigned domain or solution architecture

·       Leads or participates on matrixed team projects as assigned.

·       Participates in project planning

·       Maintains related project documents and/or architecture artifacts

·       Defines the system components, services, technologies, and design required to implement a solution that represents

        an intersection of elements from MetLife’s Business, Information, Application, and Technology architecture domains,

        and addresses a specific business opportunity or problem.

·       Maintains broad and deep understanding of multiple technologies, reference architectures and business applications


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



·       5+ years of related architecture experience.

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline

·       Advanced knowledge of one or more architecture disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and work





·       Advanced knowledge of multiple architecture disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

·       Experience and/or trained in one or more formal architecture frameworks such as FEAF, TOGAF, or Zachman

·       Advanced degree (Master’s or higher)




Business Category

Group Technology – Enterprise Infrastructure & Architecture



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife'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.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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