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Lead Architect

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Date Posted: Jan 21, 2023

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary 

Work Arrangement: Hybrid

Role Value Proposition

MetLife is seeking a Lead Architect to join its Enterprise Architecture team supporting US Business. As a Lead Architect, you will work closely with the Director of the group and will be responsible for defining the system components, services, technologies, and design required to implement a solution that represents an intersect of elements from MetLife’s Business, Information, Application, and Technology architecture domains, and addresses a specific Business opportunity or problem. The ideal candidate will have strong business & technology acumen and can translate business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating, and improving the key requirements, principles and models that describe the enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution.

Key Responsibilities

  • Domain expertise in Data, Integration & Operational Architecture, and Cloud Technologies
  • Responsible for creating, analyzing, and communicating system architectures, application design patterns, and reference architectures/standards 
  • Work closely with software engineers, security professionals, infrastructure engineers, and other Enterprise Architects in validating and implementing proposed solutions.
  • Responsible for the assessment, documentation, and governance of technologies used for digital platforms and solutions.
  • Leads or participates on matrix team projects as assigned.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in Software Engineering or Architecture, and strong technical experience with building enterprise scale solutions
  • Demonstrated expertise in security, operational, and resiliency architecture principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to details, as well as demonstrated professionalism and time/task management skills
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights
  • Demonstrated influencing and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated business acumen especially in insurance and financial industries and systems
  • IT Experience in enterprise-scale organizations in an architecture role
  • Knowledge of multiple architecture disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience



  • 2+ years knowledge with Cloud Computing platforms with preferred experience in Azure
  • Strong Software Development Life Cycle knowledge and experience, particularly Agile and DevOps
  • Experience and/or trained in one or more formal architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, or Zachman.

Assignment Category

Full Time

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.



MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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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