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Senior Architect - Big Data

Date Posted: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

The Architect role is part of MetLife’s Enterprise Architecture practice.  The person is responsible for planning the development and communication of an architecture domain and/or solution architecture. Their primary job function is to design and illustrate Solution Architecture for applications that they are responsible for.   In addition to that they would also be expected to build and maintain reference architectures for domains that they are responsible for.  The Architect would have to be familiar with architecture and design patterns that are commonly used.  The architect must be able to articulate and document the impact of their solution/reference architecture.  The Architect is also expected to have strong foundation around data and be familiar in current technologies around Data (especially around Big Data), Data Governance and Analytics.


Key Responsibilities:

·            Responsible for creating and maintaining solution architectures by collaborating with application development teams, business partners and other architects

·            Assist in maintaining future state reference architectures for Data Subjects within the Data domains

·            Assist in reviewing new technologies and products to assess their viability within the MetLife eco-system and guide application and business teams through the governance process to enable their usage

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

·            Ensures alignment of solution and reference architectures with the Architecture and Technology roadmaps

·            Assists application development teams with requirement analysis, design reviews, test plan reviews and test reviews to help ensure that all the components of a solution are appropriately accounted for

·            Assist teams with occasional hands on activity to help prove new technologies, solutions


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline

·         Knowledge of one or more Data domains including working with System/Software Development Life Cycle

·         Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and apply abstract architectural concepts/design patterns

·         Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills with effective influencing and negotiating skills

·         2+ years prior programming experience

·         Strong Foundation in Data


·         Knowledge of Big Data technologies and design patterns

·         Prior experience in insurance and/or financial services industry


Business Category

Enterprise Architecture


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