American International   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 174 days ago

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AIG is seeking a Sr. Application Architect in designing, developing, and deploying enterprise solutions that are well designed for performance and scale for its Life and Retirement IT organization.

The candidate will be part of a high-performance Solution Development organization responsible for architecting and developing strategic solutions which lead to the rapid enablement of various business capabilities. 

These capabilities hinge around Life & Retirement’s Digital Business Platform and Data Integration Hub as well as many other strategic assets enabling AIG to create a digital business platform as a core strategic asset which creates a single authoritative view of the business, enabling common APIs, providing a layer of separation between our complex data sources and our data consumers; thereby, providing each data layer to evolve independently. This role will also include Application Portfolio Management within the appropriate L&R division.


  • Architect, design, construct, and implement large strategic solutions based on various technologies.
  • Define and/or collaborate on Domain Strategies.
  • Work closely with various peer architects and software-engineers to achieve company business objectives.
  • Collaborate with other technology teams and infrastructure architects to define and develop solutions.
  • Lead/mentor other architects and software engineers in setting technical direction.
  • Research and experiment with emerging technologies and tools.
  • Work with the team to establish and reinforce disciplined software development and architectureprocesses and best-practices.
  • Support multiple program and project level deliverables
  • Support the development of Business Strategies through advocacy of business’ needs, stake holders, and market understanding.
  • Develop close relationships based on trust and delivery with key partners across the Consumer division with both the technical and business members.
  • Develop roadmaps for in various domains and creation of Enterprise Reference Architecture.
  • Drive ACORD adoption.

    Required Skills:

  • Experience within the Annuities and Life Insurance and financial services industry
  • Proven experience of influencing technical outcomes and driving business outcomes
  • Excellent technical and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Proficiencies with Agile development practices.
  • Proficiencies in Business capabilities
  • Experience with Architecture modeling and management tools
  • Experience with Component Reference Diagrams, Use Cases and establishment of Enterprise Reference Architectures.
  • Experience and knowledge of large scale insurance administration platforms (Accenture, CSC, etc)
  • Experience with of ACORD
  • Experience with TOGAF (preferably TOGAF Certification)
  • Working knowledge of web technologies and protocols (JAVA/NoSQL/JSON/REST/JMS)

Background and experience desired:

  • The position calls for a seasoned IT professional with senior leadership qualities and background with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in IT.
  • 6+ years of experience building and managing complex infrastructure solutions.
  • 6+ years of experience with distributed, highly-scalable, multi-node environments utilizing Big Data ecosystems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field preferred, or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in the IT Industry.