Lead Solution Architect

MetLife   •  

Cary, NC

5 - 7 years

Posted 207 days ago

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 and partners with application development teams in validating and implementing proposed solutions
  • Leads or participates on matrixed team projects as assigned& participates in project planning, maintaining 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 Technologyarchitecture domains, and addresses a specific business opportunity or problem and maintains broad and deep understanding of multiple technologies, reference architectures and business applications
  • Facilitates business data analysis, acquisition and access analysis and design, DBMS optimization, archiving and recovery strategy, load strategy design, security and change management
  • Ensures existing data/information assets are identified, stewarded and leveraged across the enterprise.
  • Evaluates reusability of current data for additional analyses, and provide work guidance to lower level and project staff, and oversee the deliverables of consulting resources.

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • 5+ years of related architectureexperience.
  • 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 experience.
  • Experience at working with System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with project planning and execution
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and apply abstract architectural concepts
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to be consultative- possessing effective influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with peer level associates
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision working simultaneously on multiple large, complex projects
  • Broad knowledge of technologies and design patterns

Preferred:

  • 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)