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Location Designation: Hybrid - 3 days per week 

 

 

When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.

 

 

Fueled by strategic investment in technology and innovation, New York Life Corporate Technology seeks to drive growth opportunities and solve complex business problems for our business partners through building a robust platform for business and powerful product engine that are integral to innovation at scale. You will collaborate with technologists and business specialists, blending NYL’s deep industry knowledge and innovative ideas with our platforms, capabilities, and technical expertise. As a champion for change and growth, you will be at the forefront of integrating emerging technologies from AI to Data Analytics into every corner of what we do at NYL. That means more growth for you, exciting learning opportunities, career choices, and the chance to make a real impact.

 

The opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Domain Architect, Corporate Vice President within the New York Life Corporate Technology function to deliver solution designs and architectures for key initiatives hosted in a variety of environments while considering re-use, scalability, reliability and alignment with New York Life’s vision and strategy. The role primarily be responsible for Finance (including Actuarial functions), Human Resources, Legal, Risk, Compliance, and other corporate functions. Corporate Technology consists of approximately 125+ applications with a portfolio size of $75M. The role will report into the CIO of the Corporate Technology and partner closely with the Technology delivery leads, business partners and other technology teams. Domain Architect should have good understanding of business processes to influence the simplification and optimization in these functions.

You will:

  • Lead successful design and implementation of solution and technical architectures of NYL Corporate platforms by managing expectations and risks, ensuring appropriate organizational structures, principles, tools, and responsibilities.
  • Function as a bridge between technical and business audiences during solution planning, development, and deployment.
  • Potentially lead the team of solution and technical architects in large products/platforms, set the overall technology and architecture direction and own its end-to-end delivery in an architect’s capacity.
  • Create reliable solution plans that include cost estimates and optimized delivery approaches by working with the business and multi-disciplinary teams.

 

Your key responsibilities

  • Provide architecture leadership and technical domain expertise to client engagements focusing on complex yet innovative products and reusable assets.
  • Evaluating existing corporate applications and processes (financial, actuarial systems, HR, Risk etc.) for efficiency, effectiveness, compliance and fit for business needs.
  • Design and architect the corporate applications in the areas of Finance, HR, Risk and Compliance.
  • Using critical thinking, consider the art of the possible, compare diverse options based on feasibility and impact, propose impactful plans and roadmaps that balance tactical and strategic needs.
  • Cultivate lasting relationships across business, IT, and vendors / industry analysts to maintain insight into the broader enterprise as well as industry trends.
  • Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability, and other “capabilities” of a system.
  • Responsible for coaching, career development and building a competency for solution architects, dev ops with deep technical skills for the team including people management responsibilities. 
  • Design our financial systems and related technologies for actuarial use cases (e.g., valuation, forecast, CFT, experience studies, etc.) with end-to-end perspective.
  • Partner with Solution Architects to maintain inventory of current state technology stack, documentation and architecture artifacts supporting the Corporate Technology and understand financial impact of architectural decisions.
  • Declare key technology platforms, surface potential universal capabilities, and identify opportunities for consolidation / simplification of legacy.
  • Develop integrated, multi-year Business / Data/ Technology roadmap to action identified opportunities.
  • Contribute to the development of architecture governance structures, methodologies, and compliance activities.
  • Ability to work across multiple projects with a variety of individuals and groups. A domain architect sets architectural direction, builds consensus, mediates conflicts providing technical leadership and advisory services to the business. Anticipate needs and potential objections and helps to create an environment which solicits positive contributions from all participants: Solution and Technical Architects, engineering teams, product manager, project managers, product analysts, test and project teams, Information Security and Operations.

 

To qualify for the role, you must have.

  • Led the solution and technical architecture workstreams of a complex and medium/large scale implementation focused on connectivity and data flows between a complex portfolio of loosely integrated applications; being the bridge between the business and engineering; working closely with engineering to drive the implementation of solution architecture.
  • Led and governed a team of solution architects and technical architects working on multiple projects/products.
  • Drove and maintained complex multi-year business outcome driven roadmap.
  • Advanced understanding and practical experience of solution architecture role with a focus on Financial Modeling systems, with proven record of playing its responsibilities successfully in a complex, global product/platform ecosystem. Proven ability to work with business as well as perform firsthand technology delivery work in architect’s capacity.
  • Deep understanding and experience of one or more specialization of technical architecture role e.g., application, infrastructure/cloud, integration and security architecture and successful delivery of functional as well as non-functional aspects of a product/platform like performance, scalability, reliability, availability, other “capabilities” of a system.
  • Knowledge of Corporate Systems like ERP (SAP, Ariba etc.), actuarial modeling platforms (FIS Prophet, Moody’s AXIS Enterprise Link), HR (SuccessFactors) and Risk systems
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of the latest cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills – ability to extract, analyze, and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies.

 

Ideally, you will also have

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, or related field preferred
  • 15+ years overall IT industry experience, with 5+ years in a solution or enterprise architect role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS platforms.
  • Experience working as an Architect for Finance applications and Financial Modeling related position within a financial services or technology firm, life insurance industry experience is a plus.
  • Achieved one or more of the typical solution and technical architecture certifications e.g., Microsoft, MS Azure Certification, TOGAF, AWS Cloud Certified, SAFe, PMI, and SAP etc.
  • Considerable experience in presenting ideas, products, concept papers to varied audiences.

Preferable to have knowledge of:

  • Cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
  • One or more programming and scripting languages such as JavaScript, PowerShell, Bash, SQL, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, PERL, C++, etc. .NET and related Microsoft technology skills are preferred.
  • Visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau and understanding of analytics tools including Azure Stream Analytics, SQL Analytics, Data Lake Analytics.

 

When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.

 

 

Salary range: $157,500-$237,500 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 

 

Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.

 

 

Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of www.NewYorkLife.com.

Job Requisition ID: 90353

 

 

 

About NY Life Insurance Company

Diversity & Humanity–two values that are deeply rooted in the New York Life culture and have laid the foundation for over 175 years of commitment to our employees, agents, policy owners, and the communities where we live and work. At New York Life you become a valued part of a welcoming, inclusive, and caring culture that has a long-standing legacy in stability and growth. The strength of New York Life revolves around our diversified, multi-dimensional business portfolio that goes beyond life insurance, and we want you to be a part of our legacy.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide an environment where you can explore your career ambitions, offering opportunities to tackle meaningful challenges and stretch your skills while balancing work and life priorities. You will be part of a diverse team guided by our belief to always be there for each other–providing the support and flexibility to grow and reach new heights while making an impact in the lives of others.

You are our future, and we commit to investing in you accordingly.

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