Underwriting Innovation Solution Architect


Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.




New York Life Insurance (NYL) is seeking a highly talented, driven Solution Architect to join our dynamic, high-performing team focused on strategic underwriting projects.


Strategic UW projects focus both on expanding the scope of data that NYL underwriters use to make their decisions as well as automating manual processes in order to reduce the time needed to make decisions and increase decision accuracy.


NYL is uniquely positioned for success as we embark on this modernization journey thanks to our significant strategic advantage in insurance expertise and deep financial resources attributed to our 175-year history and AAA rating.


We are looking for a Solution Architect who possesses the right combination of technical savvy and drive to join our team.  The technical lead works with project managers, business analysts, testers and partners to execute against programs within the modernization roadmap in a collaborative cross-functional, matrixed delivery model.  This role requires a unique ability to not only lead proof of concepts, but also dive deep to resolve complex technology challenges in the context of complex business processes and operational challenges.


If you are ready for a challenging solution engineering role in a fast-paced environment, on highly visible initiatives, this position is for you. 


Functional Responsibilities:

  • Shape technical proof of concepts to ensure that they meet business requirements
  • Create solution architectures that connect 3rd party vendor products with NYL systems using standard integration patterns
  • Work with internal security and operations teams to ensure that systems are secure and supportable.
  • Work with business and reporting teams to ensure that solutions capture key system metrics that are available for business analysis
  • Work with data science teams to operationalize machine learning models.
  • Maintain software roadmaps that show the progression of system capabilities.
  • Interact with business analysts and clients to understand problems being addressed by the project.
  • Review project requirements, assess, and estimate the necessary time-to-completion.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively to clients, management, and other departments


Required Skills:

  • 10+ years of experience developing complex programs that span multiple IT & business functional domains
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytic problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Web Service and API development
  • Strong Knowledge of Identity Standards (eg SAML and OAuth)
  • Knowledge of supporting standards including XML, XSD, WSDL and RAML
  • Experience with AWS or Azure
  • Experience with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


Desired Qualifications:

  • High Tech, Life Insurance or Financial Services industry experience
  • Knowledge of Life Insurance Standards like ACORD
  • Experience with SAFE or other agile frameworks

Travel Requirement: Less Than 10% Post Pandemic





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 our Foundation. 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: 83260




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