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Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition: 

We believe that our target state architecture is truly unique in the sense of leveraging standard, cloud-based services and SaaS solution, that are becoming increasingly prevalent across industries.  We will remain with our vendors’ standard offerings also seeking to benefit from the ongoing innovation that those vendors bring to our company.  Simplicity should allow Metlife to respond more quickly – and less expensively – to our constantly evolutive customer needs. So bringing together these services to support business functions well integrated is a must to provide timely, accurate and reliable information to allow new capabilities and make well informed decisions.

MetLife is seeking a Lead Solution Architect to join its regional team focused on core insurance application design and implementation. The Architect is responsible for delivering conceptual and solution designs across LatAm systems portfolio. The architect will primarily be focused on driving modernization and standardization capabilities in policy administration and related ecosystems supporting our life insurance and Major Medical portfolio across our different channels (agency, direct sales and sponsor). The candidate will ensure that all solution architectures and new technology acquisitions are delivered through MetLife’s architectural governance review processes and follow established enterprise reference architectures and standards. The architect will also collaborate with business and development partners to deliver future state architectures for assigned portfolios. 

The ideal candidate will have strong business and technology acumen, having participated previously in the design / implementation of policy admin systems, preferably in the life & annuities business. in order to develop sound architecture solutions that will meet and exceed business needs. Effective communications with IT and Business associates at all levels including senior management will be required. This position may require some travel depending on current assignment.  


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Translate business strategy into solution architectures supporting key capabilities.
  • Develop and communicate key architecture artifacts:
    •  Target state architecture
      • Conceptual and logical enterprise architectures
      •  Roadmaps
    • Reference architecture which includes:
      •   Principles and guidelines
      • Patterns
      • Standards
    • Guides projects delivery by:
      • Definining and executing Proof of Concepts
      • Review development / code and provide guidance to the development team,
      • Provide guidance to business teams.
  • Support/guide solution architects by promoting best practices, using reference architectures, ensuring standardization across solution architectures and reflecting the information and integration architecture strategies in their solutions
  • As a member of the architecture review board, ensures that solution architectures are aligned with the enterprise information and integration.
  • Continuously researches and keeps up with latest trends, emerging technologies, new vendor products, new ways of doing things, assessing their applicability to Metlife and incorporating them into the enterprise information and integration architecture
  • Acts as a project leader and provides work guidance to lower level and project staff, and supervises consulting resources


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Experience designing and implementing core insurance platforms, at least one E2E project.
  • Experience in modern integration patterns and cloud adoption
    • Experience coordinating / moderating design sessions with business and IT teams
  • 4+ years of experience architecting solutions and / or designing and deploying projects in the problem space
  • Ability to think strategically and apply abstract architectural concepts at an enterprise level
  • Experience using one or more formal architecture frameworks such as FEAF, TOGAF, or Zachman; certification in any of them is a plus
  • Experience working with agile methodologies and knowledge of DevOps
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication with the ability to effectively convey architectural concepts to business and technology peers as well as senior management.
  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple large, complex projects with minimal supervision.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience, Master’s degree in Computer Science is a plus
  • Full / Native English and Spanish proficiency.
Benefits We Offer

Our benefits are designed to care for your holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer health care coverage for you and your family, insurance discounts for home, car, and pet protection, as well as parental leave. We also provide premium gym membership for you and your direct relatives, volunteer time off, discounts with specific universities, flexible Fridays, connectivity reimbursement, and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies", MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
At MetLife, we are committed to fostering diversity among employees, through non-discriminatory treatment for reasons of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, marital status, disability, physical or economic condition, HIV and embarrassment as a requirement for entry, permanence or ascension and there is equal employment opportunities.