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Description and Requirements


MetLife is seeking a Lead Architect to support enterprise and solution architecture across the US Group portfolio. In this role you will be responsible for delivering architectural roadmaps and solution architectures aligned to one or more US portfolios. You will have the opportunity to drive the architecture of innovative enterprise solutions spanning multiple domains including digital channels, security, integrations, data, cloud, and infrastructure.  You will get to partner with and build relationships with teams that span various business, technology, and enterprise domains as you build enterprise scale solution architectures.


The Role:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create 3-year roadmaps aligning Line of Business strategic and tactical needs with modern enterprise architectures.
  • Deliver fit for purpose, secure, scalable, architectures in an agile framework that evolves with the line of business by collaborating with AD, business, and engineering teams across all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills to understand existing technical solutions that may use multiple platforms and technologies.
  • Utilize Cloud technologies (preferably Azure) to enable PaaS centric enterprise solutions.
  • Keep abreast of current and future technology trends with a focus on the business you support.
  • Contribute to broader Enterprise Architecture community in developing standards, ensuring architectural governance, and defining best practices.
  • Collaborate with partners in identifying technologies and vendor solutions that align with the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Evangelize and raise the bar technically of the whole US Group Architecture organization through training, publishing, and mentoring.

Key Relationships:

Reports to: Director of US Group Technology Architecture

Key Stakeholders: Portfolio leads across US technology such as Disability, US Group Core, US Digital, Dental and others. 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (CS, EE, ME, Math or equivalent).
  • 10+ years of experience Designing, Developing, Delivering, and Architecting Enterprise Solutions.
  • 10+ years of experience of working on different types of systems and platforms supporting key business processes for internal and external users.
  • 2+ years of applied experience delivering solutions in an Agile Framework. Preferably SAFe.
  • Experience architecting enterprise solutions around SaaS and PaaS technologies and services.
  • Experience supporting applications post-production and troubleshooting production issues. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with attention to detail.
  • Experience in DevSecOps adoption including building CI/CD pipelines in YAML and test automation.
  • Exposure to modern AI concepts such as generative AI, various models of machine learning, large language models, conversational AI (chatbot, etc.) as well involvement in older concepts like automation, robotics, and scripting.
  • Experience in containerization and deployments in on-prem and cloud runtimes.


MetLife Success Principles

Experiment with Confidence – Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure

Act with Urgency – Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination

Seek Diverse Perspectives – Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions

Seize Opportunity – Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement

Champion Inclusion – Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up

Create Alignment – Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency

Take Responsibility – Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes

Enable Solutions – Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk

Deliver What Matters – Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments

Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, 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!
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