30 days old

Lead Solution Architect - Corporate Systems (remote)

Brighthouse Financial
Charlotte, NC 28277 Work Remotely
  • Job Code
    133573076
Req Id: 3120
Job location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28277


Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what they've earned and ensure it lasts. We are built on a foundation of experience and knowledge, which allows us to keep our promises and provide the value they deserve.

At Brighthouse Financial, we're fostering a culture where diverse backgrounds and experiences are celebrated, and different ideas are heard and respected. We believe that by creating an inclusive workplace, we're better able to attract and retain our talent, provide valuable solutions that meet the needs of our advisors and their clients, and deliver on our mission of helping more people achieve financial security. We're se eking passionate, high-performing team member to join us. Sound like you? Read on.

How This Role Contributes to Brighthouse Financial:

While SaaS solutions are becoming increasingly prevalent across industries, we believe that our target state architecture is truly unique in the breadth of use of these solutions and the degree to which standard, cloud-based services will be leveraged. In leveraging these solutions, we believe that we will greatly simplify how we deliver business functions within Brighthouse Financial. We will remain with vendors' standard offerings, while at the same time benefitting from the ongoing innovation that those vendors bring. But while that simplicity should allow Brighthouse Financial to respond more quickly - and less expensively - to changing business needs, bringing together these services for supporting business capabilities requires that these solutions are well integrated, secure, reliable, highly available and perform well. It also requires that these solutions align with the overall enterprise architecture to lower cost and avoid complexity.

The Lead Solution Architect acts as a functional domain architect and solution architect. This person is responsible for planning, defining, and communicating the solution architecture for a functional domain or a specific project. That architecture depicts the components of the solution from an application, data, integration, infrastructure, network, security and operations aspect and the evolution of those components over time.

Work Location:

To protect the health and safety of our employees, our offices are closed until at least September, 2021. When our offices reopen, the individual hired for this role will be based in our Charlotte, NC or Convent Station, NJ office or remain fully remote.

Key Responsibilities:
  • As a functional domain architect, responsible for the development, ownership, and communication of the solution architecture for a functional area. This person is responsible for ensuring that all solutions for the functional area are aligned and cohesive.
  • As a solution architect, responsible for the development, ownership, and communication of the solution architecture for a project which typically entails modifying existing applications or implementing a SaaS application and integrating it with other applications. This includes developing the application, data, integration, infrastructure, network, security and operations views of the architecture and their alignment with the business architecture
  • Collaborates with enterprise domain architects to ensure integrity of solution, alignment with enterprise architecture strategies and adherence to reference architectures and standards
  • Works with internal and external implementation teams in validating the feasibility of the proposed solution and providing technical guidance to those teams during implementation
  • Reviews the technical design created by implementation teams and ensures its alignment with the solution architecture
  • Participates in project planning and maintains related project architecture artifacts
  • May provide work guidance to other architects or consultants and oversee deliverables created by them


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
  • Business knowledge of and/or experience architecting solutions that support investments, actuarial and risk
  • 15+ years of experience architecting solutions encompassing v arious aspects of architecture such as application, integration, information, security, operations, and infrastructure
  • Experience working in a life insurance / annuities company is a plus
  • Ability to understand and apply abstract architectural concepts at a project and enterprise level
  • Experience developing applications using Azure SaaS and PaaS services is a plus
  • Broad understanding of multiple technologies, reference architectures and design patterns in the areas of application, integration, information, security, operations, and infrastructure
  • Experience using one or more formal architecture frameworks such as TOGAF or Zachman; certification in any of them is a plus
  • Experience working with or extensive knowledge of agile methodologies and DevSecOps
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and presentation skills 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


Our Benefits:
  • Time Off: Minimum of 20 days of paid time off and 13 paid company holidays per full calendar year, plus paid volunteer time
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan with up to a 6% annual match and 3% annual company nondiscretionary contribution of eligible compensation, annual incentive plan, and employee stock purchase plan
  • Family Focus: Up to 16 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, and adoption and surrogacy assistance
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with potential company contributions up to $1,000 per family
  • Wellness Programs: Wellness incentive platform, employee assistance program, financial counseling services, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability






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Posted: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-08

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