MetLife is seeking an IT Solution Architect to join its regional team focused on modern application design. The Architect is responsible for delivering conceptual and solution designs across the LatAm systems portfolio.
The architect will primarily be focused on defining the application architecture, supporting modernization efforts and providing guidance on modern application development using Java and .
NET frameworks for each project.
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.
This position will also collaborate with business and development partners to deliver future state architectures for the portfolios assigned, being responsible of supporting required governance activities on the regional integration layer, to ensure the services are used according to the defined strategy.
Key Responsibilities :
Translation of business strategy and objectives into an application and integration architecture which supports the following capabilities :
Application Modernization and rationalization strategies
Domain driven design
Responsible for the development, ownership and communication of end-to-end application design :
o Target state architectue
Conceptual and logical enterprise architectures
o Reference architecture which includes :
Principles and guidelines
o Support delivery of projects
Define and execute Proof of Concepts
Review development / code and provide guidance to the development team.
Supports / guides 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 architecture.
Continuously research of 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 :
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and / or equivalent work experience, Master’s degree in Computer Science is a plus.
3+ years of experience architecting solutions.
Experience using and / or extensive knowledge of modern software engineering practices using relevant frameworks such as .
NET Framework, .NET Core, Java Spring Boot (is a must) .
Experience using and / or extensive knowledge of various application integration technologies such as Cloud Integration, SaaS integration, API management, service oriented architecture and enterprise service bus.
Experience in development and deployment using virtualization / Containers preferred.
Ability to understand challenges, guide software development and perform code reviews on the relevant platforms using modern software engineering techniques.
Experience with multiple integration technologies and patterns such as MFT, SOA, REST, ETL, MQ, etc.
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 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.
Advanced level of English (must)