Head of Enterprise and Solution Architecture

Company: Guardian Life Insurance
Location: Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 03.MAY.2021


Do you have the desire to be part of this collaborative & innovative technology group? Is a culture where "People Count" and "We do the Righ...


Do you have the desire to be part of this collaborative & innovative technology group? Is a culture where "People Count" and "We do the Right Thing" and "We Hold Ourselves to Very High Standards" important to you? Do you have strong leadership competencies, broad general management experience and capability, and a growth and innovation mindset? If so, Guardian Life Insurance Company is actively seeking a passionate, driven and self-motivated individual to join its Enterprise Technology Service team. As Head of Enterprise and Solution Architecture, you will report to the Vice President and Head of Enterprise Technology Services and be part of the leadership team, working in an interdisciplinary manner with their peers in other departments to develop technology strategy and product strategy. You'll be accountable for vision, strategy and developing Guardian Life's Enterprise Technology and ensuring alignment business plans. In addition, you will develop the enterprise technology roadmap and partner with stakeholders to ensure execution of technology is a customer centric focus and supports our business growth. You Will Leadership: Build, lead, and leverage a high performing team focused on top talent development, delivering differentiating value, driving operational efficiency, and an inclusive culture that values the diversity and engagement of people and teams. Strategy & Planning: Develop Guardian's Enterprise technology strategy, planning framework, objectives, and metrics; lead cross-functional initiatives; prepare business plans, and other materials for Guardian functional leaders. Innovation and Emerging Technology: Anticipate and respond to major technology evolutions, industry trends, and emerging technologies in anticipation of new business opportunities to ensure customer satisfaction and industry leadership. Governance: Define and implement a sustainable and scalable governance processes for the organization's technological architecture, networks, programming, development and maintenance while also ensuring appropriate risk control. You Are A broad enterprise leader who is approachable, collaborative and transparent An influencer that builds consensus in a highly matrixed enterprise operating model Highly analytical problem-solver with the ability to distil critical information for all stakeholders You Have 12 years of professional experience in technology solution engineering and architecture. 10 years of experience in software development with building large-scale digital products. Strong general management mindset and experience with broad functional and enterprise strategy development and execution. Demonstrated experience driving change in how organizations embrace agile and innovation. Ambitious and eager to learn with the confidence to push ideas forward despite potential setbacks. Strong understanding of technology architecture, technology platforms and ability to explain technical concepts to the business users in the context of business requirements. Knowledge about techniques to effectively document, communicate and promote adoption of architecture, architecture principles and standards. Ability to define metrics that measure success of architecture in addressing business and technical requirements as well as achieving the desired outcomes. Experience architecting, deploying, and scalable platforms across various technology domains. Managing, growing and guiding architecture and engineering in high-growth environments, both in effectively bringing new solutions to meet our business plans. Experience in delivering high quality results with ability to effectively, quickly, and efficiently work in results-oriented environment leveraging an agile methodology. Extensive knowledge with cloud technology, e.g. Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Azure. Extensive knowledge with Cognitive / Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP). Experience working with any emerging technology such as Blockchain, Edge Computing, Quantum Computing. Location WFH flexibility within driving proximity to Holmdel, NJ, New York, NY, Bethlehem, PA offices. We offer Meaningful and challenging work opportunities to accelerate customer focus, growth and innovation in a secure and compliant way Competitive compensation Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait period Life and disability insurance A great 401(k) with match Tuition assistance, paid parental leave and backup family care Dynamic, modern work environments that promote collaboration and creativity Flexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suit you best Social responsibility in all aspects of our work. We volunteer within our local communities, create educational alliances with colleges, drive a variety of initiatives in sustainability, and advocate for diversity and inclusion in all that we do. Guardian has been helping people protect their futures and secure their lives for more than 160 years. Every day, we serve approximately 29 million people through a range of insurance and financial products. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we know what matters most: putting the needs of our customers first. Because everyone deserves a Guardian. Learn more about Guardian at guardianlife.com Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law. © Copyright 2019 The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY.

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