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DATE ADDED: Thu 31/10/2019

Enterprise Architect - Applications API

Boston, MA, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Since 1851, MassMutual's commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We are people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we are stronger

The MassMutual Data Science team in the Enterprise Technology and Experience organization is seeking an outstanding Enterprise Architect-applications to join our team. The enterprise architect for applications will be responsible for evaluating and benchmarking new application frameworks, platforms and technologies enabling MassMutual to make high impact, long-term decisions around design, development and deployment of software applications supporting business capabilities at MassMutual. Additionally, this architect will be responsible for defining the software development standards and best practices for high quality, resilient and scalable software applications and API's . This includes reference architectures, road maps, patterns and template code projects. This application architect role will focus on API's which includes API design and API management platforms and related technology stacks . This is a critical strategic architecture role to help drive digital transformation and create a competitive advantage for the company

Position Summary

Incumbents work with line of business delivery teams, engineers, application operations, product managers, and enterprise stakeholders to help deliver innovative, data-driven systems aimed at transforming the insurance industry. As part of the application architecture team, incumbents may be responsible for any of the following:
  • Technical evaluations and benchmarking of core application platforms, frameworks and technologies.
  • Specification and publication of standards around application design and software engineering best practices
  • Thought leadership and active participation in conferences and research with strategic partners and academic institutions
  • Define the application architecture for the API's and API management platforms
  • Partner with senior leaders to develop and maintain the API strategy
  • Define application architecture strategies and approaches to advance enterprise application initiatives for cloud and API management
  • Partner with business executives and senior architects to identify data and process issues, then provides solution options and recommends options
  • Provide recommendations on system options, risks, cost/benefit analysis, and impact on cross-domain systems, business strategy, goals and processes.
  • Collaborate with extended enterprise architecture, business, and IT support teams to communicate data architecture strategies, standards, and direction.

  • Node.js, JavaScript/Typescript
  • Java SE, Spring, Spring Boot
  • AWS EC2, ECS, EKS, S3
  • Function as a Service - Lambda
  • Python, Java, SQL, R
  • ESB, API gateway and service integration patterns
  • Relational database " Oracle, DB2, Aurora, MySQL
  • Architecture and application design patterns
  • SOA and Microservices patterns
  • Object oriented and functional programming
  • API design and development, REST,/JSON
  • Domain Driven design

What great looks like in this role

The Enterprise Architect will be part of MassMutual's team whose vision is to build an industry leading EA function that creates alignment between technology and business strategy. The EA will have an opportunity to guide the process of planning and designing capabilities to maximize the value of IT and enable the company to make high impact, long-term decisions. This will be accomplished through architecture strategies, blueprints and road maps that standardize technology stacks and create engineering speed and agility through the innovative use of data science, data analytics, cloud and API's. The EA will work with a team that embrace diversity in all of its forms, respect and have fun.

Objectives of this role
  • Enterprise application architecture strategy
  • Enterprise API and API platform strategy
  • Application Reference architectures
  • Application architecture patterns
  • Application integration patterns
  • Application platform architecture and design

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Computer Science, Engineering or an analytical field such as Economics, Mathematics or Information Systems
  • 5 years of related IT Solutions Architecture or Technical Lead
  • Deep technical knowledge across the various integration points
  • Understanding of the impact of IT on business results
  • Authorized to work in the US with or without sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications
  • 7 years of related IT Solutions Architecture or business consulting experience preferred
  • Preferred job experience includes some knowledge of Insurance and Retirement Services
  • Excellent communication, presentation, influencing and reasoning skills
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