Global leader in the insurance industry is looking for a Director of Architecture to join their leadership team. This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of the launch of a new business unit from the ground up. The Director of Architecture will lead a team of technical and functional leads and solutions architects engaged in projects that support global and/or regional strategic and operational priorities. Accountable for the teams' delivery of technology based solutions that provide measurable improvements to the business, including the development of strategic documents inclusive of development of decision frameworks for technology selection, roadmaps, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. The Director of Architecture will be a trusted advisor to the team and regional business leaders. This role will also establish and maintain relationships across the business including project sponsors and stakeholders. The Director of Architecture will provide methodologies and tools to sponsors and team members to support initiatives and institutionalize a culture that embraces project execution and change. May also act as project manager for enterprise-wide initiatives. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years of experience in the insurance industry covering areas of Operations Training and Change Management. Must have proven experience and strong expertise implementing Salesforce platforms in a large corporate enterprise setting. Experience with Group Life and/or Disability Products are strongly preferred. Deep understanding of cloud computing and/or web-based solutions and technologies. Experience working in a Scrum/Agile environment and solid foundation in software development practices. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adjust messages to various audience levels (entry-level staff to senior management). Experience delivering and supporting highly critical business applications in a fast-paced and demanding environment.