Lead SAP Data and Integration Domain Architect - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: May 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: 58542-en_US

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  


Brighthouse Financial is a new company established by MetLife. We’re on a mission to help people achieve financial security. Built on a foundation of industry knowledge and experience, we specialize in offering essential annuity and life insurance products designed to help customers protect what they’ve earned and ensure it lasts more predictably. In an industry that often has a reputation for complexity, confusion, and cost, Brighthouse Financial is different. Our approach includes simplicity, transparency, and more value so customers can face the future with confidence.


Brighthouse Financial is seeking passionate, high-performing team members to help us carry out our mission and be part of an exciting journey toward improving the financial futures of our millions of customers. Sound like you? Read on.


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 functions requires that these solutions are well integrated and provide timely, accurate and reliable information to allow Brighthouse Financial to develop new capabilities and make well informed decisions.

The Lead Data and Integration Domain Architect is responsible for defining the enterprise data and integration architecture that will be the basis for all of Brighthouse Financial’s solutions. This individual is responsible for defining the data and integration architecture strategies, target states, transition roadmaps and ensuring their alignment with Brighthouse Financial’s enterprise business and application architectures. Ownership for defining the principles, standards and reference patterns for data and integration will reside with this role. Finally, this individual will be responsible for guiding solution architects and ensuring that solution architectures align with the enterprise data and integration architecture.



  • Translates business strategy and objectives into an enterprise data and integration architecture which supports the following capabilities:
    • Application integration
    • Data integration
    • Master data management
    • Data services and governance
    • Data management
    • Data warehouse
    • Business intelligence
    • Advanced Analytics
  • Responsible for the development, ownership and communication of the following data and integration architecture artifacts:
    • Target state architecture
      • Conceptual and logical enterprise architectures
      • Roadmaps
    • Reference architecture which includes:
      • Principles and guidelines
      • Patterns
      • Standards
  • Supports/guides solution architects by promoting best practices, using reference architectures, ensuring standardization across solution architectures and reflecting the data and integration architecture strategies in their solutions
  • As a member of the architecture review board, ensures that solution architectures are aligned with the enterprise data and integration architecture
  • Continuously researches and keeps up with latest trends, emerging technologies, new vendor products, new ways of doing things, assessing their applicability to Brighthouse Financial and incorporating them into the enterprise data and integration 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
  • May act as a solution architect for data related projects/programs



  • Experience within the insurance industry preferably life insurance and/or annuities
  • Experience using SAP HANA, BW, IA, EIM, HCI, SDI, SDQ, SDA, Altiscale, Vora
  • 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 using and/or extensive knowledge of various technologies in the areas of data integration, big data, Hadoop. Spark, data warehousing, master data management, data quality, business intelligence and advanced analytics
  • 10+ years of experience architecting solutions
  • 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


Brighthouse Financial is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is Brighthouse Financial's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.


Brighthouse Financial is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an employment application, please contact our Employee Relations Department at 1-866-635-9230 or email bhfemployeerelations@brighthousefinancial.com. All other unrelated inquires will not be acknowledged.


Share this Job