Lead Technology Domain Architect - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: May 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: 58541-en_US

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  



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, secure, reliable, highly available and perform well.


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




  • Translates business strategy and objectives into an enterprise technology architecture which supports the following capabilities:
    • End User Computing
    • Communication Services
    • Infrastructure/Platform Services
    • Security Services
    • Operations
  • Responsible for the development, ownership and communication of the following technology 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 technology architecture strategies in their solutions
  • As a member of the architecture review board, ensures that solution architectures are aligned with the enterprise technology 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 technology architecture
  • Acts as solution architect for infrastructure related projects/programs


  • Experience working with and/or extensive knowledge of multiple technologies in the areas of end user computing (e.g. desktop, mobile, laptop, printers, desktop software), communication services (e.g. telephony, video conferencing, chat, messaging, fax), infrastructure/platform services (e.g. connectivity, network, archiving, back up, high availability, disaster recovery), security services (e.g. identity and access management, directory services, network security, platform security, vulnerability management) and operations (e.g. monitoring, incident management, service management)
  • Ability to understand and apply abstract architectural concepts at an enterprise level
  • 10+ years of experience architecting solutions
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience, Master’s degree in Computer Science 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.


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