New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life” or “the company”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, maintains offices in all fifty states, and owns Seguros Monterrey New York Life in Mexico.


New York Life is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. The company reported 2016 operating earnings of $1.954 billion. Total assets under management at year end 2016, with affiliates, totaled $538 billion.  As of year-end 2016, New York Life’s surplus was $23.336 billion**.  New York Life holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody’s Aaa; Standard & Poor’s AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 8/17/16).


Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company’s decisions and actions for over 170 years.


Enterprise Architecture – Enterprise Architect

As a member of the enterprise architecture team within our IT organization, you will report to the Chief Architect. You will drive the development of the future IT landscape, in close collaboration with business leaders, process owners, IT Delivery teams and Solution Architects. You will provide advice and consulting support to our key stakeholders on emerging technologies.  You will be responsible for evaluating technology trends through hands on Proof of Concept evaluation and making recommendations for technology advancements aligned to the overall strategic vision of  New York Life. 



  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, or Information Technology
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in emerging technologies.
  • Experience in aligning business problem statements to technical solutions
  • Knowledgeable in architecture frameworks
  • Ability to handle complexity and ambiguity, and provide structure to complex problems


  • Hands on evaluation of technologies as they apply to the New York Life strategic roadmap
  • Contribute to the Insurance Modernization initiative by exploring new capabilities coupled with efforts for overall landscape simplification.
  • Key contributor or owner in defining and improving enterprise technology standards.
  • Advocate data security standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Participate in Enterprise review of new technologies.
  • Partner with technology leaders and technology architects to define/refine strategy and roadmap.
  • Continuous evaluation of emerging technologies in the Insurance market and broader markets that impact Insurance trends

Leadership Qualities

  • Strong strategic thinker and ability to translate enterprise architecture vision into actionable roadmaps
  • A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and understanding of strategy, processes and capabilities
  • Provide thought leadership in the evolution of the EA function, working collaboratively with peers and colleagues in business and IT organizations
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, including written and verbal communication as well as presentation
  • Great listener and ability to build partnerships across business and IT divisions to bring insights on the big pictures and architectural directions 
  • Ability to abstract real world scenarios into easy to understand models.
  • Ability to make decisions in situations of ambiguity and the absence of complete facts
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and weigh different options and to recommend a value-add solution.
  • Ability to balance what is “right” vs. what is “realistic”, and stay focused.


Shared  Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for the architecture principles and roadmaps in collaboration with the IT delivery teams
  • Provide guidance and thought leadership to solutions team so that solutions are built in line with Enterprise Architecture principles, standards, and guidelines
  • Lead the creation of relevant and meaningful architecture roadmaps, concepts, and other deliverables that enables the overall business for better performance 
  • Evaluate and participate in new technology evaluation processes (technology evaluations, proof of concepts) to support the business strategy
  • Drive ongoing optimization and standardization of the technologies and tools
  • Define, assess and evaluate solutions to ensure alignment with IT strategies, target architectures and standards
  • Participate as a member of the Architecture Review Board, providing input to architecture decisions

Location:  Open to Jersey City of NYC






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*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500, ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune Magazine, June 17, 2016.  See  for methodology.

**Total surplus, which includes the Asset Valuation Reserve, is one of the key indicators of the company’s long-term financial strength and stability and is presented on a consolidated basis of the company.


1. Operating earnings is the key measure use by management to track Company’s profitability from ongoing operations and underlying profitability of the business. This indicator is based on generally accepted accounting principles in the US (GAAP), with certain adjustments Company believes to be appropriate as a measurement approach (non GAAP), primarily the removal of gains or losses on investments and related adjustments.


2. Assets under management represent Consolidated Domestic and International insurance Company Statutory assets (cash and invested assets and separate account assets) and third party assets principally managed by New York Life Investment management Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

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