Enterprise Architect Consultant in Windsor, CT at Voya

Date Posted: 9/29/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1 Orange Way
    Windsor, CT
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/29/2018

Job Description

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Position Summary:

The Enterprise Architect Consultant will be a key technology strategy planning & governance role with enterprise level influence at VOYA Financial.  This role will play an integral role in driving the build out of a holistic view and roadmap of the company's technology strategy and processes. They act as a practice leader and will set architecture direction for strategic technology projects and key LOB initiatives. This role will partner with internal technology groups to ensure that proposed technical solutions align with the company's overall objectives. They will also serve as a strategic partner to business & IT leaders, internal innovation teams, and IT functional areas by helping them identify and take advantage of new opportunities while providing guidance and ensuring solutions align with the business and IT strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive EA activities with a ‘business outcome’ lens
  • Build and evolve a business technology strategy including the strategic roadmap for IT systems
  • Lead development of IT Strategies & Roadmaps for to drive investments in enterprise capabilities
  • Establish application and technology portfolio management processes & tools to provide transparency and reduce technical debt.
  • Communicate technical roadmaps to align IT priorities with business partner needs.
  • Identify opportunities to digitize business processes and experience with internal innovation teams.
  • Lead architecture governance, technology standards processes and reference architecture development.
  • Evaluate business, information, application, and technology views of the solutions and identify risks
  • Remain intimate and knowledgeable on cloud technologies and cloud and hybrid cloud frameworks
  • Monitor new technological advances in application development and information technologies.
  • Partner with business and technology leaders to understand and translate business objectives into technological solutions.
  • Defines and develops audit and review checklists ensuring compliance to enterprise standards
  • Defines and improves architecture processes and artifacts
  • Contribute to peer reviews, technical audits, and technology standards processes
  • Collaborate with and mentor other enterprise & solution architects
  • Partner with product and service vendor partner
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Position Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience as an architect
  • 4-6 years of experience in other technical roles such as systems engineer or infrastructure analyst
  • 4-6 years of experience in other technical roles such as a data modeler, DBA, or data analyst
  • Strong knowledge of data management concepts and architectures
  • Strong knowledge of network engineering concepts and architectures
  • Strong knowledge of security controls and basic security architecture patterns and practices
  • Proven capabilities to understand the business drivers and risks, explain complex technical concepts to senior business leaders as well as the ability to have deep technical discussions with Solution Architects and technical teams
  • Experience leading technology strategy development, capability mapping and enterprise architecture roadmaps.
  • Experience in defining and managing governance processes
  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex technology solutions.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience with business process and performance modeling, benchmarking, and financial analysis.
  • The ability to “think big” and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology refresh and hype.
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management and organization skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholders.
  • Expert consultative skills at a cross functional level
  • Experience with multiple Architecture frameworks and project delivery methodologies(i.e. Agile or Waterfall)
  • Business Acumen: Appreciate and understand the financial services industry. Prior experience with financial services, retirement, insurance, or medical records industry highly desirable
  • Ability to create rich diagrams and visual presentations in support of project delivery and strategy work
  • Ability to effectively work in and navigate a matrixed, multi-vendor organization
  • Comfortable operating in a virtual environment with geographically dispersed teams

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Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

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