A Digital Domain Architect is a strategy thought leader who is instrumental in the delivery of all projects within the Insurance market. The job holder owns the design and development of distribution technology architectures, ensuring they are aligned with group standards, align to IT and business strategy, meet business objectives, and satisfy all relevant regulatory and operational risk controls. The Architect may work across the Enterprise, Technical, Data and Solutions Architecture disciplines. The role is to lead solution definition and elaboration of consumer mobile and online insurance journeys supporting significant and ongoing investment in digital insurance journeys globally as well as supporting and overseeing solution definition the new entity market. The role will act as an authority for digital (online and mobile) architecture as well as coordinating with wider Wealth and Private Banking (WPB) digital architects to align Life digital solutions with strategic platforms and patterns.
- Lead and manage the development and implementation of relevant architecture strategy and stards for Insurance
- Leading the definition of solution architecture for programmes and creating target state roadmaps
- Defining, maintaining, and owning the technical architecture solution relating to distribution platforms within the supporting CIO function.
- Develop strong and trusted relationships across the organisation, not just in architecture, in order to ensure that the solutions proposed meet the business needs whilst aligning to the organisational technology vision.
- Accountable design authority for distribution technology decisions and architecture leadership within the appropriate governance bodies.
- Ensure that the target state for architecture is implemented consistently across the CIO function and respective of DevOps teams.
- Act as the recognised technical expert associated with the respective domain.
- Provide a consultancy role to IT and business teams where appropriate.
- Stay abreast of technology trends and advise CIO / Chief Architect and the business about potential benefits/impacts.
- Drive operational excellence on the full architectural life cycle and guidance to development teams and ensure quality technical deliverables
- Understand channel applications and integration components, common digital and traditional integration technologies
- Experience of enterprise level software for scale delivery working in insurance domain.
- Ability to Identify key system architecture components, propose and help teams build solutions that unblock deployments.
- Excellent experience in digital and broader architectural transformation, applying solutions for experience in decomposing monolith solutions and methods to manage for technical legacy reduction.
- Ability to understand, articulate and translate customer journeys into technical design, leveraging API and micro-service architecture techniques.
- Experience, knowledge and understanding of enterprise level software development and API based integration e.g. Mulesoft
- Participate in technical design and oversee all technology related issues of cloud-native product development, building a micro-services-based architecture, promoting API reuse and managing down technical legacy across the enterprise.
- Experience of Agile principles and processes and leading teams in agile at-scale methods using DevOps tools and process.
- Understanding and practical experience working with DevOps toolset and frameworks.
- Experience with General and Life Insurance products preferably with a large global insurer or fintech. Strong preference for experience in the context of Agile / Devops, and microservices.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the lifecycle of insurance product development from manufacturing through distribution channels, and the role Digital plays in the future of insurance distribution
- Able to demonstrate knowledge of available Insurance industry platforms and how those platforms fit into an overall Insurance IT solution landscape
- An understanding of the similarities and differences between global insurance and country markets from a manufacturing and distribution perspective.