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Vice President, Solution Architect - Emerging Markets

Company: Prudential Financial, Inc.
Location: Newark
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Classification:Technology - ArchitectureAre you interested in building capabilities that enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability and efficiency? The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA! When you join our organization at Prudential, you'll unlock an exciting and impactful career - all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world's leading financial services institutions.Your Team & RoleThe Global Technology organization at Prudential is seeking a Vice President, Solution Architect. Reporting to the Chief Architect, this highly visible role will be a member of the Architecture Leadership Team. The Solution Architecture team aspires to accelerate the value of architecture across Global Technology by embedding architectural mindset and principles into engineering processes and talent. The Solution Architect will help advance the strategies of business and corporate functions around simplification and modernization of our technology stacks by focusing on the discipline of Enterprise Architecture (EA). The Solution Architect is responsible for deploying efficient enablers and solutions that are consumable and available within Prudential International Insurance Operations for Emerging Markets, and for providing Architecture consulting on large, business critical programs and or initiatives that have high business visibility, impact and/or risk and complexity. This role requires a unique combination of skills: strong knowledge of our businesses and business processes, strong technical acumen and EA knowledge with emphasis on modern/current technologies and architecture patterns, strong ability to partner, educate, provide thought leadership and set technology direction across product and solution teams. As a technical expert, you will bring excellent problem solving, communication and teamwork skills, along with agile ways of working, strong business insight, an inclusive leadership attitude and a continuous learning focus to all that you do.Here is What You Can Expect on a Typical Day

  • Key thought leader, collaborator, and contributor, partnering across Architecture domains to define Architecture Patterns and Reference Architectures, adopting Architecture Principles to drive business strategies and enterprise goals.
  • Drive solution architecture and design for the Prudential International Insurance Operations for Emerging Markets roadmap.
  • Consult with product and solution teams on defining the solution implementation that aligns with modern/current Patterns and Reference Architecture; Co-create and evaluate reference implementations that can be leveraged by product and solution teams. Partner with product and solution teams to explain and evangelize patterns and reference architectures, lead the efforts to drive the adoption of architecture principles and patterns and influence implementation solutions in alignment with our modernization goals.
  • Ensure significant end-to-end solutions align to all architectural principles and patterns. Evaluate implementation solutions and influence design solution architecture for alignment with EA patterns and standards (includes integrations, technology platforms, capacity, and performance management plan) and for alignment with business strategies and enterprise goals. Identify and classify tech debt where solutions deviate from alignment; influence teams to modernize and avoid tech debt.
  • Bring an expert understanding of relevant and emerging technologies, provide technical guidance and leadership to team members and role-model our continuous learning culture by embedding learning and innovation in the day-to-day
  • Demonstrate a talent mindset by evangelizing architecture transformation, influencing adoption of the transformation and driving modernization goals across product and solution teams.
  • Ensure architecture standards and solution architecture designs align with security requirements.
  • Oversee and evaluate architecture for significant sectors of the application portfolio
  • Evangelize and influence architectural change and adoption at an executive level
  • Provide thought leadership for architecture strategy and visionThe Skills & Expertise You Bring
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or related field
    • At least 10+ years of technology leadership experience in Enterprise Architecture and Solution Architecture
    • Solution Architect Fundamentals:
      • Ability to model logical and abstracted architecture to create standard repeatable approaches for all solutions
      • The ability to apply trends and technologies to solving current business problems
      • Technical Acumen: deep understanding of programming concepts and a history of building and architecting a diverse set of applications with experience of the integration of applications to support business and technology processes and a deep understanding of the business processes that their solutions support.
      • Modern Architecture Thought Leadership: strong knowledge of EA and Solution Architecture frameworks and best practice with awareness of current trends for new architectural patterns and concepts and the ability to apply those patterns and trends to help achieve business-focused transformation outcomes
      • Infrastructure Fundamentals:
        • Knowledge of infrastructure elements (server, storage, DB, network etc.)
        • Knowledge of Operating Systems
        • Influencing & Building Relationships: ability to build collaborative relationships and guide/influence engineering teams credibly and consistently to new methods of implementation
        • Communication Skills: ability to clearly communicate the vision and target state and influence the adoption of enterprise architecture principles, patterns, reference architecture and standards to demonstrate progress on technology maturity
        • Prioritization Skills: ability to manage multiple efforts across different areas with experience managing projects, budgets and schedules to successful completion
        • Demonstrated experience with technology programs that span multiple countries; effectively managing execution across cultures, languages and time zones
        • Lead and effectively leverage diverse ideas, experiences, thoughts and perspectives to the benefit of the organization
        • Experience with agile development methodologies and Test-Driven Development (TDD)
        • Knowledge of business concepts tools and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business
        • Ability to learn new skills and knowledge on an on-going basis through self-initiative and tackling challenges
        • Excellent problem solving, communication and collaboration skillsYou'll Love Working Here Because You CanJoin a team and culture where your voice matters; where every day, your work transforms our experiences to make lives better. As you put your skills to use, we'll help you make an even bigger impact with learning experiences that can grow your technical AND leadership capabilities. You'll be surprised by what this rock-solid organization has in store for you.Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $189,600.00 to $256,400.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, which may include an assessment, please email .Please note that the above email is solely for individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation. If you are experiencing a technical issue with your application or an assessment, please email to request assistance.

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