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The Solutions Architecture role will work to define high-level application solutions focusing on the mapping of IT capabilities to business needs. The Solution Architect will work closely with the Enterprise Infrastructure and Corporate Applications Development teams to envision future technology needs to build and manage our back office technology. The Solution Architect role will focus on defining the relationships, flows and implementation of business (processes/activities/functions, information), applications, data and technology for our Corporate Applications.
Define and maintain enterprise architecture standards
Support the development and implementation of the IT Enterprise Architecture roadmap
Translate business priorities into IT architecture requirements for each respective Enterprise Architecture domain
Apply software, data and infrastructure knowledge expertise of current and future architecture to projects.Understand as-is architectures and the implications of the architecture requirements on current and future architectures
Define, document and maintain to-be domain architectures applying architecture guiding principles
Augment architecture guiding principles
Collaborate with domain architects to develop architecture roadmaps for all architecture domains
Identify architecture gaps and inefficiencies and provide recommendations for improvements and alignment
Assist in identification and development of new Enterprise Architecture assets, standards and frameworks
Research industry-wide architecture and technology trends for the respective domain and present relevant point-of-views
Review project architectures for compliance with enterprise standards as part of the Architecture Review Committee and make domain-specific recommendations
Manage and direct the activities of up to three direct reports
Knowledge & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience; Master's degree preferred.
7+ years of progressive experience as an architect.
5+ years of business or IT experience with a direct responsibility for strategy
Experience with legacy systems and complex technical environments using multiple technologies and languages.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to communicate at a technical, business, or executive level.
Ability to understand business requirements and translate into architectural deliverables.
Knowledge of data, infrastructure and programming concepts.
Experience in multi-platform infrastructure distributed environments.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and work closely with project teams to deliver project artifacts.
Ability to lead and influence others and work in a team environment.
Strong conceptual, analytical and decision making skills.
Maintain a broad understanding of legacy and emerging technologies to help innovate needed capabilities based on business needs
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.
Learn more about Critical Skills.